Today's News

  • PAGEANT PHOTOS: 2-year-old baby show, Wee Miss and Mister, Tiny Miss and Mister, and Little Miss and Mister

    Photos from the Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show baby shows for 2-year-olds, the Wee Miss and Mister pageants, the Tiny Miss and Mister pageants, and the Little Miss and Mister pageant.

  • Drury: 'Through time, this team can be good'

    Anderson County basketball might in the midst of its biggest transformation since Glen Drury took over as head coach before the 1987-88 season.

    At least the Bearcats' task of replacing four starters this winter is the biggest since the 1997 team lost seven of its first eight players.

    Drury loses four starters and several key reserves off a team that finished 17-8, despite some key injuries and player attrition.

  • LITTLE LEAGUE: Braves claim junior crown

    The Anderson County Braves earned a trip to see the Cincinnati Reds.

    After a 15-7 victory over the White Sox in the Anderson County Little League junior division championship game, Braves manager Bryan Brothers vowed to hold up his promise from the beginning of the year that if the Braves won it all he would take them to Cincinnati to see a Reds game.

  • Barnes coaches at East-West game

    There were no fake pickoff moves. None of those trademark suicide squeeze plays.

    But there was quite a bit of baseball fun for Anderson County High School coach L.W. Barnes and his staff as they coached the West junior team in the annual East-West affair at the University of Louisville last Tuesday.

    “We were fortunate enough to split the double-header,” Barnes said. “We lost the first game, 7-5 and won the second, 7-3.”

  • COLUMN: Fishing trip can be perfect remedy for hot weather.

    It’s summer in Kentucky. Mid- to upper-90’s and high humidity. Nothing feels quite like a Kentucky summer. Makes it hard to remember that string of extra cold days this past winter doesn’t it?  We left 90 degree temps in Florida after a week in hopes of finding a little cooler weather back home but that hasn’t quite worked out to our advantage. Definitely time to get the boat to the lake or river. A nice wade fishing trip in Salt River might even be in order. 

    Kentucky Fish and Wildlife commission

  • COLUMN: Something missing in draft night celebration

    Somewhere I must have really missed something.

    Maybe it was just because my TV was tuned to ESPN2 last Thursday night, not ESPN itself. While it seemed like the rest of the sports world around me was gushing over teenagers immediately becoming millionaires without finishing college, I was mesmerized by a 12-inning thriller in the College World Series.

  • Fairest at the Fair

    Gripping the hands of her fellow competitors, Shelby Lynn McDannold could only hope her name would be called as the next Miss Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show.

    On Monday night, that hope was enough to write McDannold in the history books as the pageant’s 53rd winner.

    For more on this story, and more fair coverage, see this week's Anderson News, available on newsstands across the county.

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  • Tourism director: 'We have some issues'

    The Anderson County Tourism Commission has held meetings, paid bills and signed at least one services contract apparently in violation of numerous state statutes, its chairman admitted during an interview last Friday afternoon.

    “We have a lot to fix,” said Dan Stumph. “I know we do things that we can’t [legally] do, but we don’t have any choice.”

    For the full story, see this week's Anderson News, available on newsstands across the county.

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  • COLUMN: A little help from my 'Friends'

    Friends fanatic. Friends-aholic. Friends freak. Label me whatever you want — my favorite TV show is one that has been off the air for gasp! six years.

    And that’s no secret. I’ve written about it before. In fact, a love of the show Friends was the first of many things I found I had in common with middle school teacher and dance coach Lisa Winfrey. And we found that out because of a previous column.

    Friends is my go-to show. My picker-upper whenever I need a pick-me-up. It’s the only way I survived a temporary breakup in 2007.

  • COLUMN: Thinking positively always trumps negativity

    There are a lot of sayings I try to remember as I go through my young adult years.

    If you happen to have read some of my columns, you’ve probably realized that all too well.

    As I write this, I sit about 6.5 hours away from my home in Crozet, Va. That’s about 450 miles of driving through the rolling hills of the Bluegrass, the staggering coal-filled mountains of West Virginia, and natural beauty of the commonwealth of Virginia.

    But as I sit here today, I’ve realized a new saying; home is where the heart is.