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Today's News

  • LETTER: Pray for skate park

    To the editor:

    I hope that everyone in Lawrenceburg and Anderson County will make the skate park a reality.

    With the help of the good Lord, we can get this skate park done soon by working and giving.

    Thank you, and thank God.

    Billy K. Thornton

    Lawrenceburg

  • Cats shatter J-town's upset hopes

    JEFFERSONTOWN - To hear Anderson County football players recount their coaches' halftime speech at Jeffersontown Friday night, one gets the distinct impression of a bit of an understatement.

    "They told us we were going to have to step it up and come out and play our game," senior Kenton Bottoms, invoking the almost universal clich used to describe a team not playing anywhere near its capability.

    "They got on our butts pretty good," smiled team captain B.J. Robinson, another senior.

  • City flip-flops on tax rate

    City property owners caught a likely break in their upcoming tax bills Thursday night when the city council rejected its own earlier plan to raise the tax rate 4 percent.

    Council members voted last month for the 4 percent increase, but reversed course and will now likely opt for what's called the "compensating rate," which gives the city the same amount of revenue it had a year ago, plus revenue gained from new homes or businesses.

    That rate will provide an estimated $883,822 in revenue from real estate, about $27,000 more than the city received a year ago.

  • LETTER: A promise to return dumped trash

    To the editor:

    I would like to comment on the folks who don't want to pay to have their refrigerators, TVs, couches and mattresses taken away or mess with it themselves.

    We live in the beautiful country area. We love it here. Why do you want to dump your unwanted things on our roadsides? The deer and turkey just can't figure out what to do with it.

    It is enough that we have to deal with the folks dropping kittens, puppies, old dogs and cats and any other animals they don't want. We can't take them all.

  • Bearcats stay perfect with win at J-town

    JEFFERSONTOWN -- Anderson County exploded for 20 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to post a 37-14 win at Jeffersontown Friday night. Anderson improved to 4-0, 2-0 in district play. The win also clinched a berth in the state playoffs for the Bearcats.

    J-town fell to 2-1.

    Clinging to a 17-14 lead entering the final 12 minutes, Anderson broke things open when Jacob Russell and B.J. Robinson scored on runs of seven and 18 yards in a 94-second span. Russell added another score midway through the fourth quarter to cap the scoring.

  • GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER: Lady Cats win in Marshall tourney

    Anderson County, ranked 17th in the state, handed Heath its first loss of the season in a 4-2 decision in the Marshall County Invitational Tournament. Anderson is now 11-1-1 on the year, while Heath is 12-1-1.

    No other details were available.

    For a complete report on the Lady Bearcats in the prestigious tournament, see the Oct. 1 edition of The Anderson News.

  • New poles, flags installed at Healing Field

    Flags are flying high again at the Healing Field.

    Just three months after the flag poles were destroyed in a windstorm that knocked them down and tore off a section of the grandstand at the American Legion Park on Broadway, members of the legion's Auxiliary raised enough money to replace the poles, flags and make even better the nation's only permanent memorial to those killed in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    Auxiliary President Pam Rice said the organization raised just more than $40,000, meaning it had about $3,000 left to erect a bronze sign near the memorial.

  • New poles, flags installed at Healing Field

    Flags are flying high again at the Healing Field.

    Just three months after the flag poles were destroyed in a windstorm that knocked them down and tore off a section of the grandstand at the American Legion Park on Broadway, members of the legions Auxiliary raised enough money to replace the poles, flags and make even better the nations only permanent memorial to those killed in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    Auxiliary President Pam Rice said the organization raised just over $40,000, meaning it had about $3,000 left to erect a bronze sign near the memorial.

  • COLUMN: Game cancellation is a time to be thankful for local officials

    Thoughts that popped up while trying to make contingency Friday night plans.

    During the uncertainty that surrounded the eventual postponement of the Anderson County-Jeffersontown football game, I developed an even greater appreciation for those who run the Anderson County school system.

    We don't always agree, but they are right on the money in resisting the misguided urge to make a blanket rule canceling all sports and extra curricular activities when weather causes school to be canceled.

  • EDA gets windfall from Industrial Foundation

    The Lawrenceburg-Anderson County Economic Development Authority's budget swelled from a mere $35,000 to more than $1 million last week when the privately held Industrial Foundation voted to disband and hand over its funds.

    The decision, which was approved with a 3-2 vote by the foundation, means it will turn over an estimated $1.2 million, giving the EDA a large cash infusion to help attract industry and jobs to Anderson County.