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Today's News

  • Commission re-adopts plan despite attorney warnings

    The city and county joint planning commission asserted last Tuesday that its comprehensive plan contains valid research and information.

    Trouble is that isn’t true, according to previous statements by at least two attorneys who have reviewed the plan.

    The commission voted to readopt instead of update the plan, which came as a surprise to the agency that created it, according to Dal Harper, a senior regional planner for Bluegrass Area Development.

  • Auto Mall shut down

    When Tommy McAdams purchased his 2010 Ford Escape earlier this year, he never dreamed that by the middle of March he still wouldn’t have legal title to the vehicle.

    McAdams apparently isn’t alone. Similar complaints, including some potentially criminal, have been pouring in since Bill Waits Auto Mall closed its doors last Tuesday night, leaving some of its customers in a lurch and Anderson County without a new-car dealership for the first time in decades.

  • Egg hunt set for March 27

    The annual Easter egg hunt, sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary and the City of Lawrenceburg, is set for Saturday, March 27.

    The hunt will begin at 1 p.m. sharp at the American Legion Clubhouse located at 725 W. Broadway, organizers said.

    The event is open to all children ages 1 to 12. Children will be split into four age groups for the hunt.

    Refreshments will be served, and children will have the chance to find money eggs, earn prize baskets and have their pictures taken for free.

    Special guests, Mr. and Mrs. Bunny, will also make an appearance.

  • Diesel spilled when gravel truck flips

    A blown right-front tire caused a dump truck to leave the road, spill its load of gravel and leak an estimated 100 gallons of diesel fuel into a culvert last Tuesday afternoon on Highway 62 near Powell-Taylor Road.

    The driver of the truck escaped injury, but the accident prompted a significant clean-up effort by several local agencies, according to Bart Powell, the county’s emergency management director.

    The driver of the truck managed to escape injury, but his truck was seriously damaged when it toppled over and came to rest in a ditch.

  • Legion: City owes apology

    Members of American Legion Post 34 are still smarting from comments made by the city council and are demanding a public apology.

    Letters between Mayor Edwinna Baker, City Attorney Robert Myles and attorney Walter Patrick, a lifetime member of the Post, rehash an issue that arose last month when the mayor OK’d a new Little League backstop at the Legion park after Legion officials stopped its construction.

  • Business expo is Saturday

    The Anderson County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor its annual Business and Community Expo from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday at Eagle Lake Convention Center.

    Admission is free and will include a variety of entertainment.

    A $5 chili lunch, which will include a sandwich, dessert and drink, will also be offered by the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg.

    As of last week, nearly 70 businesses and community organizations had signed up for booth space, as well as a number of candidates running for office this year.

  • This week in Anderson County Sports

    This week in Anderson County sports

    Anderson County High School

    Baseball

    Monday, March 22: Anderson Co. at Mercer Co., 5:30 p.m.

    Tuesday, March 23: Anderson Co. at Owen Co., 6 p.m.

    Junior varsity baseball

    Monday, March 22: Anderson Co. at Mercer Co., 7:30 p.m.

    Tuesday, March 23: Anderson Co. at Louisville Trinity, 6 p.m.

    Softball

    Monday, March 22:Louisville Mercy at Anderson Co., 6 p.m.

    Junior varsity game following

  • Sports Editor John Herndon's picks for the NCAA tourney

    Sports Editor John Herndon made his picks for this year's NCAA men's basketball tournament and so have many of our readers.

    Everyone who turned in a bracket to our office by 5 p.m. Thursday, March 18 will be going head-to-head to see who will take home the grand prize, a $100 Walmart gift card. Two second prize awards, a $50 Huddle House gift card and a $50 Tony's Barn gift card, will also be awarded.

    New this year, those who pick more winners than Herndon will be entered to win a $25 Ace Hardware gift card.

  • COLUMN: With spring looming, go ahead and rush summer along

    The birds are singing. The sun is shining. I’m coming out of hibernation. I have spring fever, bad.

    I got the bug the other day and went outside to play in the dirt. I didn’t stay long — it was 35 degrees. Soon those morning temps will be rising and I can’t wait.

  • Young caps career with national championship

    Not many people can make the claim Kelli Young can.

    Not Kareem or Walton or any other UCLA great of the past. Not Groza, Delk, Givens or any other Kentucky Wildcat. Not Jordan or Hansbrough or any North Carolina Tar Heel.

    Four years of varsity college basketball. Four national championships.