Today's News

  • Man thought to be county's oldest resident dies at 103

    The man believed to be the oldest Anderson County citizen died Friday.

    Several sources, including the Anderson County Clerk’s office, said that to their knowledge, Charles O. Bertram, 103, was Anderson County’s oldest citizen.

    For more about Mr. Bertram, see this week's Anderson News, available on newsstands across the county.

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  • EDITORIAL: Another commercial property bites the dust

    It’s frightening, really, that the board of health apparently never even considered the tax-base ramifications of building its new $2.1 million health department next door to Wal-Mart.

    That decision forever eliminates yet another piece of prime commercial real estate from the property tax rolls, a practice of public agencies here that is all too common and needs to stop.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings June 29.

    James C. Flora, arraignment, operating a vehicle with an expired operator’s license -- dismissed.

  • COLUMN: Gardened out? Don’t quit just yet

    Well, the garden’s harvest is winding down for many.

    Folks are stocking the pantry with all the freshness of summer that can be done.

    Those of you with herb gardens need to step it up. The herbs are stronger before they go to flower.

  • 14th-ranked Rockets overcome determined Bearcat bid

    The Anderson County boys' soccer team put on a gallant effort but dropped a 2-0 decision to 14th-ranked Shelby County on Thursday night at the Anderson field.

    The Bearcats were unable to get much offense going in the first half but were only down 1-0 at the break. Shelby's Matthew Huff scored on a rebound with 7:25 to play in the half.

    The Bearcats made some adjustments at the break and were able to get several good looks in the second half, but to no avail.

  • Earnhardt's biggest fan?

    There are fans and then there is Kim Carpenter.

    An assistant vice-president at Century Bank, Carpenter took up an friend's invitation to go to Bristol Motor Speedway and came home with the distinction of being the number one fan of Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

    Carpenter and Debbie Henderson went to the Tennessee track on Aug. 21 for the Food City 250. While there she came upon the chance to burnout in Earnhardt's car. The popular driver was not going to run until the next day in the Sharpie 500.

  • Rich Brooks is the man!

    I will be the first to admit that when Mitch Barnhart hired Rich Brooks back in December of 2002, I was not the happiest of campers.

    What in the world could Mitch have been thinking? We are talking someone almost old enough to collect Social Security being given the reins of a program that competes – wait, let's make it lines up – in college football's toughest conference.

    Recruiting? You have GOT to be kidding me. A guy that came of age before the Beatles were on Ed Sullivan relating today?

  • This week in Anderson County Sports

    This week in Anderson County Sports

    Anderson County High School


    Monday, Sept. 7: Junior varsity – Anderson Co. at Lexington Christian, 6 p.m.

    Girls' soccer

    Saturday, Sept. 5: South Oldham at Anderson Co., 7:30 p.m.

        Junior varsity match at 6 p.m.

    Tuesday, Sept. 8: Anderson Co. at Frankfort, 5:30 p.m.

    Boys' soccer

    Thursday, Sept. 3: Frankfort at Anderson Co., 7 p.m.

    Saturday, Sept. 5: Anderson Co. at Berea, 7 p.m.

  • COLUMN: Just because husband’s younger, doesn’t mean I’m robbing the cradle

    Just because my husband is six months younger than me doesn’t mean I’m robbing the cradle — even though it might look that way.

    Let me explain.

    On Sunday, Josh and I were enjoying a relaxing afternoon at home watching TV (I’m sure it was something sports related), when our doorbell rang.

    Our doorbell never rings. We almost never have unexpected visitors. We’re usually peering out the windows in anticipation of our guests arriving.

    Anyway, the doorbell rang, and Josh answered the door.

  • 'Public relations disaster'

    One health board member is angry that the health department is leaving Main Street.

    Another questioned why the board OK’d a new $2.1 million building near Wal-Mart just months after a state officials advised against it.

    Keith Klink, a pharmacist whose family has operated a drug store on Main Street for decades, said the deciding factor for him was a comment Health Director Brandon Hurley made about potential fallout of the health department leaving Main Street.