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Today's News

  • Ruggles bemoans allowing additional billboards

    Though the majority of the Anderson County magistrates were on board with the newly proposed sign ordinance, Kenny Barnett and David Ruggles were not.

    The second reading of the ordinance passed with a 4-2 vote with Ruggles and Barnett voting against it at a regular session Tuesday morning.

    Ruggles unsuccessfully attempted to persuade his fellow magistrates to do away with billboards altogether because he feels they ruin the curbside appeal of Anderson County.

  • Lawrenceburg’s ‘Buddha of Bourbon’ honored during surprise ceremony

    Jimmy Russell’s illustrious 60-year career as a Wild Turkey master distiller was honored with a Kentucky Distillers’ Association Board of Directors lifetime honorary membership Tuesday afternoon.

    The event was a complete surprise to Russell, who was seen beaming when he walked in the Wild Turkey Visitor’s Center full of friends and peers.

    “Today we celebrate a co-worker, my friend and a living legend in the bourbon industry,” said Rick Robinson, vice president, U.S. product supply chain at Gruppo Campari.

  • Bearcats dominate Mercer in every way

    Anderson County dominated in every way on the way to a 36-0 win over Mercer County in high school football action Friday night in Harrodsburg.

    The Bearcat defense stifled the Titans, allowing just 20 yards offense and two first downs on the night. Meanwhile the Bearcat offense methodically put up 310 yards and totally controlled the line of scrimmage, The Bearcats punted just once and that play was erased by a roughing the kicker penalty against Mercer.

    Anderson running back Chris Toomey ran for three touchdowns and 77 yards on 14 carries.

  • Thrills never stop for Will

    It has been nearly 15 years since Will Carlton put on his trunks and laced up the high-tops, but the basketball awards continue to come in for the former Anderson County High School star.

    Carlton learned last Thursday that he had been selected for the NAIA Hall of Fame for his exploits during three years at Georgetown College.

  • Children deserve a chance to live and die as God intends

    Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis made political and media waves last year after she carried out an 11-hour filibuster on the floor of the Texas State Senate in opposition to a pro-life bill that would ban abortions on unborn children after the 20th week of pregnancy. The bill would eventually pass and be signed into law, but the Democrat senator used it to raise her political capital as a nominee for race for governor of Texas.

  • 09-17 Church Briefs

    Fall Festival coming soon

    The Open Bible Church and Trinity Church of God will sponsor a fall festival 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11 at the Lawrenceburg Green.

    There will be all kinds of food, fun, games and music.

    For more information, contact the Open Bible Church at 839-5922.

     

    Westside Community calendar

    Westside Community Church is located at 1311 Versailles Road in Lawrenceburg.

    Sunday School 10 a.m.

    Morning Worship 11 a.m.

  • 09-17 Letters to the editor

    Coach’s response ‘disappointing’

    To the editor:

    My daughter has been playing softball since she was 4 years old in the county recreation league. She has been a good ballplayer and had several coaches. For the past year, she has played on a travel team, but since she turned 9, had to move off the travel team and back into the county recreation league.

  • Cost Share applications due Sept. 30

    From staff reports

    The Anderson County Conservation District is still accepting applications for the Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost Share Program, according to a news release.

    Roy Toney, district chairman, reminds those who are interested in applying that the cutoff date for this year’s ranking is Sept. 30. Although applications are accepted any time of the year, those received after the deadline will not be funded until next year.

  • Shorter days mean winter is on its way

    The slow roll into winter has begun. The sun is rising after 7 a.m. and dropping before 8 p.m., and we have already started to adapt our lives. How many times were you just coming inside to eat dinner at 9 p.m. this summer? Surely I’m not the only one.

    We adapt our lives to fit each season. Besides cleaning out our closets to make room for the bulky clothes of winter, we’re probably cleaning out our sheds to make room for tool storage and lawn chairs.

  • Time to ensure your vaccines are up to date

    Interesting health and illness statistics arrive weekly in my email. The Centers for Disease Control issues a weekly report on notifiable diseases and mortality tables. One of the reports is “provisional cases of infrequently reported notifiable diseases” (less than 1,000 cases reported during the preceding year.) A few of these are diseases that were once eliminated in the United States.

    Work is progressing worldwide to eliminate diseases such as polio and measles but total eradication hasn’t happened yet.