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Today's News

  • Fun at the Expo

    Businesses, such as Evan Brown Industries; agencies, including Anderson County EMS and Emergency Management; and organizations, such the Junior Auxiliary of the American Legion, were all repre- sented at the Chamber of Commerce’s annual ‘Business and Community Expo’ held Saturday, March 22, at Eagle Lake Expo Center. Proceeds from a chili luncheon benefited the ACHS Band Boosters.

  • Fiscal Court OKs road fund plan; sets rental fees for ballfields

    By Phyllis McLaughlin

    For The Anderson News

    Officials from District 7 of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet outlined upcoming road projects scheduled in the 2014-15 for state highways in Anderson County during last week’s Fiscal Court meeting.

    District 7 Engineer Brett Blair told the magistrates and Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway that the state has set aside $623,884 for Anderson in its Rural Secondary Road program, which funds resurfacing and “Flex” projects.

  • Hamilton takes helm as News publisher

    It’s been said that journalism is an addictive profession. Chris Hamilton, new publisher of The Anderson News, is living proof.

    Hamilton, who started working at the News Thursday, has been drawn back into the world of reporting, photography and editorializing more than once over the years. He’s been a sports writer, sports editor, news editor and editor/general manager, all at The Lebanon (Ky.) Enterprise and with only a few breaks in between for school and other professional opportunities.

  • Spring fever: Time to plant cool-weather favorites

    Life is good! Winter is over and I get a few days off to celebrate spring’s arrival. So what if it is a cool spring. It’s still way warmer than those bone chilling months and I’ve got spring fever! The moon is right so I’m planting onions, potatoes, spinach and lettuce seeds. I’ve got broccoli plants to put in as well.

    I feel really bad for all the teachers and kids who had to miss spring break so I thought I’d share a little humor in that vein. I know there will be some “skippers” in the school district!

  • Anderson man critically injured in Shelby jail fight

    By Lisa King

    Landmark News Service

    An Anderson County man remains in critical condition at University of Louisville Hospital after being involved in a fight with another inmate at the Shelby County Detention Center Tuesday of last week.

    Jonathan Monroe, 24, who was incarcerated on drug charges, is still in the hospital’s intensive care unit with critical injuries after an argument over song lyrics led to a physical altercation in the middle of the night, police said.

  • Heads up: Board of Ed seeks modified bids for bus repair

    The head of the class at Monday’s Anderson County Board of Education regular monthly meeting was, well, an engine head.

    The board discussed at length bids taken to replace an engine on a school bus that’s been out of commission for more than a week. Director of Transportation Jeff Young presented three bids for the work but only one included the cost of replacing the engine’s head.

    “We’re not comparing apples to apples,” said Board Vice Chair Roger McDowell.

  • Scout Troop 37 hosting rummage sale fund-raiser

    Boy Scout Troop 37 is holding a Rummage Sale this Sat., March 29, from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. at First Christian Church, 300 S. Main Street in Lawrenceburg.

    Now is the time to rid garages and basements of items that will not likely be used again but might be exactly what someone else needs.

    Troop 37 is seeking support through donations of Sale items or as shoppers at the Sale. Troop members will accept donations today through Fri., March 28, 7-8 p.m., at First Christian Church.

    For more information or to schedule pick-up of large items, call 502.352.9088.

  • Anderson News a 'homecoming' of sorts for publisher

    Hello Anderson County.

    After nearly a decade of writing, photography, graphic design, social media and telling a community’s story, I’ve returned to the business of writing, photography, graphic desi… yeah, it’s been a little confusing for me, too.

  • Supplements can be helpful but not always the best way to add nutrients

    By Joan Martin

    Guest columnist

     

    Are vitamin and mineral supplements really beneficial for you?  Will they help you feel better by improving your health?  Consumers are bombarded by marketing campaigns which claim that vitamin and mineral supplements will reduce your risk of chronic disease.  In the grocery store multivitamins and mineral supplements usually have their own section.

  • Sweet 16: It's Madness!!

    Editorial cartoon by Terry Wise.