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Today's News

  • 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.

  • COLUMN: Tragic Louisville case brings new awareness to heat illness

    It's so easy to point fingers.

    Especially when we have no explanation for something tragic, bizarre or both. We want to know. We analyze and try to find answers. Then when the answers we uncover don't add up, someone has to pay the price.

    Over the last 11 months, I, like just about anyone who has access to the Louisville media market, have been following the tragic case of Max Gilpin, the young man who played football at Pleasure Ridge Park High School in Louisville before his death last August.

  • Are travel teams pricing some kids out of opportunity?

     

    (Editor's note: This is the second installment of a three-part series, "Have Game, Will Travel." A complete report, including a look at the issue of burnout in travel team sports, can be found in the print edition of The Anderson News.)

    If an Anderson County Little League baseball team ever makes it all the way to Williamsport, Pa., you won't have to worry about getting in to see the World Series.

    ESPN will be there, putting 11- and 12-year-olds on live TV around the world. The crowd? Standing room, of course,

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings April 13.

    Jeffrey A. Lovins, hearing, operating a motor vehicle under the influence (BAC .178) -- to serve 166 days (credit time served from April 7).

    Marcus A. Maxberry, arraignment, fourth-degree assault (domestic violence, no visible injury), third-degree criminal mischief -- bonded out.

    William Nathaniel Pope, motion, theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting, less than $300) -- granted.

  • Lawrenceburg’s Webb wins state crown

    Megan Alisa Webb was crowned the 2009-10 National American Miss Kentucky Junior Teen on June 29.

    The event took place at the Hyatt Regency in Lexington, and Webb was selected from 115 girls from across the state.

    For more on this story, including a photo of Webb in her crown, see this week's Anderson News available on newsstands across the county.

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  • Community calendar 7.15-7.21

    Wednesday, July 15

    Education

    8 a.m. to noon, GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Story Time for Toddlers, Anderson Public Library. (No school, no program.)

    11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., Story Time for Preschoolers, Anderson Public Library. (No school, no program.)

    Noon to 4 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, U.S. 127 campus.