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Today's News

  • A case for, against health director

    The Anderson County Board of Health will likely decide the fate of embattled health director Brandon Hurley when it meets Thursday night.
    This newspaper has not endorsed keeping him or firing him, and will not do so here. Instead, we’ll examine the pros and cons of each.
    First some background. Hurley has been health director for about three years. Soon after he came aboard, the health board — an unelected group of residents with varied professional backgrounds — continued a decade-long discussion on whether to construct a new building.

  • Honor veterans Sunday at Legion

    A Veterans Day celebration sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary will be held Sunday, Nov. 6 at American Legion Post 34.
    The service will begin at 3 p.m. in the Patriot Hall building, and there will be a guest speaker.
    Three area churches will serve a meal to Anderson County veterans and their spouses and guests following the service.
    Interested individuals may RSVP for the meal by calling Pam Rice at 502-680-1268 or Shirley Thornberry at 502-418-6286.
     

  • COLUMN: Bearcat-Dragon matchup sets up unbelievability

    You can try all you want, but nothing that will happen when Anderson County and South Oldham tangle Friday night will top the last time the teams met.


    I guess it would be possible but finding a football game to top that one on the unbelievable scale – from 1 to 10, it was a 15 – will be about like finding someone that can act better than Tom Hanks, rock better than Mick Jagger or tickle a fiddle better than Charlie Daniels.

    You might find one, but just don’t count on it.


    Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

  • Homeschool students stage protest


    Lawrenceburg home school students occupied a different kind of classroom last Thursday — a sit-in in the Kentucky governor’s hallway.
    Sporting blue and green tie-dyed T-shirts, about 10 home school students held up handmade posters detailing the correlation between mountain removal and coal mining to mercury in fish. Some of the younger students handed out business cards with EPA facts and poll sheets.  But as members of the First Lego League, these students weren’t only protesting.
    They were competing.

  • Three vie for governor next Tuesday

    James Roberts
    Landmark News Service
    Election Day is next Tuesday, and while there are no local races, voters here will head to the polls from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. to vote for governor among a host of statewide races.
    Three candidates are seeking the governor’s seat, but while each candidate has distinct differences, all agree that the economy and, more importantly, getting Kentuckians back to work, is among the top issues facing the Bluegrass state.

    Steve Beshear

  • Marching into record books

    The Anderson County marching band marched right past last year’s state semi-final ranking, snagging seventh place out of 16 teams at the state contest on Oct. 29.
    The band was a point and a half away from the coveted fourth place spot and a place in the state finals, director Patrick Brady said.
    “For that fourth spot, everyone was battling for it,” he said.

  • Suspected hotel bandit: ‘That’s not me!’

    A Lawrenceburg man suspected in at least four area hotel robberies is proclaiming his innocence from behind bars.
    Bryan Springate, 34, of 1090 Dan Drive was hauled off to jail last Friday on several active bench warrants from Anderson County, but was slapped with four more warrants once he arrived at the Shelby County Detention Center.
    He has been charged in a string of hotel robberies stretching from Louisville to Lexington, during which police say he flooded public bathrooms in hotel lobbies to distract employees.

  • Questions and answers for modern gun deer season

    By Art Lander, Jr.
    Ky. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources
    Modern gun season for deer, the highlight of the fall hunting calendar, opens Nov. 12, 2011. Hunters often wonder about rules and regulations concerning deer hunting. Here are some frequently asked questions about Kentucky’s most popular big game hunting season:


    Q: Does modern gun season for deer open on Nov. 12 every year? 
  
    A: No. It opens statewide on the second Saturday in November. The actual date changes annually due to calendar shift. 
  

  • Bearcats win regular season finale

    LEBANON – Lexington on an August evening seemed so far from the football field at Marion County High School last Friday night but things had almost come full circle for Anderson County.


    “They have speed, speed and more speed,” Anderson coach Mark Peach had said in the days leading up to last week’s game. It was almost verbatim what he had said about the season opener at Bryan Station.

  • ONLINE EXTRA: Collins scores late to beat Bearcat JV

     

    Collins scored with 46.5 seconds to play to down Anderson County in the junior varsity football conference championship game Monday. The game was played at Daniel Field, long the home of the old Shelbyville High School teams.