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  • Shooting the messenger

    Newspapers are easy to hate.
    Believe me, I did.
    Once upon a time, I viewed the newspaper as an old, cantankerous uncle with foul breath, whispering unwanted horror stories right before I fell asleep.
    But despite what I once thought or what disapproving finger pointers say, that’s not the newspaper’s fault.
    Blame human nature.  
    Every week I meet, interview and write about those who strive to make the community a better place to live and work.
    I like these people, and I enjoy telling their stories.

  • Here’s a better way to raise taxes

    Information I shared in last week’s column about pending trouble for the library included some incorrect information.
    The accurate information, though, is even more troubling, depending on where one stands on taxes and how they are levied.
    Last week I wrote about a lawsuit against the public library in Campbell County, brought by citizens who maintain that it has been illegally setting tax rates.
    It’s a complicated case, which last Friday was taken out of circuit court there and sent into federal court.

  • Giving nature a second chance

    Kentucky wildlife receive a second chance at Nature’s Haven, an Anderson County animal recovery center focused on rehabilitating infant mammals and releasing them back into the wild.
    Wildlife rehabilitator Robin Thompson, who has been managing the non-profit center for about a year, describes Nature’s Haven as a “wildlife hospice,” not a petting zoo or pest control.
    “They generally have one foot in the ground by the time we get to them,” she said.  

  • State OKs proposed health cuts, keeping health director part time

    State health officials have approved nearly $190,000 in payroll and other cuts proposed by the Anderson County Health Board’s finance committee, sources have confirmed.
    The spending cuts are designed to wipe out the department’s $185,000 annual operating deficit, and must still be approved by the full board of health. The board’s next meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15 at the health department, located on Glensboro Road.

  • Main St. man indicted on incest charges

    The Anderson County Grand Jury has indicted a Lawrenceburg man on four counts of incest, according to documents on file in Anderson Circuit Court.
    Jeffrey Wolverton, 50, of 309 South Main St., was indicted on charges dating back to 1995. According to the indictment, he “committed the offense of incest when he had deviate sexual intercourse with a person whom he knew to be an ancestor, descendent, brother or sister, and who was less than 12 years of age.”
    Wolverton was scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday morning in Anderson County Circuit Court.

  • Cheerleaders OK after fall

    Two Anderson County High School cheerleaders received quite a scare just before Saturday’s basketball game at the school.
    Laiken Bowen and Amber Kelly were injured when Kelly fell from the top of a pyramid just before tipoff of the Bearcats’ game with McCreary Central. Several witnesses reported that as she was trying to stop Kelley’s fall, Bowen fell backwards, hitting her head on the basketball court.

  • Family sues after mom’s corpse tumbles into grave

    A Lawrenceburg woman and her sisters are suing the operators of a cemetery in Franklin County after their mother’s corpse was “ejected” from her casket and tumbled to the bottom of her grave, according to a lawsuit filed Feb. 2 in Franklin Circuit Court by Louisville-based attorney Christopher Haden.
    Brenda Gardener and her sisters, Susan Nowak of Louisville and Ruth Ritter of Frankfort, are suing Indiana-based Saber Management, which operates Sunset Memorial Gardens, for undisclosed damages.

  • FOOTBALL: Fitzpatrick makes it official

     

    There were no surprises when Chris Fitzpatrick made it official last Wednesday.

  • SOCCER: Mager signs with Queens University

     

    It didn't take Emily Mager long to know where she was going to continue her soccer career.

    “As soon as I set foot on campus, I knew it was perfect for me,” said Mager, an Anderson County High School senior who signed with Queens University last Wednesday, the first day of the fall sports signing period.

  • BASKETBALL: Ranking the Region, Feb. 8

    With 10 days left in the high school basketball regular-season, things are beginning to shape up for the contenders in the races for the Eighth Region crowns. Last week saw South Oldham score a big win that will have a major bearing on the boys' regional race, then suffer its first loss to a regional foe three nights later.