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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Case of poison ivy is no April Fools' Day joke

    April 1 — you’ve got to be kidding. Get it? Don’t you love to play practical jokes or tease on April Fools’ Day? Silly things can make you laugh. Usually, the laugh comes only after you realize it’s a joke.

    I’m reading a great book now on the importance of play. We’re actually hardwired to have play in our lives and we need it for our mind and body. Besides, it’s fun to laugh.

  • Letters to the editor ee" 4.1

    Paper made dismissed sub a ‘monster’

    To the editor:

    Wow! The article in last week’s paper about [dismissed Turner substitute teacher] Barbara Stires made her sound like a monster.

    Last October she and several ladies from church went on a retreat. She was a sweet, loving and caring woman.

  • 'Weathering' the economic storm

    Money is hard to come by in today’s economy, but one local program has quite a bit extra it wants to use to help those who don’t.

    Blue Grass Community Action Partnership’s weatherization program recently received a bundle of funds courtesy of the latest economic stimulus package, said Kelly Cornish, the program director.

    “The stimulus package upped our budget, and we’re not getting enough clients,” Cornish said.

  • Two charged with abusing children

    Two Lawrenceburg residents have been indicted on charges that they physically abused two children, ages 2 and 4, according to records filed in Anderson County Circuit Court.

    David Vance Hopkins, 40, and Lisa Anne Hopkins, 42, of 1017 David Drive, were charged March 24 on two counts each of first-degree criminal abuse of a child under the age of 12. The charges are Class C felonies, according to the files.

    They are accused of abusing the children between June 1 and June 11, 2008, court records show.

  • Love it here? Let us know!

    There are plenty of things to love — and detest — about living in Lawrenceburg and Anderson County.

    We want to find out what residents like best about living here and what they like the least. But we can't do it without you.

    If you have things you like or dislike about living in Lawrenceburg or Anderson County, let us know for a future news story.

    Send your responses to Staff Writer Shannon Mason Brock at sbrock@theandersonnews.com. Please include your first and last name and a daytime phone number.

  • Alves leads Cats past Nelson

    Jordan Alves just had one of those nights.

    And he would love to have nights like last Tuesday’s every time he takes the baseball field.

    The Anderson County senior went 3-for-4, hit his first varsity home run, drove in three runs, robbed Nelson County of two scores with a great defensive play, took up ticket money and sold hot dogs.

    OK. He didn’t sell tickets or tube steaks but did just about everything else for the Bearcats as they rolled to a 10-0 win over visiting Nelson.

  • EDITORIAL: Dead tree journalists aren't dead just yet

    Syndicated columnist Kathleen Parker opined recently that at least some of the blame for the decline of newspapers rests at the feet of right-wing pundits who have spent the past couple of decades pummeling them as left-wing rags.

    She makes a fairly compelling argument. From Limbaugh to Hannity to Savage, the radio heads bash and bash and bash some more the nation’s dead tree journalists for their biased reporting which indeed often veers left of center.

  • Lady Cat tennis has high hopes

    There is optimism for this year’s Anderson County girls’ tennis program.

    It is a cautious optimism but the Lady Bearcats feel they could make fans turn their heads when Anderson County is mentioned.

    “I expect a winning season again this year and I expect to see the team’s performance improve as the season progresses and our new players get more playing time,” says Lady Cat coach Catina Sims.

  • Turner sub vetted like any other hire

    Hiring personnel is not something the Anderson County school district takes lightly, said Assistant Superintendent Larry Basham.

    Whether it’s a full-time teacher, substitute teacher, substitute custodian or substitute secretary, hiring of personnel is taken seriously, Basham said.

    “We take it seriously when we add anybody to any list,” he said.

    “But as with any school system, every once in a while you make a mistake. And when you make a mistake, you try to correct it.”

  • Making some noise

    It is one of the best kept secrets around, but the Anderson County boys’ tennis team is pretty good.

    And it has its sights set on getting better.

    While the Bearcats are not considered to be a contender for team regional honors – Oldham County, South Oldham and North Oldham and Franklin County figure to be at the head of that class – the Bearcats could make some major noise and have some legitimate threats for individual state tournament berths.