Today's News

  • Anderson Community Education offers classes

    Anderson Community Education will be offering the following classes at its East Woodford Street location.
    Register now by calling Jacque Zeller at 839-3754 or email jacque.zeller@anderson.kyschools.us

    Basic Microsoft Excel
    and PowerPoint
    When: Tuesday and Thursday Nov. 8-17 from 6-8 p.m.
    Where:  Adult Learning Center, 219 East Woodford Street, Lawrenceburg with instructor Beth Feddersen
    Cost: $ 59 (8 hours of instruction with certificate of completion)

  • Relay for Life calendar: 11-2-11

    3rd annual House of Trees

  • Birth: Keeley Kaye Nighbert

    Edwin and Nicole Nighbert announce the birth of their daughter, Keeley Kaye Nighbert, born Oct. 27, 2011, at St. Joseph’s Hospital for Women’s Care.
    She weighed 5 pounds, 3 ounces and was 17 1/4 inches long.
    Siblings Preston, 8, and Win, 3, welcomed Keeley home.
    Maternal grandparents are John and Carol Bernier of Shelbyville and Ed and Sharon Nighbert of Lexington.

  • Sports briefs for Nov. 2



    Dance teams win in Lexington

    The Anderson County dance teams had a good day at the Big Blue Battle, held at Tates Creek High School in Lexington on Saturday. The high school team took first place in the varsity hip hop division while the middle school squad won the same category in its division.


  • Community calendar: 11-2-11

    Nov. 8: Election Day

    Nov. 9-11, Nov. 14-15: GED instruction and college preparation, community education building, 8 a.m. to noon, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Bluegrass Community and Technical College, noon to 4 p.m., times subject to change depending on day
    Nov. 2: English as a second language, community education building, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    Nov. 3: English as a second language, 9-10:30 a.m.
    Nov. 3: Family Literacy and Next Step Program, Anderson Community Education building, 5:30-8 p.m.

  • Way We Were: Fallout shelter booklets to be mailed

    50 YEARS AGO
    Nov. 2, 1961
    Captain J. Gilbert Franklin, native of Anderson County, retired from the US Navy after 28 years of service.

    Fallout shelter booklets were to be put in every mailbox in the nation.
    According to a national magazine, the 106-page booklet would contain tips on fall shelters.

    Christy Ann Stratton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Stratton, celebrated her fifth birthday with a party at her home Thursday afternoon.

  • Presentation features last Shaker

    On Nov. 10 the Anderson County Humanities Council will provide an opportunity to hear the story of Mary Settles, the last Shaker at Pleasant Hill.
    Janet Scott, who portrays Mary, will tell Mary’s story from 7-8 p.m. at the Emma B. Ward Elementary School library.
    Mary Settles was born Oct. 31, 1835, in Louisville. Her mother, Mary Ann, died during childbirth, leaving Mary to be raised by her father, Daniel.

  • CROSS COUNTRY: Runners look to extend strong season



    Anderson County runners look to keep what has, so far, been a strong season going when they compete in the Class 3A, Region 7 meet at Woodford County Park on Saturday, Nov. 5.

    The boys' race will begin at 11 a.m. with the girls hitting the trail an hour later.

  • Farmer vs. a farmer in race to replace Farmer for ag commissioner

    By Stephen Lega
    Landmark News Service
    One candidate to be Kentucky’s Commissioner of Agriculture has done stand-up comedy. His opponent thinks his campaign is a joke.
    The Democratic candidate, Robert “Bob” Farmer of Louisville operates his own marketing firm, in addition to his occasional comedy performances. James Comer of Monroe County, the Republican candidate, is a farmer who has also served as a state representative.

    James Comer

  • OUTDOORS: Sutherland harvest 6x6 bull elk

    Pictured are Saundra Sutherland of Glensboro with a 6x6 bull elk. She and her guide, Johnny Sutherland, harvested the bull Oct. 5 in Bell/Knox County.