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Today's News

  • Peace rally is Wednesday morning

    Eighth-graders from Anderson County Middle School are exercising their First Amendment rights as a class project. Two eighth grade social studies classes will be holding a peace rally at 10:15 a.m.Wednesday on the courthouse lawn.

    The idea for the rally came from social studies teacher Lisa Petrey-Kirk's classes when they were studying the Constitution. Petrey-Kirk, who is also president of the teacher's association, said to give the students an idea of how First Amendment rights have been used in history, she had them study the 1960s and the protests that occurred then.

  • Ex-UK player is just one of us

    When Bobby Perry arrived at Anderson County Community Park for Friday's DARE picnic, he experienced a welcome that most movie stars would envy.

    Such is the drawing power of Kentucky basketball.

    Perry, who former Wildcat coach Tubby Smith found just a stone's throw from Duke University in Durham, N.C., was never a superstar, scoring 667 points in his 4 years in Lexington.

    He never averaged double figures in any statistic, yet after graduation last May, has emerged as one of the most visible former UK players in recent years.

  • No runs, no hits, no problems

    Two years from now, Courtney Turpin can only hope to have a Senior Night of her own like she had Friday night.

    The Anderson County sophomore fired a no-hitter at South Oldham and drove in an insurance run in the fifth inning to lead the Lady Bearcats to a 2-0 win over their Eighth Region rival. It was the first meeting between the programs since Anderson defeated South Oldham for the regional title in 2002.

  • City warns water rates might rise

    At Monday evening's city council meeting, Lawrenceburg Mayor Edwinna Baker proudly proclaimed in her annual State of the City address that the city "was able to stay within the confines of the 2007-2008 budget" and that she planned to do the same for the new fiscal year that starts July 1.

    She added that no tax increase is planned, but it is possible that water rates might have to be increased "down the road in order to meet the requirements of our bonding company."

  • Tuggers raise thousands for FFA

    Saturday's truck tug in Anderson Community Park drew a crowd of over 500 people and raised an estimated $3,000 for Anderson County High School's Future Farmers of America, one of the tug's organizers said.

    The tug, which kicked off the spring season for the Kentucky Truck Tuggers, was a huge success, said Tuggers spokesperson Melanie Wiley.

    "It went really, really great," she said. "The weather turned out perfect."

  • Dedman, Stevens square off May 20 for state representative seat

    The ongoing saga between Democrat presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama will dominate the minds of Democrat voters May 20.

    But Anderson Countians will also be asked that day to help decide who will represent them for the next two years in the state House of Representatives.

    Incumbent state Rep. Milward Dedman will square off with a familiar opponent, Lawrenceburg resident Kent Stevens, for the right to represent Anderson, Mercer and Spencer counties in Frankfort.

  • We saw lions and tigers and bears, oh my!

    Several months ago, I made one of those promises that sound good at the time, but sound less promising when called upon to follow through. Saturday, I was called upon and had to follow through.

    The promise was made to my only grandchild and absolute favorite person, Anna Cason, after we watched "Dumbo," the Disney classic about a baby elephant with huge ears. As the movie concluded, Anna said, "I've never been to a circus. I hope I get to go sometime."

  • Local businesses shoot 'Hoops for a Cure'

    American Founders Bank is teaming up with Eu-reka Pizza this weekend to raise money for Relay for Life.

    The bank and restaurant will square off on the basketball court during "Hoops for a Cure" on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Anderson County Middle School.

    Admission is $3, and children under 4 get in free, said Tiffany Kessinger, who works at the bank.

  • All moved in and not a single place to sit

    So, I moved last week.

    If you noticed there aren't any exclamation marks after that, you're sensing the right tone.

    Don't get me wrong. I'm ecstatic to be living in my new apartment, which in two months or so will be come our apartment. But let's just say moving day didn't go all that smoothly.

    I took the whole day off from work, and Josh and I brought the first load of stuff over around 11 a.m. We got our keys, did the "we're-excited-to-have-our-own-apartment" dance and started putting that first load in place.

  • Taking Aim

    It is not certain if anyone taking aim with a bow and arrow in Louisville Saturday will be a marksman in the class of William Tell, but more than 3,000 young archers will certainly try.

    They will be descending on the Kentucky State Fairgrounds for Saturday's national tournament for the Archery in the Schools program.

    The number will include more than 60 from Anderson County who will be joining others from around the nation in the one-day event.

    The tournament will draw more than 1400 more archers than last year's competition.