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  • City council candidates weigh in on relationship between city, county in 2012 election preview

    Eleven out of the 12 candidates vying for Lawrenceburg city council seats in next week’s election shared biographical information and answered five questions on how they’d serve the city of Lawrenceburg if elected to a council seat:

    Name: Allen Kays
    Office sought: city council
    Profession: retired
    Education: GED
    Family information: Three daughters, eight grandchildren
    Organization affiliations: none
    Political experience: past city councilman

  • Not as scary as it appears

    Halloween at the Holder residence isn’t just a holiday.
    It’s an obsession.
    Faux gravestones dot the front lawn in the Holders’ homemade cemetery at the corner of Willoughby and Canterbury streets in Lawrenceburg.
    A sharp-toothed clown stands watch near a fence with posts capped in fake human skulls.
    Look closely to spot red-eyed rubber rats hiding in the fallen leaves.  

  • Marching Bearcats place third in state

    So, what’s the “Secret Identity” of the Anderson County High School Marching Bearcats?
    The third-best marching band in the state, that’s what.
    In front of 10,000 screaming fans during Saturday’s state finals at Barren County High School, the team finished its season with its highest finish in school history, falling just short of state champion Madisonville North Hopkins and second place finisher Grant County.

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  • From underdogs to superheroes

    The Marching Bearcats want their competitors to think they’re still underdogs.
    In reality, band director Patrick Brady said, the 83-member band has adopted the same message as its superhero-themed “My Secret Identity” program:
    They will rise to the occasion. And Anderson County will beat you.

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  • Championship truck tug to raise funds for Cole Playground

    It’s for all the marbles, and a good cause to boot.
    The Kentucky Truck Tuggers will host its final event of the year this Saturday when truck tuggers from across the region vie for the organization’s championship.
    In doing so, they will also participate in the 10th annual fundraiser for the David and Christopher Cole Playground, located in the Anderson Community Park.
    The playground is a memorial to the Cole brothers, who were killed 14 years ago.

  • Main Street place to be to celebrate Halloween

    The DARE “Project Safe Street” will be expanding to “Trick or Treat on Main” this Halloween, featuring free food, candy and entertainment provided by local businesses, churches and community leaders.
    Main Street will be blocked off from Woodford to Court Street on Wednesday, Oct. 31 for the Halloween festivities starting at 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.
    Trick-or-treat bags, glow sticks and candy will be handed out in front of the Anderson County courthouse through the DARE “Project Safe Street” program.