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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Facing my irrational fears

    This Halloween I was more likely to be found watching a Christmas movie than watching anything scary or the slightest bit horrific.

    I’m afraid of scary movies — they give me nightmares, wake-up-with-your-heart-racing-and-tears-streaming-down-your-face nightmares. So I avoid them.

    I wouldn’t call it a full-blown phobia. It doesn’t interrupt my normal way of life, but there are a couple of things that do.

  • Billy G. pleads guilty, apologizes

    The third time wasn’t a charm for Billy Gillispie.

    Gillispie pleaded guilty Monday morning to driving under the influence earlier this year in Lawrenceburg, marking the first time being charged with that offense has stuck with the former University of Kentucky basketball coach.

    Gillispie was previously charged twice with driving under the influence but never convicted.

  • Pictures from Halloween 2009

    Here are a few photos from Halloween 2009.

  • COLUMN: Do something nice for your mother (earth, that is)

    Welcome to November.

    The leaves just started to fall consistently and it’s late. Remember what that means? The later the fall, the worse the winter.

    We looked at Mother Nature’s signs so I thought it might be fun to see what the National Weather Service has predicted for us this winter. Now, they don’t use squirrel tails or anthills for their forecasts.

  • Letters to the editor - 11.4

    Politicians to blame for nation’s ills

    To the editor:

    Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.

    Have you ever wondered why, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, we have deficits? Have you ever wondered why, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, we have inflation and high taxes?

  • Bringing Hollywood to Lawrenceburg

    When Hope Riley wasn’t getting cast for the roles she wanted, her husband suggested she write a script and together they would find a way to turn it into reality.

    This suggestion made Riley angry — at first.

    “I thought, ‘I’m not a writer. I’m an actress. Scripts are supposed to fall in my lap,’ ” Riley said. “Then my husband said, ‘Well, that’s not happening, so maybe you should try writing.’ ”

  • COLUMN: Calling for a do-over

    Anderson County needs a do-over.

    A do-over, that is, on the board of health’s decision to construct a $2 million building near Walmart.

    For the life of me I cannot make sense of that decision, and not from the perspective of whether such a building is even needed.

    Here’s what doesn’t add up: The health board, after years of contemplation and consideration of roughly 20 options, chose to swap a perfectly good public building plus $125,000 in cash for 2 acres of land near Walmart.

  • Post 34, Christian Academy plan Veterans Day events

    The American Legion Post 34 and American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34 will host a Veteran’s Day service on Sunday, Nov. 8 at 3 p.m.

    The service will take place inside the Legion Clubhouse just off Broadway.

    Community members are invited. Refreshments will be served following the service.

    On Nov. 11, the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg will host a Veterans Day celebration at its central campus at Lawrenceburg United Methodist Church at 1:30 p.m.

    Special guest speaker, Jack Smith, will share his experiences as a veteran, according to a news release.

  • UK, EKU fans stick with their teams

    LEXINGTON -- They pretty much knew what the outcome would be on Saturday but that did not dampen the spirits of some die-hard Kentucky Wildcat and Eastern Kentucky Colonel fans from Anderson County.

    A crowd of 67,053 dressed in blue or maroon – or, in many cases, both colors – watched as Kentucky struggled for a while before putting together a 37-12 win at Commonwealth Stadium. It was about what most expected.

    Anderson County was even represented a bit on the field with cheerleaders Courtney Childers (UK) and Erin Drury (EKU) kept their fans pumped.

  • Burkhead to challenge for sheriff

    Rex Burkhead plans to run for Anderson County sheriff in the spring primary election, he announced this weekend.

    Burkhead retired Oct. 31 after 20 years in state government law enforcement with the Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Department of Parks.

    “I’ve had a great law enforcement career at Fish and Wildlife,” he said. “But it is time for me to move forward and take this next step. I believe I have a lot to offer the people in Anderson County as their sheriff.”