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Today's News

  • Bearcat mom wins $500 ticket stub drawing

    Cathy Whitehead bought an extra ticket, just to keep as a souvenir of her son’s first state championship game.
    With the other she won $500, courtesy of David and Lisa Ruggles, fellow Bearcat fans and parents.
    Whitehead is the mother of Matthew Whitehead, a freshman on the Anderson County Bearcat football team.

  • Deputy, city officer are a drunk driver’s nightmare

    Drunk drivers who fear blue lights in their rearview mirrors should shiver even more when these two cops are on duty.
    Sgt. Kyle Lucas of the Lawrenceburg Police Department and Deputy Brian Wooldridge of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office are the reigning DUI champions of Anderson County, and received recognition for their efforts earlier this month.

  • CASA asks for volunteers for January 2012 volunteer training


    Franklin and Anderson County CASA is seeking dedicated volunteers to begin training in January 2012.
    CASA provides trained volunteers to serve as advocates for abused, neglected or dependent children involved in Family Court and work toward a plan that ensures that these children are in a safe permanent home.
    Franklin County CASA, now servicing Anderson County, serves in the best interest of children, according to the CASA news release.  

  • Things to consider as year comes to close

    As we approach the end of the year, here are some topics that relate to that very subject.  
    Buying and selling a vehicle at the end of the year
    If you have sold or intend to sell a vehicle before the end of the year, be sure that the buyer transfers the vehicle at the county clerk’s office.  Just signing the title will not remove your tax obligation for the next year.

  • Cold aside, winter does have its upside

    We must be living right or we’re just plain lucky.
    That’s the only way to explain the recent warm temperatures and rain. Can you imagine what it would have been like if all that rain would have been snow? Makes me shiver just to think about it.
    Many of you came in to groan about my winter prediction last week, at the library. I’m right there with you, but my friend Ginny reminded me that we need the cold to kill off all these germs that are making people sick. I agree winter does have its upside, but that doesn’t mean I have to like it.

  • Christian Academy defeats Blue Grass Baptist

    The Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg Rams traveled to Lexington last Tuesday, coming away with a 57-48 win over Bluegrass Baptist Eagles in a game closer than the score indicated. Christian Academy ran its record to 8-1 with the victory. 

  • Answering unanswered historic district questions

    Usually, I ask the questions.
    This time, however, I thought I’d attempt to answer objectively some of the questions that came up during the historic district commission public hearing Dec. 6.
    After speaking with members of the commission, as well as with representatives from the Bardstown historic district and the Kentucky Heritage Council, these are the answers I received:

    Q: Who is included?

  • For some, stress trumps Christ during Christmas

    Column as I see ’em …
    Tony Soprano’s psychiatrist once told the sob-sister mobster that Christmas, for some, is more aptly named “Stress-mas.”
    His shrink was apparently correct because it appears people will do nearly anything to make sure they have presents under the tree.
    Check out this week’s front page story about a lady who searched all summer to find just the right baby Jesus doll for the manger in her front yard only to have it stolen.

  • Losing child leaves couple emotionally, financially drained

    A stillborn child has the son and soon-to-be daughter-in-law of a local woman grieving and in need of help.
    Emilia Cornish’s son, Jacob Howard, and his fiancé, Melissa Shannon were expecting a child Dec. 26, but a trip to her doctor late last month revealed that the unborn infant had no heartbeat. A few days later, the baby girl was born, touching off a heart-wrenching time for the young couple and leaving them hard-pressed to make ends meeting.

  • Shop With Cop delivers merrier Christmas

    A pair of shoes, some toys and a bellyful of pizza made Christmas a little brighter for Anderson County children who likely wouldn’t have received any gifts at all.
    Thirty-three children were assisted in Saturday’s annual Shop With a Cop event, which provides Christmas gifts for children who otherwise might not receive any.
    The children received a pair of shoes from the Shoe Barn, then headed to Walmart for gifts and other items.
    From there, they went to Edwardo’s Pizza for lunch.