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Today's News

  • The Total Package

    If you want to know what makes Courtney Turpin one of Kentucky's best softball players, don't look at her listing on the roster.

    At first glance, the Anderson County pitcher does not conjure up images of Jennie Finch, who, at 6-foot-1, is about five inches taller than Turpin.

    Look closer when Turpin takes the pitching circle. Check out the determination as she winds up to unleash one of those 60-plus mile per hour heaters. Take a look at the glare when someone gets a hit, as if she is taking it as a personal affront.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Robert Overstreet heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings April 8.

    Tiffany W. Lyens, arraignment, harassing communication -- continued to April 15.

    Hoy K. Richardson, arraignment, possession of marijuana -- pleaded guilty, sentenced to 30 days (conditionally discharged for two years), $100 to Anderson County Drug Intervention Fund, $100; use/possession of drug paraphernalia -- pleaded guilty, $243, continued to July 1.

  • Former youth minister in court June 9

    The former youth minister accused of raping, sodomizing and sexually abusing at least two children in 1992 is scheduled to appear in court June 9 for a settlement conference.

    During a pre-trial conference Monday morning for Gordon Lunceford, 46, of Richmond in Anderson Circuit Court, his attorney requested that the June 9 date be in Shelby Circuit Court, followed by a status conference June 22 in Anderson Circuit Court.

    Judge Charles Hickman agreed.

  • LITTLE LEAGUE: Team effort, clutch defense gives Indians 2-0 win

    Indians manager Paul Mann went to the mound in the sixth inning to finally pull his son Logan Mann. He had gotten far more production out of Logan in the game than he was expecting, but he could tell he was starting to wear out and the Rockies were picking up on his pitches.

    Logan told his dad he was fine. His dad said alright, but was only going to give him two more pitches. The end result was a 79-pitch complete game shutout for a pitcher whose true passion is actually receiving the pitches instead of delivering them, and the Indians got the 2-0 win.

  • Community calendar - 5.26 to 6.1

    Wednesday, May 26

    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

  • Callan Blithe Wainscott birth

    Arien and Joey Wainscott of Frankfort announce the birth of their son, Callan Blithe Wainscott, on Feb. 11, 2010 at Frankfort Regional Medical Center in Frankfort.

    He weighed 6 pounds and was 19 inches long.

    He was welcomed home by a sister, Lillian, 2, and a brother, Khaidan, 18 months.

    His maternal grandparents are Karen and Tim Hurt of Lawrenceburg. His maternal great-grandparents are Marie and Tom Hurt of Lawrenceburg and Ilse Harman of Elizabethtown.

  • COLUMN: Summer brings new face, coverage to News

    As I sit at my computer staring at the cursor blinking endlessly before my eyes, I wonder and agonize as to what my first column for The Anderson News should be about.

    I covered the UK men’s basketball team last season for the University of Kentucky student newspaper, the Kentucky Kernel, how about a piece on my opinion of whether or not head coach John Calipari will leave for the NBA?

    No, I don’t want to dive in to such a sensitive subject around the Bluegrass in my first meeting with you all.

  • Ongoing vandalism at county park called 'terrible'

    Vandals have torn through the Anderson County Community Park at least three times within the past week, and each time, park officials say the damage just gets worse.

    “The vandalism has gotten terrible,” said Parks Director Ronnie Hume. “In the last week, we’ve had something just about every day.”

    Tuesday morning, Hume said he found air freshener holders torn off the walls, tobacco products stuck on partitions and obscene images fashioned onto the hand dryer in the men’s restroom at the shelter near the county barn.

  • Crabb-Beasley engagement

    Denise Franklin Crabb and Mark Beasley, both of Lawrenceburg, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride-to-be is a daughter of Barbara Crabb of Lawrenceburg and the late Allen Crabb.

    She is a 1981 graduate of Western Anderson High School and is employed as an operator 2 at Pilkington Versailles in Versailles.

    The groom-elect is a son of Opal Beasley of Harrodsburg and the late Alonzo “Pudden” Beasley.

    He is a 1978 graduate of Mercer County High School and is self-employed.

  • COLUMN: Taxpayers, not feelings should top their lists

    Column as I see ’em ...

    First, a correction from last week’s column in which I lauded Sheila Mitchell for the next school superintendent.

    Several folks caught a stupid mistake I made, and I’m grateful to them for pointing it out.

    I said that if chosen, Mitchell would be the county’s first female school superintendent. Had my brain been in gear before making that claim, I would have recalled that Emma B. Ward — you know, the lady after which one of our elementary schools is named — held that distinction decades ago.