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Today's News

  • Family Fun Fest is Thursday

    As the first day of school draws near, organizers of the 15th Annual Family Fun Fest say the event will help families supplement their school supply shopping.

    The event will be held Thursday, July 30 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Anderson County Middle School.

    Along with basic school supplies like pencils, eraser and crayons, organizers plan to distribute 800 backpacks this year.

    Businesses that wish to donate to the Family Fun Fest are asked to contact to Beckey Johnson at beckey.johsnon@anderson.kyschools.us.

  • Big tomatoes, bigger heart

    The tomato plant snaking its way up a column on Jimmie Hawkins’ front porch on Chautauqua Street would have likely kept growing had it not run into the rain gutter.

    “I measured it. It’s 10 feet tall,” Hawkins said Monday morning as he gazed at what he figures is one of the tallest tomato plants he’s grown. “It would have kept going if it didn’t run into the gutter.”

  • Charges continue to pile up on man charged with hitting pregnant woman with hammer

    A Lawrenceburg man who turned himself in for an outstanding warrant last week ended up going back to jail for a host of other charges he apparently didn’t know even existed.

    Brent Wayne Campbell, 41, of 1131 Salt River Road was wanted on a warrant related to charges from earlier this year that included hitting a pregnant woman in the forehead with a hammer and smashing her hand in a door.

  • Filling the air with love songs

    Love songs will fill the air this weekend in Lawrenceburg, although not the kind normally found on the FM radio dial.

    These love songs will be played Aug. 1 and 2 during the Native Dawn Flute Gathering, scheduled from sunup to sundown both days at the Lawrenceburg Green.

    Admission is free.

    Fred Nez Keams, a full-blooded Navajo who has lived in Lawrenceburg for about eight years, founded the event with his wife about five years ago, and it has grown by leaps and bounds since.

  • Good deals available on garden supplies, tools

    Can you believe it’s the end of July? This month “swam” by. School starts in just two weeks and the school supplies are filling the shelves, but those aren’t the only things front and center when you walk in the door. Garden supplies are on sale now.

  • Satan at work here? Well, not exactly

    This past week, I had the opportunity to interview a mother with a very interesting story to tell — the ending was the most surprising of all.

    She called the news office and with a shaky voice explained that something very odd was happening around her property and her home. I could tell she was upset by the strange occurrences, and when I arrived on her doorstep early one morning to discuss her troubles, she quickly ushered me inside.

  • What works to repel mosquitoes

    With all of the wet weather over the past month, several folks have been calling complaining that they now have a mosquito problem. I have tried to answer questions about controlling mosquitoes, what repellents are effective as well as listing trade names as you attempt to purchase products. Please call our office at 839-7271 if you have additional questions.

    The Asian tiger mosquito (ATM) is a common pest around home landscapes.

  • Former Bearcat giving back

    It’s not often that I am in awe of someone who has played a role in some of the stories I have written.

    And it’s even more rare that someone who has worked for me can pay a visit that just blows me away.

    But then again, I have not had the privilege to work with many young men like Ben James.

    He was in town last week visiting family and friends. And he took the time to stop by my office just to chat and bring me up to speed on what he’s doing in the United States Navy.

  • LOCAL TEAMS’ SUCCESS COMES AMID TIGHTENED BELTS, INCREASED COSTS

    The past eight years have been the glory years for Anderson County High School athletics. Few would argue otherwise.

    Beginning with the 2007-2008 school year, Anderson County teams have produced 21 district championships, 11 regional titles, a state football runner-up, 11 regional runners-up, final four appearances by the girls’ basketball and softball teams, and multiple individual state tournament or state meet appearances in sports such as track, tennis or wrestling, that have places for individual qualifiers.

  • Lady Bearcats seek more improvement

    Considering the state of affairs when the girls’ high school golf season opened last year, Anderson County’s eighth-place finish in the 17-team Region 7 Tournament was nothing short of remarkable.

    Graduation had already hit the Lady Bearcats with Kaitlyn Riley, who had been to four state tournaments as an individual qualifier, moving on to the University of the Cumberlands. She was the last of a trio – Taylor Gillis and Anna-Marie Hyatt had gone before her – to play at Anderson and go on to compete at the college level.