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  • Bearcats set state records in 58-0 win over Eminence

    The common reaction to Anderson County's high school baseball win Monday night was that surely the published score was a misprint.

    Anderson County 58, Eminence 0.

    58-0 is a one-sided football score, but baseball? Some teams don't score 58 runs in a month.

    The score was not a misprint. In fact, the final could have been worse, much worse.

  • Board calls Tuesday meeting to discuss transportation concerns

    The Anderson County Board of Education will meet today at 5 p.m. at its office at 1160 Bypass North to discuss feedback on the attendance area plan.

    The board's special called work session is open to the public.

    The school system hosted three informational meetings about the plan on March 24, 25 and 27. Each of the county's three elementary schools hosted a meeting.

  • Always a friend

    Even though we shared the same hometown and knew many of the same people, I can't say that I knew Bill Keightley very well.

    He just made me feel that way.

    As a green sports writer, I nervously introduced myself to "Mr. Wildcat" at the Kentucky Wildcat basketball media day in 1986. I told him that my mom attended Kavanaugh High School with him.

    Immediately, he knew who I was.

    "I was two years ahead of your mother," he told me. "Now your daddy was from out around Alton, wasn't he?"

  • A different 'stimulus' package

    Want to get stimulated without waiting for the federal government's so-called "economic stimulus package" to hit your mailbox in May?

    Then check out a group of Anderson County High School students who will use the power of their pens and voices to stimulate minds April 10 at the public library.

  • New tax would target meals in restaurants

    The city council's finance committee considered last week a recommendation to add a 3 percent tax to meals served by restaurants.

    The recommendation was made by the Anderson County Tourism Commission, which unanimously approved the measure late last year. If eventually approved by Lawrenceburg City Council, it would raise about $300,000 a year.

    The revenue would be split between the commission and the city.

  • Two arrested on meth charges

    Two Mercer county residents were arrested March 26 on charges of possessing material used in the production of methamphetamine, according to reports from the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    Brian E. Neikirk, 33, and April S. Cheak, 28, were arrested during a traffic stop on Hilltop Drive. Officer Jeremy Cornish pulled the vehicle over for disregarding a stop sign. The stop resulted in the discovery of the items used in the production of meth.

  • Bus policy would hit day cares hard

    "I'll probably pull my kids out of public school and put them in the Christian Academy ... or move," she said.

    Blankenship lives in the Robert B. Turner Elementary School district, but works three minutes away in the Emma B. Ward Elementary School district at Imagination Station Child Care, 1512 Alton Road, where she is the assistant director, she said.

    The school system's transportation policy, which was not altered when the Board of Education approved attendance areas March 17, states that students will only be transported to and from their geographical attendance area.

  • Bus policy puts pinch on parents

    Transportation issues dominated the conversation at the first of three informational meetings about the new Anderson County attendance areas Monday night.

    A majority of the 25 to 30 parents at the Saffell Street Elementary School meeting weren't there to criticize the new attendance area plan, but to question the effect the plan would have on transporting their children to after school care.

  • Bill stumps for Hillary Tuesday in Frankfort

    Thousands jammed into the Frankfort Convention Center on Tuesday morning, filling it to capacity. They came to listen to former President Bill Clinton explain why Kentuckians should support his wife Hillary in her run for the presidency.

    "First, I'd like to thank Kentuckians for voting for me twice," said Clinton, who carried the state both times he was elected president.

    "The economy has been made worse and worse by the policies of the current administration," he added. "The middle class is being squeezed dry."

  • Third-grader dies days after stroke

    Gabe Adkins, an 8-year-old student at Robert B. Turner Elementary School, died March 19 following a massive stroke March 10, said Lynne Gritton, Turner's school counselor.

    Gabe was a son of Monica and P.J. Matney of Lawrenceburg, and Phillip Ray Adkins of Mount Sterling. He was in Lori Wells' third-grade class.

    "He had been sick for four or five days before March 10," Gritton said. "But we don't really know what with."