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Today's News

  • Phone calls? No. Mail? Yes

    I don’t like telemarketing. Never have, never will. Telemarketers who call and try to convince me to purchase their goods or services are wasting their time.

    So are those who call and urge me to contribute to the local firemen’s or policemen’s organization, or to save the children, or for cancer, AIDS or Alzheimer’s disease research or for any of the other causes that need money.

  • Survive and advance the name of Bearcat football

    Thoughts that came up while thawing and drying out this weekend …

    It isn’t often that a team that doesn’t win its district gets a much needed breather in the first round of the state football playoffs, but Anderson County made the most of that big break Friday night. The Bearcats took control early and got some of the kinks of the program’s first three-game losing streak since 2005 out of their system.

  • Local teenager earns laurels in national competitions

    When it comes to 4-H equine competitions, Chelsea Whittle, 15, doesn’t just horse around. She doesn’t have time for that. She’s too busy winning the competitions at every level — local, state and most recently, national.

  • Out to tame Dragons

    The second step to a championship is almost always tougher than the first.

    For Anderson County, though, that difference is like adding 100 pounds on the bench press between sets. It’s not an impossible task, but much more difficult.

    After easily dispatching of light-weight Iroquois in the first round of the state Class 5A playoffs last week, the Bearcats travel to Louisville to play District 3 champion Doss. Kickoff is set for Friday, Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m.

    It will be the first-ever meeting on the football field between the schools.

  • Denny sworn in as new county clerk

    Newly elected Jason Denny took over as county clerk at 8:30 a.m., Friday, after being sworn in the day before by Judge-Executive Steve Cornish.

    Denny defeated Anthony Stratton, a former county judge-executive and magistrate, on Nov. 4 in a race to determine who would serve the remaining two years of the term formerly held by long-time county clerk Harold Ritchey. Ritchey died unexpectedly last spring while jogging.

  • Dillow fights horrid conditions at state meet

    LEXINGTON – Austin Dillow knew that running in the state cross country meet was going to be different but little did he know how much of a change he was in for Saturday at the Kentucky Horse Park.

    Fighting temperatures that plummeted into the 30s, a stinging rain and a slippery course, Dillow turned in a respectable 18:37.13 over the 5K course.

    “I have never run in weather like this,” said Dillow, an Anderson County High School freshman who was competing at the state for the first time.

  • Police raid ‘illegal’ tattoo parlor

    Parents of teens who received tattoos at what is being called an illegal tattoo parlor on Bluebird Court should have their children checked for possible infections and other related problems, police and health officials said.

    The Lawrenceburg Police Department and Anderson County Department of Health officials raided a home at 115 Bluebird Court. on Nov. 12 after receiving a tip that a man there was tattooing customers without the required permits.

  • Thumbs up, down

    Thumbs down to the state’s transportation cabinet for still not having 45 mph speed limit signs on U.S. 127 Bypass. Extending the speed limit past the new elementary school made good sense, but it’s hard to understand why the cabinet yanked out the 55 mph signs just past the park entrance and didn’t replace them with 45 mph signs. The only warning northbound drivers receive that the speed limit is reduced is at Carlton Drive just south of Kroger. Those who enter 127 from Broadway, Highway 44 or any of the smaller streets and head north have no way of knowing the limit.

  • High school to switch to 12-week trimesters

    Anderson County High School will switch to a trimester schedule beginning next school year, Principal Ray Woodyard told the Board of Education at its meeting Monday night.

    The decision was ultimately made by the school’s site-based decision making council, so the board did not have to approve it, but Woodyard made the presentation to provide board members with information about the switch.

  • Six students chosen for All-State High School Chorus

    Two words describe what the Anderson County High School Advanced Chorus is doing this year — “keeping busy.”

    At least that’s what Director Sue Lou Smith says of her 40-member choir.

    Ten members auditioned for the Kentucky All-State High School Chorus and six were recently selected to perform with the choir this winter.

    Those six are Alex Cheser, tenor; Ramsey Edington, alto; Jade Martin, tenor; Eric Steedly, bass; Singrid Tipton, soprano; and Katelyn York, soprano.