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  • Balloon art... with a twist

    His fingers are swift and nimble as he twists and turns them into a various shapes.

    Within moments, the magic happens and what was nothing more than a pile of otherwise lifeless balloons become a cute ladbug, complete with antennae, legs and telltale black dots.

    He fiddles with the ladybug for a moment, uses a marker to give it eyes and moves quickly on to his next project, turning yet another stack of balloons into a brown and tan monkey.

  • Veterans service is Sunday

    The American Legion Auxiliary Anderson Unit 34 will host a veterans’ service on Sunday, Nov. 8, at the American Legion Patriot Hall building at 3 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend the service.

    The meal will be served at the Legion clubhouse.

    Each veteran may bring one guest for the catered meal following the service. Call Pam Brough at 502-680-1268 to register for the meal.

  • Bigger calves, smaller heifers put money back in farmers’ wallets

    Mike Wilson smiles and pats the wallet in his jeans.

    That’s the bottom line of a cattle-management program in which he has participated over the past six years.

    “Feeding less groceries to the heifers and getting higher weaning weights on the calves means more money for me,” Wilson said.

    Wilson and about 17 other Anderson County cattle farmers are participating in a study conducted by the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Center.

  • Trick or treat photos
  • Halloween offers more than candy

    From ghost walks to haunted houses and a visit from the old bloodsucker himself, there are numerous ways to enjoy Halloween this Saturday.
    Those simply looking for a bucket of candy for the kiddies can hit the streets from 5 to 7:30 p.m. for trick-or-treating, or hit Trick-or-Treat on Main from 5 to 7 p.m., where the sheriff’s office will provide glo-sticks and other safety equipment and local businesses will offer candy.

  • Anderson's haunted house?

    Albert McClure has every right to be angry more than a century after his death.
    Very angry.
    It was bad enough that the Confederate raider who rode with Gen. John Hunt Morgan’s men was paralyzed after being shot by members of the Union Home Guard while hiding out in the Turkey Run area of Anderson County.
    It was even worse that he was found alive days later, loaded onto a cart and dragged to the Anderson County Courthouse, where he was put on public display in an effort to make an example of him until he finally died.

  • Fire district cited for late reports

    Financial reports filed late resulted in the Anderson County Fire District being non-complaint with state statutes, at risk for being audited at its own expense and having state funds withheld.
    The state’s Department of Local Government (DLG) declared the district out of compliance and on Monday sent a legal notice to The Anderson News for publication.
    Contacted Monday night, district treasurer Robert Gresham said the financial reports were filed last weekend, but that they were late.

  • Trial continues for man charged with trying to murder cops

    The trial of a Lawrenceburg man indicted on eight counts of attempting to murder police officers continues today, with the jury expected to get the case this afternoon.
    Timothy Nutgrass was charged in March 2014 for allegedly firing what police described as “100s” of gunshots at them from his front porch on Mays Road.

  • Health dept. urges people to vaccinate for the flu

    Influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death, according to a news release from the Anderson County Health Department.

    Even healthy people can get very sick from the flu and spread it to others. Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over a period of 31 seasons between 1976 and 2007, estimates of flu-associated deaths in the United States range from a low of about 3,000 to a high of about 49,000.

  • Marching Bearcats advance to state semi-finals

    BEREA – The Anderson County High School Marching Band is moving on to the state semi-finals again.

    While the Marching Bearcats saw their grip on the East Region championship slip away, the band still qualified for the state as one of the top eight regional scores in the Kentucky Music Educator’s Association competition, held Saturday at Madison Southern High School in Berea.

    Anderson placed third in the region behind Grant County and South Oldham. Anderson had held the top regional spot for the previous three years.