Today's News

  • COLUMN: Something missing in draft night celebration

    Somewhere I must have really missed something.

    Maybe it was just because my TV was tuned to ESPN2 last Thursday night, not ESPN itself. While it seemed like the rest of the sports world around me was gushing over teenagers immediately becoming millionaires without finishing college, I was mesmerized by a 12-inning thriller in the College World Series.

  • Fairest at the Fair

    Gripping the hands of her fellow competitors, Shelby Lynn McDannold could only hope her name would be called as the next Miss Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show.

    On Monday night, that hope was enough to write McDannold in the history books as the pageant’s 53rd winner.

    For more on this story, and more fair coverage, see this week's Anderson News, available on newsstands across the county.

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  • Tourism director: 'We have some issues'

    The Anderson County Tourism Commission has held meetings, paid bills and signed at least one services contract apparently in violation of numerous state statutes, its chairman admitted during an interview last Friday afternoon.

    “We have a lot to fix,” said Dan Stumph. “I know we do things that we can’t [legally] do, but we don’t have any choice.”

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  • COLUMN: A little help from my 'Friends'

    Friends fanatic. Friends-aholic. Friends freak. Label me whatever you want — my favorite TV show is one that has been off the air for gasp! six years.

    And that’s no secret. I’ve written about it before. In fact, a love of the show Friends was the first of many things I found I had in common with middle school teacher and dance coach Lisa Winfrey. And we found that out because of a previous column.

    Friends is my go-to show. My picker-upper whenever I need a pick-me-up. It’s the only way I survived a temporary breakup in 2007.

  • COLUMN: Thinking positively always trumps negativity

    There are a lot of sayings I try to remember as I go through my young adult years.

    If you happen to have read some of my columns, you’ve probably realized that all too well.

    As I write this, I sit about 6.5 hours away from my home in Crozet, Va. That’s about 450 miles of driving through the rolling hills of the Bluegrass, the staggering coal-filled mountains of West Virginia, and natural beauty of the commonwealth of Virginia.

    But as I sit here today, I’ve realized a new saying; home is where the heart is.

  • Robinson 50th anniversary

    Bobby and Charlotte Robinson of Glensboro will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on June 28.

    The couple was married June 28, 1960 by Bro. Robert Brown at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church in Anderson County.

    Mr. Robinson is retired from IBM in Lexington.

    Mrs. Robinson, the former Charlotte Thompson, is retired from Boulevard Distillery in Lawrenceburg.

    The Robinsons have three children, Jennifer Nethery and her husband, Brad, of Mt. Eden; Amy Cottrell and her husband, Bob, of Mt. Eden; and the late Jeff Robinson.

  • Wells 60th anniversary

    Bruce and Tyna Wells will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on June 24.

    The couple was married June 24, 1950 at the Central Baptist Church in Paris by the Rev. J. Bill Jones.

    Mr. Wells is a retired building contractor in Shelby and surrounding counties.

    Mrs. Wells is the former Tyna Hedges.

    The Wells live in Clay Village and attend the Clay Village Baptist Church.

    They have two children, Donna Wells Moor of Morehead and Bruce Davis Wells of Longwood, Fla.

  • 'It's pretty sick'

    To many, the new Lawrenceburg Skate Park at the Anderson County Community Park resembles an area of concrete with missing pieces.

    There are stairs that lead to nowhere, handrails too short for anyone to reasonably use, poles coming out of the ground diagonally as if they’re reaching for something that isn’t there, ramps too steep for everyday use, and over-sized pipes that are cut in half.

    For a kid with a skateboard, the area is a utopia of fun, adventure and practice.

  • All in the name

    Brandon Phillips came by The Anderson News office last Thursday.

    Really. He really did.

    He made the stop just a couple of hours after the Reds had beaten the Dodgers, 7-1.  Brandon Phillips went 2-for-3 in that one to raise his batting average to .311 for a season in which he should be getting serious consideration for the National League All-Star team.

  • Letters to the editor - 6.16

    Passing dog ordinance would have made us ‘forward-thinking’ community

    To the editor:

    Readers of The Anderson News may be well served by a reasonable response to last week’s editorial, “Latest pet ordinance deserved euthanasia.”