Today's News

  • COLUMN: We all bow down to the power of sport

    There is one thing in this world that can completely consume us and take a stranglehold over our emotions.

    It can make you both cry for joy and out of despair. It can empty your bank account faster than a burglar. It can make you sit in certain positions out of fear of moving will affect what happens next. It can also make you twitch and sit restlessly in anticipation for what is to come next. But what is this thing that takes over our hopes, minds, dreams and emotions so effortlessly?

    Women? Maybe, but I’m talking about sports.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings May 6.

    Billy J. Hensley, review, second-degree criminal mischief -- paid.

    Jacob M. Hibbs, preliminary hearing, flagrant non-support -- continued to May 20.

    Michael Hill II, motion to revoke probation, two counts of theft by unlawful taking -- to serve 40 hours community service, review July 15.

    Michael Thomas Jackson, motion to revoke probation, non-support -- continued to June 3.

  • EDITORIAL: Fiscal court needs to devise tourism fix

    Tourism is broken in Anderson County and now it’s up to the fiscal court to fix it.

    Oh, there’s blame-a-plenty to go around for the way the county-created tourism commission has been operating for the past several years.

    First and foremost the blame falls to the fiscal court and judge-executive, each of which has turned a remarkably blind eye to an agency spending your tax dollars that willfully and admittedly has operated well outside the boundaries of the law.

  • Letters to the editor - 6.23

    Relay Committee thanks community

    To the editor:

    On behalf of the Anderson County Relay for Life Committee, I would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank everyone who took part in the Relay for Life of Anderson County on June 11 at the American Legion Park.

    Once again, the community of Lawrenceburg pulled together for a great night of fun while also raising money for the battle against cancer.

  • Community calendar - 6.30 to 7.6

    Wednesday, June 30


    8 a.m. to noon, GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    11 a.m. to noon, Anderson Public Library summer reading program for kindergarten through fifth-grade students, 114 N. Main St.

    Noon to 4 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, U.S. 127 campus.

    4:30 to 7:30 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

  • Sweasy-Stevens engagement

    Ann and Charlie Baker of Lawrenceburg, LaJuan and Jackie Sweasy of Frankfort, and Joan and Larry Stevens of Tulsa, Okla., announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Tara Sweasy and Brandon Stevens.

    The bride-to-be is a granddaughter of Patricia and the late Roy Phillips and the late Edward and Eloise Sweasy, all of Lawrenceburg.

    She is a 1992 graduate of Anderson County High School, and a 1996 graduate of the University of Kentucky, where she earned a degree as a registered nurse.

  • PAGEANT PHOTOS: Under 2 years old baby pageants

    Photos of the winners from the girls under 1 baby show, the boys under 1 baby show, the girls under 2 baby show, the boys under 2 baby show and the overall winner.

  • LITTLE LEAGUE: Braves claim junior crown

    The Anderson County Braves earned a trip to see the Cincinnati Reds.

    After a 15-7 victory over the White Sox in the Anderson County Little League junior division championship game, Braves manager Bryan Brothers vowed to hold up his promise from the beginning of the year that if the Braves won it all he would take them to Cincinnati to see a Reds game.

  • PAGEANT PHOTOS: 2-year-old baby show, Wee Miss and Mister, Tiny Miss and Mister, and Little Miss and Mister

    Photos from the Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show baby shows for 2-year-olds, the Wee Miss and Mister pageants, the Tiny Miss and Mister pageants, and the Little Miss and Mister pageant.

  • Drury: 'Through time, this team can be good'

    Anderson County basketball might in the midst of its biggest transformation since Glen Drury took over as head coach before the 1987-88 season.

    At least the Bearcats' task of replacing four starters this winter is the biggest since the 1997 team lost seven of its first eight players.

    Drury loses four starters and several key reserves off a team that finished 17-8, despite some key injuries and player attrition.