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    When Kim Smith celebrates her birthday this year, she’ll be younger than two of her children.
    Kim was born on Feb. 29, 1980 — during a leap year — and will officially turn 9 years old on Monday.
    “It means more having a birthday in a leap year, because I actually get to celebrate on that day,” the mother of three explained.
    The odds of being born on Feb. 29 are 1-in-1,461. Only about 4 million people worldwide mark leap day birthdays.

  • Library eyes large fireplace, automatic doors in expansion

    An outdoor book drop, 71 parking spaces and the possibility of a fireplace were among the many features the Anderson Public Library’s Board of Trustees were excited about during architect Mike Carroll’s presentation at a board meeting last Tuesday night.
    While a lot of plans need to be ironed, the board was pleased with preliminary design of the library’s nearly $4 million expansion.
    “The book drop will be one way and on the lefthand side to make it convenient for drivers,” Carroll explained.

  • Legion Auxiliary kicks off essay contest

    The American Legion Auxiliary has kicked off its annual Americanism Essay Contest, the organization announced.
    Open to all students, including special needs students, in grades three through 12, the essay title this year is “How do we keep Lincoln’s promise to our veterans and their families?”
    All entries are due by March 28.
    Each grade level is divided into six classes, and one award in each of the six classes will be presented in each division, organizers said.

  • Services offered for families with special needs

    A variety of agencies will be on-hand to assist parents and families in Anderson County who have children with special needs at an event on March 8 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Anderson County Extension building (lower level).
    Hosted by Anderson County Public Schools and Anderson Community Education, “Making Connections: Life Planning for Success” will provide information for families about the services which various agencies provide.
    Many agencies have waiting lists, so it is important to learn about these resources now, according to a news release.

  • Paul warns Obama on recess appointment for Scalia

    U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-Bowling Green) used his appearance today in Lawrenceburg to rip President Obama on numerous fronts, saying he has “poisoned” the political process in this country and went on to warn him against trying to bypass the Senate in appointing a replacement for the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

  • Governor rejects ban on trucks, for now

    Gov. Matt Bevin declined Tuesday to grant a temporary ban on Alton Road despite a full-court press from local and state officials who lobbied him to do so.
    Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton led a contingent of people to the governor’s mansion to lobby Bevin for a temporary ban on heavy trucks on the narrow stretch of state highway (151) until the road is surveyed to determine if it’s safe. Gritton said following the 30-minute meeting that while Bevin was receptive and knowledgeable about the issue, he chose instead to take the matter under advisement.

  • Opinions vary over pajama decision

    Principal Chris Glass knows there is no shortage of opinions when it comes to the high school’s site based decision making council’s decision to allow students to wear, among other things, pajama pants to school.
    Next Monday, Glass said he’s hoping people come to the council’s 4 p.m. meeting in the high school’s media center and share those opinions.
    “That’s what these open forums are about,” Glass said. “To have those discussions and work through some of the issues. We want to have those conversations.”

  • Local GOP leaders prepare for caucus

    Republicans across the state are gearing up for the first GOP caucus ever held in Kentucky, and Anderson County is no exception.
    Republicans will caucus for their presidential candidates of choice here from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 5 at the freshman wing of Anderson County High School in what was formerly Emma B. Ward Elementary.
    Democrats will not caucus and instead will make their selection via the normal primary process in May.

  • Suspect on house arrest faces rape, incest charges

    A Lawrenceburg man already on house arrest while awaiting trail on charges that include him sticking a loaded firearm in the face of two teenagers while robbing them, is back behind bars.
    Kendall Cunningham, 20, of 323 East Woodford St. was charged Feb. 9 by the Lawrenceburg Police Department for the alleged rape and sexual assault of a 15-year-old family member.
    Cunningham has pleaded not guilty to those charges. During a hearing Monday in Anderson District Court, Judge J.R. RoBards denied a request from Cunningham’s attorney to lower his $50,000 cash bond.

  • A legendary victory for a legendary coach

    There could not have been a basketball win more 1985-ish anywhere than the one Anderson County earned over Simon Kenton Friday night.

    The Bearcats’ 66-52 victory was so much out of those days when Glen Drury began his now-celebrated coaching career, I almost expected to see a silver DeLorean in the parking lot.

    It was “Back to the Future” basketball.