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Today's News

  • 'They are ruining my property'

    Water spilling from a South Anderson Water District tower on Lanes Mill Road has a homeowner there hopping mad and demanding that the district fix damage it has caused to his property.

    Monty Collingsworth says the recent spillover has flooded his septic system, washed out his driveway and has left “miniature lakes” on his frozen yard.

    “I’ve spent thousands of dollars trying to keep my land from disappearing, but the water comes so fast I can’t stop it,” Collingsworth said. “They are ruining my property.”

  • Feared snow produces only couple of inches

    They were too prepared, but that’s a good thing.

    County highway foreman Chip Chambers said his crews were prepared for significantly more snow that the 1 ½ to 2 inches that fell Thursday in Anderson County, but is happy those preparations proved unnecessary.

    “It’s a blessing, really,” Chambers said by phone around 1:30 p.m.

  • Pit bull bites 2-year-old in face

    A pit bull attack on a 2-year-old has the Anderson County Fiscal Court reconsidering an ordinance that deals with potentially vicious and vicious dogs.

    The 2-year-old suffered facial lacerations when bitten last week by a pit bull while the child was visiting a family member in the Glensboro area, according to animal control officer Jason Chesser.

    Chesser said a nephew of the woman who owns the home and his 2-year-old son were visiting her when the child was attacked. He said the child was hospitalized with facial wounds, but has since returned home.

  • Scrap operator facing $10K fine, jail time

    A Fox Creek Road resident is facing nearly $10,000 in fines and 90 days in jail for operating what amounts to a junkyard near his home.

    Kenneth Peach, of 1820 Fox Creek Road, was found guilty during a Dec. 28 bench trial for violating a county zoning ordinance by operating a junkyard on property zoned A-1 (agricultural), according to documents on file in Anderson District Court.

    Peach can avoid all but $100 of the fine and the jail time if he cleans up his property by May 6, District Court Judge Linda Armstrong ruled.

  • 2000-2009: A decade in review

    It all seemed simple enough.

    Anderson News general manager Ben Carlson needed someone to compile a list of the top stories making the news in Anderson County over the past 10 years.

    As a former editor/publisher of the News before retiring in 2006, he felt I might be interested in undertaking the project.

    He mentioned coming up with a top five or top 10.

    I hadn’t made much progress on an attempt to review the front pages of some 520 issues before reaching a decision.

    Limiting the stories to five or 10 wasn’t going to be an easy task.

  • Anderson, Christian Academy games canceled; ACMS games called off

    Tonight's basketball doubleheader between Anderson County and Oldham County has been canceled, school officials announced today. No makeup dates have been set.

    The Lady Bearcats' game with Eminence, originally scheduled for Saturday afternoon, has been postponed and will now be played on Jan. 19 at 6 p.m.

    The Bearcats' game with highly-regarded Lafayette, set for Saturday night, has also been canceled. No makeup date has been announced.

  • County schools on one-hour delay Monday

    Anderson County Schools will be on a one-hour delay Monday, Jan. 11.

    School was canceled last Thursday and Friday because of several inches of snow in the area.

    According to a special weather statement from the National Weather Service, snow is possible again Monday afternoon and night.

    Check back here for updated information as it becomes available.

  • This week in Anderson County Sports

    This week in Anderson County sports

    Anderson County High School

    Boys' basketball

    Friday, Jan. 8: Oldham Co. at Anderson Co., 7:30 p.m. CANCELED No makeup date set

    Saturday, Jan. 9: Lafayette at Anderson Co., 7:30 p.m. CANCELED No makeup date set

        Junior varsity at 6 p.m.

    Tuesday, Jan. 12: Eminence at Anderson Co., 7:30 p.m.

        Junior varsity at 6 p.m.

    Boys' freshman basketball

  • No school in Anderson County on Friday

    Anderson County Schools will be closed Friday, according to a One Call that went out from Superintendent Kim Shaw around 4 p.m.

    Schools were also closed Thursday.

    A couple of inches of snow blanketed the area during the day on Thursday, and winds ranging from 15 to 25 mph were expected to cause snow drifts and wind chills between 0 and 10 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

    For a roundup of county preparations for today's snowfall, click here.

  • Anderson County Schools closed Thursday

    UPDATED 2:15 P.M. THURSDAY — Anderson County Schools are closed today, but no decision has been announced regarding Friday, Jan. 8.

    According to a special weather statement issued this afternoon by the National Weather Service, as the snow tapers off, high winds may become the main threat in the area.

    "As the snow ends a cold front will usher in west winds of 15 to 25 mph with higher gusts," according to the statement from the weather service. "These winds will cause significant blowing and drifting snow."