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Today's News

  • Donate blood for chance to win car, tickets

    Those 18 and older who register to donate blood with the Kentucky Blood Center will be entered to win a 2013 Toyota Prius, the agency announced.
    Those who register will also be entered to win two tickets to see Jimmy Buffett at Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati on July 16, according to a news release.
    The agency will accept blood donations Tuesday, June 11 from 12:30 to 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 111 N. Main St., Lawrenceburg.
    Donors are entered to win the vehicle each time they donate blood through Sept. 13.

  • IRS scandal hits home for local couple

    The nation found out several weeks ago that the IRS has targeted conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status since 2010.
    That news didn’t come as a shock to a Lawrenceburg couple who, as members of one of those groups, said they’ve known about the targeting for at least the last two years.

  • Woman injured when car flips on 127

    A Lawrenceburg woman sustained what appeared to be minor injuries last Friday when the car she was driving flipped and landed on its roof on US 127.
    Tonya Davidson of Beaver Lake Road sustained a cut on her arm and had a sore shoulder during the wreck. She was transported to Frankfort Regional Medical Center by Anderson County EMS.
    Kentucky State Police Trooper Matt Rogers investigated the wreck, saying it appears Davidson’s vehicle went out of control during a heavy rainstorm around 4 p.m. at the Anderson-Mercer county line.

  • Council ponders payroll tax

    A rumored payroll tax being considered by the Lawrenceburg City Council is a rumor no more.
    Although the council isn’t scheduled to vote on the idea of placing the tax on those who work within city limits, at least two councilmen have discussed it, including one with Mayor Edwinna Baker.
    City councilman Ken Evans verified that he has discussed a payroll tax with fellow councilman Larry Giles, adding that the discussion originally surfaced during a recent Lawrenceburg/Anderson County Economic Development Authority (EDA) meeting.

  • Biker lands in truck’s bed following collision

    The driver of a motorcycle flew over the handlebars and landed into the bed of a pickup truck after the two vehicles collided Monday afternoon on US 62 in Lawrenceburg.
    First responders found Douglas Bater, 53, of Louisville in the back of the truck when they arrived, where they treated him while waiting for a helicopter to arrive to transport him to an area hospital.
    Bater was listed in stable condition as of Monday night and is expected to survive, according to Deputy Patrick Beasley of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Principal named at middle school

    The site-based decision-making council for Anderson County Middle School named Jeanna Kidd, Garrad County Middle School principal, as the new middle school principal for the upcoming school year.
    After interviewing and vetting candidates, the five members of the council selected Kidd on June 2.
    Kidd will start her new job July 1 as the middle school principal for 2013-2014.

  • OUTDOORS: Archery teams have big day at national event

    The Anderson County archery teams had strong showings in the National Archery in the Schools Program national tournament, held May 10 in Louisville.

    Sixth-grader Brandon Aldridge earned the championship of the elementary competition, scoring 292 out of a possible 300. He was 26th overall out of nearly 9,500 archers from 40 states.

  • COLUMN: Hurting after a season of great joy

    It took Brian Glass a bit longer than normal before he was ready to talk with the press last Tuesday night.

    The Anderson County softball coach generally goes over a few things with his team before heading straight to his dugout to chat for public consumption.

    But last Tuesday, after Oldham County had ended his team's dream of a state tournament trip, Glass told the Lady Bearcats he was proud of their efforts, both on the season and for the game, then headed to the team locker room with his coaching staff.

  • BASKETBALL: McKee, Cann to lead junior all-stars against Indiana

    Anderson County High School basketball players Makenzie Cann and Eriel McKee are set to suit up for the Kentucky Junior All-Stars as they take on their Indiana counterparts in a two-game series this weekend.

    Both McKee and Cann are expected to be contenders for the state's Miss Basketball award in 2014.

    The junior all-star weekend has been added to the Kentucky-Indiana All-Star Classic, which has pitted the best graduating seniors from the states in a summer border war every year since 1940.

  • SOFTBALL: Two named all-tourney; Glass Coach of Year

    Lady Bearcats named all region

    Two Anderson County High School softball players were named to the Eighth Region's All-Tournament team last week. Junior outfielder Molly Burkhead and sophomore shortstop Corrin Robinson were selected to the all-tournament team, which was announced after the championship game Wednesday night.