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Today's News

  • ‘Islam is the light’?

    Priscilla Teegarden didn’t ask for religious advice when she purchased a doll for the great-granddaughter she calls her own — but she got it anyway.

    Teegarden, a Lawrenceburg resident, said she can clearly hear the doll, which is supposed to say “mama” and coo, say the phrase “Islam is the light,” and she’s not alone.

    A simple search for “Islam is the light” on Google.com brings up hundreds of web pages highlighting the “Little Mommy Cuddle & Coo” doll by Fisher-Price, whose parent company is Mattel.

  • Yeaste named All-State

    Anderson County High School junior Kara Yeaste has been named second-team all-state in voting by the state’s girls’ soccer coaches. Yeaste becomes only the third Anderson player to receive such a high honor.

    Yeaste’s teammate, sophomore Madison Carter was named an honorable mention selection to the all-state team.

    A mid-fielder, Yeaste scored 16 goals and had 14 assists for the Lady Bearcats, who spent much of the year ranked in the state’s Top 20 teams. Yeaste’s field awareness was a major factor in the Lady Bearcats’ success.

  • Remembering our veterans

    Editor’s note: The following was written by the late John Boggs Jr. of Lawrenceburg, who served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.

    While sitting in church surrounded by my family, grandchildren and friends, I am so grateful for my freedom of worship, freedom of speech, freedom from fear and freedom from want.

    Having spent my lifetime in a democratic society and enjoying all of the freedoms, it is so easy to take for granted these values the rest of the world is so envious of.

  • Lawrenceburg police report

    The Anderson County Grand Jury returned indictments Friday against four people from an Aug. 12 home invasion on Highland Drive, the Lawrenceburg Police Department announced.

    Montez L. Graves, 25, Lexington; Amanda N. Greene, 20, Lawrenceburg; Willdarien Jones, 18, Lexington; and Delana J. Lawson, 21, Frankfort, were each indicted on the charges of first-degree complicity to commit robbery and complicity to the theft of a controlled substance.

    Early the morning of Aug. 12, a Lawrenceburg man reported that two men dressed in black and wearing masks beat and robbed him.

  • Americans finally ‘do the right thing’

    I’ve never been prouder to be an American than I’ve been since Barack Obama was declared president-elect last week.

    I supported Obama, but that’s not the reason for my pride. I’m proud because the election of a qualified black man signifies that our nation has finally taken a giant step toward making amends for our past racial transgressions.

  • Nothing stops local youth

    Jacob Turner knows what he wants to do and nothing is going to stop him.

    No jump or fence is a match for his determination, and the little issue of not being old enough to drive could not stop Turner from becoming one of the best motocross competitors in Kentucky.

  • Mercedes will attempt to outrun Bearcats

    If Anderson County wants to have a Cadillac post-season, it has to slow down a Mercedes.

    Mercedes Hudson, that is.

    The do-everything quarterback for Iroquois, Hudson presents the biggest obstacle facing Anderson’s quest to end a three-game losing streak and advance in the state class 5A playoffs.

    Kickoff is set for Friday, Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Hollie Warford Stadium.

  • Ready to ‘Deal’

    UPDATED NOV. 12, 2 P.M.

    Wanda Waldridge of Salvisa appeared on the popular game show "Deal or No Deal" both Monday and Tuesday nights.

    Waldridge originally thought the episodes in which she was scheduled to appear would run at the end of this month. But when her cell phone started ringing Monday night, she quickly found out that wasn't the case.

    "I wasn't even at home," Waldridge said, adding that her friends and family kept calling to tell her she was on TV.

  • Locals react to Obama’s win in election

    While many welcomed Barack Obama as the 44th president, his election last Tuesday is especially meaningful to black citizens.

    “I think it’s great, I really do,” said Thomas Allen. “This is great for those who came through the past tribulations.”  

    Allen grew up in Anderson County at a time when he and other local black students were bused out of county to attend high school.

  • Choosing my seat on Obama’s bus

    I voted eight times — I’ll explain that later — last Tuesday morning for McCain.

    Needless to say I was disappointed that evening when Obama claimed victory and McCain accepted defeat.

    Losing only matters, though, when you examine what went wrong and fix the errors of your ways.

    Here’s where I went wrong.

    I admit being a bit dubious at first about McCain, and was struggling to consider voting for him once, let alone eight times.