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Today's News

  • Bearcat baseball canceled

    Posted Saturday, March 28, 12:40 p.m.

    Anderson County's baseball triple-header was canceled due to weather conditions. Anderson was to play Henry County, followed by Henry vs. Campbellsville. Anderson was to play Campbellsville in the final game of the day.

    The Bearcats' game with Garrard County on Friday night was also canceled.

    Anderson has lost five games to the weather since Thursday, but Coach L.W. Barnes is unsure if any beside a district seeding game with Eminence, which had been scheduled as the second game of a double-header Thursday, will be made up.

  • Horses survive double rollover on parkway

    Two horses walked away with only minor injuries after the trailer in which they were riding flipped over twice last Thursday on the Bluegrass Parkway.

     

    The horses apparently began moving around in the trailer as it was being towed by a pickup truck, causing the truck to fishtail and the trailer to come unhitched.

     

    Anderson County Fire Chief Mike Barnes said the trailer went into the median where it rolled over twice before coming to rest.

     

  • Making a case for saving honeybees

    I have a sign on my refrigerator that reads “Save the Earth! It’s the only planet with chocolate!” I’m thinking of adding another that reads “Like ice cream? Save the bees!”

    Here’s the buzz. Bees are disappearing in large numbers all over the world. Since bees are responsible for one third of the food we eat, this is a problem we need to solve.

    Bees touch our lives every day, even if we don’t realize it.

  • Cats, crowd make community proud

    I can’t think of any time when I have been more proud of my hometown that I was Thursday night.

    But, of course, that is just how it is around Anderson County when it comes to high school sports.

  • Turner sub accused of hitting student

    By Ben Carlson

    General Manager

    A dismissed Turner Elementary School substitute struck one student and yelled, screamed and threw objects in front of as many as 100 others, according to a complaint filed by the Anderson County Attorney’s Office.

    Barbara Stires, 57, of 1731 Bonds Mill Road, Lawrenceburg, is facing three misdemeanor charges stemming from the Feb. 25 incident at the school, the complaint states.

  • ANDERSON COUNTY SPORTS BLOG: Important announcement about the blog

    We are taking the Anderson County sports blog down for the time being, as we are looking for ways to improve on the blog. It was begun as a way to keep you informed and give you a chance for feedback during basketball tournament time, when everything is happening much faster than our normal deadlines. Our response has been good and we are looking for ways to improve.

    I ask that you give some feedback on the blog, what you like, what you do not like and any suggestions you might have. Just drop me an e-mail at jpherndon@theandersonnews.com.

    Thanks!

  • EDITORIAL: Sign ordinances ripe for change

    A story on this week’s front page reveals efforts by the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce to nudge once and for all the city and county into changing their ridiculous sign ordinances.

    Those ordinances are virtually the same, but enforced differently by each, often to the point of ridiculousness.

    Take, for example, Eagle Lake. Its owner has tried for years to get a green light to build a marquee-type sign near the Bypass, giving passersby a list of all businesses in the development.

  • Squeeze all you like, she's not telling

    Squeezing Linda Apple for her lemonade secret is a waste of time.

    Not that her fellow Anderson County Fire Department Auxiliary members haven't tried.

    "Oh, they've tried," she said, taking a break from serving Lemon Shake Ups during last weekend's Burgoo Festival. "They've tried everything known to man and woman to get that recipe out of me, but I'm not saying."

  • COLUMN: My inner cheerleader still wants to come out

    Pep rallies were something I considered myself a little bit of an expert on — at least until Monday.

    In high school, I was a varsity cheerleader for three years. I consider my school to be pretty high in the school spirit department, so we had our fair share of pep rallies. During any one of the rallies, you could find me at center court because in Bell County, the cheerleaders were pretty much in charge of the spirit fests.

    In hindsight, I think it’s because no one else wanted to be.

  • Chamber lobbying to change sign ordinances

    The county and city sign ordinances are “fundamentally broken” and need to be fixed, according to one Anderson County Chamber of Commerce board member working to get the ordinances changed.

    “Enforcement has been one major issue,” said Jess Thompson, who has led the charge for nearly a year to get the ordinances revised. “When one business can get a sign approved and the business next door is denied, something is fundamentally broken.”