https://www.theandersonnews.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Long-awaited splash park opens Friday https://www.theandersonnews.com/content/long-awaited-splash-park-opens-friday <img src="https://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/5-23_splash_park_rgb.jpg" alt="City Public Works Director Monty Rhode stands near a water-spouting frog, one of 22 features in the city’s new splash park. A grand opening is scheduled for 5 p.m. Friday." title="City Public Works Director Monty Rhode stands near a water-spouting frog, one of 22 features in the city’s new splash park. A grand opening is scheduled for 5 p.m. Friday." align="left" hspace="6" width="78" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;The City of Lawrenceburg&rsquo;s long-awaited splash park will officially open Friday at 5 p.m.</p> Main Street ‘icon’ remembered for kindness, burgers https://www.theandersonnews.com/content/main-street-%E2%80%98icon%E2%80%99-remembered-kindness-burgers <img src="https://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/james_hyatt_rgb_cropped_0.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="64" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;Jimmy Hyatt is being remembered as a kind, giving man &mdash; and for making what many have for years considered the world&rsquo;s best cheeseburgers.</p> Legion to host Memorial Day service https://www.theandersonnews.com/content/legion-host-memorial-day-service-0 <p> &nbsp;The American Legion Auxiliary and Legion Post 34 will host the annual Memorial Day ceremony Sunday inside of the American Legion Clubhouse on Broadway, the organization announced.</p> <div> Auxiliary President Betty Butler said the ceremony, which is usually held outside near the Healing Field, has been moved to the clubhouse due to the threat of rain.</div> <div> The service will begin at 3 p.m., and light refreshments will be served.</div> <div> Butler said the Auxiliary had yet to name a guest speaker.</div> ‘Taffy’ finds role as therapy dog https://www.theandersonnews.com/content/%E2%80%98taffy%E2%80%99-finds-role-therapy-dog <img src="https://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/5-16_therapy_dog.jpg" alt="Senior Allie Goodlett pets Taffy at Anderson County High School last week. Taffy was brought to the school to help students grieve over the loss of a former student. " title="Senior Allie Goodlett pets Taffy at Anderson County High School last week. Taffy was brought to the school to help students grieve over the loss of a former student. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;John Thacker had no intention of owning a dog.&nbsp;</p> Collins ousts Bearcats from district tourney https://www.theandersonnews.com/content/collins-ousts-bearcats-district-tourney <p> SHELBYVILLE -- Anderson County&rsquo;s baseball season that began with high hopes ended with a two-day summary the frustration the Bearcats experienced all season in the 30th District Tournament at Collins High School last week.</p> <p> The scoreboard said Collins rolled to a 10-1 win in the semifinals of the district tournament, quickly ending Anderson&rsquo;s season. In the Anderson dugout, though, it was a reminder of a season coming off a run to the regional championship game ending with a 7-24 record.</p> Brown named Saffell Street’s Teacher of the Year https://www.theandersonnews.com/content/brown-named-saffell-street%E2%80%99s-teacher-year <img src="https://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/5-23_toy.jpg" alt="Angela Brown of Saffell Street Elementary School poses with her ‘Star Patrol’ students. She was recently named the school’s Teacher of the Year." title="Angela Brown of Saffell Street Elementary School poses with her ‘Star Patrol’ students. She was recently named the school’s Teacher of the Year." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;When Angela Brown was hired as a guidance counselor at Saffell Street Elementary 14 years ago, her primary challenge was helping children find experiences outside a small community.&nbsp;</p> Stockyard trip is about more than selling beef https://www.theandersonnews.com/content/stockyard-trip-about-more-selling-beef <img src="https://www.theandersonnews.com/sites/www.theandersonnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/milam_emily_tn_11.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="53" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;May is beef month here in Kentucky. Just a few weeks ago, Gov. Bevin proclaimed it so.</p> Scholarship fund awards $87,000 to 29 students https://www.theandersonnews.com/content/scholarship-fund-awards-87000-29-students <p> &nbsp;Scholarship grants for academic year 2018-19 have been made to 29 students, 28 of whom were selected by the selection committee of the Anderson County Scholarship Fund, with the remaining one being selected by The United Methodist Church Scholarship Committee of Lawrenceburg.</p>