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Today's News

  • Growth spurt

    Some do it to save money.

    Some do it to teach their children the benefits of an agrarian lifestyle.

    Others do it just to have a freezer or storeroom full of tasty veggies year ’round.

    “It” is gardening, and Anderson County is absolutely blooming this year with green thumbs.

  • County suspends recycling following wreck

    Anderson County has suspended its recycling program after the truck used to collect items was destroyed in a traffic accident Wednesday afternoon, Judge-Executive Steve Cornish’s office announced.

    The truck was attempting to take a left off Highway 62 onto Primrose Lane near the golf course when another vehicle attempted to pass and slammed into the side of the truck.

  • City gets grant for skate park

    Finally.

    Members of the local skate park committee, city officials and community members who have donated to the skate park cause will finally see the fruits of their labor.

    Lawrenceburg has been selected to receive a $45,000 matching Land and Water Conservation Fund grant that will be used to fund the construction of a skate park, Mayor Edwinna Baker announced at Monday night’s city council meeting.

    The skate park committee has raised the matching $45,000, for a total of $90,000.

  • Relay for Life kicks off Friday

    The eighth annual Anderson County Relay for Life is set to begin Friday night at 6.

    The event, which raises money for the American Cancer Society, runs through 6 a.m. Saturday.

    Over 20 teams will be walking around the track at the American Legion fairgrounds and city park in an effort to raise $113,000. Last year’s event raised $108,690.

    The event has continued to grow since it started in 2002, organizers said.

  • Ex-youth minister in court Tuesday

    The former First Baptist Church youth minister accused of sexually abusing two teens in 1992 is scheduled to appear Tuesday in Anderson County Circuit Court for a pretrial conference.

    Gordon Lunceford, 46, of Richmond, was indicted by a grand jury last month on 13 counts of rape, sodomy and sexual abuse of two children, one under 16 and the other under 14 at the time.

    At least one of the alleged victims came forward last summer and Kentucky State Police launched an investigation in August.

  • COLUMN: Still just a small town girl

    Borrowing a line from Kellie Pickler, “I’m a small town girl/And that’s all I’ll ever be/I’m a small town girl/Hey, that’s alright with me.”

    I’m pretty sure Pineville is smaller than Lawrenceburg — my parents think Lawrenceburg feels a lot bigger — but I’ve always said Lawrenceburg feels like home, only without the mountains.

    Still, my point is that I’m also from “a town so small you don’t need a map,” and I wouldn’t want it any other way.

  • Cats aware of heat dangers as fall practice begins

    As fall sports practice begins today for high school athletes, coaches and school officials are preparing to implement a new law aimed at reducing heat-related injuries.

    House Bill 383 requires the Kentucky High School Athletic Association and the state Department of Education to increase sport safety. The bill was passed after the death of Pleasure Ridge Park football player Max Gilpin from an apparent heat stroke last August.

  • Lexington team ends local Little League dream

    (Editor's note: A slideshow of Little League District Tournament action can be found on the homepage.)

    HARRODSBURG -- The top seed in the District 3 tournament meant little for the Anderson County Little League 11- and 12-year-old all-stars Friday night.

    Third-seeded Western National of Lexington scored twice in the bottom of the first, then rolled to a 7-2 win in the tournament semifinals at Harrodsburg’s Anderson-Dean Park.

  • Changing the way kids play

    Editor's note: This story is part one of a three-part series titled "Have game, will travel."

    They come in all shapes and sizes. Some start young, others wait a while. Most are expensive and require a high level of commitment from a good number of people.

    Most of all they are changing the way games are being played by kids, some as young as first or second grade, all the way through high school and beyond.

  • COLUMN: Here’s what to do with your bountiful harvest

    Harvest season has begun.

    I picked my first tomatoes and squash last week and my partner farm started picking corn. Heaven on earth!

    There is nothing more delicious than fresh food from the garden, but you can’t eat it all at once. If you’re up to you elbows in peppers or squash, then roll up your sleeves.

    Storing the harvest can take many forms and it really depends on what you want to put up for the winter. Back in the olden days food was preserved in fat or oil, salt, vinegar or an alcoholic beverage.