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Today's News

  • Suspect who swiped church’s copper gutters charged

    The man suspected in a rash of copper thefts — including stealing the copper gutters right off of First Baptist Church — is now behind bars.
    Officers Jeremy Cornish and Teddy Melton of the Lawrenceburg Police Department announced Tuesday morning that Rodney Wash, 43, whose last known address was 109 Woodford St., Apartment 1, is facing six felony charges for alleged copper thefts across Lawrenceburg.

  • Local teen one of Kentucky's best gymnasts

    It would be safe to say that Emily Smith really has flipped over gymnastics.

    “I saw my cousin (Chelsea Hower of Louisville) flipping and I wanted to do that,” says the Anderson County teenager who has become one of Kentucky's best in the sport. “I started cheerleading but wanted to do more.”

    Do more?

    “A lot of people will ask, 'Can you do the splits?'” Smith says with a big smile. “That is a very basic move.”

  • COLUMN: Putting the brakes on influence peddlers

    The NCAA makes sense about as often as the Cincinnati Reds close out someone these days, so it was really good to see the recent Associated Press story that said the college athletics governing body was trying to distance itself from the glut of summertime AAU tournaments.

    It is about time.

    The story, which appeared in the Lexington Herald-Leader, and many other publications, on July 1, said that the NCAA is trying to cut down on the summer recruiting period to cut down on the potential of “unsavory influences of AAU coaches.”

  • Kyle Busch dominant in inaugural Quaker State 400 win

    By Dave Taylor

    Landmark News Service

    Kyle Busch dominated the competition en route to capturing the inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Kentucky Speedway Saturday.

    Busch led 125 of 267 laps, including the last 11, to claim the Quaker State 400 in front of an overflow crowd.

  • Sports briefs for July 13

    Lawrenceburg Legends open play in E-town

    The Lawrenceburg Legends' 13-and-under baseball team competed in the recent Players' Dugout Tournament, held in Elizabethtown. The Legends dropped an 11-7 decision to the Kentucky Rockers in the first game of the tournament. In that game, Josh Quire delivered two singles and drew a walk while driving in three runs. In the second game of the tournament, the Legends fell behind early and could not catch up to the M.W. Mudcats. No final score was provided.

  • Two days, two shootings in Lawrenceburg

    A Lawrenceburg woman was shot in the head Monday night, and a Lawrenceburg man was shot in the leg Tuesday morning in separate incidents.
    Both were transported to the University of Kentucky Medical Center, and are expected to survive.
    The woman was shot late Monday afternoon at a residence at the corner of Woodland Park Circle and Gailane Drive.
    The man was shot at a residence at 102 Saffell St., directly across the street from Lawrenceburg Community Baptist Church.

  • Richmond National ends local Little Leaguers’ dream

    This was one time things really were much closer than the scoreboard indicated.

    The linescore will say that Richmond National ended Anderson County’s dream of a Little League district championship with an 8-3 win at Legion Park last Friday evening. The team from Madison County got a stellar pitching performance from right-hander Bryar Rose and the team belted three home runs, one by Rose in the first inning to erase Anderson’s early 2-0 lead.

  • Little Leaguers advance to district championship round

    The Anderson County Little League All-Stars romped past Harrison County, 12-2 in five innings Thursday night. With the victory, Anderson moves into the championship round of the double-elimination tournament, being held at Legion Park.

    Anderson's Daniel Whalen started a triple play when he caught a ball on the fly, then touched second for the second out and fired to third for the triple-killing. Logan Stephens went the distance to pick up the win.

  • Community Calendar: 7-6-11

    Community
    July 8: Wheels of Time Cruise Downtown, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
    July 8: Summer movie series on the Green featuring “Never Say Never,” dusk

    Education
    July 6-July 8, July 12 and 13: GED instruction and college preparation, community education building, 8 a.m. to noon, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Bluegrass Community and Technical College, noon to 4 p.m., times subject to change depending on day
    July 6: English as a second language, community education building, 6:30-8:30 p.m. No class July 4

  • Church briefs: 7-6-11

    New Liberty Christian
    plans Bible school
    Vacation Bible school is scheduled for Monday, July 11 through Friday, July 15 at New Liberty Christian Church, according to a news release.
    The Friday session will include a 5 p.m. cookout at the Taylorsville State Park.
    The program for the week will be called “Hometown Nazareth,” directed by Lisa Ingram.
    Classes will be held from 6 to 9 p.m.
    For more information call 502-354-1309. The church is located on Highway 248, one mile from Highway 62.

    St. Lawrence hosts