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Today's News

  • Harsh early winter weather plays havoc with hunting seasons

    The annual migration of the Lilly Deer Camp took place the weekend before Thanksgiving again this year right on schedule. The weather started out warmer than usual for this time of year in the mountains but ended up in typical fashion. If you can call five inches of snow and 45 mile-per-hour winds on 4,200 feet high mountains fashion, that is. 

  • This week in Anderson County sports

    This week in Anderson County sports

    Anderson County High School

    Boys' basketball

    Saturday, Jan. 2: Anderson Co. at Shelby Co.,8 p.m.

        Junior varsity game at 6:30 p.m.

    Boys' freshman basketball

    Monday, Jan. 4: Franklin Co. at Anderson Co., 6 p.m.

    Girls' basketball

    Wednesday, Dec. 30: Anderson Co. vs. Bullitt Central in Mercer Co. tournament, 10 a.m.

  • Sheriff candidate cited for large sign

    Sheriff hopeful Rex Burkhead was issued a zoning violation and a cease and desist order last Monday for allegedly violating the county’s sign ordinance.

    He was cited for a campaign sign on US 127 Bypass, just north of McDonald’s.

    The ordinance requires political signs to be no larger than 16 square feet. Burkhead’s sign, which sits atop a goose-neck trailer, appears to be about 12 feet by 8 feet.

  • Health board launches septic tank survey

    The Anderson County Board of Health received plenty of public input about its now-defunct septic pumping ordinance.

    Now it’s looking for more.

    A subcommittee created to recommend what future ordinance, if any, should be considered to mandate septic tank pumping has developed an online survey, seeking public input.

    The eight-question survey is available at the Anderson County Health Department’s website, www.achdonline.org, and is available through Dec. 30.

  • Share your favorite holiday memories

    While you're decking the halls this Christmas season, snap a few photos or take a minute to send us your favorite family Christmas memory or tradition.

    Send your memories any time now through the week of Christmas, and we'll run them in an upcoming issue of The Anderson News.

    Take some Christmas photos, while decorating or opening presents, and we'll share those with the community after the holidays, too.

    Send your favorite memories and photos to news@theandersonnews.com.

    Have a safe and happy holiday season!

  • Maryland storm strands students

    Forty-four high school juniors, five chaperones and a tour guide stranded on the side of a Maryland interstate as snow bellowed down on their tour bus.

    With only a sketchy looking hotel’s blinking sign in sight, the situation had all the makings of a “perfect horror film,” said Ronnie Fields, associate principal at Anderson County High School.

    But with a little perseverance, the annual junior class trip to Washington, D.C., turned from horror flick to the happy ending of a family film.

  • Joshua's gift

    More than 30 people went under the clippers Friday morning at Walmart in support of a local 3-year-old boy diagnosed with leukemia earlier this year.

    The head shaving event raised around $2,300 for Joshua Huff and his family. Joshua is a son of Tom and Tammy Huff.

    Elizabeth Whitaker, Joshua’s aunt and a Walmart employee, said words couldn’t describe how much the family appreciated the community’s support.

    “I am so thankful,” Whitaker said. “These are wonderful people.”

  • Police say woman sent nude photos to 12-year-old

    A Lawrenceburg woman is accused of using a cell phone to send nude photos of herself using a vibrator to a 12-year-old Anderson County boy, and encouraging him to send back indecent photos of himself.

    Rachel Lawhon, 37, of 1167 Watts Run Road, has been charged with promoting a sexual performance by a minor, distribution of obscene matter to a minor and possession of matter portraying a sexual performance of a minor, according to reports obtained from the Lawrenceburg Police Department and Anderson District Court.

  • Community calendar - 12.23 to 12.29

    Wednesday, Dec. 23

    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

  • Butler hands Lady Bearcats first loss

    SHELBYVILE -- There were times Monday night when Anderson County resembled a veteran basketball team with lofty goals and the means to accomplish them.

    And there were times that the Lady Bearcats looked like a team that has just one senior on the roster.

    In the end, there were more of the latter as Louisville Butler handed the Lady Bearcats their first loss, 53-47, in the first round of the Lady Rocket Invitational Tournament at Shelby County. Eighth-graders Makenzie Cann and Eriel McKee led Anderson with 11 points while Butler’s Megan Cureton scored 14.