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Today's News

  • Schools mourn loss of Saffell student

    For the second consecutive year, the Anderson County school district has opened mourning the loss of one of its students.

    Summer Raine Evans, 8, a student at Saffell Street Elementary School, died Monday in an automobile accident in Woodford County.

    “This is a very sad way to start the school year, with the loss of a student,” said Superintendent Sheila Mitchell.

    Last year, just before the school year started, Seth Carnahan, 13, a student at Anderson County Middle School, drowned after falling into North Elkhorn Creek in Scott County.

  • Couple celebrates 70 years of love

    Virgil and Leoda Lunsford of Lawrenceburg celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary July 31.

    They were married in Madison County on July 31, 1940.

    This year, on July 24, their children and grandchildren honored them with a surprise cookout — 48 family members attended the event.

  • COLUMN: Heirloom tomatoes and nursery rhymes

    I took a trip up to Indiana last week. It’s just a day trip, albeit a long one. Going up, I drove through a gully washer. I’ve been through a lot of gully washers in my life but this was the mother of all gully washers that hit just before I got on Interstate 465. Thankfully, there wasn’t too much traffic at that time of day, but as usual, it was undergoing some construction.

  • Deals abound for early birds

    The annual 127 Yard Sale is supposed to kick off Thursday, but don’t try telling that to the thousands of visitors and dozens of vendors who flocked last weekend to Eagle Lake Convention Center.

    “We had a lot of vendors that wanted to come in a weekend early and set up,” said Eagle Lake owner Brad Smith. “We had a pretty fair turnout of mostly local shoppers who wanted to get out early and shop before the big crowds show up.

    “By Thursday when it starts for real, it will be crazy.”

  • COLUMN: Strange CD a glimpse into judge's future?

    Given the contents of last week’s column about the pending trial of the woman suing the county on sexual harassment and other assorted vile allegations, it’s good to know the judge-executive has retained what I guess is a sense of humor.

    Or at least is planning for his future when he leaves office at the end of this year.

    When I showed up for work Monday morning, one of my coworkers brought me my mail including an envelope the judge had mailed from his home on Powell Taylor Road. It even had one of those ready-made return address stickers with his name on it.

  • Depot could become welcome center

    The man who helped save the old Lawrenceburg train depot and move it to the US 127 Bypass is back in action, this time to help turn the facility into a welcome center.

    C. Michael Davenport said he hopes to generate enough public interest in the project to have the old depot renovated and turn it not only into a welcome center, but a home for the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce and community facility.

  • Letters to the editor - 8.4

    ‘Embarrassed’ to live in Anderson County

    To the editor:

    Last Wednesday I was reading The Anderson News as I do every week and when I put the paper down, I was filled with disappointment and dread.

    I am so ashamed of our county government and angry at the waste. We pay these people from a “too-little budget” and provide them with computers so they can spend work time wasting our dollars.

    I consider this fraud.

  • COLUMN: Real world not like the major colleges

    Sometimes, it would be nice if the real world worked like major college sports.

    Think about it. Any time some person or some entity thinks more money is needed, just hit the faithful for more cash. And don't worry about competitive pricing or someone undercutting the price. If one does not like the hike, then so be it. Two are willing to take the hit instead.

  • Makeover not diminishing high expectations

    Three coaches in three years does not sound like the way to build a winning tradition in high school sports. Nevertheless, optimism is high around Anderson County volleyball in 2010.

    The Lady Bearcats made history with their first regional win two years ago, then matched that last year. But the team is full of new faces in 2010.

  • Anderson volleyball opens with win

    Many of the faces are new but Anderson County's volleyball team played like seasoned veterans in defeating Franklin County Tuesday night. The Lady Bearcats held on for a 25-23, 25-17 win in the season opener for both teams.

    After taking the first game, Anderson found itself tied at 11 in the second when coach Bob Hardin called time out. “Their faces were down,” he said. “I wanted their faces up.”

    The Lady Bearcats regrouped and pulled away down the stretch.