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Today's News

  • School board to politicians: Stay out

    After receiving requests to distribute campaign materials in some of Anderson County’s schools, the board of education approved a policy Monday night stating its opinion on the issue: it isn’t going to happen.

    Superintendent Kim Shaw said he received “a request or two” to hand out campaign materials to the students at school or during athletic events.

    Shaw said he didn’t think that was appropriate, and the board agreed, voting unanimously to approve the policy on first reading.

  • Main Street merchants to stay open late Friday

    Main Street merchants want people to visit their stores and restaurants during the holidays, and are willing to stay open late to make that happen.

    The Downtown Merchants Association announced Monday that many of its members will be open until 9 p.m. Friday night.

    “Come downtown and rediscover Lawrenceburg’s spirit,” said Steve Clatos, the group’s spokesperson and co-owner of Café on Main.

  • Mayor, committee reject bids for new skate park

    Two bids to construct a new skateboard park have been rejected, Mayor Edwinna Baker announced during Monday night’s meeting of the Lawrenceburg City Council.

    Baker offered no public explanation for their rejection, saying she met before the council meeting with members of the skate park committee and they reached a mutual decision.

    The decision means the project will have to be re-bid. That, combined with the current winter weather, likely means construction on the park will not start now until early spring.

  • Making their season bright

    Twenty-five children who might have received nothing for Christmas instead took home a shopping cart full of items, thanks to the second annual Shop With a Cop program Saturday morning.

    The program, launched last year by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department, doubled the number of children it provided toys for, according to Sheriff Troy Young.

    “We ended up buying toys for 25 children,” Young said. “Last year we had 12.”

  • Bearcats, Lady Bearcats in holiday tournaments

    Updated Holiday Tournament schedule

    The Anderson County boys' and girls' basketball teams will be playing in holiday tournaments over the Christmas break. Here are the pairings for the tournaments for the coming week.

    Boys

    Hoopin' it up Classic at North Laurel and South Laurel high schools.

    Saturday, Dec. 19 at North Laurel

    Whitley Co. vs. Anderson Co., 6:30 p.m.

    North Laurel vs. Williamsburg, 8:15 p.m.

    Saturday, Dec. 19 at South Laurel

  • COLUMN: A new friend kept me away from games

    I gave my newest friend a name.

    Arnold.

    You remember Arnold don’t you? He was that weather-forecasting, lunchbox-toting Wonder Pig from that intellectually-stimulating 60’s classic, Green Acres.

    But let’s just say my Arnold was not nearly as lovable as Fred and Doris Ziffel’s, ahem, son. While that Arnold once predicted a snowstorm during warm weather, my Arnold was more into chills after high temperature.

    Yep, my Arnold wasn’t an American Yorkshire, but of the H1N1 variety.

  • Grand Jury indicts six on charges ranging from drugs to fleeing police

    The following people were indicted Dec. 8 by the Anderson County Grand Jury, according to court documents.

    Wade Engle, 44, of Blackey, was indicted on four charges: receiving stolen property (less than $10,000); use/possession of drug paraphernalia; operating on a suspended/revoked/canceled/denied operator’s license; and illegal possession of a legend drug.

    Nathan Green, 28, of 1820 Harrodsburg Road, was indicted on two charges: tampering with physical evidence; and possession of marijuana.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings Sept. 28.

    Michael Cooper, hearing, attempted intimidating a participant in a legal process -- to serve 11 months (credit time served), fines and costs converted to eight days (concurrent).

    Michael A. Cooper, hearing, alcohol intoxication in a public place -- to serve 11 months (credit time served, concurrent) , fines and costs converted to eight days (concurrent).

  • MatCats romp in duals

    Four teams showed up Saturday morning at Anderson County High School to wrestle the MatCats, and four teams went home that afternoon licking their wounds.

    The MatCats racked up 36 pins on route to knocking off Montgomery County (62-18), Woodford County (64-6), Boyle County’s A (69-6) and B (53-30) teams and Bourbon County (46-33).

    Shea Sparrow (125 pounds) and Blake Curtsinger (130) were dominant, each scoring five pins in five matches on the day.

    T.W. Stockton (135) also notched five wins, including four pins, and Zach Perry won five matches on two pins.

  • Russell's muscles lead Bearcats past upset minded Titans

    It really would be possible to have a better game than Jacob Russell did Friday night at Mercer County. But you won’t see it very often.

    Russell was uncommonly incredible, scoring 27 points, pulling down 20 rebounds and dishing out 10 assists to lead Anderson County to a 70-59 win over the Titans. It was undoubtedly one of the most dominating individual performances at Anderson basketball history.