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Today's News

  • Franklin holds off Bearcats in season finale

    FRANKFORT -- Franklin County held on to defeat Anderson County 61-52 in the final regular-season game of the boys' basketball season Friday night.

    Playing before a packed house at Franklin County High School, Franklin shot to a 19-2 lead out of the gate, then turned back several furious Bearcat rallies for the win. Anderson cut Franklin's lead to five points on several occasions.

    Anderson's C.J. Penny led all scorers with 29 points. Anderson saw a 10-game winning streak snapped and is 19-5 heading into Tuesday's district tournament opener with Eminence. Franklin is 19-4.

  • Be prepared for a visit from Pep Le Pew

    I know Valentine’s Day is over but love is in the air. You can literally smell it, although, the aroma is not very pleasant.

    Pepe’ Le Pew is looking for love now, and that means we need to be alert.

    Here on the farm we have to be very alert. Since we currently have eight dogs that roam the hill, we have eight times the chances of getting up close and personal with the all too recognizable skunk.

    This very evening, as I typed, we had a too close encounter. Luckily, I got all eight inside in time.

  • Stripper gets five years for con job

    The stripper charged with stealing more than $60,000 from a 69-year-old Lawrenceburg woman will spend five years in prison.

    Glenda Jean Moore, 33, was sentenced last month, said Detective Bryan Taylor of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

    Moore will also have to pay restitution for her crimes, and although an exact amount has not been set, Taylor estimates she will be required to pay between $60,000 and $100,000.

    Moore was an acquaintance of the victim’s son, Taylor said.

  • Lawrenceburg’s ‘Abe’ wins Lincoln heritage award

    Jim Sayre of Lawrenceburg won the Richard Burks Lincoln Heritage Award last Thursday in Hodgenville.

    The award is given to an individual or organization in recognition of efforts to perpetuate the history of LaRue County and the ideals of Abraham Lincoln, according to Lincoln Days president Jeff Hughes.

    Sayre has spent 30 years promoting LaRue County as if it were his “real” birthplace, Hughes said.

  • Yeah, I’m one of those people

    You know those people who love their pets more than anything? The ones who treat Fido and Fluffy like their own flesh and blood? The ones who can relate everything in life back to the cutest thing little Spike did last weekend?

    I used to make fun of those people, but now I’m one of them.

    Josh and I have had our lovely Lily — a 50-pound, 7-month-old lab — since early November, and I can’t imagine our life without her.

    In fact, I had a little taste of that life this past weekend, and I didn’t care for it.

  • First Baptist musicians indicted

    Two Lawrenceburg men were indicted on felony charges last week by a Franklin County Grand Jury for what police say was their part in creating a fake commercial drivers license.

    Lance Roe, 28, apparently wanted the license to drive a bus for First Baptist Church, where he serves as an organist.

    Police say the church’s pianist, Michael Sivils, 45, assisted Roe in obtaining the license by altering a state computer system database to make it appear that Roe had passed a test to obtain the license.

  • Coaches, media don’t have to be best buds

    At least Glen Drury didn’t brush me off Friday night.

    Not that I expected him to, but it seemed like every other coach in Kentucky was beginning to do that last week.

    When Drury emerged from the visitors’ locker room at Lexington’s Dunbar High School to speak with me about the game, he prefaced his first remark with, “When I finally got in there...”

    Drury’s routine is to quickly shake hands with the opposing coach, head to his locker room to talk with his team, then unwind a few moments before talking with the local media.

  • Blogging is cool; letters are better

    Some newspaper industry wonks say the measure of a paper’s success lies almost exclusively with its bottom line.

    Perhaps, but nothing offers a more accurate measure of a newspaper’s health than the letters and correspondence it receives from readers.

    Over the past year, this page has gone from one letter a week (if that) to at least several or more in nearly every edition.

  • Goose’s goose nearly cooked

    A pet goose at the Kentucky State University farm off US 127 survived after a burglar shot it while stealing items Thursday night from an office building at the complex.

    Burglars broke into the office, trashed it and stole about $8,000 worth of items, according to Tiua Chilton, the university’s assistant chief of police.

    Why one of the burglars shot the goose is anyone’s guess, but Chilton figures it was to shut it up.

  • This week in Anderson County sports

    This week in Anderson County sports

    Anderson County High School sports

    Boys' basketball

    Friday, Feb. 20: Anderson County at Franklin County, 7:45 p.m.

    Junior varsity game at 6 p.m.

    Tuesday, Feb. 24: 30th District Tournament at Anderson County High School

    Anderson County vs. Eminence, 7:30 p.m.

    Girls' basketball

    Wednesday, Feb. 18: Fern Creek at Anderson County, 7:30 p.m.

    Junior varsity game at 6 p.m.

    Thursday, Feb. 19: Anderson County at Franklin County, 7:45 p.m.

    Junior varsity game at 6 p.m.