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Today's News

  • Man arrested after report of gunshots

    A Lawrenceburg man was arrested July 13 after the Lawrenceburg Police Department responded to a report of gunshots on Township Square.

    Joseph A. Pratt, 39, Lawrenceburg, was arrested by Officer Josh Satterly on charges of wanton endangerment and alcohol intoxication.

    Other police reports from the past few weeks are:

    July 1

    Ashley N. Richardson, 19, Lawrenceburg, was arrested by Officer Teddy Melton on charges of possession of alcohol by a minor and alcohol intoxication after a suspicious person complaint was made on Dudley Street.

  • COLUMN: Changes come in groups, or at least pairs

    Change. It's something that supposedly none of us like, but it's also inevitable. It's necessary for life to progress and exist, and according to Sheryl Crow, it'll do you good.

    But no matter what the songs say and no matter how necessary it is, change can be difficult to deal with if for no other reason than it is what it is.

    By definition, change means to "make different" or "cause a transformation" (and if you ask me, the definition should say something about how a single change is impossible because when one thing changes, so do about a million others).

  • Mudcats split four games

    The Central Kentucky Mudcats split four games last week as the returned to action following the mandatory dead period for high school athletic teams.

    The Mudcats, a summer baseball team made up of players from the Anderson County program, swept a double-header from Bourbon County but lost to the Bluegrass Stars and Scott County last week.

  • Family Fun Fest set for July 31

    The seventh annual Anderson County Schools Family Fun Fest will be Thursday, July 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Anderson County Middle School.

    The first 800 Anderson County students in preschool to eighth grade to attend will receive free backpacks with school supplies.

    The event is sponsored by the district Family Resource and Youth Service Centers, Wal-Mart and the middle school

  • EDITORIAL: Taste aside, this is a good idea

    The idea of allowing the Anderson County Extension District taxing authority is kind of like eating fried liver: You know it's good for you but boy, does it ever leave a lousy taste in your mouth.

    Here's why it's good for you - never mind that it requires a big squeeze from the ketchup bottle and/or a mountain of fried onions to stave off the gag reflex:

  • Humane Society to county: Pay up!

    The Anderson Humane Society wants its money and wants it now.

    After waiting more than a year for the Anderson County Fiscal Court to reimburse them for work completed to its animal shelter in 2006, Humane Society officials have retained an attorney, and the agency's treasurer said she is considering charging the court interest to the tune of 18 percent until the balance is paid.

    The fiscal court voted in June 2007 to reimburse the Humane Society for the $7,700 it spent to enlarge the lagoon and install adequate lighting and fencing at the animal shelter.

  • COLUMN: Transfer woes a result of flawed system

    I don't believe I have seen many things associated with high school sports more bizarre than the case of Dakotah Euton.

  • Batcats take third at state tourney

    The Central Kentucky Batcats 12-and-under girls' fast pitch softball team brought home the third place trophy from the Kentucky state fast pitch tournament, sanctioned by the National Softball Association, on July 6.

    The tournament was held at Fisher Park in Owensboro. The Batcats' 12-and-under team has played in six tournaments this summer, taking first place in the Swinging into May tourney at Nicholasville, second in the Memorial Madness tournament in Versailles and the LIT tournament in Shelbyville.

  • COLUMN: Same person, but with a new name

    I'm writing this column three days before my wedding knowing that when it runs I'll be four days into my honeymoon on the shores of sunny North Carolina. But if you'll notice, because you are reading it after the wedding, my byline has changed.

  • EDITORIAL: Here they grow again

    The hits just keep coming, don't they?

    A quick perusal of several newspapers from surrounding counties last week further reveals just how far out of the loop Anderson County is when it comes to economic development.

    Headline in The Harrodsburg Herald: "Modine adding 200 jobs in Mercer."

    Headline in The Kentucky Standard: "Local plant scheduled to open in Bardstown this fall."

    Headline in The Springfield Sun: "Plant operation, jobs coming to county."