Today's News

  • Anderson Community Education offers classes

    Anderson Community Education will offer the following computer classes over the next several weeks.

    Basic Microsoft Word
    When: Tuesday, March 8 and Thursday, March 10 from 6-8 p.m.
    Where: Adult Learning Center, 219 E. Woodford St. with instructor Beth Feddersen
    Cost: $30
    Description: Learn basic computer skills. You will be introduced to Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access, but a main focus will be on Word. You will learn the toolbars within the program and how to save and cut and paste documents.

  • Community Calendar 3/2

    Wednesday, March 2
    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

  • Relay For Life Calendar 3/2

    Friday, March 18
    Liberty Tax Service will offer free tax preparation for a donation to Anderson County Relay for Life. The business will offer a free tax prep fee (value up to $250) to everyone who files their taxes with them that day. They are asking for a minimum $50 donation to Relay for Life at that time, to be designated to the Relay team of your choice. The event will include free food, fun and informational speakers from the American Cancer Society and Anderson County Health Department. For more information, call 502-839-0303.

  • Senior Center Calendar — 3/2

    Wednesday, March 2
    10:30 a.m., Living with diabetes
    11:30 a.m., Lunch
    12:30 p.m., Kroger shopping day
    12:30 p.m., Games/cards

    Thursday, March 3
    9 a.m., Exercise
    10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., AARP Tax Aide
    Shopping and errands
    6 p.m., Yoga

    Friday, March 4
    10:30 a.m., Bingo
    11:30 a.m., Lunch
    12:30 p.m., Crafts
    12:30 p.m., Games/cards

    Monday, March 7
    10:30 a.m., Arthritis exercise
    11 a.m., Mardi Gras
    11:30 a.m., Lunch

  • Church briefs — March 2-8

    Church of Christ hosts clothing giveaway
    Lawrenceburg Church of Christ will host a clothing giveaway Saturday, March 5 and Saturday, March 12 from 9 a.m. to noon.
    The clothes are free for those in need.
    The church has a clothing closet where members bring clothes that no longer fit, but are in good condition, according to a news release. Throughout the year, these clothes are used to help families after a fire or during financial difficulties.

  • Graefenburg UMC welcomes new pastor

    Graefenburg United Methodist Church, located on U.S. 60 at Crab Orchard Road, one mile west of Hwy. 151, recently announced its new pastor is Matthew Kimmons.
    “His passion for discipleship and developing leaders within the church is very evident in Pastor Matthew’s sermons and his daily communication with his congregation,” a news release from the church said.

  • District Court Docket

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during District Court proceedings Feb. 7.
    Amanda D. Gaines, arraignment, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security – dismissed.
    Brandon R. Grachek, arraignment, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security – dismissed.

  • The Way We Were — March 2, 2011

    40 YEARS AGO
    February 18, 1971
    J.C. Penney, 95, died Feb. 12, 1971 of a heart attack in New York.
    Starting with one store in the era of the bustle, Penney kept peace with the changing fashions of the century and in the age of the miniskirt his chain numbered 1,700 stores.
    He had voiced the hope that he would live to be 100. Until recently he spent five days a week at his desk in the 45-story Penney building on Manhattan’s Sixth Avenue when he was not out in the field visiting his stores.

  • Alleged puppy killer gets off scot-free

    The commonwealth’s attorney’s office is pondering its next move after a grand jury refused to indict the man accused of stomping his girlfriend’s puppy and setting it on fire.
    Paul “Doobie” Dearinger of Lawrenceburg walked away scot-free late last year after being charged with felony torture.
    He was originally charged with misdemeanor cruelty to animals, but that charge was upgraded to a felony by the Anderson County Attorney Bobbi Jo Lewis’ office last November.

  • Lady Bearcats roll into regional semis

    WARSAW – Anderson County put together what might have been the most convincing performance in the first round of the girls' Eighth Region Tournament when the Lady Bearcats routed Oldham County 75-50 at Gallatin County High School.

    The final score does not do justice to how badly the Lady Bearcats dominated. Anderson never trailed and led 9-0 before Oldham scored. But after the Lady Bearcats opened a 33-20 halftime lead, it was a 20-4 outburst in the third quarter that sent them to the regional semifinals for the fifth time in six years.