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Today's News

  • Street leading into school to be named for Helen Turner

    The street leading to Robert B. Turner Elementary School will soon be named in honor of another member of the Turner family.
    Helen B. Turner Drive will be christened during a public ceremony Monday, Nov. 1.
    Mrs. Turner and her late husband were very influential figures in the history of education in Anderson County.
    Mr. Turner was the second principal of Western School and worked at the school for several decades.
    Mrs. Turner also taught at the school for many years, including a few after her husband retired.

  • State rep candidates raise, spend thousands

    Candidates for state representative have each raised tens of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions, one in an effort to retain his seat, the other in an effort to take it away.
    Information listed on the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance website shows that Kim King, the Republican vying for Democrat Kent Stevens’ 55th District seat in the state House of Representatives, has raised nearly $33,000. Stevens has raised nearly $24,000.

  • Paul campaign supports, does not endorse Chambers for judge-executive

    Judge-executive candidate Robert “Chip” Chambers has the support of Senate hopeful Rand Paul, but not his endorsement, Paul’s campaign said Monday afternoon.
    In a campaign ad that ran in the Oct. 6 edition of The Anderson News, Chambers paid for an ad that included a photo of him shaking hands with Rand Paul, and another shaking hands with former judge-executive Tommy Cotton. Above the photos was a line that said, “ A leader endorsed by leaders.”

  • News briefs - 10/27

    Auxiliary to sponsor Veterans Day celebration
    A Veterans Day celebration sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary is planned for Nov. 7 at 3 p.m. at the American Legion Post 34.
    The service will be in the Patriot Hall building, and there will be a guest speaker.
    Three area churches — Family Worship Center, Open Bible Church and New Life Christian Fellowship — are serving a meal to Anderson County veterans and their spouse/guest following the service.

  • The Way We Were - 10/27

    50 YEARS AGO
    Oct. 20, 1960
    Miss Jeanette Disponett fell at the Census Bureau in Jeffersonville, Ind. where she was employed and broke both kneecaps. She was a patient at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington.

    Rual Hays was re-elected State Director of the Anderson Dairy Association from the Central Kentucky District.

    Marjorie Charlene Hanks, 7, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Allen B. Hanks, was to model for a Lexington store in a program to appear on WLEX-TV.

  • Carlee Ann Smith birth

    Ashley Ann and Jackie Lee Smith Jr. of Lawrenceburg announce the birth of their daughter, Carlee Ann Smith, on Sept. 20 at Frankfort Regional Medical Center in Frankfort.

  • House of Trees event scheduled

    The second annual Relay for Life House of Trees is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Nov. 19-20.
    “This year’s event looks to be bigger and better,” organizers said in a news release.
    The event will take place in the former Countrywide Motors building showroom.
    More information will be released at a later date, organizers said.

  • Community Calendar - 10/27 to 11/3

    Wednesday, Oct. 27
    Education
    8 a.m. to noon, GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.
    Noon to 4 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, U.S. 127 campus.
    4:30 to 7:30 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.
    6:30 to 8:30 p.m., English as a Second Language, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

  • Anderson Senior Center Calendar - 10/27

    Wednesday, Oct. 27
    10:30 a.m., Blood pressure check
    10:30 a.m., Relaxation/music
    11:30 a.m., Lunch
    12:30 p.m., Games/cards

    Thursday, Oct. 28
    9 a.m., Exercise
    Shopping and errands

    Friday, Oct. 29
    10:30 a.m., Halloween games
    11:30 a.m., Lunch
    12:30 p.m., Games/cards

  • Fox Creek Christian plans family and friends service

    Fox Creek Christian Church, located at 2020 Fox Creek Road, is holding its annual family and friends service Sunday, Nov. 7.
    “The family at Fox Creek wants to extend an invitation to everyone as part of God’s circle of family and friends for an awesome day of worship and fellowship,” the church announced in a news release.
    Special music featuring great local talent along with some of Fox Creek’s finest begins at 10 a.m.