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Today's News

  • Letters to the editor

    Septic system regulation is flawed

    To the editor:

    The Anderson County Board of Health Regulation 2004-01a is flawed. It does not address the stated problem that spawned its creation; namely, “that failing septic systems contribute considerable amounts of pollution to groundwater.” How is a failing septic system related to pumping a properly functioning septic tank every three years? The board’s solution equates with treating a broken leg by splinting the sound leg and ignoring the leg with the fractured bone.

  • Lady Bearcats to end layoff, entertain Trimble

    High school basketball teams usually try to stay away from two-week layoffs like an overspent shopper avoids the mailman after Christmas.

    But a scheduling quirk put the Anderson County girls’ basketball team in that situation. The Lady Bearcats return to action Thursday, Jan. 8 when they host Trimble County in their first game since routing Caldwell County to win the Lady Rocket Invitational at Shelby County.

  • Meet the goat that got my goat

    The carpet on the stairs between my laundry room and living room looks like a dog tore it to shreds.

    That’s because one did.

    The screen on my back door looks as if cats have been climbing it.

    That’s because they have.

    The gaping hole in the drywall in my bathroom looks as if children took a hammer to it.

    That’s because they did — to free their pet ferret from the wall.

    If you sense a pattern here — a pattern that indicates my home is slowly being destroyed by small animals — you get a gold star.

  • Adams to vie for state crown

    This Saturday, Courtlyn Adams will put a smile on her face and high heels on her feet as she competes for the crown at the Miss Kentucky County Fair pageant.

    But this isn’t her first time competing at the state level — Adams, 18, competed in the Miss Teen Kentucky County Fair pageant about three years ago.

    Compared to local pageants, state pageants are in a “totally different world,” Adams said. But having competed in a state pageant before, she feels more prepared this time.

  • Lawrenceburg woman charged with possession of legend drug

    A Lawrenceburg woman was arrested Dec. 26 and charged with illegal possession of a legend drug.

    Iznatia J. Proctor, 22, was also charged with second-degree possession of a controlled substance, third-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    Lawrenceburg Police were called to a disturbance on Versailles Road and, after investigating, Sgt. Chad Powell made the arrest.

    Other reports from the police department over the past couple months include:

  • Taking back my Sundays

    Well, folks, the Fantasy Football season is over, and despite my top-notch first half of the season, my team — the Flying Reporters — finished a mediocre fourth place right behind (you guessed it) my husband in third.

    I guess that’s what I get for gloating.

    Still, for a rookie team, the FRs had a good run, and just because the fantasy season is over doesn’t mean the real season is. Eight teams remain in the playoffs and I’m certainly looking forward to the Super Bowl on Feb. 1.

  • New year, new catalogues, choices aplenty

    Happy New Year! The new seed catalogues are here.

    Those of us addicted to gardening were getting pretty antsy for a fix. I got a chance to read through three of my new catalogues and I’m thrilled with the selections.

    Many of you may not start things from seed. Perhaps you don’t grow a big enough garden. Many of you grow just a few things in containers. Seeds are still a great way to start your garden when you want.

    We all know that we have a lot of winter yet to go before we turn that first shovel. It’s hard to wait.

  • Mason deserves a New Year’s miracle

    Curled up in his litter box inside the Anderson Humane Society, Mason has no idea how many people have made it their New Year’s resolution to find him a home.

    He has no idea that one picture of his scared little face has touched the hearts of local residents and people across the world.

    That’s right, Mason has cheerleaders all the way in Australia.

  • Knee down or not, football is changing at UK

    Notes written with my knee down …

    Over the years, some of the guys I have become acquainted with in Commonwealth Stadium have been Danny Wuerffel to Chris Doering and Marcus Randall to Devery Henderson.

    I have known Mark Higgs on first-and-goal, second-and-goal, third-and... oh, you get the idea. I remember Bernie Scruggs’ pitchout and Clyde Rudolph stretching and stretching but coming up inches short.

    And I was in the Georgia Dome when Marty Moore fumbled.

  • Bearcats outlast Shelby, take district lead

    Anderson County overcame a sluggish start to defeat 30th District rival Shelby County, 46-42 in a grind-it-out affair Saturday night at the Anderson gym.

    The teams have been ranked as the top two in the Eighth Region.