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Today's News

  • Bikes banned in skateboard park, for now

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court voted Tuesday morning to ban bicycles from the new skateboard park, at least temporarily.

    Magistrates unanimously approved the measure as part of adopting formal rules for the skateboard park, which opened earlier this summer.

    Magistrate Buddy Sims brought up the issue of bicycles, saying he knows little about skateboard parks but is concerned about the safety of having riders utilize the facility along with skateboarders.

  • Royalty-Smith engagement

    Steven and Dawn Royalty and Marla Corn Smith, all of Lawrenceburg, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Caitlyn Danielle Royalty and Robert Tyler Smith.

    The bride-to-be is a granddaughter of Gene and Jean Morrell and Clifford and Bonnie Royalty, all of Lawrenceburg.

    She is a 2008 graduate of Anderson County High School and is currently attending the University of Kentucky, where she is expected to graduate in 2012 with a degree in kinesiology and health promotion.

  • LITTLE LEAGUE: Next up? The state tournament!

    Gloves were tossed in the air effortlessly as players jumped around in celebration. The manager of the Anderson County 11-and-under All-Stars, Tommy Rice, just about lost his voice and couldn’t break the smile from his face. Anderson County just won the District III Little League championship for the first time.

    Bryndon Labhart and Daniel Whalen grabbed each end of the championship banner and the team raced around the diamond in a victory lap giving high fives to parents and fans waiting along the fence. They were champions at last.

  • COLUMN: Memories of 2002

    Has it been eight years?

    Eight years, 2,922 days (or something close to that) since an Anderson County Little League All-Star baseball team advanced to the state tournament?

    The 11-year-old team broke that drought when it won the District 3 title Saturday night with an offensive onslaught that made final scores more gridiron-esque than fitting the diamond. Anderson County routed West Lexington, 19-7, in the final at Legion Park.

  • Lost and found

    Lana Trent’s emotions ran from panic to elation in just one afternoon.

    The panic set in when she realized that a prized family heirloom had slipped from her finger while she had lunch last month at a local restaurant.

    Hours later, elation set in when the ring she thought she’d never see again was back on her finger where it belongs.

  • Alves, Cricket chirping statewide

    Hannah Alves is going for the top in barrel racing.

    The Anderson County youth is gunning for her second consecutive state championship in the International Barrel Racing Association competition, held throughout the state.

    With two weeks remaining in the season, Alves is currently leading two divisions in the statewide standings, the open Division 4 and youth Division 3. She has 1373 and 1341 points respectively.

    She is also third in youth Division 2 and eighth in open Division 4.

  • COLUMN: Living on vacation time

    Time seems to speed by at twice its normal rate when you’re on vacation.

    You’re driving here, running there, seeing this, doing that and before you know it, you’re driving back home wondering where all the time has gone.

    While taking a few days off allows you to “vacate” your normal life, rarely does vacation really equal rest.

    I’m also convinced that while on vacation with time passing so rapidly, one’s coworkers are experiencing time passing equally as slow.

  • Bryant-Flygstad engagement

    Marla and Chris Bryant of Harrodsburg and Gina and David Flygstad of Lawrenceburg announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Christin Bryant and Jacob Flygstad.

    The bride-to-be is a granddaughter of Bonnie and Eugene Bryant of Lawrenceburg and Charles Collins and the late Bonnie Collins of Sequatchi, Tenn.

    She is a 2009 graduate of Mercer County Senior High and is currently attending Midway College where she is expected to graduate in 2012 with a degree in psychology.

  • Coroner calls woman's death accidental drowning

    A woman died last Wednesday in what the Anderson County coroner’s office is preliminarily calling an accidental drowning.

    Linda Sue Hyatt Gill, 51, was found in the family pool around 1:20 a.m. on June 30, said Deputy Coroner David Walden.

    Walden said preliminary autopsy reports show Gill’s death was due to drowning, although toxicology reports and the final autopsy won’t be available for a few weeks.

    Gill’s daughter and a friend had been draining the pool June 29 to get it ready for swimming, Walden said.

  • COLUMN: Using other's words speaks to credibility

    Column as I see ’em ...

    I promise that every word in this column was typed by my fingers in concert with the organic word processor I store beneath my hair.

    It’s a shame the same can’t be said about some information on judge-executive hopeful Donna Drury’s campaign website, where she claims to have gained permission to post, without any attribution whatsoever, the words of other writers.

    I call it a shame because some of what’s written there is solid material upon which a candidate could base a good election campaign.