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Today's News

  • Snowy Weather a good time to observe animal tracks

    Here we go with another year full of hunting, trapping, fishing and outdoor opportunities.  The snow made for some great outdoor fun on the Lilly place while the kids were out of school. I always enjoy getting out after a fresh snow and doing a little tracking just to see where varmints come and go during such a blanket of white powder.

  • Russell “knew EKU was the place I wanted to be.”

    Jacob Russell's dream of playing in the NFL is as alive as ever.

    Tabbed by many as being the state's top quarterback prospect, the Anderson County High School senior's name was often mentioned with some major college football programs last fall, but last week, Russell gave a verbal commitment to Eastern Kentucky University, a Football Championship Subdivision school. The level of play is commonly referred to as Division I-AA.

  • Community calendar - 2.3 to 2.9

    Wednesday, Feb. 3

    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 p.m., Anderson Middle School site-based decision making council meeting.

    4:30 to 7:30 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

  • COLUMN: Calling all pastors: Let's meet

    Within the next day or two, local churches and pastors will find a letter from The Anderson News in their mailboxes.

    Don’t worry — it’s not a bill. And it’s not a matter of what you owe us.

    Instead, it’s a matter of what we owe you.

    As a community newspaper, part of our job is to inform the public about events going on in the community. That’s why you’ll find a community calendar in each issue of our paper, and two (count them — two) community calendars on our website.

  • COLUMN: Don’t let snow deter you from gardening plans

    Have you noticed that it’s staying light longer? In only 52 days spring will arrive and it’s not too soon for me.

    As time marches on, I watch the moon. As January draws its last breath, the Full Wolf Moon comes into view this Saturday. I hope all that white stays up in the air and not on the ground.

    February is typically our roughest weather month. Remember, last year’s ice storm hit in February. February also brings Ground Hog Day on the second and the Full Snow Moon on February 28. Here on the farm, that means seed starting time.

  • This week in Anderson County sports

    This week in Anderson County Sports

    Anderson County High School

    Boys' basketball

    Friday, Feb. 5: Woodford Co. at Anderson Co., 7:30 p.m.

        Junior varsity game at 6 p.m.

    Saturday, Feb. 6: Anderson Co. at McCreary Central, 7:30 p.m.

        Junior varsity game at 6 p.m.

    Tuesday, Feb. 9: Henry Co. at Anderson Co., 7:30 p.m.

        Junior varsity game at 6 p.m.

    Girls' basketball

  • Letters to the editor - 1.27

    Ritchie thanks community for support

    To the editor:

    It has been a privilege to serve the past 16 years as Coroner of this county. This community has provided me with tremendous support during each election and throughout each year of service. But, now with somewhat regret, I have decided not to seek re-election as Coroner of Anderson County.

  • Child advocates request funds, leave meeting empty handed

    A group that helps guide abused and neglected children through the court system says it’s time for Anderson County to pay its fair share of the service.

    Judge-Executive Steve Cornish said that can’t happen until at least next year.

    Officials with CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) made their pitch for funding during last Tuesday night’s meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court.

  • Magistrate demands payment on park debt

    The judge-executive’s refusal to abide by a motion he voted for to use rent money from the Extension office to pay down debt on the county park has at least one magistrate demanding it be done.

    Magistrate Forrest Dale Stevens questioned Judge-Executive Steve Cornish during last Tuesday’s fiscal court meeting, asking him why that rent money isn’t being used to pay park debt.

  • January surprise: Chambers files for judge-executive

    A stunning, last-second filing has thrown wide open the race for Anderson County judge-executive.

    Chip Chambers, the county’s highway supervisor, shocked the county’s political establishment by filing for this November’s general election late Tuesday afternoon at the Anderson County Courthouse. Chambers, a Republican, filed his paperwork about an hour before the official filing period ended.