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Today's News

  • EDITORIAL: Original dog ordinance should be reconsidered

    History has made it clear that it’s impossible to legislate morality.

    Not even Moses zapping “Thou Shalt Not Kill” onto a slab of rock and throwing it at a bunch of heathen fornicators has been able to stop mankind from greasing each other by any means available, and probably never will.

    Gun laws have never prevented people from misusing them, and laws against robbing banks have never kept people from robbing them.

  • COLUMN: Welcome to the dark side

    Let me introduce you to two people:

    The first is a 15-year-old freshman in high school. She’s a cheerleader, and a little boy-crazy. She’s insecure, as most freshmen are, and she tries desperately to keep up with the latest trends, fashions, hairdos and hair-don’ts. She listens to pop music and can tell you anything and everything you could possibly want to know about Top 40 artists.

  • Turkey to construct new storage facility

    Wild Turkey will construct a new 20,000 space barrel storage warehouse in Lawrenceburg, the governor’s office announced last week.

    The $2.3 million project will add to the distiller’s storage capacity for maturing its products.

    “Kentucky is pleased to partner with Rare Breed Distilling on its latest expansion at the Wild Turkey distillery in Lawrenceburg,” Gov. Steve Beshear said in a news release.

  • Good luck insuring vicious dogs

    The owners of dogs declared potentially vicious or vicious will struggle if not fail to locally obtain liability insurance that would be required under a proposed county dog ordinance.

    The ordinance, which is scheduled for a second reading Jan. 19 by the Anderson County Fiscal Court, would require owners of potentially vicious dogs to obtain $100,000 in liability insurance, and vicious dog owners to obtain $500,000.

    Doing so won’t likely be easy and could be very expensive, insurance agents said last week.

  • A nice day for fishing

    What did a couple of big-time real estate developers, a lawyer who wants to be a judge, a fairly high ranking state cabinet official and about dozen more moderately sane people have in common Saturday afternoon?

    They willingly grabbed an empty Ol’ Roy dog food bag, slid down a snowy hill and onto a frozen pond.

    Not that you’d expect much more from a group of guys who gathered in 20-degree weather to ice fish on a pond that, chances are, had never been ice fished before.

  • Harlan to vie for Jr. Miss crown

    Casey Harlan will go up against 33 of Kentucky’s finest young ladies this weekend in hopes of bringing the state Junior Miss title — and thousands of dollars in scholarships — home to Anderson County.

    Harlan, a senior at Anderson County High School and daughter of Donald and Lori Harlan, won the local crown in May.

    “I did really well at locals, and I hope to do the same [this weekend],” Harlan said Friday afternoon.

  • Help wanted as Girl Scout enrollment skyrockets

    Anderson County Girl Scouts has seen a significant increase in enrollment this year — such an increase that nearly 30 girls are still pending placement while the organization tries to round up more troop leaders.

    “Enrollment is up everywhere, but especially here in Anderson County,” said Mary Ann Abner, volunteer coordinator and local troop leader.

    In total, 158 girls have signed up for Girl Scouts — up 50 girls (or 42 percent) from last year.

    There are around 15 local troops, not including one in the works at the middle school.

  • Share your thoughts on proposed KU rate increase

    Kentucky Utilities has requested permission to increase residential electric rates 13.7 percent, and The Anderson News is writing a news article about it for Wednesday's paper.

    To have your say in the article, please send your comments, along with your name and daytime contact information, to news@theandersonnews.com.

  • COLUMN: Peach says Joker will be winner

    Notes written by a snowman. ...

    Anderson County football coach Mark Peach believes Joker Phillips will do just fine as head coach at the University of Kentucky.

    Early in his coaching career, Peach got to know Phillips, who was making a name for himself as a tireless recruiter and one of the up-and-coming stars in the coaching profession. They have stayed in contact over the years and remain friends.

  • Dunbar pulls away from Lady Bearcats

    LEXINGTON – Anderson County put up a big-league fight, but Paul L. Dunbar had too many weapons. Dunbar pulled away from a 28-28 tie early in the third quarter to post a 70-60 win over Anderson in girls' basketball action on Friday night.

    Dunbar star Ebony Rowe, a Middle Tennessee signee, dominated the second half, relentlessly crashing the boards and patrolling the middle of Dunbar's zone press. Rowe finished with 20 points.

    “When we tied it, she just put them on her shoulders and carried them,” Anderson coach Tony Kays said.