Today's News

  • For Republican caucus, solving public pension woes is No. 1 priority

    As the 2016 Session of the Kentucky General Assembly comes to a close, I have been hard at work in Frankfort fighting for a fiscally responsible budget and moving priority pieces of legislation on to the governor’s desk.

  • Student named state runner-up in art contest

    From staff reports
    Helaine “Lainie” Alsabrook, a student at Saffell Street Elementary, was honored during a special awards presentation at the Jane K. Beshear Capital Education Center in Frankfort for winning the 2015 Conservation Writing and Jim Claypool Art Contests.
    The competition, produced in partnership between Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) and the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts (KACD), was themed “The Wild Side of Kentucky” and had more than 66,000 total entries submitted.

  • Education briefs

    McNabb, Schuster graduate
    Emilie-Anne McNabb and Chelsea Schuster of Lawrenceburg were among the 1,082 graduates of Eastern Kentucky University recognized at the conclusion of the fall 2015 semester.
    The graduates were honored at separate academic college commencement ceremonies Dec. 11-12, 2015.

    HOSA students compete
    at state conference
    Ten Lawrenceburg students were among those who competed last month at the HOSA State Leadership Conference in Louisville.

  • News briefs

    CASA to conduct annual Boot Drive
    Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) will conduct its annual Boot Drive on Saturday, April 9, the organization announced.
    Volunteers are scheduled to be at Ace Hardware, Kroger, Tractor Supply and Walmart, accepting donations, which can also be mailed to CASA of the Bluegrass, Box 193, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342.
    The drive is being conducted in concert with Child Abuse Month.

  • Back in the saddle again
  • Middle schooler donates birthday money to enhance former teacher’s library

    While most 12-year-olds can’t wait to get their hot little hands on their birthday money, Jude Thompson couldn’t wait to give his away.
    Jude, a sixth-grader, used his birthday money to buy new books for his former second grade teacher’s classroom library.
    “A few years ago, mom asked me what I wanted (for my birthday) and I couldn’t think of anything,” Jude said. “So I decided I wanted to give to kids that don’t have much.”

  • Mercer, Franklin cash in on Bearcat mistakes

    Through nine games of its 2016 season, the story remains unchanged: Anderson County is improving, but mistakes have kept the Bearcars winless.

    The latest chapter came at Mercer County Friday where four Anderson errors allowd the 17th-ranked Titans to claim a 5-1 win.

    Anderson squandered a stellar pitching performance from sophomore Timmy Rogers, who gave up one earned run in four innings of work. Four Anderson errors led to three unearned Mercer runs.

  • Lady Cats keep rolling in Florida Beach Bash

    Anderson County slipped past Louisville Eastern in the first game of the Florida Beach Bash Sunday in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. The Lady Bearcats were unable to muster much offense with only 5 hits. Catcher Bailey Curry was the potent stick in the lineup, going 3-for-3 with a 2-run home run.

    Mia Aldridge came on to pitch in the fourth inning to get the win.

  • Public areas offer spring turkey hunting opportunities

    By Kevin Kelly, Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Like deer and elk, the restoration of wild turkeys in Kentucky is a remarkable success story.

    The statewide flock now numbers around 220,000 turkeys and telecheck harvest records show spring turkey hunters have taken an average of 31,719 birds over the past five years. The statewide harvest was up slightly last year over the previous spring as hunters topped 30,000 birds for the fifth time in the past six years.

  • Keeneland opening weekend fields taking shape

    Prospective fields for Keeneland’s marquee Spring Meet events for 3-year-olds, the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass (G1) and the $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1), are beginning to come into focus a little more than a week out from the April 9 renewals on the second day of the 2016 season.

    Racing Secretary Ben Huffman and Stakes Coordinator Tiffany Bourque have nine runners deemed as probable starters for the 92nd running of the Toyota Blue Grass at 1 1/8 miles on dirt.