Today's News

  • 'It's pretty sick'

    To many, the new Lawrenceburg Skate Park at the Anderson County Community Park resembles an area of concrete with missing pieces.

    There are stairs that lead to nowhere, handrails too short for anyone to reasonably use, poles coming out of the ground diagonally as if they’re reaching for something that isn’t there, ramps too steep for everyday use, and over-sized pipes that are cut in half.

    For a kid with a skateboard, the area is a utopia of fun, adventure and practice.

  • All in the name

    Brandon Phillips came by The Anderson News office last Thursday.

    Really. He really did.

    He made the stop just a couple of hours after the Reds had beaten the Dodgers, 7-1.  Brandon Phillips went 2-for-3 in that one to raise his batting average to .311 for a season in which he should be getting serious consideration for the National League All-Star team.

  • Letters to the editor - 6.16

    Passing dog ordinance would have made us ‘forward-thinking’ community

    To the editor:

    Readers of The Anderson News may be well served by a reasonable response to last week’s editorial, “Latest pet ordinance deserved euthanasia.”

  • Meet the new boss

    If the reaction at last Thursday’s meeting of the Anderson County Board of Education is any indication, Sheila Mitchell was a popular choice for the next leader of Anderson County Schools.

    When a motion was made by board member Roger McDowell to hire Mitchell as the district’s new superintendent, those attending the meeting rose to their feet and gave Mitchell a round of applause.

    For more on this story, see this week's Anderson News, available on newsstands across the county.

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  • Community calendar - 6.23 to 6.29

    Wednesday, June 23

    City/county government

    8:30 a.m., Registration for all road tests with the license examiner.

    8:30 to 10:30 a.m., All written tests for driving permits, reinstatements and commercial drivers licenses.

    Community groups

    7 p.m., Boy Scout Troop 37, First Christian Church, William Hunt Scout room, 300 South Main St.

    Thursday, June 24

    Community groups

    Noon, Rotary Club, Anderson Public Library.

  • Drury 60th anniversary

    Louise J. and David E. Drury will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on June 27 with a reception in the new fellowship hall at Sand Spring Baptist Church from 2 to 4 p.m.

    The Drurys were married July 3, 1950 in Jeffersonville, Ind.

    Mrs. Drury, the former Louise Jamerson, is a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Jamerson.

    She is retired from the Kentucky Department of Transportation.

    Mr. Drury is a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Haskell Drury.

    He is retired from the A&P Tea Company.

  • COLUMN: Judging the judge candidates and curious about tourism

    Column as I see ’em ...

    Republican Chip Chambers vs. Democrat John Wayne Conway for judge-executive will be an intriguing race this fall on many levels, and will offer great insight into the minds of Anderson County voters.

    Conway, the 20-year magistrate who ousted the incumbent judge in the Democratic primary by a 2-1 margin, is understandably riding high right now and carries plenty of momentum into the fall.

  • Turpin first Lady Bearcat named to Kentucky All-Stars

    Courtney Turpin did not get much of a chance to show how big her softball bat is at the East-West All-Star games over the weekend.

    She walked four times and got just one hit for the West senior team in the series of games at the University of Kentucky. Turpin also pitched four scoreless innings on Saturday.

  • Brown first team Academic All-State

    Anderson County High School softball player Lauren Brown has been named to the Academic All-State first team by the Kentucky Softball Coaches Association.

    A run-producing first baseman and pitcher on the field, Brown was very strong in the classroom as first team selections are required to carry a 3.75 to 4.0 grade point average. All selections are required to have played in 50 percent of their team's varsity games.

    The Academic All-State softball selections are limited to juniors and seniors only.

  • Pageants will kick off fair, horse show

    The Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show is set to begin Saturday with a full plate of events.

    A miniature horse show is scheduled for 1 p.m., and three of the week’s pageants — Miss Teen, Young Miss and Princess — are slated to begin at 7 p.m.

    Miss Teen is first on the program and features 14 contestants from ages 13 to 15.