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Today's News

  • Remembering one of the best

    When the game was on the line, there was little doubt that Mike Casey would come through.

    He was never the fastest. Never the one that jumped the highest. And at 6-foot-4, Casey had good size for a guard, but he was far from the biggest on the basketball court.

    It was just that when things mattered the most, country boy Mike Casey was at his best. It is the trait made him one of the most beloved players ever to suit up in Kentucky.

    When Casey died last April, the outpouring of grief and support from across the state was profound.

  • COLUMN: Judge hopefuls jockey for position

    Anyone who thinks the ongoing battle to determine the county’s next judge-executive is nothing but four candidates spreading their positive messages about why they should be elected just isn’t paying enough attention.

    We need look no further than last Tuesday’s fiscal court meeting for evidence.

    With all four candidates — incumbent Steve Cornish, Magistrate John Wayne Conway, highway foreman Chip Chambers and independent candidate Donna Drury — in attendance, there was no shortage of positioning going on.

  • Pittman shoots to be national free throw champ

    Dylan Pittman's routine is simple but sure.

    Bounce. Bounce. Bounce. Bounce. Spin the ball. Shoot. Swish.

    On an average day, about 88 percent of the time it is the same for the 10-year old Emma B. Ward student.

    Bounce. Bounce. Bounce. Bounce. Spin the ball. Shoot. Swish.

    It is a routine that earned Dylan the state and regional championships of the Elks Lodge national free throw shooting competition. He, accompanied by his family, is scheduled to leave for Springfield, Mass., today (Wednesday) for the national finals to be held on Saturday.

  • Lady Bearcats romp past Oldham

    Renay Peacock belted a pair of doubles and drove in three runs as Anderson County routed Eighth Region rival Oldham County, 8-0, in softball action Tuesday night in Buckner. A sophomore catcher, Peacock drove the ball deep into left field to put Anderson up 5-0 in the third inning. She added some insurance in the sixth when she knocked in another run to close out the scoring in the sixth.

  • Another sheriff candidate?

    The winner of the May 18 Democratic primary election for sheriff could face yet another challenge in November.

    Jeff McCormick, 48, of 568 South Main St., Lawrenceburg, has filed his notice of intent to run as an independent candidate for sheriff.

    McCormick, who served with the state’s Fish and Wildlife Division before accepting law enforcement assignments overseas with the federal government, said he has yet to make up his mind if he will actually run.

    “I’ll make my decision between now and August,” McCormick said Monday morning.

  • Weight limit reduced for Tyrone Bridge

    Tyrone Bridge has been reduced to one lane and a 3-ton weight limit ordered as workers replace steel girders beneath its surface.

    Workers at the site Tuesday morning said the weight limit is in place more as a means of keeping large trucks from trying to navigate the narrow, single lane.

    Workers said the bridge is perfectly safe to handle well beyond the 3-ton limit.

    A spokesperson for the state’s Transportation Cabinet said the lane and weight reducations will be in place through May 16.

  • Tea Partiers cheer Paul's visit to Lawrenceburg

    A small but enthusiastic crowd greeted a host of Republican candidates during last Wednesday night’s Tea Party gathering at Eagle Lake.

    The largest crowd gathered to listen to Senate candidate Rand Paul, who is seeking his party’s nomination to fill the seat now occupied by Sen. Jim Bunning, who is not seeking re-election.

  • County patched potholes on private road

    County officials admitted during last Tuesday morning’s meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court to patching potholes on a private stretch of road off US 127.

    Patching material ranging between a “wheelbarrow” load and 2 tons was apparently used to fix potholes on the private portion of Chico Drive, a road that leads back toward Bauer’s Candies near Tony’s Barn.

  • Skate park half complete

    The Lawrenceburg Skate Park is scheduled to be complete even before school is out for the summer.

    Contractors broke ground at the Anderson County Community Park on March 29 and jumped right into the work the same week.

    Public Works Director Larry Hazlett told city council members Monday night that the park is already about 40 percent complete.

    “[Contractor Jonathan Upchurch] wants to be done around the first week of May,” Hazlett said.

  • COLUMN: Don't turn a blind eye to 'The Blind Side.'

    I finally got the chance to see "The Blind Side" on DVD last week. I realize that nearly every other person on the face of the earth had already seen the story of Baltimore Ravens tackle Micheal Oher so I won't talk much about the plot. And Heaven knows I am not qualified to critique the acting skills of Tim McGraw or Quinton Aaron or Sandra Bullock.