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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Newspapers are still alive

    In the middle of a spirited conversation with my husband about the industry I’ve grown to love so much, I paused, choked back a tear, and said:

    “I mean this in the most loving way possible, but you’re a prime of example of why newspapers are ‘dying.’ “

    I then launched into a laundry list of reasons to back up my thesis statement.

    He never reads this newspaper.

    He doesn’t care what happens locally even though we’ve been Lawrenceburg residents for four months.

  • COLUMN: Taking questions at media day

    It's nice to know people care.

    And one thing I have found out recently is that people really do care about what's going on in Anderson County these days.

    Or at least there is a keen interest to this fair little community.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings Aug. 6.

    Eric R. Lackey, pretrial conference, third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor -- pleaded guilty, sentenced to 12 months, to serve 45 days (balance conditionally discharged), $153, show cause/installment/deferred payment Dec. 10; violation of conditions of release -- sentenced to 12 months, to serve 45 days (balance conditionally discharged, credit time served).

    Heather Long, preliminary hearing, second-degree burglary -- continued to Sept. 3.

  • Letters to the editor - 10.14

    Carey deserves thanks for tractor pull

    To the editor:

    I would like to take a moment to say thanks to Eddie Carey, the local 4-H club, the competitors and everyone else who worked so hard to put on a good truck and tractor pull.

    The crowd was large, very polite and there wasn’t any trouble. It was a good time for all who attended.

    I just hope we can have more of this type of entertainment in the future.

    Keep up the good work, Eddie.

    Marshall Satterly

    Lawrenceburg

  • COLUMN: Preserve fall decorations for winter treats

    Remember all those rains we’ve been getting this month? Imagine if it was snow.

    One inch of rain is equivalent to 10 inches of snow. Oh boy. So, how much would a whole foot of snow weigh, if it was sitting on the roof right now? Snow weighs in at six pounds per square foot for every 12 inches of snow. Good thing most roofs are built to handle 30 to 40 pounds per square foot. Good tip to know for this coming winter.

  • Lady Cat volleyball reaches region semi-final; Henry Clay ousts girls' soccer

    The Anderson County High School volleyball team scored a major upset Tuesday night, as the Lady Bearcats defeated Bullitt East 25-22, 18-25, 25-19 to advance to the Eighth Region semi-finals for the second consecutive year.

    Bullitt East was considered one of the favorites to win the region.

    Anderson, now 18-15 on the year, will face another favorite, Oldham County, on Wednesday night at 7:45 p.m. Shelby County and North Oldham will play in the other semifinal at 6:30 p.m.

    All Eighth Region tournament games are being held at Shelby County High School.

  • Brownies clean park

    The Brownies of Girl Scout Troop 753 spent a recent Saturday morning completing a community service project at the Anderson County Community Park. The girls and some family members picked up trash in the park.

    “We have an excellent grounds staff at the park because it really was pretty clean,” said troop leader Jaynel Roberts. “Maybe between the three bags we had we would have filled one if we combined them.”

    For more on this story, including a photo of the troop, see this week's Anderson News, available on newsstands across the county.

  • COLUMN: October provides plenty of reasons to love fall

    I love fall season for many reasons, and this month there are so many things going on. To name a few there’s Halloween, pastor appreciation month, the end of the trimester at high school(finals also), deer season, fall festivals and much more.

    Halloween is a great holiday, especially for the younger kids. Even if we don’t go trick-or-treating we can still work at Autumn Splash, church trunk-or-treats or even just passing out candy for the neighborhood kids.

  • COLUMN: Crossbow hunters are 'traditionalists'

    “Crossbows are for handicapped people,” the guy at Bass Pro Shop said, a smarmy grin plastered to his face that, if not for fear of an assault and battery charge, I would have gladly wiped right off his puss. “You guys don’t look handicapped.”

    That’s pretty much the reaction I’ve received from pompous, more camouflaged-than-thou archery enthusiasts since my son bought me a crossbow for my birthday earlier this month.

  • A 'distinguished' performance

    The Anderson County High School Marching Bearcats earned their first distinguished rating since 2002 in the recent Cumberland Falls Invitational — and that’s a big deal, said first-year director Patrick Brady.

    “We earned a distinguished rating, meaning we scored above 80 out of 100,” Brady said. “You know you’re something special when you get above that 80 mark.”