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Today's News

  • 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.

  • COLUMN: Maine makes for tough hike

    After hiking about 150 to 160 miles through the soggy, mosquito-infested mountains and bogs of southern New England, I headed north to finish the final 60 miles of the Appalachian Trail that meanders through Maine before it crosses into New Hampshire.

    I'd already completed the rest of Maine's 280 AT miles in a 2004 hike.

  • Anderson County couple win big with $20 scratch-off lottery ticket

    Terry and Tracy Durham of Lawrenceburg recently won $140,000 with a scratch-off lottery ticket they bought in town.

    According to a news release from the Kentucky Lottery, Terry Durham bought a $20 ticket from Murphy USA on Hwy 127 Bypass North and took it back to the car. When he and his wife scratched it off, they had won $100.

    The couple decided to take $80 in cash and buy another ticket. Terry bought a different $20 ticket this time, called Royal Riches.

  • Internet scam leaves woman $4,000 in debt

    What started as an Internet romance left one Anderson County woman $4,000 in debt.

    The woman, who asked not to be identified, said she began chatting with a man on a romance site for divorcees about five weeks ago. The two started building a relationship, talking online and on the phone.

    "I really believed this guy really cared," the woman said, adding that the man had even sent her flowers and planned to visit her Friday, July 4.

    One day, the man asked her to wire $50 to help his son who had gotten sick while on a digging expedition in Nigeria.

  • What will high fuel prices mean for High School Sports?

    Anderson went on to an undefeated season.

    Spring forward to last fall. On a beautiful Saturday afternoon, Anderson County football traveled to Mitchell, Ind. While Mitchell was certainly not Pikeville, that day, Anderson showed some resilience that said the Bearcats might just have what it takes to record the second undefeated season in school history.

    With gas and diesel fuel prices hovering at or above $4 a gallon, such future trips might be very rare or even a thing of the past.

  • More tales from the AT

    After completing the 150-mile section of Appalachian Trail that follows the low mountain ridges of western Connecticut and Massachusetts, I spent a night at Tom Levardi's home in Dalton, Mass.

    Levardi, who is becoming a legend among AT aficionados, has been hosting hikers since the early 1990s. The trail runs directly in front of his house and many trail-weary souls have spent a night at his place where showers and occasional home-cooked meals are free for the taking. Levardi said he hosts 400-500 hikers every year.

  • Keep scams from wreaking havoc

    An old cliche has been circulating around The News office, and frankly, we'd rather not hear it anymore. But it's not necessarily the cliche we're after, it's the reason as to why it's being said.

    "If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is," said both Lawrenceburg Police Department Detective Mike Schell and Lawrenceburg resident Sharon Hill.

  • Winchester ends local Little League dream

    HARRODSBURG - Anderson County managed just 2 hits off Winchester American pitching as the local all-star team's quest for a Little League district championship ended Thursday night at Anderson-Dean Park in Harrodsburg.

    Winchester right-hander Brent Stoneking threw five no-hit innings, striking out 11, as his team rolled to an 8-1 victory in the first elimination round of the tournament.

    Anderson finally scored in the bottom of the sixth, getting a pair of hits and a run off reliever Ryan Barnett.

  • State honors local schools' transportation director

    Something is unusual about the complaints concerning transportation in Anderson County Schools.

    "We don't get them," said Roy Prince, manager of transportation for the State Department of Education.

    Prince said Anderson County School's transportation system has risen to new heights over the past few years, and now the man behind that change is being recognized.

  • Walking and riding for a cure

    People and horses will have a place at this year's Anderson County Relay for Life.

    The annual Relay for Life event, which raises money for the American Cancer Society, will be Friday, July 11, beginning at 6 p.m. at the American Legion Fairgrounds.

    Nearly 30 teams have set out to raise $82,000, said Charlene Hanks, a publicist for the event.

    Some highlights will be the survivor's walk and the luminaria ceremony, Hanks said.

    Another can't-miss will be a performance by gospel/bluegrass singer Kenny Bishop, she said.