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Today's News

  • Witnessing the death of a bedroom community

    The notion that Anderson County should remain a bedroom community has been issued a death sentence, and not a moment too soon.

    For decades our leaders and those bent on making fortunes on residential real estate have shunned industry and the tax base it provides.

    Don’t believe us? Then name one other county in the Bluegrass that hasn’t acquired a spin-off business since Toyota arrived in Georgetown all those years ago.

    You can’t because there aren’t any.

  • Community calendar for Oct. 15-28

    Wednesday, Oct. 15

    Education

    8 a.m. to noon, GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    10 to 10:30 a.m., Toddler time for 2-year-olds and their parents/guardians, Anderson Public Library.

    11 to 11:45 a.m., Preschool story time for 3- to 5-year-olds, Anderson Public Library.

    Noon to 4 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, U.S. 127 campus.

  • EDA gets pep talk from state expert

    Anderson County needs an industrial park if it hopes to create jobs and attract industry.

    That was the message delivered Wednesday morning by J.R. Wilhite, a commissioner with the state’s cabinet for economic development, to members of the Lawrenceburg-Anderson County Economic Development Authority.

    Wilhite said Anderson County already has many of the attributes companies looking to expand or relocate are looking for, except an industrial park.

    “Anderson County and Lawrenceburg are desirable locations,” he said.

  • City hosts grand opening for new disc golf course

    A crowd of about 30 attended the city's grand opening of its disc golf course Saturday at the city park.

    Lawrenceburg Mayor Edwinna Baker cut the ceremonial ribbon and made the first official throw at the course.

    As part of the grand opening events, the city hosted a "closest to the pin" contest. Discs were given away as prizes to the five closest throws and the five furthest away. Baker also gave discs to the oldest person, who was 50, and the youngest person, who was 15, in attendance.

  • Scrap gets at ’em as Bearcats splat Dragons

    CRESTWOOD – Scrap showed up for a fight Friday night but this time it was the Dragons that had to be saying “Rut roh!”

    “He loved watching Scooby Doo when he was little, and we started calling him Scrap,” Sue Harvey said of her son, Kendrick, now a senior running back for Anderson County.

    Scrap, as in Scrappy Doo, Scooby’s smallish, but fearless nephew?

  • Bullitt Central stuns Bearcats

    Bullitt Central used a punishing second half attack and converted three crucial short yardage situations on fourth down to dampen Anderson County's homecoming Friday night, 39-33.

    Bullitt Central rallied from an early 14-0 deficit to take a 21-20 halftime lead, then kept the ball for nearly 16 minutes in the second half. Bullitt Central outgained the Bearcats 296-153 in the final 24 minutes.

  • Dirty politics or childish pranks?

    Jason Denny's sign in front of Capital Medical Group encourages people to vote for him.

    His counterpart in next month's county clerk election, Anthony Stratton, has similar signs with a similar message posted across Anderson County.

    Their detractors, however, have apparently been using those signs for other purposes, including spraying one of Denny's with graffiti and tossing some of Stratton's in trash bins.

  • 'Quality opponent' invades for homecoming festivities

    When Anderson County's 2008 football schedule was announced, there was little doubt about which game would be selected for homecoming.

    Sitting neatly right in the middle of the schedule was Bullitt Central, a team that went 3-8 a year ago and one that the Bearcats whipped 21-7 in Shepherdsville. With only four home games, the Cougars looked to fit the bill very nicely.

    Someone forgot to tell Bullitt Central.

  • COLUMN: Cory Grant travels a new trail

    Cory Grant is the only person from Anderson County who has hiked the entire 2,170-mile-long Appalachian Trail, which extends from Georgia to Maine.

    When he thru-hiked the AT in August 2005, he vowed to return in the future. He recently kept the promise he made to himself and repeated the 280-mile section that runs through Maine.

    But unlike the first trek when he traveled most of the trail alone, Cory had a hiking partner on his recent hike. And he intends to travel life's trails with this partner from now on.

  • Anderson showcased at Marshall County

    If there were any lingering doubts concerning Anderson County's place among the Kentucky girls' soccer elite, the Lady Bearcats answered them with a strong showing in the Marshall County Showcase, held at Benton in far western Kentucky Friday and Saturday.

    The event was not a tournament, as it had been in the past. A decision by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association to rescind some expanded schedules prompted the tournament to adopt a showcase format with some of the best teams in the state squaring off.