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Today's News

  • Seventh-grader hit by car

    An Anderson County Middle School student had both legs run over by a vehicle Monday afternoon at the corner of Saffell and Woodford streets.

    The unidentified seventh grader suffered a series of bumps and bruises and was transported by Anderson County EMS to an area hospital.

    Emergency Management Director Bart Powell said despite having his legs run over, the student suffered no broken bones and was expected to be OK.

  • New cameras nab bathroom vandal at Legion

    Vandalizing the restrooms at the American Legion ball fields isn’t as easy as it used to be.

    Just ask the 16-year-old who on Thursday afternoon admitted to police that he was responsible for doing just that.

    The boy admitted that he had kicked down dividers between two urinals around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday night, giddily unaware that around two hours earlier, technicians had just placed the finishing touches on security cameras aimed directly at the restroom door.

  • Students injured in bus wreck

    Two high school students were taken to the hospital and several more slightly injured Monday afternoon when a school bus slid off Alton Station Road and into a ditch.

    Both high school students complained of back pain and were transported to an area hospital, according to Anderson County Emergency Management Director Bart Powell.

    Four other students were treated at the scene for various bumps and bruises before being released to their parents, Powell said.

  • Deputies give alleged 'Irish Travelers' the boot

    Sheriff’s deputies responding to a homeowner’s concern booted three alleged scam artists out of Anderson County last week.

    Deputy Eddie Holmes said he responded to a call on Mays Road in western Anderson County after a person there said a group of men stopped by, asking to paint her barn roof.

    Holmes said the person saw an article in last week’s edition of The Anderson News, warning that groups of so-called “Irish Travelers” had been spotted in the area.

  • Child porn suspect at large

    The Alton Station man indicted on three felony counts for possessing child pornography remains at large, according to Attorney General Jack Conway’s office.

    Mark Curtis Whitaker, 54, of 1140 Alton Station Road, was indicted March 16 by the Anderson County Grand Jury. Authorities have been looking for him since that time.

    “We are working with local authorities to locate him and bring him into custody,” said Allison Martin, a spokesperson for the attorney general’s office in Frankfort.

  • Online extra: UK spring practice updates

    My first look at the Wildcats this spring

    Updated, Saturday, April 3, 3:40 p.m.

    I have seen a report saying Joker Phillips did not like the pace of his workout today. If so, WOW!  They were moving a lot when I was there but I did leave before the rains came.  Going to be interesting.

    Updated Saturday, April 3, 12:10 p.m.

  • Middle School archery team third in state

    The Anderson County Middle School archery team placed third in the state during the state meet, held Tuesday in Louisville. The team put together a 3,293 score. Ethan Steele was fifth individually.

    The Anderson County High School team finished with a 3,266 but was not among the state's top five teams. Justin Mehs was fourth individually.

    The archery team participated in the tournament, sponsored by the National Archery in the schools program. For a complete report, see the March 31 edition of The Anderson News.

  • Letters to the editor - 3.24

    Deputies thank Burkhead for ad, support Young for sheriff

    To the editor:

    In response to a political ad that was addressed to “Anderson County Residents and Sheriff’s Deputies” in The Anderson News, March 17 edition, we, the undersigned deputies of your Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, would like to share the following with the people of Anderson County, our fellow citizens:

  • COLUMN: Tips to 'spring clean' your closet

    Spring is here — it’s finally official, and it’s finally time to switch out our sweaters and boots for T-shirts and sandals.

    OK, so I did this several weeks ago, but I didn’t get around to bringing out the summer clothes and cleaning out my closet until this past weekend.

    My closet is full — too full, if you ask my husband. For every article of clothing he has hanging up, I probably have five.

  • COLUMN: Has it already been a year?

    Where were you a year ago, March 31, 2009?

    Surely you remember how you tried to find way to check out the press conference being held at the University of Kentucky's Craft Center.

    There was anticipation that crossed into the realm of the ridiculous – I still can't decide which was kookier, that camera stationed outside John Calipari's office at Memphis or people that sat for hours watching it. And, of course, I would never admit to doing anything other than thinking it was a joke and clicking on the link to said camera after a friend e-mailed.