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Today's News

  • This week in Anderson County Sports

    This week in Anderson County Sports

    Anderson County High School

    Football

    Friday, Sept. 10: Anderson Co. at Mercer Co., 7:30 p.m.

    Freshman football

    Thursday, Sept. 9: Western Hills at Anderson Co., 6 p.m.

    Junior varsity football

    Monday, Sept. 13: Anderson Co. at Spencer Co., 6 p.m.

    Boys' soccer

    Wednesday, Sept. 8: Anderson Co. in Scott Co. Cardinal Cup, TBA

    Thursday, Sept. 9: Anderson Co. at Frankfort, 6 p.m.

  • Sutherland-Goodlett engagement

    Mr. and Mrs. Danny Sutherland of Lawrenceburg announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Shannon Jo Sutherland, to Kenneth David Goodlett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenny Goodlett of Lawrenceburg.

    The bride-to-be is a granddaughter of the late Cecil Cornish and Cora Cornish and the late Leon Sutherland and Juanita Sutherland.

    She is a 2001 graduate of Anderson County High School and a 2005 graduate of Lexington Community College. She is employed by Kentucky Housing Corporation in Frankfort.

  • COLUMN: Taking the teacher to school

    It thrills me to no end when someone takes me to task over one of my editorials or columns, and this week I welcome letter writer Katie Stevens Hutton to the deep end of the opinion writing pool.

  • Stevens-Drury engagement

    Eddie and Kitty Stevens of Mt. Eden and Ricky and Karlene Drury of Lawrenceburg announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their children, Brook Stevens and Joshua Drury.

    The bride-to-be is a granddaughter of Emma Jean Stevens and the late Edward B. Stevens of Lawrenceburg, Eugene Royalty of Lawrenceburg and the late Betty Hahn Hale of Willisburg.

    She is a 1999 graduate of Anderson County High School and attended the University of Kentucky.

    She is employed as a retail marketing program specialist by Tempur-Pedic International in Lexington.

  • Community calendar - 9.8 to 9.15

    Wednesday, Sept. 8

    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.

    City/county government

  • Letters to the editor - 9.1

    ‘Sensational’ editorial misrepresents library

    To the editor:

    In last week’s editorial, Mr. Carlson attempted to imply that the Anderson Public Library is squandering taxpayer money while gouging local taxpayers for every cent possible. The library was not contacted before this editorial was printed in order to clarify any of the information presented. I would like to take the opportunity to do so now.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during District Court proceedings July 26.

    Jessica M. Harris, hearing, possession of marijuana – to serve 30 days (credit time served).

    Thomas D. Jacobs, hearing, license to be in possession, trafficking in marijuana (less than eight ounces), use/possession of drug paraphernalia – to be released when proof filed of completion of treatment.

  • COLUMN: Cool temps, low humidity mean relaxation

    Oh, these cool nights are heaven. The dogs and I have been enjoying the moonlight and the quiet summer sounds. They chase critter smells and I watch the stars. There is something different about the air as summer comes to an end.

    The humidity has dropped, so that you don’t feel like you’re wearing the air. The mosquitoes aren’t swarming your ears, so you don’t have to constantly swat them away. In a word, it’s relaxing. The worries of the day go away and you find yourself just enjoying the moment.

  • COLUMN: To tax or not to tax?

    Our economy is not one to be envied these days, but perhaps the position the Anderson County school district is in is more enviable than you’d think.

    Taking off my journalist’s cap and slipping on the one where I’m simply an Anderson County resident, I can totally identify with the six or so residents attending last Thursday’s public hearing regarding the tax rate about to be levied by the school district.

    One lady, whose name I did not get, said, “There are no jobs. There is no money.”

    Ain’t that the truth?

  • ONLINE EXTRA: What those in the know say about Shawn Black

    Shawn Black has helped coach football and softball at Anderson County High School and football at Anderson County Middle School, often with little or no pay. He is currently assisting with the golf team at the high school. Some of those who have worked with him say he is a gem. Their comments are below.