Today's News

  • COLUMN: Have you met our new website?

    A member of The Anderson News team just recently underwent a facelift. No, it wasn’t me. And actually, it wasn’t even a human.
    That’s right, our website, www.theandersonnews.com, is looking a lot better these days — and younger, too, I might add.
    While there is always room for improvement, I think you’ll find it much nicer than anything we’ve had before — not to mention it’s a lot more user-friendly.

  • COLUMN: Story hour at library is for adults, too

    In this special edition, I thought it only fitting that I do a special column. It’s no secret that I love books — I’m a firm believer in lifelong learning.
    Lately, we’ve had an ongoing discussion at the library, with those on our strategic plan committees. I’m in the camp that people read for fun, aka recreation.

  • Community Actions does more than pay electric bills

    Over the past two years when Troy Roberts has introduced himself as executive director of Blue Grass Community Action Partnership, people have responded in one of two ways.
    “They either say, ‘who?’ because they aren’t familiar with us, or they say, ‘Oh, you all pay electric bills,’” Roberts said.
    While the partnership does have programs to help those in need pay their electric bills, Roberts hopes to spread the word about its other programs, too.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Matthew K. Eckert heard the following case during District Court proceedings Oct. 28.
    Nicole R. Blade, show cause deferred/installment payment, three counts of theft by deception (less than $500) – bench warrant.
    Nicole R. Blade, show cause deferred/installment payment, two counts of theft by deception (less than $500) – bench warrant.
    Paul Casey, show cause deferred/installment payment, theft by deception (less than $500) – bench warrant.

  • The Way We Were - 11/15

    The railroad bridge was built in 1889 by Louisville and Southern Railroad. It is now owned by Norfolk Southern.

  • Akins-Smith wedding

    Sherry Lyne Akins and Jason Adrian Smith were married Sept. 18 at Old Country Church in Mt. Eden.

  • Anderson Senior Center Calendar - 11/15

    Monday, Nov. 15
    10:30 a.m., Diabetes information from Anderson County Health Department
    11:30 a.m., Lunch
    12:15 p.m., Nutrition with Sara
    12:45 p.m., Games/cards
    7 p.m., Rook club

    Tuesday, Nov. 16
    9 a.m., Exercise/Tai Chi
    Shopping and errands

    Wednesday, Nov. 17
    10:30 a.m., Blood pressure check
    10:30 a.m., Arnold Clark and friends
    12 p.m., Thanksgiving potluck
    1:30 p.m., Grief support

  • Community calendar - 11/15 to 11/22

    Monday, Nov. 15
    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.
    7 p.m., Anderson County Board of Education meeting, Anderson County Board office, U.S. 127 Bypass North

  • Bearcats advance to regional final with romp past Bullitt Central

    Anderson County scored three times in the first seven minutes, then went on to an impressive 42-7 win over visiting Bullitt  Central in the Class 5A, Region 2 football semifinal on Friday night.
    The Bearcats move on to play John Hardin for the regional championship next Friday. That game will also be played at Anderson.

  • ‘Hit list’ found at high school

    A handwritten note containing the names of eight or nine Anderson County High School students was found at the school Wednesday afternoon, according to the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

    The list did not include any specific threats against the students, but did say it was a “heavy hit list,” Sheriff Troy Young said, adding that it is unclear exactly what that means.

    “We are investigating this,” Young said. “The students whose names were on the list, along with their parents or guardians, have been notified.”