Today's News

  • COLUMN: Winterize your garden to help get rid of disease

    Sunshine sure makes me smile. I love to feel the warmth of the rays, no matter what the temperature is outside. As the days get shorter, we gradually get used to the “early dark,” but it does seem to change us. Have you noticed that we seem to get tired earlier in the winter?

  • Bearcats Lady Cats to start season with Cat Madness

    The Anderson County High School basketball teams kick off what figures to be an exciting winter of basketball with the 17th annual Cat Madness on Saturday.

    Trying to defend their regional championship, the Bearcats take the floor against another team for the first time when they play North Bullitt at 7:30 p.m. Despite losing all-stater C.J. Penny to graduation, Anderson is considered one of the Eighth Region favorites on the boys' side.

  • Dillow runs well at state meet

    LEXINGTON -- Anderson County High School sophomore Austin Dillow turned in one of his best performances ever in the KHSAA state cross country meet on Saturday.

    Dillow covered the 5K course at the Kentucky Horse Park in 17:56.11, good for 76th place in the field of 222 runners in Class 3A, or the large school division. Dillow's time was just over two minutes behind the individual winner, Ryan Eaton of Greenwood.

    Dillow, running in his second state meet, improved his placing by 67 spots over last year's finish.

  • COLUMN: Planes, trains and automobiles

    My parents aren’t really vacation people.

    In fact, we only took one week-long vacation (to Myrtle Beach, S.C.) during my childhood.

    Other “vacations” were spent in Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge, Tenn. or lounging around the house happy to be free from work and school.

    Still today, it’s a small victory to get them to travel as far away from Pineville as Lawrenceburg.

  • Song of the Bluegrass to perform in Midway

    Thoroughbred Theatre in Midway will host Song of the Bluegrass, a women's chorus, for a presentation of popular songs on Saturday, Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 22 at 2:30 p.m.

    The show, "Memories from Main to Broadway," will feature "I Only Have Eyes for You," "The Rose," "Tuxedo Junction," and show tunes from "Cats," "The Sound of Music," "Music Man," "West Side Story," "Grease" and others.

  • Rupp Arena Bound!

    One more step.

    That is all that stands between the Anderson County Middle School girls' basketball team and a state championship.

    Whitley County is the only obstacle left for the Lady Mustangs as they won the first four games of the eighth-grade state tournament by an average of nearly 21 points over the weekend at the Kentucky Basketball Academy in Lexington.

    The Lady Mustangs ran their winning streak to 64 games against other teams of their own age and can finish their middle school careers undefeated with a win over Whitley on Nov. 27.

  • Finally!

    Change jars at gas stations.

    A large poker run in the names of two young men taken too soon.

    Painting faces at the Burgoo Festival.

    Just simply asking everyone and anyone who could spare a buck or two.

    All of the above efforts over the past three years finally came to fruition Monday night when skate park committee members put shovel to dirt and finally broke ground.

  • City council gives nod to new cemetery ordinance

    The Lawrenceburg City Council approved on second reading a new cemetery ordinance, but left out the component that would have allowed the city to sell low-cost, standardized grave markers.

    The ordinance passed by a vote of 5-1, with Councilman Tommy Vaughn casting the lone dissenting vote.

    Before casting his vote, Vaughn commented that because the component allowing the city to sell grave markers was left out, he had to say no.

  • Chandler votes no on health care bill

    The $1 trillion health care reform bill that passed Saturday in the House of Representatives did so without the help of Congressman Ben Chandler (D-Versailles).

    Chandler was one of 39 Democrats who broke ranks with his party by voting against the measure that was narrowly approved by a 215-210 margin.

    Chandler, who took heat from his constituency during Congress’ August recess for not holding health care reform town hall meetings, explained in a statement on his website why he didn’t vote for the measure.

  • Animals killed, businesses burn in Hilltop blaze

    Fire investigators on Tuesday determined that a faulty electric panel is to blame for a blaze Monday night that destroyed two businesses in Hilltop Plaza and killed a dozen animals.

    Lawrenceburg Fire Chief Robert Hume said it appears the fire broke out in the rear of All About Animals in a room where the animals were stored.

    “That’s where the electric panel was,” he said. “We’ve finished our investigation and determined that was the cause.”