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Today's News

  • Waldridge anniversary

    Stacy and Rusty Waldridge celebrated their 11th wedding anniversary on Aug. 14 at their home in Anderson County.

    Family and friends joined the couple for a vows renewal ceremony.

    Their two children, Levi Waldridge and Laci Waldridge, were their attendants. 

  • Letters to the editor - 8.18

    Drury’s heart same as Thomas Jefferson’s

    To the editor:

    It is with great honor that I submit my support for Donna Drury’s candidacy for Anderson County judge-executive.

    She has shown not only in her conduct but in her principles to be a vigilant supporter for the rights of the citizens of Anderson County, the city of Lawrenceburg, and someone whom I trust will faithfully defend the principles of a republic government of, by and for the people that was set in motion 234 years ago by our founding fathers.

  • Buffo 50th anniversary

    Jean and Billy Ray Buffo of Lawrenceburg will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 27.

    The couple was married on Aug. 27, 1960 by the Rev. Goodpasteur at a Presbyterian church in Gary, Ind.

    Mrs. Buffo, the former Jean Aeschliman, is a daughter of the late Melvin and Zella Aeschliman.

    She is retired.

    Mr. Buffo is a son of the late Bill and Elizabeth Buffo.

    He is retired from the U.S. Steel Corp. and Sears Roebuck and Company of Gary, Ind.

    The Buffos have two children, Terry Buffo and Kris Bustin, both of Lawrenceburg.

  • EDITORIAL: Lawsuit fallout breeds other county issues

    Rather than dip our editorial keyboard back into the septic tank and rehash yet again the sordid details of the sexual harassment lawsuit pending against county government, let’s instead look this week at the apparent fallout it has caused.

    A pair of articles in this week’s paper examine problems within county government, both directly related to employees failing to focus on the tasks at hand.

  • Bearcats take impressive win in Alumni Bowl

    The seeds of a Anderson County's season-opening rout were sown long before the Bearcats ever started seriously talking about Garrard County's football team.

    A week earlier, Anderson had blown a commanding lead as Franklin County, a team that had won just one game last year, humbled the Bearcats in their final tune-up. Granted, that one was just a  scrimmage, but someone forgot to tell Bearcat coach Mark Peach.

    “He was not happy,” Anderson senior Steve Sims, a team captain, said of Peach.

  • County retiree still receiving health care benefits

    Taxpayers could be on the hook to pay thousands of dollars in health insurance premiums for a former county employee who retired last October.

    County Clerk Jason Denny confirmed Monday that the employee retired from his office but remains an active employee on the county’s list of workers receiving health care benefits.

    Denny said the monthly premium totals around $400, including $125 each month for prescription coverage. Through July, the total would be well over $3,000.

  • Inmates, others spraying county park

    A highway department employee apparently isn’t the only one to violate the state’s regulation on spraying weed killer on public property.

    County employees in other departments, along with inmates on work release from jail, spray weed killer in the county park and around the courthouse, but do not have the required state certifications to do so.

    The spraying appears to be done in numerous locations in the park, including the perimeter of the playground, skateboard park, in drainage ditches and around large drainage pipes.

  • Missing dog could be in Anderson County

    A Franklin County dog that has been missing for over a month may have been spotted in Anderson County, a volunteer involved in the search said Thursday morning.

    Copper, an 11-year-old Shiba Inu, was released into the wild on July 3 after being labeled as a coyote by a worker at the Franklin County Humane Society, said Barbara Murray, who is heading up the search effort for the dog.

    Murray said the last reported sighting of Copper occurred on the Anderson County side of Ninevah Road.

  • Incumbent mayor won't be challenged in November

    Lawrenceburg’s mayor is set for the next four years, but the council members she will be working with are yet to be determined.

    In order to run in the Nov. 2 general election, candidates had to file by last Tuesday, Aug. 10.

    Incumbent mayor Edwinna Baker is seeking reelection, but no one filed to challenge her this fall.

    However, 10 candidates filed for a chance at a spot on the six-seat city council.

  • Riley rules at High Point; Lady Cats beat local foes

    Kaitlyn Riley, a freshman on the Anderson County golf team, turned in the biggest day of her high school career as she won the Ron Zavitz Memorial Tournament, held at High Point golf course near Nicholasville on Saturday.

    Riley carded a seven-over 78, one shot better than Boyle County's Rachel Pennington, to take individual honors.

    A second Anderson golfer, sophomore Anna Marie Hyatt, finished fourth with an 87 over the 18 holes.