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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Thinking positively always trumps negativity

    There are a lot of sayings I try to remember as I go through my young adult years.

    If you happen to have read some of my columns, you’ve probably realized that all too well.

    As I write this, I sit about 6.5 hours away from my home in Crozet, Va. That’s about 450 miles of driving through the rolling hills of the Bluegrass, the staggering coal-filled mountains of West Virginia, and natural beauty of the commonwealth of Virginia.

    But as I sit here today, I’ve realized a new saying; home is where the heart is.

  • Robinson 50th anniversary

    Bobby and Charlotte Robinson of Glensboro will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on June 28.

    The couple was married June 28, 1960 by Bro. Robert Brown at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church in Anderson County.

    Mr. Robinson is retired from IBM in Lexington.

    Mrs. Robinson, the former Charlotte Thompson, is retired from Boulevard Distillery in Lawrenceburg.

    The Robinsons have three children, Jennifer Nethery and her husband, Brad, of Mt. Eden; Amy Cottrell and her husband, Bob, of Mt. Eden; and the late Jeff Robinson.

  • Wells 60th anniversary

    Bruce and Tyna Wells will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on June 24.

    The couple was married June 24, 1950 at the Central Baptist Church in Paris by the Rev. J. Bill Jones.

    Mr. Wells is a retired building contractor in Shelby and surrounding counties.

    Mrs. Wells is the former Tyna Hedges.

    The Wells live in Clay Village and attend the Clay Village Baptist Church.

    They have two children, Donna Wells Moor of Morehead and Bruce Davis Wells of Longwood, Fla.

  • 'It's pretty sick'

    To many, the new Lawrenceburg Skate Park at the Anderson County Community Park resembles an area of concrete with missing pieces.

    There are stairs that lead to nowhere, handrails too short for anyone to reasonably use, poles coming out of the ground diagonally as if they’re reaching for something that isn’t there, ramps too steep for everyday use, and over-sized pipes that are cut in half.

    For a kid with a skateboard, the area is a utopia of fun, adventure and practice.

  • All in the name

    Brandon Phillips came by The Anderson News office last Thursday.

    Really. He really did.

    He made the stop just a couple of hours after the Reds had beaten the Dodgers, 7-1.  Brandon Phillips went 2-for-3 in that one to raise his batting average to .311 for a season in which he should be getting serious consideration for the National League All-Star team.

  • Letters to the editor - 6.16

    Passing dog ordinance would have made us ‘forward-thinking’ community

    To the editor:

    Readers of The Anderson News may be well served by a reasonable response to last week’s editorial, “Latest pet ordinance deserved euthanasia.”

  • Meet the new boss

    If the reaction at last Thursday’s meeting of the Anderson County Board of Education is any indication, Sheila Mitchell was a popular choice for the next leader of Anderson County Schools.

    When a motion was made by board member Roger McDowell to hire Mitchell as the district’s new superintendent, those attending the meeting rose to their feet and gave Mitchell a round of applause.

    For more on this story, see this week's Anderson News, available on newsstands across the county.

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  • Community calendar - 6.23 to 6.29

    Wednesday, June 23

    City/county government

    8:30 a.m., Registration for all road tests with the license examiner.

    8:30 to 10:30 a.m., All written tests for driving permits, reinstatements and commercial drivers licenses.

    Community groups

    7 p.m., Boy Scout Troop 37, First Christian Church, William Hunt Scout room, 300 South Main St.

    Thursday, June 24

    Community groups

    Noon, Rotary Club, Anderson Public Library.

  • Drury 60th anniversary

    Louise J. and David E. Drury will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on June 27 with a reception in the new fellowship hall at Sand Spring Baptist Church from 2 to 4 p.m.

    The Drurys were married July 3, 1950 in Jeffersonville, Ind.

    Mrs. Drury, the former Louise Jamerson, is a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Jamerson.

    She is retired from the Kentucky Department of Transportation.

    Mr. Drury is a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Haskell Drury.

    He is retired from the A&P Tea Company.

  • COLUMN: Judging the judge candidates and curious about tourism

    Column as I see ’em ...

    Republican Chip Chambers vs. Democrat John Wayne Conway for judge-executive will be an intriguing race this fall on many levels, and will offer great insight into the minds of Anderson County voters.

    Conway, the 20-year magistrate who ousted the incumbent judge in the Democratic primary by a 2-1 margin, is understandably riding high right now and carries plenty of momentum into the fall.