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Today's News

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings March 25.

    Martaevio D. Buster, hearing, possession of marijuana -- continued to May 6.

    Benjamin Cox, sentencing, theft by deception (less than $300) -- continued to May 6.

    Benjamin Cox, arraignment, theft by deception (less than $500) -- continued to May 6.

    Benjamin T. Cox, disposition, theft by deception (less than $500) -- disposition not available at court time.

  • COLUMN: Politicking food for thought

    Anderson County’s political candidates campaigned hard this past weekend.

    Well, at least that’s what I can assume from the pile of campaign literature I found blocking the entrance to my home on Sunday night.

    So maybe “blocking the entrance” is a bit overkill, but I had a lot to pick up before I could unlock the door and go inside.

    I was out of town this weekend, so I wasn’t home to answer the multiple knocks on my door, although I’m sure my dog tried her best from the back yard to tell the candidates I wasn’t there.

  • Community calendar - 4.28 to 5.4

    Wednesday, April 28

    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

  • Track team has night to remember

    Ryan Ratliff is doing just fine for a rookie. Fact is, he's doing as good as anyone, rookie or veteran, in the high jump this year.

    The Anderson County High School junior cleared 6-feet-7 in the Carl Deaton Invitational at Green County on Friday. In his first year of track, Ratliff turned in the state's best jump this season.

    “He was running high on adrenaline because his relay team had just run the 4x200-meter relay to a new (school) record,” said Anderson coach Robert Meacham.

  • COLUMN: Nipping a nasty rumor in the bud

    Rumors are ugly things, aren’t they?

    Well, I’ve heard what I hope is just a rumor over the past week or so that is so ugly it appears to have fallen out of the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down.

    As hard as it is to believe, I’ve heard from several sources that overtures have been made to turn the now defunct auto dealership across from Kroger into — wait for it! — a public building.

  • COLUMN: Use coffee, bananas to make roses bloom

    One of the best things about my roll into summer is breakfast with the birds. They make such beautiful music in the morning you just want to get up and be out there with them.

    I almost feel like Homeland Security, listening in on a hundred different conversations. I only wish I knew what they were saying. They sure sound happy.

  • Letters to the editor - 4.21

    Burkhead ‘most qualified’ to be next sheriff

    To the editor:

    Rex Burkhead’s candidacy for Anderson County sheriff presents an opportunity for us to install the most qualified, experienced and best-trained law enforcement officer that we’ve ever had in the county’s top position.

  • Judge, sheriff hopefuls square off Thursday

    Democratic candidates for sheriff and judge-executive will square off in a political forum this Thursday night and everyone’s invited.

    Sponsored by The Anderson News and Anderson County Chamber of Commerce, the forum will begin at 6 p.m. with sheriff candidates, followed by judge-executive candidates at 7:15.

    Admission is free.

    Participating will be judge-executive candidates Steve Cornish, the incumbent, and John Wayne Conway, a magistrate in the county’s 6th District.

  • 'All mouth and attitude'

    The rescue of two men stranded late Monday night on the bank of the Kentucky River ended with one of them being arrested.

    Dakota M. Turner, 19, of Lawrenceburg was charged with alcohol intoxication and menacing after he was plucked by rescuers from the Anderson County side of the riverbank near the Tyrone Bridge, according to a news release from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Thunder over Lawrenceburg: Truck, tractor pull coming to town

    The roar of pulling trucks and tractors will echo through Lawrenceburg on April 30 and May 1 when the city hosts Battle of the Bluegrass at the county park.

    The event, organized by Eddie Carey of Carey’s Towing and Recovery, is his latest effort to raise funds for worthy causes by inviting in some of the nation’s top truck and tractor pullers.

    “This one is to benefit the park,” Carey said Monday morning. “We hope to raise enough funds to put a fence around the motorsports portion of the park and to purchase new bleachers.”