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Today's News

  • Lawrenceburg, police hit with $20 million lawsuit

    A Lawrenceburg woman whose son was shot and killed May 26 by his father in a murder-suicide is suing the city and two police officers for at least $20 million, according to a lawsuit filed last Thursday at the federal courthouse in Frankfort.

    Candice Dempsey claims the city failed to properly hire, train and supervise Lt. Chris Atkins and officer Nathan Doty, and that both were made aware of the father’s “long, sordid criminal history” when they removed the boy from his mother’s custody May 14.

  • Family cross over ban on wooden crosses

    Haley Meadows stood in Lawrenceburg Cemetery on Saturday afternoon hugging a framed photo of her father and staring at the wooden cross that marks his grave.

    Family members say Haley, 10, used to cry when she visited the grave — partly because she missed her father, Larry Jarvis Meadows, who died in February 2007, and partly because his grave was bare and not marked like the rest around him.

    Last December, a gift allowed Haley to dry a few tears. A family friend made a personalized cross and gave it to Haley as a Christmas present.

  • Mudcats end season in Tennessee

    The final weekend of the 2009 baseball season went 1-2-3 for the Central Kentucky Mudcats in the Smoky Mountain Wooden Bat tournament held in Pigeon Forge and Dandridge, Tenn.

    One win, two losses and three rainouts.

  • COLUMN: Could Anderson contend for two state championships?

    It seems strange to realize that in the history of Anderson County, only one school-sponsored team has ever been able to carry the state's biggest trophy away from it's final competition.

    And that one, Anderson High's 1964 girls' track team, won the crown two years before the Kentucky High School Athletic Association began overseeing that sport's state meet.

  • COLUMN: Gardening the old fashioned way produces results

    It’s hard to believe that August is almost here.

    School starts next week. Man, whatever happened to the good old days when you started school right after Labor Day and got out by Memorial Day?

    Seems like three months off, in a row, would save a lot of money for the district. I bet capital improvement projects would be a lot smoother. And, hey, let’s not forget the students’ education.

  • COLUMN: Patience a virtue when in comes to public facilities

    “I think it’s a great idea,” my friend Katie Hilbert said when asked about a skate park. “I think it’s a good idea because, if you skate, you’re not allowed to skate anywhere else.”

    The city finally got a grant for a skate park. Work should begin on it within the next two months.

    I was glad to hear that the city received the grant, which means the county and city are becoming better for the teens.

  • Birdwhistell honored at Georgetown graduation

    To say that Mary Alice Birdwhistell is an accomplished student might be an understatement.

    Find out why and read about Birdwhistell's honors while at Georgetown College in this week's Anderson News, available on newsstands across the county.

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  • Community Calendar - 8.5 to 8.11

    Wednesday, Aug. 5

    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 p.m., Anderson Middle School site-based decision making council meeting.

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

  • Letters to the editor - 7.29

    Carlson unfairly criticized over dentist’s two DUIs

    To the editor:

    My family and I have received on many occasions excellent care from Dr. Dahlen.

    My family and I, along with others, have watched with interest our local paper’s coverage of Dr. Dahlen’s problems with the law that endangered other citizens’ lives.

  • Local All-Stars win Frankfort tourney

    The Anderson County Little League All-Stars captured the championship of the East Frankfort Kiwanis Tournament, defeating the Frankfort Blue team 8-4 in the final on July 25.

    It was just the second time that Anderson had won the tournament for 11- and 12-year-old all-star teams. Anderson also won in 2004 with the team that eventually won the Eighth Region high school championships in 2008 and 2009.

    Anderson won its three games by a combined 29-9 score.