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Today's News

  • Want to knock me off my pedestal?

    Column as I see ’em …
    “Am I that detestable?” I asked a friend. “Do you really think people would pay money to throw baseballs at me and knock me into a tank of water?”
    “Yes,” he said. “Given the things you write, there are people who will empty their bank accounts to buy chances to throw balls at you, just on the odd chance that one will bust through the screen and hit you in your big mouth.”

  • Remembering Daddy on Father's Day

    It was a day like any other workday.
    I woke up around 6 and was messing around the house, getting ready . . . and the phone rings.
    “Something’s wrong with your daddy,” Mama said.
    After talking to her a few seconds, I found out he was hurting in his back. I could hear him over the phone, groaning. She had already called my younger brother, Bertram, who lives up the road from them.
    “I’ll call an ambulance,” I said and hung up.
    After calling 911, I called her back and Bertram was there.

  • Census numbers forces 6th District to get even bigger

    The county’s 6th Magisterial District will gobble up large chunks of the 2nd and 5th districts if the fiscal court approves a proposed reapportionment plan.
    Anderson County added roughly 2,000 residents during the past decade, forcing reapportionment because each of the county’s six districts must be within 10 percent in terms of population.
    Little of that population growth occurred in the 6th district, which has always consisted of the sparsely populated western portion of the county.

  • City zoning violations to be declared civil offenses

    The Lawrenceburg City Council on Monday approved the first reading of a new ordinance granting its code enforcement board the authority to hear and enforce contested zoning violations.
    The council also discussed amended cemetery rules, including what can and cannot be placed at gravesites in Lawrenceburg Cemetery.
    Zoning violations, including violations of the city’s sign ordinance, could be classified as civil offenses and enforced by the five-member enforcement board.

  • Relay begins tonight

    Anderson County’s Relay for Life celebrates its 10th year of its fight against cancer on June 17-18 from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. at the American Legion City Park in Lawrenceburg.
    The American Cancer Society’s premiere event, the Relay for Life, raises funds for cancer research, advocacy and other programs and services, as well as recognizes cancer survivors and their families and friends.
    Last year, the Relay for Life raised $100,200 for the American Cancer Society. This year, Relay for Life’s goal is to raise $108,000.

  • Update: Murder suspect indicted, caught

    The man wanted in connection with the murder of an Anderson County woman was apprehended Wednesday in Goodyear, Ariz., according to a news release from the Kentucky State Police.
    An Anderson County Grand Jury on June 7 charged Terrance Cram, 49, with murder, tampering with physical evidence and fraudulent use of a credit card.
    Cram allegedly murdered Tena McNeely, 49, on Jan. 3 at her residence on Clay Burgin Road, about 14 miles west of Lawrenceburg.
    McNeely apparently rented a room to Cram for about five years.

  • COLUMN: Scrappy all-stars a reflection of their coach

    Final thoughts on the Kentucky-Indiana basketball all-star games ...

    1. Anderson County’s Glen Drury did a marvelous job getting the Kentucky All-Stars to take on the personality of his Bearcat teams.
    While they were all-star games, the Kentucky-Indiana summer series is unlike any other. It has defense, no one is guaranteed playing time and it really does mean something to a lot of people.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Lady Bearcats win state AAU title

    It was not the Sweet 16, but Anderson County girls’ basketball has a state championship under its belt.


    The Lady Bearcats rolled through the state AAU tournament, held over the weekend at the Kentucky Basketball Academy in Lexington.
    The team played its final three games on Sunday. Anderson’s pool play was completed on Friday with the first round of bracket play being played on Saturday.

  • Drury says coaching All-Stars was great, tiring experience

    Glen Drury knew how big the challenge would be when he accepted the job of coaching the 2011 Kentucky All-Stars.


    That was back in the fall of 2009. He knew it would require that he work as an assistant coach to Mike Listerman, then of Covington Catholic, last summer before being the man totally in charge.


    And he also knew that the Indiana Class of 2011 was loaded.


    His crop? Better than average, perhaps.

  • Kentucky falls just short vs. Hoosiers

    LOUISVILLE – When asked if there were any tears in the Kentucky All-Stars’ locker room Friday night, Coach Glen Drury simply said, “Mine.”


    It was not an unexpected response from Drury, who had poured his heart and soul into a high school basketball all-star game. Indeed, Drury could be seen mouthing the words of “My Old Kentucky Home” as one of his former players, David Young, sang prior to the first game of the summer series with Indiana.