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Today's News

  • BASEBALL: Case of Ks stops Rockets

     

    By Josh Cook

    Landmark News Service

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Bearcats have fun in the sand while winning district title

     

    TAYLORSVILLE – Anderson County's softball team has had plenty of fun in the sand this year.

    First was a spring break trip to Gulf Shores, Ala. Then, last week, it was fun in the sand of Taylorsville, Ky.

  • SOFTBALL: Lady Bearcats outlast Collins, advance to region

    TAYLORSVILLE – Madison Brummett had never pitched 10 innings in a varsity softball game before last Tuesday night, but after battling to a 7-4 win over Collins, she could only smile and say, “My arm feels great.”

    “It always feels a little better when you win,” laughed Anderson County coach Brian Glass.

    Especially when that win is in an elimination game of the 30th District Tournament and is against the same team that eliminated Anderson in the same round a year ago.

  • Library board approves $3.336 million budget

    The library board of trustees unanimously voted to approve its final budget for the upcoming fiscal year with a few changes to its April draft.  
    Director Pam Mullins increased anticipated carryover for reserves for the next year by $100,000, bringing the total amount from $1.9 to $2 million.
    The amount of anticipated revenue, mostly garnered from the library’s property taxes, remained the same at a budgeted $1.336 million, $1.3 million of the total anticipated to come from tax receipts.

  • Lawrenceburg man tracked down after escaping from Walmart

    A Lawrenceburg man was jailed and held without bond last week on charges that he stole items from a Harrodsburg store before leading police on a chase that lasted nearly half an hour.
    Corey Lynn Hopper, 22, of 1408 Riley Road, was spotted on surveillance video shoplifting $44 worth of items from a Walmart store and was detained by store employees, according to a news release from the Harrodsburg Police Department.
    Police said Hopper had 10 active warrants for his arrest when he was finally caught about a mile and a half from the store.

  • Editorial: Mention of tax increase dampens spending spree

    The dollars being discussed were in the millions, and flashed across the school board’s dazzling array of big-screen TV monitors faster than Facebook’s stock price fell on its second day of trading.
    The school board never blinked Monday night while hearing about an eye-popping plan that calls for spending in excess of $23 million in proposed building plans and improvements.

  • Junior Auxiliary plans yard sale, poppies

    The American Legion Junior Auxiliary has planned a June 9 yard sale to benefit the Wounded Warriors Project, and will pass out poppies Saturday, May 26.
    Poppies will be distributed in front of Walmart starting at 9 a.m.
    The yard sale is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the American Legion, located on Broadway.
    Donations will also be accepted. The yard sale will include a sock hop from noon to 4 p.m., and burgers, hot dogs, chips and soft drinks will be available for a $5 donation.

  • Free concert on Green

    Country music band 6 Mile South is scheduled to perform a free concert Friday, May 25 on Lawrenceburg Green.
    The concert is the first in a series of free concerts sponsored by the city of Lawrenceburg.
    The band will begin at 7 p.m. Inflatables for children will be open at 6.
    Edwardo’s food will be available for purchase.

  • School budget approved, includes $500,000 in pay increases

    The Anderson County Board of Education on Monday unanimously approved a tentative budget that calls for around $750,000 in additional spending in its 2012-13 budget.
    The budget, which now heads to the state for approval but doesn’t become official until September, includes $500,000 in salary and benefits increases for staff, despite a similar amount of reduction in SEEK funds.
    It also would leave the district below the amount of money the state recommends it has in contingency funding, which concerned board chairman Roger McDowell.

  • Victim claims rape while trading sex for drugs

    A Lawrenceburg woman who police say admitted offering sex in exchange for drugs is claiming that the man who allegedly provided the drugs raped and sodomized her.
    Shelby Truman Waford Jr., 28, of 1375 Gilbert’s Creek Road, Lawrenceburg is charged with first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy and drug-related charges, according to court documents.
    He was taken to the Shelby County Detention Center before being released on a $50,000 surety bond.