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Today's News

  • Obama signs major disaster declaration for Kentucky

    UPDATED 4:30 P.M. THURSDAY - President Barack Obama signed a major disaster declaration today for Anderson and over 90 other counties in Kentucky, according to a news release from the White House.

    Obama ordered federal aid to supplement commonwealth and local recovery efforts in the area struck by last week's winter storm, the release said.

  • This week in Anderson County Sports

    This week in Anderson County Sports

    Boys' basketball

    Thursday, Feb. 5: Spencer County at Anderson County, 7:30 p.m. Junior varsity at 6 p.m.

    Friday, Feb. 6: Anderson County at Woodford County, 7:30 p.m.  Junior varsity game at 6 p.m.

    Saturday, Feb. 7: McCreary Central at Anderson County, 7:30 p.m.  Junior varsity game at 6 p.m.

    Monday, Feb. 9: Frankfort at Anderson County, 7:30 p.m.  Senior Night. Junior varsity game at 6 p.m.

    Boys' freshmen basketball

  • County schools on one-hour delay Friday

    Anderson County Schools will operate on a one-hour delay Friday, Feb. 6, Superintendent Kim Shaw announced Thursday afternoon.

  • Bearcats to play Spencer Thursday night

    UPDATED Thursday, Feb. 5, 7:45 a.m.  Anderson County will host Spencer County in boys' high school basketball action Thursday, Feb. 5 at 7:30 p.m. The game had been originally scheduled for Jan. 27, then rescheduled for Feb. 3, but was canceled both times.

    The game is a 30th District Tournament seeding game. With a victory, Anderson will sew up the top seed in the 30th District Tournament for the second consecutive year.

  • City council applies for grant to fund skate park

    Hoping this time the outcome will be different, the Lawrenceburg City Council is applying for a grant to fund a skate park.

    The city has applied for the Land and Water Conservation Fund twice before, but officials have high hopes Lawrenceburg will receive the grant this year.

    At a special called meeting last Thursday, the council voted unanimously to apply for the grant.

    If awarded the grant, the city would receive $45,000 to use to build a skate park. The city would be responsible for matching the grant either monetarily or in-kind.

  • Now’s a good time for an analysis

    Most cattle producers happily waved good-bye to 2008, while crossing their fingers that 2009 will be much better. Many are wrestling with challenging management decisions as a result of the profitability challenges they are facing.

    Production costs were extremely high in 2008 and feeder cattle prices fell dramatically from summer to winter.  However, it is difficult to make clear recommendations about strategies without good knowledge of the cost structure of the farm.

  • All the way to Westminster

    One Lawrenceburg resident is getting ready to compete on a national stage in front of thousands, if not millions, of viewers — but it’s not a human resident.

    Dugan, a 4 1/2-year-old Kerry Blue Terrier owned by George Geoghegan, will be shown at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden in New York this month.

    “This is the one (dog) show where all of them are champions,” Geoghegan said.

  • Time to re-examine Sunday alcohol sales

    Boy, it’s a good thing county law prevents Brody’s from serving alcohol on Sundays.

    Otherwise there might have been a big crowd of people out there to watch the Super Bowl, watching the game and (gasp!) drinking alcohol.

    Thankfully, calmer, more rational people have saved those sinners from their own weaknesses by maintaining a county law that forbids businesses outside city limits from serving alcohol on Sundays.

  • Christy Gemmell is still full-speed ahead

    CINCINNNATI — It was after a loss that Christy Gemmell showed she could be a big-time winner.

    “I saw Christy in the (Eighth) regional final last year and she really took it hard when Anderson County lost,” remembers Asbury College women’s basketball coach Bart Flener. “I liked that. She does not like to lose and she wants to do something about it.”

    For Gemmell, though, that last-minute loss to Simon Kenton meant no more opportunities to do something about it at the high school level.

  • Let there be light, please!

    Thousands are still without power and thousands more are just beginning a daunting clean-up effort following what is being called the worst ice storm in Kentucky history.

    As of Tuesday, around 1,600 Bluegrass Energy and 1,500 Kentucky Utility customers still did not have electricity, forcing residents to deal with freezing nights and continue their search for alternative sources of heat and light.