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Today's News

  • Stand up for transgender rights

    By Caylee Godby

    Transgenders are being harassed by the government and our society.

    Throughout history, people who are different from society’s system of conformity are considered unequal and are treated as such.

    A major issue concerning transgenders has been bathroom use. Many laws are already in place that have forced these valuable members of our society one option: using the bathroom that coincides with their gender at birth.

    Transgenders should be allowed to use the restroom according to their preferred gender.

  • Fiscal court has bills issues of its own

    Column as I see ’em …

    For all of the handwringing and gnashing of teeth that has been done over some shirts and parkas purchased by the coroner’s office, the fiscal court would better redirect its efforts in cleaning up its own fiscal shortcomings.

    Again this year, the fiscal court has received what amounts to a lousy state audit, complete with a note that you, Mr. and Mrs. Taxpayer, fronted about $200 to provide training for a non-county employee.

  • Collins ousts Anderson in tourney opener

    SHELBYVILLE – Will McDonald obviously did not want his high school baseball career to end just yet.

    The Collins senior gave up only two hits as he shut out Anderson County, 3-0, in the opening round of the 30th District Tournament Monday night at Collins High School.

    McDonald struck out eight and did not allow any of Anderson’s six base runners past second base. McDonald walked two and hit a batter.

  • Lady Cats survive district scare

    In the post-season, the name of the game is survive and advance.

    It might be one of the oldest cliches in sports but it is also true that the name of the game is surviving.

    Anderson County, ranked No. 9 in the state, survived a major scare from unranked Spencer County Monday night, defeating the Lady Bears, 2-1, in the 30th District Tournament opener at Spencer.

  • Unexpected opportunity a lasting lesson

    I rarely cover college signings anymore.

    It’s not that those are not important moments in the life of a young person. They are very significant to the person and the family involved. It’s a milestone not many people playing high school sports ever achieve. For that reason, I do ask that the parties involved provide a photo and information and we will find a place for that on the sports page.

  • Riley’s record round takes title

    Kaitlyn Riley knew she was in good shape.

    Even though the University of the Cumberlands sophomore had just bogeyed the 16th hole at Savannah Quarters Country Club, Riley still had a two-stroke lead with two holes to play in the NAIA Golf Tournament, held in Pooler, Ga., last week.

    Riley held on to win the individual title, defeating top-ranked Elsa Westin of Keiser University. Riley’s final round 68 tied for the the lowest single round score in the history of the NAIA Tournament.

  • Jail log

    The following people were recently charged and transported to jail, according to information provided by Anderson County Jailer Joani Clark.

    May 1

    Robert Bush was charged with failure to pay or appear by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

    Ashley Hogg was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia by the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    May 2

    Jaron Taylor was charged with a parole violation and failure to appear or pay by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

  • How did our country get to where it is today?

    Where in the Constitution of the United States does it give the government control of public toilets?

    When did we give up the rights of 98 percent of the population of this country to protect the preferences of the 2 percent of the population that claim to be homosexual or trans-gender?

    Whatever happened to common sense, respect for others, and common human decency?

    I sometimes feel that I have lived to be too old. I have seen changes take place in our country that I would have never thought possible only a few years ago.

  • Church briefs

    The Inspirations, The Kingsmen will play

    at Sand Spring

    The Southern gospel groups, The Inspirations and The Kingsmen, will play at Sand Spring Baptist Church on May 19 at 7 p.m.

    Doors open at 6 p.m.

    A love offering will be taken.

    The church is located at 1616 Harrodsburg Road, Lawrenceburg.

    Mt. Pleasant to honor

    firefighters May 22

    Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church will have a special service to honor firefighters at 11 a.m. on May 22.

  • Plenty of grains, plenty of options

    Some of you out there will be able to relate to my recent experience in the supermarket. I was heading down the rice and grains aisle and I could not believe the variety of grains available.

    I thought, “Surely there can’t be 30 different kinds of rice and five varieties of quinoa. It felt like my brain went through the mill.

    Time to sift through all of this. Enough grain puns.

    Here are some of the more popular grains and their uses: