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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Sports briefs for Dec. 14

     

    Fitzpatrick plays in Best of Bluegrass

    Anderson County High School senior Chris Fitzpatrick participated in the Best of the Bluegrass all-star football game, held at St. Xavier High School in Louisville on Sunday.

    Fitzpatrick was a member of the Kentucky all-stars team, which took on a team of all-stars from the Louisville metro area.

  • A kiss and hug for her soldier

    It’s doubtful that anyone, anywhere will receive a better Christmas present than the one a Lawrenceburg woman received last Friday morning.
    Lisa K. Wilhelm-Stanton’s nephew, Spc. Christopher R. Price, returned home after a year in Afghanistan, touching off tears and a celebration that included him receiving a well-earned smooch from his fiancé, who was also at Fort Knox to greet him.

  • Historic district met with anger

    The historic district commission wanted feedback for its final recommendation.
    And at the first public hearing Dec. 6 regarding the proposed Lawrenceburg historic district, they certainly got it.
    More than 80 property owners and citizens attended last Tuesday’s public hearing, debating the potential control of the historic commission limiting property owner rights.

  • COLUMN: Times are a-changin' around UK Hoops

    LEXINGTON – This time, there was no need for a length of the court pass. No need to argue whether someone should have been guarding the ball or playing centerfield.

    And, there was no need to rally from 17 down with 11 minutes to go.

    But it was still Kentucky and Duke.

  • Who stole baby Jesus?

    There’s Santa Claus, and reindeer pulling his sleigh.
    But now, no baby Jesus in the manger, asleep on the hay.
    Jinnie Mae Bixler of 505 East Woodford Street loves Christmas.
    She doesn’t love the fact that her baby Jesus, a doll she spent weeks looking for this summer, was apparently stolen from her front lawn’s nativity scene.
    Before moving into her Woodford Street home about four years ago, Bixler didn’t have an opportunity to decorate her lawn for Christmas where people on the street could see it.

  • City breathes new life into unification

    Council member Larry Giles said he wanted to make sure he did right by the people when it came to unified government.  
    For the first time since August’s joint county and city meeting, discussion about city and county unification was back on the table at the city council’s Dec. 12 meeting.