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Today's News

  • Earning respect? Anderson singles advance in regional tournament

    FRANKFORT – The call for respect might be one of the most overused motivational ploys in all of sports, but it worked for Anderson County tennis on Monday.

    Stung by what they perceived as a bigger disrespecting than Aretha or Reba ever got, the Bearcat and Lady Bearcat singles' tennis players turned in one of the best days ever for Anderson at the regional tournaments being held in Frankfort. All of the Anderson singles advanced to the second round, with two moving on to the regional quarterfinals, played Tuesday after press time.

  • Primary set for Tuesday

    Democrats will head to the polls Tuesday to decide the fates of Anderson County’s incumbent judge-executive and sheriff, as well as two candidates for property value administrator and a host of hopefuls looking to win seats on the fiscal court.

    Republicans won’t vote on any local races, but will have a chance to nominate candidate to challenge incumbent Congressman Ben Chandler (D-Versailles) and a candidate to vie for the Senate seat that now belongs to outgoing Senator Jim Bunning. (See pullout for details.)

  • District court proceedings

    Judge David F. Hayse heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings April 5.

    Benjamin A. Ray, hearing, attempted convicted felon in possession of a handgun, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, operating a motor vehicle under the influence, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security -- 20 days.

    Carol J. Cornish, motion, operating a motor vehicle under the influence -- continued to May 3.

    Jalee E. Humphrey, arraignment, operating on a suspended/revoked operator’s license -- bonded out.

  • Mayci Ryan Puckett birth announcement

    Kelley and Joseph Puckett of Lawrenceburg announce the birth of their daughter, Mayci Ryan Puckett, on Feb. 14, 2010 at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center in Frankfort.

    She weighed 7 pounds, 5 3/4 ounces and was 20 1/4 inches long.

    She was welcomed home by two sisters, Kamryn Carmickle, 8, and Chayse Puckett, 5.

    Her maternal grandparents are Coleman and Rita Adams of Lawrenceburg. Her maternal great-grandparents are Marvin and Mary Ann Carlton of Lawrenceburg and the late Reo and Hallie Adams.

  • Community calendar - 5.19 to 5.25

    Wednesday, May 19

    Education

    8 a.m. to noon, GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    Noon to 4 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, U.S. 127 campus.

    4:30 to 7:30 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    6:30 to 8:30 p.m., English as a Second Language, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    City/county government

  • Neighbors save Alton Station man from drowning

    William Hainline can’t swim.

    So when he climbed into a small boat Sunday to put a fountain in his pond without wearing a life jacket, even he admits it wasn’t the brightest thing he has ever done.

    “I just sink like a rock, so not having a life jacket on is the stupidest thing a person can do,” Hainline said Monday morning. “If my neighbors hadn’t been there, I would have been a goner just due to my own stupidity.”

  • COLUMN: Why Anderson teams will be playing at state and why they won't

    It all starts for real Monday night at Anderson County High School.

    The Bearcats and Lady Bearcats begin their quests for state tournament berths as they will be hosting the 30th District baseball and softball tournaments, respectively. It is believed to be the first time that both tourneys have been held at Anderson at the same time.

  • City launches farmers market

    Getting a basket of fresh fruit or vegetables will be even easier May 29 when a farmers market opens on Lawrenceburg Green, behind Town & Country Bank.

    Mayor Edwinna Baker announced the opening date Friday, saying the goal is to bring more people to downtown Lawrenceburg and allow local growers a place to display their goods.

    “We are very excited about this idea,” she said. “We really hope people will rediscover downtown Lawrenceburg.”

  • COLUMN: Does it ever get tiring to be a Wildcat?

    As giddy as a school girl.

    That’s how I described my mood after having my picture taken with University of Kentucky men’s basketball player Ramon Harris at Friday’s DARE graduation. And I know I wasn’t the only one.

    “That’s Harris! That’s him right there!” I heard one DARE graduate shout in disbelief while standing about 10 feet in front of the senior Wildcat who graduated last weekend.

    “I’ll never wash my hand again,” said another after getting a high-five.

  • Letters to the editor - 5.12

    Column first nice thing written about Tyrone

    To the editor:

    I would just like to simply say thank you for the article you wrote in The Anderson News on Wednesday about Tyrone.