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Today's News

  • Another set of arches

    Mark Prater is ready.

    Prater is ready and excited to open Lawrenceburg's second McDonald's, located at the intersection of Highway 151 and U.S. 127, on Thursday.

    And this McDonald's is special - especially to Prater and his family, he said. Prater owns McDonald's in Harrodsburg, Danville and Liberty, but he purchased those restaurants from previous owners. This McDonald's is the first that was awarded to him by the corporation, he said.

    But that's not the only reason it's special, he said.

  • Despite week's record, Lady Bearcats continue to improve

    SHELBYVILLE - The scorecard indicated Shelby County had put up a decisive girls' tennis victory over Anderson County Thursday afternoon. The Lady Rockets won four of the five varsity matches in straight sets, including a pair of 6-0 scores and three more that went 6-1.

    But this was one time that the scorecard did not tell all of the story, according to Anderson coach Catina Sims. "The last time, they beat us 5-0," she said. "Today, we won at no. 1 doubles and some of the matches were very close."

  • Rescue us, please

    While our public officials try to figure out how to spin a sucker punch at restaurant owners and their customers into a pile of money to waste on tourism, our neighbors just keep adding pelts to their economic development belts.

    This time it was Springfield's turn. You know, that smaller-than-Lawrenceburg city located in a county smaller than Anderson?

    Seems folks there aren't buying into the notion espoused here recently that bringing in a factory and 100 jobs just isn't going to happen anytime soon.

  • It's all in a day's work

    The world of journalism is a strange one. You have busy weeks that produce a lot of column ideas, and you have slow weeks that produce zero ideas. But, you also have busy weeks that produce zero ideas (hence the TV column that ran last week), and you have slow weeks that produce a lot of ideas.

    For the most part, last week fell into the latter category.

  • A change in personalities

    SHELBYVILLE - What some call the beauty of the baseball-softball diamond turned into an ugly nightmare for Anderson County's Lady Bearcats last Tuesday.

    There is no clock in the games, just record three outs and the inning is over.

  • Anderson whips state's No. 4 team to win Capital City Showcase

    Now, Anderson County can get that state tournament talk out again.

    Just 3 days after a performance that left some, including their coaches and perhaps themselves, questioning whether or not they had the mettle to make a serious run at an Eighth Region championship, the Anderson County softball team's answer came through loud and clear Saturday night with a championship of the Capital City Showcase tournament, held at Frankfort's Lakeview Park.

  • Response to free coupon overwhelms eatery

    The owners of a new Chinese restaurant in Lawrenceburg have stopped honoring a coupon for a free buffet meal due to an overwhelming public response.

  • Judge gets pay increase; employees get zilch

    If the county budget that was presented at Tuesday night's special fiscal court meeting remains unchanged, county employees' salaries will be frozen for the fiscal year that begins July 1, although Judge-Executive Steve Cornish's pay has already this year been increased by about 6 1/2 percent.

    And if he takes advantage of incentive pay offered to those who take classes designed to make judge-executives more effective in their positions, he stands to earn an additional $2,000 to $3,000.

  • Candidates say economy, education top their priorities

    Both democratic candidates in the race for the 55th district's state representative - which includes Anderson County - place the economy and education among their top concerns

    Current Rep. Milward Dedman, of Harrodsburg, and his opponent Kent Stevens, of Lawrenceburg, both spoke at the April 22 meeting of the Anderson County Democratic Women's Club.

    Each candidate was given nine and half minutes to speak, then the floor was opened up for questions from the women in attendance.

  • Silence not golden for Bearcats

    VERSAILLES - Anderson County might be wondering which team it really is.

    Are the Bearcats the club that put 17 runs up on perennial power Danville and was averaging nearly double digits in runs scored as recently as April 16?

    Or are they the team that was shut out twice in three games of the Woodford County Invitational Tournament, making the fourth time in the last 9 games that the Bearcats had fired blanks?

    The Bearcats would like to know after getting only 4 hits off Lloyd Memorial right-hander Jeremy Pittman Saturday in the Bearcats' last game of the tournament.