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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Same person, but with a new name

    I'm writing this column three days before my wedding knowing that when it runs I'll be four days into my honeymoon on the shores of sunny North Carolina. But if you'll notice, because you are reading it after the wedding, my byline has changed.

  • EDITORIAL: Here they grow again

    The hits just keep coming, don't they?

    A quick perusal of several newspapers from surrounding counties last week further reveals just how far out of the loop Anderson County is when it comes to economic development.

    Headline in The Harrodsburg Herald: "Modine adding 200 jobs in Mercer."

    Headline in The Kentucky Standard: "Local plant scheduled to open in Bardstown this fall."

    Headline in The Springfield Sun: "Plant operation, jobs coming to county."

  • Survivor shares support of God, Relay during battle with cancer

    David Perkins played music during last year's Relay for Life, never dreaming that by this year's Relay, he'd be among the dozens of cancer survivors on hand to share their terrifying experiences.

    "Last year when I came to provide music, I didn't realize that you all were doing this for me," Perkins said with a cracking voice and tears welling in his eyes.

    "I became a part of this unique family in February, and have had a lot of help from this new family since I joined."

    Not that Perkins is a stranger to one of the leading killers in the United States.

  • Emotional Relay provides inspiration, shatters goal

    Emotion is defined by Webster's as "a mental reaction experienced as a strong feeling."

    For a more accurate definition, the dictionary maker should have attended last Friday's Relay for Life event.

    The annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society was replete with emotional moments, not the least of which was when its organizer, Pam Ware, welcomed the crowd and shared that just that morning she had buried her father, who died after a year-long battle with lung cancer.

    "This year, Relay has taken on a whole new meaning for me," she said, wiping tears from her eyes.

  • As fuel skyrockets, schools might consider shortening week

    With the costs of gasoline and diesel fuel rising, several school districts in Kentucky are throwing around the idea of a four-day school week, but Anderson County isn't one of them - yet.

    Superintendent Kim Shaw said there has been no talk of a four-day school week in this district, but it is something the school system might need to look into.

    "As fuel costs and other energy costs go up, we have to consider all our options," Shaw said. "It's something our district probably needs to study."

    But Shaw said he's not a fan of cutting back the days students are in school.

  • Weekend horse show 'as big as they get'

    Lawrenceburg will host the Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse Association State Horse Show this weekend at the American Legion Fairgrounds.

    The association has 52 classes and seven championship classes. The turnout for the show is expected to be high, said David Hufana, sales and marketing manager of KMSHA, since this is a triple A rated, national show.

    "We expect upwards of 300 entries," he said. "This show is as big as they get."

    What makes this show unique is the horses, Hufana said. The Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse is the only horse native to Kentucky.

  • Anderson disc golfers lead UK to success at national meet

    Josh Winfrey might have had a country club taste, but grew up with a putt-putt budget.

    Until he discovered disc golf, that is.

    "I always watched golf on TV, but I couldn't afford to play," said Winfrey, an Anderson County resident who will be starting his junior year at the University of Kentucky next month. "I heard about disc golf my senior year in high school.

    Winfrey, who had played basketball at Anderson County, got on a course in Lexington and was hooked.

  • EDITORIAL: North Main residents deserve better from city

    The Lawrenceburg City Council had no legal obligation Monday under the law to vote for or against a planning and zoning board decision to allow a developer to build a senior citizen complex on North Main Street.

    Council members did, however, have a moral obligation to their constituents to listen to those who came to speak and subsequently vote on issue rather than hiding behind a measure of the law that's so vague that even the city council's attorney couldn't immediately render an opinion.

  • NSA softball tourney planned for this weekend

    The National Softball Association Appreciation Classic will be held Friday, July 18 through Sunday, July 20 at Anderson County Community Park.

    Fast pitch softball teams of all ages will be competing in the tournament, which drew teams from Kentucky and several surrounding states last year.

    Locally, the Central Kentucky Batcats will be entering teams in the 10-and-under, 12-u, 14-u and 18-u divisions.

  • LETTER: Reader fulfills lifelong sailing dream

    My girlfriend Linda Richardson and I recently returned from our vacation to Key West, Fla.

    It was preceded by a trip to Panama Beach, Fla., where Linda and I participated in the beach wedding of my cousin, Eddie Durr, and his new wife, Missy Quisenberry.

    After the wedding we flew to Key West to view the sights, take in the museums and aquarium, and enjoy the tropical life. But while there, I wanted to fulfill a dream I have carried for over thirty years: to take the helm of a schooner on open sea.