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Today's News

  • Pike smoking as Mudcats enter last week

    The Central Kentucky Mudcats stood at 10-10 heading into the final week of the summer baseball season while outfielder-pitcher Ryan Pike has been smoking at the plate.

    "In 10 years of coaching, I have never seen anyone be in the zone that Ryan is in this summer at the plate. After (last) Wednesday's games, he was hitting right at .600 for the summer with seven home runs. It just seems like every ball he hits is jumping off the bat. He isn't hitting bleeders or bloopers. He is sumply killing the ball every time he is at the plate, even when he gets out. It is just unbelievable."

  • Sheriff: 'You can't replace them'

    Sixty years.

    That's how much law enforcement experience Anderson County will lose this week when Chief Deputy BJ Crane, Sgt. Joe Milam of the Kentucky State Police and Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Officer Rick Hettinger retire from their departments.

    Although coincidental in timing, it nevertheless is interesting that the three Anderson County men with so much law enforcement experience would all step down on virtually the same day.

  • Economic development group to survey businesses

    A survey of Anderson County businesses is scheduled to begin Aug. 10 to determine business needs and conditions, the Lawrenceburg-Anderson County Economic Development Authority announced Tuesday morning. The survey will be mailed to each of the county's 900-plus businesses, and a draft report of the results is scheduled for release Sept. 25. The survey is being conducted in cooperation with the Lawrenceburg-Anderson County Industrial Foundation.

  • Mountain splash helps highlight local deficiencies

    There are times when you can't really see clearly unless you back away for a bit.

    It is at that point that everything becomes much clearer. Unfortunately, a trip through the mountains of southeastern Kentucky last week brought the recreational opportunity situation in Anderson County into clear focus.

    That focus shows a lack of vision by those chosen to lead Anderson County.

  • Thumbs up, down

    A round of atta-boys and raspberries for those who have earned them:

    Thumbs up to the Lawrenceburg-Anderson County Economic Development Authority for taking the initiative to survey businesses in an effort to figure out what is needed to get our economic development ball rolling.

    The survey, announced Tuesday morning, begins Aug. 10 and a draft of the results is scheduled for release in late September.

    Hopefully, this will lead to industry and jobs coming here instead of just the counties surrounding us.

  • 'BUS' proves a lifesaver for Baldwin

    For Stanley Baldwin, it's this simple: the Bluegrass Ultra-transit Service, or BUS, is one of the reasons he's still alive.

    This October will make four years since Baldwin, 60, learned that his kidneys had started to fail him. And this October will make four years since Baldwin started riding the BUS, sponsored by the Bluegrass Community Action Partnership, to his dialysis treatments in Frankfort.

    And Tuesday, the BUS helped make his life even better.

  • Foreclosures could hit century mark

    Anderson County is well on its way to eclipsing 100 foreclosures this year, nearly double its total for 2006.

    The national credit crunch precipitated by a plethora of sub-prime home loans has communities across the country reeling from the number of families losing their homes, and Anderson County is no exception.

    Just last Friday, nine local properties were available for foreclosure sale on the county courthouse steps, and nine more are scheduled for foreclosure in August.

  • If Dana does it at Derby, Dana Did It will be key

    Like nearly anyone having even a drop of Kentucky blood flowing through his veins and arteries, Dana Holt longs for the day she hears the strains of "My Old Kentucky Home" while watching her horse head to the starting gate for the Kentucky Derby.

    Chances are that if Dana ever does it, Dana Did It will have some say in the matter.

  • Levy County millage rate stays same

    Levy County's property tax millage rate will remain at its current rate - 7.4212 mills - for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1

    That's good news for property tax owners. But the bad news for Levy County is that employees won't get a raise and it will have to spend its entire emergency reserve fund, to balance a reduced budget at that tax rate.

  • LETTER: County remains out of industrial loop

    To the editor:

    Anderson County has been out of the industrial loop a long time, so the criticism of our local officials is unjust.

    Twenty-five years ago a few of us had a meeting with the Franklin County Economic Development committee. It recommended we come home and get six community-spirited business people with a genuine interest in the general welfare of all Anderson Countians and raise the funds to purchase the old Sherwood farm from the Greer brothers.