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Today's News

  • The U.S. economy — fish or foul?

    Does anyone else find it more than a little bizarre that so many heretofore ardent capitalists have turned to a form of socialism to bail out Wall Street, big banking and possibly the big three auto companies?

    But that is exactly what has been happening since the massive financial meltdown began.

    And why is it that when poor folks receive government assistance the well-to-do label it as welfare, but those same moneyed people think it’s OK when their failing businesses receive welfare in the form of a government handout/bailout?

  • Four Roses wins top distillery award

    Four Roses is on a fast track back to its halcyon days and its master distiller couldn’t be happier.

  • Fire damages Stringtown home

    A Stringtown home sustained major damage in a fire Monday morning at 1734 Harrodsburg Road.

    No one was home when the fire started, and its cause remains under investigation.

    “There are a couple of things we are looking at,” said Anderson County Fire Chief Mike Barnes. “We haven’t been able to pin it down and say for sure what we think it is.”

    The home was rented by Beverly Terry, who lived there with her children.

  • A mold that should never be broken

    God has a special mold from which he creates firefighters.

    There can be no other rational explanation for why people who otherwise appear completely sane and in command of their facilities would willingly enter burning buildings and risk their lives for, usually, the mere belongings of people they often don’t even know.

    So what drives these men and women from virtually every walk and station in life to show up at the local fire hall and volunteer?

  • A ‘heart of gold’

    Ask both his wife and his boss and they’ll tell you — Daniel “Danny” Gaines had a heart of gold.

    “He had an outgoing personality,” said Gaines’ wife, Crystal. “He’d do anything for anybody. If he had the means to do it, he would do it.”

    Gaines, of Frankfort, died unexpectedly Nov. 23. He had an enlarged heart. Born Nov. 28, 1974, he was 33.

  • TNA wrestles its way to Lawrenceburg

    Wrestling in towns across Kentucky is nothing new for Chris “Abyss” Park.

    “I came up wrestling in Kentucky,” said Abyss, who now lives in Independence. “I’ve been everywhere from Lexington to Louisville to Paris to Cynthiana to Georgetown.”

    This Saturday, Abyss — and many other Total Nonstop Action wrestlers — will add Lawrenceburg to his list.

    Eagle Lake Expo Center is hosting “TNA Live in Lawrenceburg” on Saturday night. Doors open at 6:30, and the event is set to begin at 8.

  • Lawrenceburg Christmas celebration begins Dec. 5

    The city of Lawrenceburg’s holiday season will officially kick off 6 p.m. Friday at Lawrenceburg Green with a remembrance ceremony, the lighting of a Christmas tree, and caroling led by Sand Spring Baptist Church music director Ellery Milburn.

    Refreshments will be provided by the Lawrenceburg Burgoo Festival Committee.

    The annual Christmas parade is scheduled for noon Saturday with John Allen Perry serving as grand marshal.

  • Businesses see green on Black Friday

    Despite of an economy that some say is in recession, local retailers had taken in lots of green by mid-morning on Black Friday

    “We’ve been very busy since about 5 a.m.,” said Jason Edwards, who works in customer service at Lawrenceburg Wal-Mart.

    His boss agreed with Edwards’ assessment.

    “So far, this has been our best (Black Friday) ever,” Wal-Mart manager Kim Darland said. “I have no clue why, but it has been very busy and I from everything I’ve seen, it’s that way everywhere.”

  • ‘You have a really good program’

    The numbers don’t lie. Anderson County football finished 7-5 following an undefeated regular season and in a year where many, including the Bearcats, wanted a much longer post-season than two games.

    But for Mark Peach, other numbers don’t lie either.

    “In 2006, we went 6-4 but all four of the losses were to ranked teams and we were not close in any of those games. We didn’t have a chance,” the Anderson football coach recalled last week.

    He did not have to go into detail for the contrast. You can do the math.

  • Lady Bearcats to face Ballard, Kentucky signee Drake

    No one can accuse the Anderson County girls’ basketball team of avoiding the competition.

    The Lady Bearcats were to open the season at Lafayette Tuesday in a game scheduled after press time then complete a four-game road swing in the next week.

    It won’t be easy as the Lady Bearcats are looking at a Louisville-area power and a team that features one of Kentucky’s five best players.

    It would be hard to pick a marquee game between the Lady Cats’ trip to Ballard Friday, Dec. 5 or Nelson County Tuesday, Dec. 9.