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Today's News

  • Lifetime of service

    Charles Woods Jr. probably never set out to be a role model, but Lawrenceburg would be hard-pressed to find a better one.

    Woods, who died Saturday at the age of 76, epitomized the ideals of small-town America by quietly giving of his time and talents to make Lawrenceburg a better, safer place to live.

  • City prepares for lawsuit in murder-suicide case

    An attorney has been assigned to represent the city of Lawrenceburg against what is likely to be a lawsuit from the mother of a 21-month-old who was shot and killed by his father last month in an apparent murder-suicide.

    City Attorney Robert Myles confirmed that the city’s insurance carrier assigned the attorney, who was scheduled to meet Wednesday with city officials.

    Myles said no action had been filed by the child’s mother, Candice Dempsey, as of Monday afternoon.

  • COLUMN: Unique series needs to be saved

    I wish anyone who has ever been Larry Bird or Rex Chapman swishing the game-winner could have heard David Wood speak Saturday night.

    It makes no difference if you play street ball in Kokomo, on a dirt court at the foot of a Harlan County mountain or at a gym in between. David Wood was talking to you.

    “This series is awful special to me and it is to a lot of people. I’m a historian and I love this series,” Wood said. “I grew up in Indianapolis, and I remember Billy Keller, Oscar Robertson and George McGinnis.”

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  • Graeter sentenced to 13 years for Food Court slaying

    The Lawrenceburg man charged with fatally stabbing a Franklin County man outside the Lawrenceburg Food Court on Jan. 16, 2008 was sentenced earlier this week to 13 years in prison.

    Frederick C. Graeter, 19, pleaded guilty in April to second-degree manslaughter and tampering with physical evidence.

    He was originally charged with first-degree murder for allegedly stabbing Robert Snider, 20, to death. First-degree murder is a Class A Felony punishable by 20 years to life in prison.

  • Hand injury hampers Penny

    For C.J. Penny, there will always be the question, “What could it have been?”

    Not that the Anderson County basketball player could have made up the 13- and 15-point deficits for the Kentucky All-Stars against their Indiana counterparts over the weekend. Loaded with big-time college signees – 12 to be exact – the Hoosiers fielded one of their strongest teams in the 70-year history of the summertime series.

    Indiana won 78-65 in Indianapolis on Saturday evening, then completed its fourth sweep in five years with a 64-49 decision Sunday in Louisville.

  • Letters to the editor - 6.10

    Pit bull hysteria a witch hunt

    To the editor:

    This letter is to the men and women who are taxpaying voters in Anderson County who own and love their dogs, not just pit bulls but all breeds.

    In the past few weeks The Anderson News has been bombarded by letters and phone calls pertaining to the latest incidents of pit bull terriers and their owners.

    There are so many answers we face in dealing with this touchy situation of fairness and dog ownership, not only in Kentucky but in the United States.

  • Community calendar 6/17-6/23

    Wednesday, June 17

    Education

    8 a.m. to noon, GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Story Time for Toddlers, Anderson Public Library. (No school, no program.)

    11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., Story Time for Preschoolers, Anderson Public Library. (No school, no program.)

    Noon to 4 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, U.S. 127 campus.

  • COLUMN: Spare me the 'me time,' please

    This past weekend, I learned something very important about myself: Without other people around with whom to interact, I’m an incredibly boring person.

    Some people thrive on “me time,” but I barely survived. OK, so that makes me sound like too much of a drama queen, but it certainly wasn’t fun.

    If I were a single gal, living on my own, I’d probably spend half my time being incredibly lazy and the other half being a workaholic.

  • Lovers Leap Winery the toast at Taste of Bluegrass

    Lovers Leap Vineyards and Winery’s Peach Bellini took both the People’s Choice and Judges Best awards for best wine and best alcoholic drink in the wine category in the recent 2009 Taste of the Bluegrass, the winery announced in a news release.

    For more on the winery's showing at Taste of the Bluegrass, see this week's Anderson News available on newsstands across the county.

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