Today's News

  • Local writer Lewis publishes story for ‘Chicken Soup’ series

    Janeen Lewis of Lawrenceburg has published a new story “Consider the Daisies” in her eighth Chicken Soup for the Soul anthology — “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Devotional Stories for Tough Times, according to a news release.
    Lewis is a freelance writer. Since 2009, Lewis’ stories have been published in eight Chicken Soup for the Soul anthologies.
    In March 2012, her story “Hearth Smart” will be published in “Chicken Soup for the Soul Stay-at-Home Moms.”

  • Student attends conference

    Ashley Whattenbarger of Lawrenceburg, a junior at Eastern Kentucky University, was one of two EKU risk management and insurance students who attended the annual Gamma Iota Sigma Presidents’ Conference in Hartford, Conn., earlier this year.
    Each year the conference serves as a kick-off to a new academic year. It is a forum for leadership development and an opportunity for attendees to network, discuss event and fundraising ideas, and receive updates from Grand Chapter.

  • Fire Prevention Week Demonstrations
  • News briefs: 10-19-11

    News seeks Halloween community photos
    The Anderson News will be accepting community photos of readers’ Halloween activities, costumes and festivities for its Nov. 2 edition of the newspaper.
    Readers can upload high-resolution photos to the News’ community forum page, “Anderson NewsHound” on Facebook.
    Please include the names of the individuals in the pictures, who they are supposed to be dressed up as, and any other relevant information.

  • South Anderson Water District seeks hefty rate increases

    South Anderson Water District customers will see significant increases in their water bills if proposed new rates are approved.
    The minimum bill for customers using less than 2,000 gallons per month will increase 11.8 percent, going from $16.92 to $18.93 each month.
    Those who use what is considered the average amount of water each month — 4,500 gallons — will see their water bills jump 12 percent, an increase from $42.15 to $53.75.

  • Historic district commission moves first public hearing to Dec. 6

    Due to a Gideon's event occuring at the Senior Citizens' Center, the historic district commission will move its first public hearing regarding the establishment of the proposed Lawrenceburg historic district to Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. at the Anderson County Senior Citizens’ Center.
    Historic district landowners and adjacent landowners will be given 15 days notice of the hearing, and all are invited.
    The proposed historic district area will include:

  • Signs removed from new civil offense ordinance

    If at first you don’t follow procedure, vote again.
    After failing to follow proper voting procedure in its Oct. 10 meeting, the city council voted to approve a new civil offense ordinance for the second time in a special-called meeting Monday afternoon, this time with a few changes.
    The council unanimously approved a different version of the civil offense ordinance than what passed Oct. 10, voting to exclude sign violations from being classified as civil offenses, and lowering the maximum fine penalties for contested violations to $20-200 from $25-250.

  • Lousy winter prediction means time to prepare

    I love nature. The beautiful sounds of the morning birds serenading me, joined by the magnificent sight of fall leaves bordering the bright green hay fields, makes me stop in my tracks every time. Then, I remember that winter is coming.

  • Send Halloween photos via Facebook to the News

    Facebook doesn’t have to be reserved to funny cat videos.
    It can also be an engaging way for us — the newsroom and the newspaper reader — to dialogue and share Anderson County through community photos.
    More than half of Facebook’s 800 million active users log into Facebook every day, according to Facebook statistics.
    And I’m guessing that our readers are some of those same people.
    Just a hunch.
    As community journalists, we’re always looking for ways to connect the newsstands to the realm of digital media.

  • Conway’s intervention likely doomed to fail

    Column as I see ’em …
    Prediction: Health Director Brandon Hurley isn’t going to be fired tonight (Wednesday).
    In fact, if Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway makes good on his promise to make a motion to have him fired, odds are better than 50-50 his motion won’t even get a second.
    Here’s why: A majority of the health board serves as Hurley’s enablers and, because they have allowed him to continue his destructive actions, they are now his codependents.