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Today's News

  • Interstate excellence
  • Choices have consequences

    I have never understood why some people do not want their kids to attend public schools, but want some of the benefits those schools offer.

    In case you missed it, Rep. Stan Lee (R-Lexington) announced last week that he had pre-filed legislation for the 2015 Kentucky General Assembly that, if passed, would allow home-schooled students to play sports for their local public school district.

    Here we go again.

  • Anderson golfers continue strong play

    The Anderson County High School boys’ golf team continued with its strong early-season with a seventh-place finish in the Flyer Classic at Juniper Hills Golf Coiurse in Frankfort, then scored an impressive conference win over Shelby County at Wild Turkey Trace last Thursday.

    The Shelby win was the Bearcats’ first in conference play this season.

    Against Shelby, the Bearcats scored a 151-166 win as Jordan Morgan shot a 36 to tie Shelby’s Dakota Baatz for the low score of the match. Baatz, however, earned medalist honors when Morgan bogeyed No. 9.

  • Reed rallies to take Wild Turkey club championship; Fowler, Ward also win tournament titles

    Morgan Reed carded 69s in both rounds to win the Championship Flight of Wild Turkey Trace 2014 club championship on Aug. 2-3. Reed was the only person entered who shot below par on both days of the tournament.

    Reed controlled the par 72 course and overcame Drew Hockensmith who had shot a five-under 67 the first day of the tournament but slipped to a 74 in the second round to finish with a two-day total of 141, three strokes behind Reed.

  • Lady Bearcat softball team hosts golf scramble Sunday

    The Anderson County High School Lady Bearcat softball team will be hosting a golf scramble on Sunday, Aug. 17, with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. at Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course.

    The cost of the scramble is $60 per person.

    Food and drinks will be provided and prizes will be awarded for closest-to-the-pin and longest drive. According to a news release, a hole-in-one on No. 8 wins a car.

    A silent auction will be conducted in conjunction with the scramble.

  • Getting Ready!
  • LPD confiscates counterfeit goods at 127 Yard Sale

    Yellow crime scene tape surrounded three vendor tents at the Eagle Lake Expo Center Saturday afternoon.

    According to the Lawrenceburg Police Department, a compliant was made concerning subjects selling counterfeit items. Detective Jeremy Cornish began an investigation of three booths at the 127 Yard Sale.

    Police spent the afternoon seizing numerous counterfeit items including designer purses, headphones, designer clothing along with cash, a van and a trailer.

  • Branson sentenced to 20 years

    Timothy Branson smiled and even laughed at the family of his late wife while being sentenced Friday for admittedly shooting and killing her in 2012.

    “Please don’t grin,” said Dudley “Trey” Darnell, 16, a grandson of the victim, Modena Sutton Branson. “You’ve torn apart a family and ruined lives. It’s mind-blowing that you have no remorse for someone else’s life.”

  • Robin Williams will be greatly missed

    Monday night, it was announced that Oscar-winning actor/comic Robin William, 63, was found dead in his California of an apparent suicide.

  • New UK program gives farmers tools to succeed

    UK Cooperative Extension programs in eight central Kentucky counties have joined together to offer the KyFarmStart beginning farmer program this fall. KyFarmStart is a comprehensive whole farm management education program designed for beginning farmers, defined as those who have been managing a farm for less than 10 years as a primary operator, as well as those considering a future in farming. The program will offer multiple educational opportunities, including: classroom instruction, field days, and farm demonstrations.