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Today's News

  • Charges continue to pile up on man charged with hitting pregnant woman with hammer

    A Lawrenceburg man who turned himself in for an outstanding warrant last week ended up going back to jail for a host of other charges he apparently didn’t know even existed.

    Brent Wayne Campbell, 41, of 1131 Salt River Road was wanted on a warrant related to charges from earlier this year that included hitting a pregnant woman in the forehead with a hammer and smashing her hand in a door.

  • Something to sink my teeth into

    Recently a friend of mine had his wisdom teeth taken out and is still recovering from the procedure with the assistance of his new best friends: yogurt and Jell-O. It is only his second day of recovery and he is still telling anyone that will dare to listen about his overwhelming need for a cheeseburger.

  • His 1969 Mustang is not for sale

    The year was 1970 and Lawrenceburg’s Harold Johnson was driving a convertible 1962 Ford Galaxy that simply had to go.

    “My wife didn’t like it. With the top down, it got her hair messed up,” said Johnson, who ironically was waiting patiently outside of a local beauty parlor last Friday morning as his wife was getting her hair done.

    So Johnson did what any good husband would do: he traded in the Galaxy for a very sharp 1969 Ford Mustang that he still has today.

  • Tourism doesn’t yet deserve more money

    Column as I see ’em …

    When former judge-executive John Wayne Conway gets this newspaper in the mail, it’s a good bet he’ll just shake his head when he reads that the fiscal court has taken the first step toward merging with the city council on tourism.

  • A more thorough definition of marriage license

    On June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court announced it had voted 5-4 in favor of same-sex marriage.

    This meant that all states are to recognize same-sex marriages from other states, as well requiring all states to allow this union.

    That same day, Gov. Steve Beshear’s office issued a directive to all 120 county clerk’s offices to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples immediately.

  • August perfect for ‘hobo dinners’

    Well, it’s here. The eighth month has arrived, though August seems like the beginning of the end of summer. Complete with the start of school, there are some positives to the month.

    If ever there was a perfect month for outdoor summer events, this one is it. The daytime temperatures reach into the mid-80s, the nights cool off into the mid-60s and there are fewer rainy days.

  • SCHOOL COMPLIANCE WITH TITLE IX IMPORTANT BUT VERY EXPENSIVE

    The record book does not lie when it comes to Anderson County’s success in girls’ high school sports.

  • No easy answers in dealing with rising costs of school sports

    After writing about high school sports for over 30 years, I like to think I have a grasp of what goes on when kids play the games.

    There are always a few surprises every year, but in a strange way, they aren’t unexpected. They’re going to happen. It’s just the details of when, where and who that you don’t know in advance.

    I wish predicting the future well-being of high school sports was that simple.

  • Sting of ’14 drives senior-laden Lady Cats

    The sting still bothers the Anderson County High School volleyball team. And they agree that is a good thing.

    A year ago, the Lady Bearcats turned in what had the trappings of the best performance in the program’s history. Anderson finished the regular season at 23-6 and clinched the top seed in the 30th District Tournament.

    Then it happened. Again.

  • Country singer to host St. Jude charity game

    Country music singer J.D. Shelburne will be hosting his Eighth Annual St. Jude Softball Game on Saturday, Aug. 8 in Taylorsville.

    The game will be held at Ray Jewell Park, located on Highway 44 near Spencer County High School. The Home Run Derby will get under way at 11 a.m. with the softball game at 1 p.m. Anyone can enter the Home Run Derby for an entry fee of $5. Prizes will be awarded.