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Today's News

  • Fall here but archery season still open

    I don’t know about the rest of you folks around central Kentucky, but I have a hard time remembering the last time we actually had fall when fall was supposed to actually be happening. 

  • Rusted out bridge closed

    Rusted and swayed beams beneath a bridge at the Anderson-Franklin county line have forced state Department of Transportation officials to close it indefinitely, county highway foreman Chip Chambers announced Monday afternoon.

    The bridge, located on Lanes Mill Road, was downgraded following a state inspection earlier this year and restricted to vehicles weighing 3 tons or less, Chambers said.

  • Bearcats roll past Grant in district opener

    Anderson County jumped to a quick 23-0 lead, then cruised to a 46-7 homecoming win over visiting Grant County on Friday night.

    The Bearcats drove 70 yards on the game's opening series with Ethan Kelly going for the touchdown from three yards out. Kelly added an interception return for a touchdown, then after Steven Sims sacked Grant quarterback Nathan Davis for a safety, Seth Carmichael's 7-yard pass to Neal Wells made it 23-0 with 3:30 still to play in the first quarter.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during District Court proceedings August 19.

    Stacey E. McCoy, pretrial conference, theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting), possession of controlled substance – jail gave Sept. 2 as court date.

    Sidney Roberts, pretrial conference, fourth-degree assault domestic violence (minor injury) – bond decision, pretrial conference Sept. 22, motion/disposition/trial date Sept. 30.

    Latasha N. Stevens, preliminary hearing, receiving stolen property (less than $10,000) – waive 20 days, preliminary hearing Sept. 2.

  • COLUMN: Taking more heat from dot-edu types

    What the heck is it with you dot-edu types who keep bashing me over the head for a short blurb about the local library’s finances in my editorial a few weeks ago?

    The Sept. 1 letters to the editor featured a scathing rebuke of the blurb from a local grade school teacher who doubles as the library board’s secretary.

    This week’s featured letter from Russell Barnett — he of a dot-edu e-mail address, too — does more of the same, including a demand that I suspend myself as editor.

  • Letters to the editor - 9.15

    Carlson should suspend himself for editorials on library, teacher

    To the editor:

    Call them as I see them. Many of your editorials are prefaced with this motto, but your editorials on Aug. 25 and Sept. 1 bring into question what you see.

  • Wells anniversary

    Truman and Lois Wells of Lawrenceburg will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a reception on Sunday, Sept. 26 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Lawrenceburg United Methodist Church Simpson Center at 565 Carlton Drive.

    They were married Sept. 23, 1950 by the Rev. Herman E. Rowlette at his home in Louisville.

    Mrs. Wells, the former Lois Lawrence, is a daughter of the late Charles and Roma Lawrence of Shelbyville.

    Mr. Wells is a son of the late Roy and Lillis Wells of Lawrenceburg.

    He is a World War II veteran and a retired contractor.

  • COLUMN: Voters, lend me your ears

    Forty-eight days.

    Not counting today, that is the exact number of days left until the general election Nov. 2.

    Voters have 48 days to make up their minds about who to vote for, and those running for office have 48 days to get their messages to the masses.

    Here at The Anderson News, we’ve come up with a way to kill both of these birds with one stone — our website.

  • Gregory-Drury engagement

    John and Linda Weaver of Baltimore, Md. and Glen and Jennifer Drury of Lawrenceburg announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Tiffany Nicole Gregory and Daniel Pierce Drury.

    The bride-to-be is a daughter of the late Robert Gregory. Her grandparents are the late Hershel and the late Eva Jane Brooks, John and the late Anita Gregory and Delores Weaver, all of Baltimore, Md.

  • Campbell anniversary

    Joyce and Kenny Campbell of Lawrenceburg will celebrate their 15th wedding anniversary on Sept. 30.

    They were married Sept. 30, 1995 by the Rev. Jones.

    Mrs. Campbell, the former Joyce Tingle, is a daughter of Brenda Thompson of Lawrenceburg and the late James Lee Tingle.

    Mr. Campbell is a son of the late Joe Campbell and the late Margaret Campbell.

    He is employed by Jim Beam Brands Co. in Frankfort.

    They have two children, Tanner Lee and James Tyler, both of Lawrenceburg.