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Today's News

  • Ditka attends funeral, had feuded in ‘85

    Former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka was in Lawrenceburg last week to pay his respects to Buddy Ryan. Ditka attended the visitation, then attended the funeral mass at St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church. Ditka left just before the service ended.

    It might have seemed unusual, given the public feud between Ditka and Ryan during the 1985 season.

    At least one former Bear believed the publicity about the coaches’ disagreements might have been overblown.

  • Remembering Buddy Ryan

     

    The greatest thing for me was the influence on the people around him.  Buddy had a tremendous influence on me beyond playing the game.  I knew that he cared about me I knew he was loyal.  I knew that he was trustworthy. There were just so many great qualities about him. But I knew that he demanded excellence of me. So when you know you have that standard and have to live up it every day.

    --Hall of Fame linebacker Mike Singletary

    He was always really good to my son, Keith.

  • Ryan’s final Bears speech memorable

    In 1981, when the Chicago Bears fired head coach Neil Armstrong, many members of the defensive unit signed a letter to team owner George Halas asking that the Bears keep Buddy Ryan as defensive coordinator. Halas eventually hired Mike Ditka as the head coach but kept Ryan to run the defense.

    The night before Super Bowl XX, Ryan gave his final speech to the Bears. However, most of the team did not know he had accepted an offer to become the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles after the Super Bowl.

  • Lessons in Loyalty

    I didn’t know what I was doing that day I visited the Chicago Bears.

    It was in October 1985 when the Bears were the talk of the sports world, running roughshod through the NFL and being called one of the greatest football teams of all time.

    They were brash, cocky and, at that point, unbeaten.

    I was the new guy on the block, less than nine months into a career that has now lasted more than 31 years. Unbeknownst to me at the time, I really didn’t know what I was doing.

  • Lawrenceburg man injured when boat slams into tree

    Lawrenceburg resident Louis Colpitts, 75, was seriously injured late this afternoon when the boat he was driving slammed into a large tree sticking out of the Kentucky River.

    First responders described his injuries as “significant” and said he was transported by Anderson County EMS to the University of Kentucky Medical Center.

    Peggy Gill and Roger Dyer of Versailles said they witnessed the accident, which happened near the Bluegrass Parkway bridge.

  • NFL greats here to bid farewell to Buddy Ryan

    Dozens of legendary former NFL stars are in Anderson County today to pay their final respects to Buddy Ryan, considered one the greatest defensive minds in the history of the league.

    Ryan, 82, passed away Tuesday in Louisville. A former Anderson County resident, Ryan most recently lived in Shelbyville, where his health has declined in recent years.

  • Middle schoolers nabbed for vandalizing park

    Three Anderson County Middle School students have been detained and are expected to face criminal charges for vandalism at the county park, The Anderson News has confirmed.

    Their names are not being released because of their ages.

    The suspects caused considerable damage at the park Monday night, including spray painting graphic language on the walls of several park buildings and kicking in doors.

    The juveniles are expected to be charged with first-degree criminal mischief, second-degree burglary and trespassing.

  • Bullets rip holes in home on Lincoln Street

    Lawrenceburg police are searching for what Chief Chris Atkins is calling a “list” of suspects in a drive-by shooting that rattled the Lincoln Street neighborhood early this morning.

    Shots rang out around 12:30 a.m. at 322 Lincoln St., with at least two bullets hitting the home and one punching a hole through the front door and into the family’s couch.

    Tristian Bean and his mother Lisa were home at the time, according to a family member who declined to be named, but neither was injured.

  • Funeral arrangements for former NFL coach Buddy Ryan announced

    Legendary football coach James David “Buddy” Ryan died Tuesday and will be laid to rest at Ritchie Peach Funeral Home in Lawrenceburg.

    Ryan was 82.

    Ritchie and Peach Funeral Home announced Wednesday day that visitation for the former NFL coach will be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home located at 701 North Main Street.

    A funeral Mass will follow at 2 p.m. at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 120 Gatewood Avenue.

  • Dealing with life’s hardships

    I heard someone say that they once cried out, “Can things possibly get any worse?” They said that was meant to be a rhetorical question, and not a challenge.

    Have you ever heard the testimony of Nick Vujicic? If not, I think you should. Nick was born in Melborne, Australia in 1982 to very Godly parents. His dad was a preacher.

    Nick was born without any limbs. No arms or legs.