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Today's News

  • More than a historian

    On those occasions when W.J. Smith shared just a bit of his knowledge of Anderson County history, I learned about Ducky Holmes, Rhoda Kavanaugh, Paul McBrayer or the Lawrenceburg A's. I came to know at least a bit about anyone else that had been a part of the local sports scene.

    I learned about a swallowed tongue. Seven overtimes. And how sports teams at Anderson County High School became known as the Bearcats.

    Most of all, W.J. Smith reminded me time and again that sports, even when taken very seriously, are about fun.

  • Seeding, pinching and trimming after the rain

    Well, we're on our way to getting our average 3 1/2 inches of rain in June. I only hope the rest of it comes without the wind damage. The rain did save my crops and I know I wasn't alone. The long, dry spells do have their benefits. We can plant more.

    Now is the time to start seeds for the fall garden. Pumpkins, cabbage and cale crops can be planted from seed to give you more food for the pantry this winter. It's also time to pinch back mums, coleus and impatiens. If that's not enough to keep you off the streets, I've got more.

  • Biker dies on Tyrone Bridge

    A Lawrenceburg man died Sunday after the motorcycle he was driving crashed on the Tyrone Bridge.

    Douglas R. Martin, 30, was driving eastbound on the bridge when he struck the concrete bridge rail just before exiting the bridge on the Woodford County side and was thrown from his motorcycle, according to Kentucky State Police.

    Public Affairs Officer Ronald Turley said Martin was trying to negotiate the turn on the bridge when he lost control.

  • The cicada dance - a trend that needs to die out

    I don't think I've ever wanted a group of living things to die so much in my life.

    OK, so that's a little harsh, but I can't stand those darn cicadas.

    I don't like bugs at all, really. Bees and wasps are my biggest fear and I'm not even allergic to them. I'm trying to make sure we take special precautions (even if it means paying extra) to make sure no guests of the insect variety show up at my outdoor wedding. I know it's outside so it will be pretty impossible to keep them all away, but I tell myself they won't show up because they're not invited.

  • Text messages bring down the quality of conversation

    I think I recently contracted a case of acute text message syndrome. My fingers ache, I ignore my surroundings to finish a message and I will have whole conversations without actually speaking.

    Alright, you probably know this isn't a real disease. But it might as well be an epidemic sweeping America. People complain about teenagers texting all the time, but I actually received a text from my mother the other day.

  • In the family

    A family in Anderson County is keeping up tradition with tobacco farming. Walter and Mary Warford, their son, Mark, and his wife and children all play a role in raising tobacco.

    Mark Warford said his father has raised tobacco for as long as he remembers.

    "I've been raising it since I was 15," he said.

    "We've always done it, that's just the way it is."

    The Warfords farm about 4 acres of land, Mark Warford said. His parents; his sons, Luke and Allen; his daughters, Amanda and Mary Ann; and his wife, Leann, all play a role, he said.

  • Clean-up complete; Legion looks to repairs

    Clean up at Legion Park is almost finished, but the reconstruction has yet to begin, said Terry Rice, Kentucky's public relations director for the American Legion and a Lawrenceburg resident.

    Straight-line winds nearing 50 mph removed what appeared to be a 100-foot section of the grandstand's roof and destroyed Lawrenceburg's Healing Field, the only permanent healing field in the nation, during a storm on June 9. The storm was one of the worst to hit Lawrenceburg in years, according to officials.

  • The show will go on

    The Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show will go on as planned despite damages the Legion Park grandstand sustained during Monday night's storm, said Terry Rice, Kentucky's public relations director for the American Legion and a Lawrenceburg resident.

    "At our meeting (Tuesday) night, we even added another class (to the horse show), so it will be bigger and better than ever," Rice said.

  • Season Permits

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will hold a supplemental sales period for people who failed to get an alligator hunt permit or those who would like to return a permit with the hope of trying to obtain another.

    This additional sales period will help reduce any inconveniences caused by a computer programming glitch during the initial sales period on Tuesday, June 3.

  • Caged Inferno 8 set for Saturday

    A pair of mixed martial arts title fights will be headlining Caged Inferno 8 to be held Saturday, June 14, at Eagle Lake Convention Center. The card is sanctioned by the American Fight League.

    "We are very excited about this," said Jeremy Zeller, the center's executive director. "We have had some AFL events before but this is the first one since it went national."