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Today's News

  • Horn's departure underscores sports' market-driven nature

    As I write this, Darrin Horn is officially still red. Western Kentucky red.

    By the time you read it, he will still be red, but it will be South Carolina red.

    Monday, it was reported that the University of South Carolina had called a meeting of the Board of Trustees, scheduled for Tuesday, concerning the men's basketball coaching situation at the school. Later, reports out of Bowling Green were that Horn had left his alma mater for the Southeastern Conference.

    In a lot of ways, that's a shame.

  • Three Cats take first in two Western Hills meets

    FRANKFORT - Competing against some of central Kentucky's best squads, the Anderson County track team turned in a pair of superb showings last week at Western Hills.

    Saturday, Anderson's boys placed second and the girls' team was third in the Western Hills Invitational despite fielding teams depleted by performers traveling on spring break.

  • Headed home to that pot of gold

    "You'd be good at that." It was a spring day almost 30 years ago that Sharon Messer turned to me and spoke those five little words.

    We were in a small group of women when one asked about her recent decision to stop writing a community column for the newspaper. She explained her creative juices had just stopped flowing, then unexpectedly turned to me and spoke those fateful words.

  • Lady Bearcats take second at Ballard

    The oldest truism in baseball or softball is that good pitching will beat good hitting.

    It did not change Saturday when Ballard's Brittany Mockbee silenced Anderson County's previously potent bats in a 4-0 win over Anderson in the championship game of the Lady Bruin Invitational Tournament.

    Mockbee, considered one of the top pitchers in Kentucky, struck out 13 and limited the Lady Bearcats to one hit, a single by Emily Ethington.

  • Always a friend

    Even though we shared the same hometown and knew many of the same people, I can't say that I knew Bill Keightley very well.

    He just made me feel that way.

    As a green sports writer, I nervously introduced myself to "Mr. Wildcat" at the Kentucky Wildcat basketball media day in 1986. I told him that my mom attended Kavanaugh High School with him.

    Immediately, he knew who I was.

    "I was two years ahead of your mother," he told me. "Now your daddy was from out around Alton, wasn't he?"

  • A different 'stimulus' package

    Want to get stimulated without waiting for the federal government's so-called "economic stimulus package" to hit your mailbox in May?

    Then check out a group of Anderson County High School students who will use the power of their pens and voices to stimulate minds April 10 at the public library.

  • Economic development outweighs tourism plan

    Anderson County's tourism commission is doing what a good tourism commission does: finding ways to raise money to promote tourism.

  • New tax would target meals in restaurants

    The city council's finance committee considered last week a recommendation to add a 3 percent tax to meals served by restaurants.

    The recommendation was made by the Anderson County Tourism Commission, which unanimously approved the measure late last year. If eventually approved by Lawrenceburg City Council, it would raise about $300,000 a year.

    The revenue would be split between the commission and the city.

  • Hilltoppers all over

    The way Steven Rucker sees things, Anderson County boys' tennis will look a bit like his college alma mater this year.

    "I think we can be just like the Tops!" Rucker, a graduate of Western Kentucky University says. In comparing the team he coaches with the Hilltoppers' NCAA basketball tournament run, Rucker says, "I think we are sitting here and not too many people know about us or expect a lot out of us, but I think we are going to surprise some people."

  • Two arrested on meth charges

    Two Mercer county residents were arrested March 26 on charges of possessing material used in the production of methamphetamine, according to reports from the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    Brian E. Neikirk, 33, and April S. Cheak, 28, were arrested during a traffic stop on Hilltop Drive. Officer Jeremy Cornish pulled the vehicle over for disregarding a stop sign. The stop resulted in the discovery of the items used in the production of meth.