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Today's News

  • Letters to the editor - 7.15

    Fourth celebration worth the wait

    To the editor:

    I would like to extend a generous thank you to those who made the rescheduled Fourth of July celebration on the Green a success.

    We survived the storm and were rewarded with an excellent band, a fantastic fireworks display and the opportunity to have the community come together for an affordable evening.

    Thanks to our mayor and the city of Lawrenceburg, and thanks to the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary for a fine parade.

  • COLUMN: WIC benefit available to those who qualify

    If you are pregnant, recently had a baby, are breastfeeding or have a child younger than 5 years of age, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) could help you.

    WIC is a short-term intervention program designed to influence lifetime nutrition and health behavior.

    WIC provides: nutrition education and services; breastfeeding promotion and education; a monthly food prescription of nutritious foods; and access to maternal, prenatal and pediatric health-care services.

  • COLUMN: Some good news about newspapers

    Column as I see ’em ...

    When it comes to news about newspapers, the news isn’t usually very good these days.

    Sometimes, though, we run across reasons to celebrate, and if this isn’t one of those reasons, I don’t know what is.

    We received a subscription renewal notice from a lady last week who for the past 47 years has made sure her son receives a copy of our paper each week.

  • COLUMN: Travel teams fueled by big dreams

    Like most kids, I had big dreams.

    My backyard was unique in that it often transformed from the place I hated to mow to Crosley-Riverfront-Sugar-Memorial-Freedom Hall-Coliseum-Bowl-Stadium-Field.

    Someday within the space of an hour, that field was home to  a game-winning home run in the World Series, a 3-pointer giving the Kentucky Colonels an ABA title and a field goal propelling the Kentucky Wildcats to a Sugar Bowl championship.

  • COLUMN: A snipe hunt to remember

    Trash bags, flashlight, full moon and friends, that’s all you need.

    We took these when we went hunting in the middle of the night. It wasn’t funny at the time, but now that it’s over with I’ll tell you the story of my hunting trip, I’m sure it will bring a laugh or two.

  • Russell starts for victorious East team

    LOUISVILLE – Anderson County basketball player Jacob Russell admits he hasn't been keeping up on his hoops skills this summer but he was still in the starting lineup for the East team in the East-West All-Star Classic held Saturday night at Bellarmine University.

    “I haven't been playing much basketball lately,” said Russell, a rising senior at Anderson who was all-state honorable mention in thrree sports as a junior. “They had a practice Thursday night, but I couldn't come because of football.”

  • Community calendar 7.22-7.28

    Wednesday, July 22

    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.

  • Ace celebrates ‘grand’ grand opening

    Ace Hardware celebrated its grand opening over the weekend.

    For the fully story, including pictures from the event, see this week's Anderson News, available on newsstands across the county.

    Subscribe online or call 502-839-6906.

  • THE SPORTS BUZZ for July 22: How can travel teams be “frustrating, humbling and beneficial at the same time?”

    Over the last three weeks, I have used the sports pages of The Anderson News to examine the travel team explosion in youth sports. These kind of teams have been around, it seems, forever in the form of American Legion baseball and a myriad of softball teams, fast-pitch and slow-pitch. There have been elite teams in practically all sports for many years, but it seems that over the past 10-15 years, there has been an explosion of growth and that players are starting younger and younger.

    I am not sure what to make of that.

  • Sports training injuries now seen as a major concern

    (Editor's note: Information contained in this article is intended to be general in nature. Athletes who suspect injury should always check with their medical professional for specific information and guidelines.)

    Chances are that you'll never see a pitcher's duel like the one Juan Marichal and Warren Spahn staged in San Francisco back on July 2, 1963.

    They kept battling for 16 innings before Willie Mays hit a one-out home run off Spahn to give the Giants a 1-0 win over the Milwaukee Braves.

    Sixteen innings and not a single pitch came out of the bullpen.