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Today's News

  • Thunder over Lawrenceburg: Truck, tractor pull coming to town

    The roar of pulling trucks and tractors will echo through Lawrenceburg on April 30 and May 1 when the city hosts Battle of the Bluegrass at the county park.

    The event, organized by Eddie Carey of Carey’s Towing and Recovery, is his latest effort to raise funds for worthy causes by inviting in some of the nation’s top truck and tractor pullers.

    “This one is to benefit the park,” Carey said Monday morning. “We hope to raise enough funds to put a fence around the motorsports portion of the park and to purchase new bleachers.”

  • Planting seeds of knowledge

    Traditional agriculture has met the changes demanded by the 21st century at Anderson County High School, and it is just in time for the spring planting season.

    The school will host the grand opening of its new greenhouse on Saturday, April 24 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. The public is invited and can purchase a wide variety of vegetables and ornamental plants. Among the offerings are five varieties of tomatoes and three different kinds of peppers.

  • Shaw announces retirement

    The search is about to begin for a new superintendent of Anderson County Schools.

    Kim Shaw, the superintendent of the school system for the past five years, announced his retirement Monday evening at the Board of Education’s monthly meeting. Shaw will finish out the current school year, with his last day being June 30.

  • Online extra: Challenger League a huge blessing

    The experience I had Saturday cannot be put into words.

    The Pirates team I manage took on the Rangers in the first-ever Challenger Division baseball game at Legion Park.

    The game itself was everything I expected and more.  The children playing the game received a prolonged ovation from an overflow crowd. The smiles on the kids' faces told me that a scoreboard could never do justice to the result of this game.

  • ONLINE EXTRA: Area coaching shakeups changing high school hoops landscape

    Several of Anderson County's rivals in boys' basketball will have new coaches for the 2010-11 season, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.

    High school writer Mike Fields has reported on his blog this week that Woodford County has hired former Scott County star Scott Hundley as its head coach. No real surprise there as it had been rumored for some time.

    A former Mr. Basketball, Hundley went on to play at Vanderbilt and has been an assistant coach at Scott County and, for the last three years, at Montgomery County.

  • This week in Anderson County Sports

    This week in Anderson County Sports

    Baseball

    Saturday, April 24: Anderson Co. at Simon Kenton, 10 a.m.

    Saturday, April 24: Anderson Co. vs. Covington Scott, 12:30 p.m. (at Simon Kenton)

    Tuesday, April 27: Franklin Co. at Anderson Co., 5:15 p.m.

    JV game following

    Junior varsity baseball

    Friday, April 23: Seneca at Anderson Co, 6 p.m.

    Monday, April 26: Anderson Co. at Marion Co., 6 p.m.

    Fast-Pitch Softball

    Tuesday, April 27: Spencer Co. at Anderson Co, 5:30 p.m.

  • Community calendar - 4.21 to 4.27

    Wednesday, April 21

    Education

    8 a.m. to noon, GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    Noon to 4 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, U.S. 127 campus.

    4:30 to 7:30 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    6:30 to 8:30 p.m., English as a Second Language, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    City/county government

  • Letters to the editor - 4.14

    Anderson already has proven sheriff

    To the editor:

    I would like to share my feelings on the upcoming election for Anderson County sheriff.

    I was hired full time at the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office on Jan. 1, 1983. I retired Jan. 1, 2009 after 25 years of service and still fill in part time when needed. I personally can vouch for the honesty and integrity of Sheriff Troy Young and the staff he has hand picked.

  • COLUMN: Palin's speech proves just how scary she can be

    I was able to catch Sarah Palin’s speech Friday to the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans.

    It was very difficult to swallow, listening to that seemingly squeaky clean voice, but I watched the whole thing on MSNBC.

    She has been coached and is getting better with her delivery, and through that cultivated, almost Fargo accent she was actually able to string together a few entire sentences. She must have a better speech writer now. But she hasn’t lost that cyclical manner of phrasing her words. It makes one a bit dizzy.

  • Bearcats roll past Spencer in district baseball

    Kyle DeLong overcame control problems while Jacob Russell and Michael Harley both had three RBI as Anderson County rolled  past visiting Spencer County, 9-2 in a 30th District baseball game Tuesday night.

    DeLong fanned 13 Spencer batters and walked just two in six innings of work but he was not happy with his performance. He had 3-ball counts on four batters and did not have his best location. “It was a lack of control,” said DeLong, a senior.

    Steven Watts came in to pitch a perfect seventh.