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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.

  • Century Bank president accepts check from Cal
  • Four Roses pours on support for Shop with Cop
  • 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.

  • Stevens: King campaigned at funerals, in churches

    The incumbent state representative and her challenger traded barbs last Thursday night during a political debate conducted by the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce.
    In front of a crowd chamber officials estimated at around 100 in the high school auditorium, challenger Kent Stevens (D-Lawrenceburg) closed his portion of the debate by insinuating that during her term King (R-Harrodsburg) has campaigned in places that he would not.

  • Judge tells magistrate he’s a ‘liar’

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court approved for a second time an extension of Case Road following a heated exchange during which the judge-executive called a magistrate “a liar” and another magistrate being accused of not doing his job.
    The decision came during the court’s meeting Monday morning, which also included unanimous approval to spend $319,000 to construct a recycling building, and nearly $30,000 for new windows in the county courthouse.

  • ‘N’ word, vulgarities painted on cars, street

    Someone spray painted male genitalia Saturday night on a car parked at a residence on North Main Street.
    The vandalism didn’t stop there.
    At G&C Auto Sales on North Main, someone spray painted at least seven vehicles that night, then returned Monday night to do it again.
    In the county park, someone spray painted a version of the “N” word on the road near the Cole Memorial Playground, then added other symbols including a hand with its middle finger sticking up.

  • Non-profit hopes to touch lives of senior citizens

    Lexington resident Greg Dearinger began a non-profit after reading a statistic — the leading cause of death after the age of 62 is from falls.
    Dearinger, born and raised in Anderson County, had been working on a research paper for his social work course at Bluegrass Community and Technical College.
    The statistic shocked him, he said, because he knew those deaths were most likely preventable.

  • Free medical clinic begins accepting patients Oct. 17

    The Anderson County Community Medical Clinic, Inc., a non-profit free medical clinic located at 1111 Industry Road in Lawrenceburg, is scheduling appointments starting Oct.  17 in preparation for its official opening Nov. 13.
    Patients will be screened and referred to the clinic through the Anderson County Health Department, located at 1180 Glensboro Road. Qualifications for receiving clinic services will be:
    l Having a diagnosed chronic illness
    l No insurance
    l Being over the age of 18