Local News

  • Santa is looking for your letter!

    From staff reports

    Hey, kids, you’re running out time to get your letter in to Santa!

    For the 38th consecutive year, The Anderson News will help Santa by publishing the letters and photos of Anderson County’s children.

    To make sure Santa has time to read all of his mail, he asks that letters be no longer than 100 words.

    Santa is computer wise, so he asked us to tell all you technologically gifted letter writers to please email the letters to santa@theandersonnews.com.

  • Jury trial set for 2016 for Anglin

    By Lisa King, Landmark News Service

    A date has been set for a jury trial for a former Shelby County High School payroll manager charged with embezzling more than a half million dollars.

    Benita Anglin, a former payroll manager for Shelby County Public Schools who was arrested in August 2014, two days after she was indicted for embezzling hundreds of thousands from the school district, has a trial scheduled for March 14, 2016.

  • Adult education graduation set for Dec. 7

    The Anderson County Adult Learning Center Adult Education graduation is scheduled for Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. in the Anderson County High School, Bearcat Theater.

    This ceremony is to honor those students who have earned a GED or certifications during the current school year.

    The staff has nominated two individuals for the National Adult Education Honor Society sponsored by Beta Sigma Phi, and they will be recognized at the ceremony. Several of the graduates will speak about their experiences with the education program and their expectations for the future.


    4th Grade


    All A’s

    Catie Grantham

    Ashton King

    Angela McNulty

    Karlie Sims


    Sarah Anderson

    Naytric Haliburton

    Emma Sallee

    Christopher Kessinger


    All A’s

    Helaine Alsabrook

    Colton Cornish

    Anna Ferguson

    Blake McKinney

    Leah Rennels

    Rachel Watts


    Buchanan Boggs

    Makenzie Cole

    Alexia Gonzalez

  • Veterans honored at American Legion

    The American Legion Auxiliary and Legion members conducted a Veterans Service on Nov. 8 at the Legion Fairgrounds.

    Unit 34 President Pam Brough welcomed everyone and Chaplain Dolores Mefford had the opening prayer. Post Commander Bill Sloan led the Pledge of Allegiance. The National Anthem was sung by Gina Rue.

    Brough asked the World War II veterans to stand. Bobby Rorer and Huston Perry received a round of applause with a standing ovation.

    Capt. Joshua Witt of the Kentucky National Guard was the guest speaker.

  • Donate to the KSP ‘Cram the Cruiser’ food drive

    Kentucky State troopers and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officers will help brighten the holiday season for families in need this year through the sixth annual Cram The Cruiser food drive, which began Nov. 20 and continues through Dec. 11.

     “Service to those in need goes hand-in-hand with our law enforcement mission,” KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer SAID. “It’s a way to repay the local communities that support us throughout the year.”


    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Nov. 25, 1965

    State offices

    Two Anderson High students, Suzanne Camic and Guy Simpson III, were elected to the officers of First Vice President and Secretary of Affairs, respectively, at the Kentucky National and Internal Assembly held in Louisville.

  • FCA surpasses Harvest for Haiti fundraising goal by 500 percent

    A club project became an amazing story of a community coming together for one goal — and not only achieving it but going over and beyond.

    Members of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes at Anderson County High School wanted to do something that would provide for others in need and would allow the members themselves to get involved and give to those less fortunate.

    They started organizing and managing a schoolwide event to raise money for food for children in Haiti and to get involved in “Harvest for Haiti.”

  • A holiday feast with loved ones is about as good as it gets

    “I will praise God’s name in song and glorify Him with thanksgiving.” Psalm 69:30

    There is nothing that makes my heart happier than when I stop and thank the Lord for this wonderful life I have been given.

    I would like to think that I do it often, but I don’t think it is really ever enough. So, taking a day to prepare a beautiful feast and gather with loved ones for a holiday that is centered around thankfulness, to me, is just about as good as it gets.

  • ANNIVERSARY: Gritton

    Bobby and Brenda Gritton will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Dec. 5, at First Christian Church from 2 to 5 p.m.

    The couple were married Dec. 4, 1965, by the Rev. Louis Twyman at Sand Spring Baptist Church.

    Bobby is retired from Kentucky Utilities. Brenda is retired from Wild Turkey Distillery. They have two children, Lisa Snider and her husband, Joel, and Brent Gritton. They have two granddaughters, Brooke Snider and Gracie Snider.

    All family and friends are invited. The couple request no gifts.