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Today's News

  • 'Live life until it ends'

    Sometimes you need a reminder of just how valuable life is. My reminder came in the form of a man named Stanley Baldwin.

    I met Baldwin at the Senior Citizens Center on Monday. He was the subject of an interview for a story that also appears in this issue of our paper.

    Long story short, about four years ago Baldwin's kidneys started to fail him, and he's been on dialysis ever since, but instead of getting down about it and moping because of his situation, he prefers to keep a positive outlook on life.

  • North to Alaska

    If you want to know exactly how far it is from Lawrenceburg to the Alaska state line, just ask Garry Wash or Ken Long.

    The Lawrenceburg men know it's 4,046 miles because that's what the odometers on their Harley-Davidsons read when they finally made it to the country's northernmost state in June, about two weeks after leaving Anderson County on what Wash described as a trip of a lifetime.

    "It was unbelievable," he said. "I've been thinking about doing it forever and ever, and it was all we hoped it would be.

    "It was a once-in-a-lifetime adventure."

  • Local youth plays at Baseball Hall of Fame

    Austin Cummins, a sixth-grader at Anderson County Middle School, and his teammates on the Kentucky Rockers baseball team put together an outstanding performance at Cooperstown Dreams Park in Cooperstown, N.Y. the week of July 4. The 12-and-under squad placed third in a 98-team tournament held near the Baseball Hall of Fame.

  • 'Substantial' amount of cash stolen on Herndon Road

    A "substantial" amount of cash and a variety of tools were stolen earlier this month from a residence at 1219 Herndon Road and Kentucky State Police are determined to find out who did it.

    Trooper Trevor Harris said the unspecified amount of cash and the safe it was in were reported stolen July 13. He said the cash, safe and tools were stolen from an outbuilding behind the residence, out of which the homeowner operates a lawn mowing business.

    Harris said he is combing the area looking for leads to solve the case.

  • Pike smoking as Mudcats enter last week

    The Central Kentucky Mudcats stood at 10-10 heading into the final week of the summer baseball season while outfielder-pitcher Ryan Pike has been smoking at the plate.

    "In 10 years of coaching, I have never seen anyone be in the zone that Ryan is in this summer at the plate. After (last) Wednesday's games, he was hitting right at .600 for the summer with seven home runs. It just seems like every ball he hits is jumping off the bat. He isn't hitting bleeders or bloopers. He is sumply killing the ball every time he is at the plate, even when he gets out. It is just unbelievable."

  • Sheriff: 'You can't replace them'

    Sixty years.

    That's how much law enforcement experience Anderson County will lose this week when Chief Deputy BJ Crane, Sgt. Joe Milam of the Kentucky State Police and Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Officer Rick Hettinger retire from their departments.

    Although coincidental in timing, it nevertheless is interesting that the three Anderson County men with so much law enforcement experience would all step down on virtually the same day.

  • Economic development group to survey businesses

    A survey of Anderson County businesses is scheduled to begin Aug. 10 to determine business needs and conditions, the Lawrenceburg-Anderson County Economic Development Authority announced Tuesday morning. The survey will be mailed to each of the county's 900-plus businesses, and a draft report of the results is scheduled for release Sept. 25. The survey is being conducted in cooperation with the Lawrenceburg-Anderson County Industrial Foundation.

  • Mountain splash helps highlight local deficiencies

    There are times when you can't really see clearly unless you back away for a bit.

    It is at that point that everything becomes much clearer. Unfortunately, a trip through the mountains of southeastern Kentucky last week brought the recreational opportunity situation in Anderson County into clear focus.

    That focus shows a lack of vision by those chosen to lead Anderson County.

  • Thumbs up, down

    A round of atta-boys and raspberries for those who have earned them:

    Thumbs up to the Lawrenceburg-Anderson County Economic Development Authority for taking the initiative to survey businesses in an effort to figure out what is needed to get our economic development ball rolling.

    The survey, announced Tuesday morning, begins Aug. 10 and a draft of the results is scheduled for release in late September.

    Hopefully, this will lead to industry and jobs coming here instead of just the counties surrounding us.

  • 'BUS' proves a lifesaver for Baldwin

    For Stanley Baldwin, it's this simple: the Bluegrass Ultra-transit Service, or BUS, is one of the reasons he's still alive.

    This October will make four years since Baldwin, 60, learned that his kidneys had started to fail him. And this October will make four years since Baldwin started riding the BUS, sponsored by the Bluegrass Community Action Partnership, to his dialysis treatments in Frankfort.

    And Tuesday, the BUS helped make his life even better.