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Today's News

  • The Way We Were: Winner of the match was clear as mud

    50 YEARS AGO
    July 6, 1961
    Andrew Bird, Anderson County’s new school superintendent, was given the oath of office. Former superintendent Mrs. C.T. Ward and former Director of Pupil Personnel Ezra Sparrow were presented gifts in ceremonies at the superintendent’s office later that afternoon.

    Clusters of small tomato-like fruit appeared in a patch of Irish Cobbler potato vines in the garden of Marion Peach on Court Street.
    Peach said very few potatoes were in the patch. A cluster of the tomatoes was placed in the News window.

  • Anderson County High School Scholarships 2011

    The following students qualified for Anderson County High Scholarship Awards 2011, according to a staff news release
    Jackie Alcorn: University of Kentucky $1,500 Flagship scholarship;
    Tyler Baker: Western KY University Regents scholarship, YKK Dependent children scholarship $8000 over four years, American Cancer Society $1,000;
    Chelsie Baxter: KY Blood Center $1,000 scholarship;

  • Championship horses showcase talents at Fair
  • City of Lawrenceburg receives safety grant
  • Anderson County’s bourbon a hit with soldiers following Civil War

    Early Anderson County was rich in farmland with tobacco, hay, corn, wheat, hogs, cattle, sheep and hemp raised.
    Another pride of Anderson farmers was the horses and mules it raised. However, stills were abundant all over the county before the Civil War; through oral history interviews I counted at least 50, but these were all small operations. However, two legends of note were created by the quality of the booze.

  • Summer includes plenty of pickin’, fishin’ and swimmin’

    Whenzitready? A one-word question I hear a lot these days. I love it. It means people are growing things.
    The best part of growing your own vegetables is you get to pick them when their flavor is peaking. My grandfather always carried a knife and a salt shaker in his pocket in the summer. He liked to test things right in the garden.

  • The great American Dream

    I interviewed Annie one summer ago.
    She was getting her hair and make-up done, along with her grandma Fran, in preparation for a long-awaited trip to New York City.
    Annie had been cancer-free for several years. The Make-a-Wish foundation was finally making good on its promise of a trip and makeover for the 17-year-old.
    She was a quiet girl.Wouldn’t talk about her mom much; her grandma was her legal guardian now.
    Annie told me she wanted to be an advocate someday and help other children who had cancer, children who came from broken homes.

  • Dunked and dunked and dunked again

    Column as I see ’em ...
    It took all of three throws from Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway for me to go from brash and cocky to soaking wet.
    After harassing him for several weeks in the paper and insinuating he couldn’t throw straight, Conway was first in line Friday night to shut me up and ensure he was the first to dunk me in the Little League dunking booth during the fair.
    He was far from the only one. Person after person lined up through the night, in part to make me drink my words and in part to help a Little League player with cancer.

  • Joani Clark re-elected to Kentucky Jailer’s Association Board

    Anderson County Jailer Joani Clark has been re-elected to the Kentucky Jailer’s Association Board of Directors, the agency announced in a news release.
    Clark has served on the KJA Board since 1999.
    Clark was re-elected to the board during the KJA annual conference, which was held in early June in Bowling Green.
    “Well, our county’s jail is not open anymore,” Clark said, “but being on the board helps us know what’s going on across the state.

  • Wild Turkey employees celebrate new distillery