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Today's News

  • Narcan, jail costs are budget busters

    Column as I see ’em …

    As folks fret and debate over installing a needle exchange at the health department (at taxpayer expense, of course), taxpayers might also want to consider the other costs associated with what is quickly becoming a hard-drug epidemic here in Lawrenceburg.

    In March, the county’s jail bill to house inmates in Shelby County was right around $70,000.

    That’s just for one month and heady stuff compared to what the county was spending even a year ago.

  • May means it’s time to hit the garden

    Yay, it’s May, let the hardening off begin!

    All my seeds have sprouted and grown and now await the process of hardening off.

    This just amounts to me carrying trays in and out, every day, for a few hours to get used to the outside world. They go from climate controlled, to anything goes, in a matter of a week.

  • The good and bad about carpenter bees

    Male and female carpenter bees are becoming active after spending winter in last year’s tunnels. These large yellow and black bees have shiny, bare abdomens in contrast to the hairy ones of bumblebees.

  • Cann should play key role for Wildcat women

    Remember those days when you could walk up to the ticket window at Memorial Coliseum and watch the University of Kentucky women’s basketball team play from no more than a few rows off the floor?

    That might be an exaggeration but not by much. Before Matthew Mitchell came, I’d been to games against Tennessee when I could have sworn there was more orange than blue in the house where Adolph Rupp once coached.

    And I can remember running a UK media release advertising an offer to purchase season tickets to women’s basketball for 20 bucks.

  • Lady Bearcats focus on win at Dunbar

    LEXINGTON – There is little argument against the idea that, when healthy and motivated, Anderson County is a heavy favorite to win the Eighth Region softball championship. It is also a given that the Lady Bearcats could be a threat to win the whole shebang when the 16 regional survivors meet in Owensboro the second weekend of June.

  • GROWING WITH HIS ROOTS

    The roots Connor Duncan wanted to grow with were roots he’d never seen or experienced.

    They were roots literally about halfway around the world and roots with no obvious manifestations in the Anderson County High School track star.

    Until now.

    Just look at his arm. His left arm, to be exact.

    Look at all of the ink on his left shoulder. On his bicep and tricep. All the way past his elbow to his forearm.

    Connor Duncan, the blue-eyed, blonde-haired hurdler, is in touch with his Samoan roots.

  • Bearcat tennis teams enter regional play

    The Anderson County High School tennis teams look to be on an uptick as they enter Region 8 play on Monday, May 9.

    The girls’ tournament gets underway at Western Hills High School while the boys will compete at Franklin County High. While weather could change the schedule, the tournaments are scheduled to be played at Franklin County from Tuesday through their completion.

  • Spencer sweeps season series

    Spencer County survived repeated Anderson County threats to post a 3-2 baseball win over the Bearcats Friday night in Taylorsville.

    The contest was the completion of a suspended game that had started three nights earlier. Anderson had taken a 2-0 lead in the top of the first when rain and lightning forced officials to stop play.

    When the teams got back together Friday, Spencer wasted no time tying things up on a two-run home run by Lucas Tackett off Anderson pitcher Luke Dowell.

  • Running with the Tigers
  • ONLINE ONLY: Lady Bearcats roll past Shelby

    Eighth-ranked Anderson County delivered timely hitting and rode an impressive pitching performance from freshman Jenni Beasley to defeat Shelby County, 5-0, in softball action at the Shelby County Athletic Complex Monday evening.

    Anderson improved to 18-6 on the year while Shelby fell to 14-9. The game did not count in the 30th District seeding race.

    Anderson had defeated Shelby, 3-0, two weeks earlier in Lawrenceburg.