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Today's News

  • Late county clerk honored on anniversary of death

    At the request of current county clerk, Jason Denny, the Anderson County Fiscal Court declared June 2 as Harold Ritchey Day in honor of the long-time clerk who died a year ago on that date.

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  • Penny, teammates to face loaded Indiana stars

    C.J. Penny knows what his team will be up against Saturday and Sunday evenings.

    Nearly two months ago, Penny was selected to be a part of the Kentucky All-Star team that is set to play Indiana in the summer basketball series. The Hoosiers boast one of their strongest team’s ever, led by the state’s Mr. Basketball and Indiana signee Jordan Hulls of Bloomington South and Lawrence North’s 6-foot-9 Stephen Van Treese, who is headed to Louisville.

  • PAINFULLY CLOSE

    LOUISVILLE – Neither Wrigley Field nor Candlestick Park have anything on Eastern High School.

    At least for Anderson County baseball they don’t.

    “Coach (L.W.) Barnes told me after the game, that I couldn’t have hit the ball any harder,” Bearcat senior Jordan Alves said. “He said if the wind is not blowing or its blowing out towards left, then you just hit a grand slam.”

  • COLUMN: Let them speak!

    Keeping a positive attitude in our current day and age is a priority for me. I try to be a positive person and surround myself with things that make me happy. Still, there are things that rub me the wrong way, and I’ve decided to address a couple of those this week. We’ll call them “Things I don’t understand.”

  • Turpin named all-state first team

    Anderson County pitcher Courtney Turpin has been named first team all-state in a vote of the Kentucky Softball Coaches Association.

    While multiple classes are not recognized for determining a state champion, the association divides the all-state teams into three classes. Turpin was named in Class 3A, the state’s largest schools.

  • EDITORIAL: Committee misses mark on pit bulls

    Hate to say we told you so, but we told you so.

    We warned a couple of weeks ago about the danger of allowing non-elected people to draft legislation.

    When it met Thursday afternoon, the committee appointed to craft a dog ordinance did what we expected: it dropped any reference of pit bulls from the ordinance and stripped it of any chance it had of making a real change.

    What is left is something that will likely mirror the city of Lawrenceburg’s ordinance and give pit bulls the ability to strike first before anything is done to contain them.

  • COLUMN: Celebrate ‘Adopt a Cat Month’ with a kitten or maybe two

    The Anderson Humane Society is celebrating Adopt a Cat Month with the American Humane Association and all animal organizations across the United States.

    The purpose of this special month is to locate more homes for shelter cats. This is the perfect time to promote cat adoptions since the spring and summer months typically bring a surge of cats to the nation’s shelters.

  • Drury wants to be first female judge-executive

    Edwinna Baker became the city’s first female mayor two years ago, and now a woman is gunning to become the county’s first female judge-executive.

    Donna Drury confirmed Monday afternoon that she is running as a non-registered independent for judge-executive when the election is held next November.

    “Yes, I am,” she said. “I sent out letters to my friends and family telling them that I’m running, and joked that Anderson County might not be ready for a woman to be judge, but maybe it’s time.”

  • Police under fire after toddler murdered

    A 21-month-old who was apparently shot by his father should have never been in the man’s custody, according to attorney Marie Hellard, who is representing the child’s mother.

    Timothy L. Frazier, 28, and his son, Cole Lance Frazier, were found dead at 110 Tree Top Drive in Bardstown on May 26. Their deaths are being investigated as a murder-suicide, according to Nelson County Coroner Field Houghlin.

    The child’s mother is Candice Dempsey of Lawrenceburg.

  • Pit bulls given a reprieve

    Owning a pit bull in Anderson County won’t become more difficult if a committee seated to help the county create an updated dog ordinance gets its way.

    The committee met for nearly five hours last Thursday afternoon, but immediately made it clear that the majority of its members would not support breed specific legislation.

    “My agenda here is to not have breed specific legislation passed,” said committee member and veterinarian Aaron Goodpaster. “That would create more hate and discontent than anyone could imagine.”