Today's News

  • COLUMN: Keep punching, Shilo

    Column as I see em ...

    The editorial cartoon you see to the right was drawn by Shilo Polich in La Grange.

    Polich sent it to me in a big envelope that had a caricature of me holding a sign with the newspaper’s new street address. To say that caught my attention is an understatement.

    He included a letter telling me why he sent the cartoons which explains why someone would have enough time to hand-draw a picture of me on the front of an envelop to begin with.

  • Hoosiers sweep

    LOUISVILLE – Indiana jumped to a 17-point halftime lead, then cruised to a 64-49 win over the Kentucky All-Stars on Sunday at Knights Hall on the campus of Bellarmine University.

    With the win, Indiana swept the summer basketball series for the fourth time in five years.

    Indiana's Errick Peck, a Cornell signee from Indianapolis Cathedral and the last man picked for the team, led his team in scoring for the second straight night, netting 14 points while Purdue-bound D.J. Byrd scored 10.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings March 2.

    Japeth E. Cook, arraignment, custodial interference, distribution of obscene material to minors -- pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing March 12.

    Aaron Haines, arraignment, second-degree assault (domestic violence) -- pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing March 12.

    William V. Richardson, review, operating a motor vehicle under the influence, possession of marijuana -- work release approved.

  • Make a living off other people's taxes

    Investors looking to earn a high interest rate on their money with virtually no risk can do so later this summer when the county sells nearly $300,000 in unpaid property tax bills.

    Before this year the county could only sell 10 percent of delinquent taxes, but a change in state law allows the entire portfolio to be sold and the buyers to collect a nifty 12 percent interest rate.

    Buying those unpaid tax bills is a solid investment that places purchasers at the front of the line when it comes to getting reimbursed.

  • Water 'spray garden' proposed for city park

    Children in Lawrenceburg may soon have a watery place to cool off on hot summer days — but that place won’t be a swimming pool.

    The city council’s finance committee met last Thursday and discussed the possibility of installing a “spray garden” at the city park. A spray garden is described as an aquatic playground with a series of fountains and sprayers at which children can play, in this case, at no cost to them.

    Early estimates have the spray garden costing the city around $90,000.

  • Principal defends not allowing top graduates to speak

    The decision not to allow the class of 2009 valedictorians to make speeches at this year’s Anderson County High School graduation was made about two years ago, said Principal Ray Woodyard.

    Two years ago the senior class sponsors decided to try to streamline the graduation ceremony and cut out some things to make it shorter, Woodyard said.

    As a result, the salutatorian speeches were cut out of last year’s graduation and the plan was to cut the valedictorian speeches this year, he said.

  • Protection order missing in murder-suicide case

    Nelson County officials say they don’t have the emergency protection order that officials here insist was returned to them in the case of an apparent murder-suicide involving a 21-month-old child.

    The child, Cole Lance Frazier, was apparently shot and killed by his father, Timothy L. Frazier, 28, on May 26 in the Nelson County city of Bardstown. The father then turned a gun on himself.

  • THE SPORTS BUZZ for June 15: Some thoughts on the Kentucky-Indiana All-Star game

    The 2009 edition of the nation's oldest high school basketball all-star series is now history. For the first time, the games were played on consecutive days, there were no super-human performances like the one by George McGinnis 40 years ago and Indiana swept.

    But what's new about that?

    The Hoosier boys were supposed to sweep, having one of the strongest Indiana teams in years. That Kentucky stayed close in Saturday's game – it was tighter than the 78-65 final would indicate – was the biggest surprise of the boys' series.

  • Indiana rallies to take first game of summer hoops series

    INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana erupted in the second half, overcoming a 37-35 halftime deficit to defeat the Kentucky All-Stars 78-65 in the first gmame of the annual summer series at Conseco Fieldhouse.

    Batesville's Colt Ryan, headed for Evansville, drilled a trio of 3-pointers in the first six minutes after the break to spark the Hoosiers while Indiana Mr. Basketball Jordan Hulls scored only two points but had six assists after the break. Hulls will be playing at Indiana in college.

  • Enormously successful coach leaving

    The only evidence one needs to see Travis Gay’s stamp on the Anderson County track program is the Bearcat pass list to this year’s state track meet.

    Back on May 23, Anderson sent 15 athletes to the University of Louisville. Two others were on the list as qualifiers.

    Seventeen in all.

    Or more state qualifiers than the number of kids on the entire Anderson roster in several of the years leading up to Gay taking over the program in 2006.