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Today's News

  • Our wishes for 2008

    I wish I were 30, 40 or even 50 years old again. On a more practical note, I wish to be able to complete the remaining 1,000 miles of the Appalachian Trail this summer and then be able to find some reasonable employment when I return to the Bluegrass.

    -Jay Cason, staff writer

    In this time of world strife and economic uncertainty, I wish for peace, simplicity of spirit and a greater awareness of love for family and friends.

  • Public Notices for January 2nd

    PUBLIC NOTICE

    The Anderson County Fire Protection District announces the Revised Projected Tax Revenues for the 2008 Tax Year.

    Anderson County Fire Protection District

    Revised 2008 Projected Tax Revenues

    Real Property Tax $336,359.79

    Personal Property Taxes $32,687.58

    Motor Vehicle Taxes $43,701.56

    Delinquent Taxes $2,987.34

    Other Taxes $0

    Total Tax Revenues $415,736.27

  • Corn named second team all-state; three others earn honorable mention

    Anderson County lineman Austin Corn headed a group of four Bearcat football players named to the prestigious Courier-Journal All-State teams. The teams, selected by the state's coaches, were announced in the Christmas Day editions of the Louisville paper.

    "That was good for Christmas," said Corn, who learned of his selection when Bearcat coach Mark Peach called him on Christmas Day. "My mom was thrilled with it."

  • Graefenburg Road crash pins man in car

    Two "Jaws of Life" units had to be used to extract a Louisville man from his vehicle after it crashed Friday morning on rain-slicked Graefenburg Road.

    The man, identified as Oluwatomisin Elelu, 20, sustained what fire and EMS workers said were extremely serious but probably not life threatening injuries in the accident when his car skidded out of control and slammed head first into a tree, pinning him inside.

  • McBrayer's admonition might have spurred upset

    Jack Upchurch still remembers the warning he received on Feb. 10, 1968.

    "I had played college basketball at Eastern (Kentucky) under coach (Paul) McBrayer," recalls the former Anderson County High School coach, who was in the first stop of what turned out to be a 33-year coaching career. "That afternoon, my brother had seen coach McBrayer and he had a message for me."

  • Anderson girls go for bragging rights against Shelby County

    While the post-season ramifications of the Anderson County - Shelby County girls' basketball game might pale in comparison to those riding on the boys' game Friday night, there is still plenty at stake when the teams tip it off at approximately 7:45 for the second game of a double-header at Shelby County High School.

  • January 2nd Community Calendar

    To have your event or meeting listed in the community calendar, send the name, date, time, location and a contact number by mail to P.O. Box 410, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342, by e-mail to news@theandersonnews.com with the subject line "Community Calendar Event" or drop it off at The Anderson News offices at 133 S. Main St. in Lawrenceburg. For recurring events or meetings, indicate the weekly or monthly schedule in your submission. Calendar entries are due by Thursday at noon for the next week's edition.

    Wednesday, Jan. 2

    Education

  • Mayor reflects on first year at the helm

    It's a big chair behind the mayor's desk at city hall and, after nearly a full year in office, Edwinna Baker is comfortable in her seat.

    The long-time city servant hasn't experienced many bumps in the road in her stint as Lawrenceburg's first female mayor, although the job is a little more stressful than she predicted.

    "I'm responsible for the welfare and protection of 10,000 people and the buck stops here," the mayor said. "Right or wrong, the final decision is mine."

  • Anderson girls win Western Hills Classic, boys fall in King of the Bluegrass

    The Anderson County High School girls' basketball team dominated Western Hills early on route to a 49-40 victory Friday in the finals of the inaugural Western Hills Lady Wolverine Classic in Frankfort.

    The boys' team, playing in the prestigious King of the Bluegrass tournament at Fairdale High School, lost 76-70 in double overtime in the consolation bracket semifinals to Henry Clay.

    Led by Lindsay Fultz's game-high 17 points, the Lady Bearcats notched their 10th win in 11 games and ended Western Hills' four game winning streak in the process.

  • Superintendent: Expanding middle school will save money

    Spending $1.5 million or more to expand the middle school will actually save the school district money in the long run, Superintendent Kim Shaw said last week.

    Shaw, responding to questions about the school board's decision last Monday to scrap a plan to turn Saffell Street Elementary into a fifth- and sixth-grade center in lieu of expanding the middle school, said the move makes sense for a variety of factors, including economics.

    "If you look at the big picture, this is going to save a ton of money," Shaw said.