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Today's News

  • Community Calendar 01/09/08

    To have your event or meeting listed in the community calendar, send the name, date, time, location and a contact number by mail to P.O. Box 410, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342, by e-mail to news@theandersonnews.com with the subject line "Community Calendar Event" or drop it off at The Anderson News offices at 133 S. Main St. in Lawrenceburg. For recurring events or meetings, indicate the weekly or monthly schedule in your submission. Calendar entries are due by Thursday at noon for the next week's edition.

    Wednesday, Jan. 9

    Education

  • Pouring fuel on the global warming fire

    This week's balmy temperatures have me again pondering global warming.

    Contrarian views apparently being a part of my DNA (and likely a decided insight into my personality), I've decided that rather than following Al Gore into a world free of a carbon footprint, I can better serve humanity by stomping my carbon-covered feet just as hard as I can.

    Yep, I'm all for global warming, man-made or otherwise, and here's why.

  • A dream come true

    Poise, fitness and talent propelled Molly Kays to center stage in May when he was named Anderson County's Junior Miss 2008.

    Now, the high school senior hopes these same traits will help earn her top honors, and some college scholarship money, in the Kentucky Junior Miss 2008 competition this weekend.

    The Lawrenceburg redhead packed her bags Sunday for a week-long stay with a host family in Lexington to begin a week of intensive practice and preparation for the 50th anniversary presentation of the state program.

  • The year in crime

    Crime was no stranger to the citizens of Anderson County during 2007.

    From murder, assault, armed robbery, burglary, sexual abuse, the county experienced it all.

    Following is an overview and update of many of the cases that made the front page of The Anderson News during the past 12 months.

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    John Boblett was charged with sodomy and sexual abuse after his arrest Dec. 20, 2006. He is scheduled to be tried in circuit court Jan. 14.

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  • Not just another game

    If there is any doubt concerning just how big Anderson County's game at Shelby County is Friday night, one just needs to look in the stands whenever the Bearcats or Rockets play.

    Nearly every time Anderson County has taken the floor this season, Shelby head coach Mike Clark or his assistant, Greg Lawson, has been in attendance, taking notes on the Bearcats.

    The Bearcats travel to Shelby on Friday, Jan. 4. Game time is 6 p.m.

  • Our wishes for 2008

    I wish I were 30, 40 or even 50 years old again. On a more practical note, I wish to be able to complete the remaining 1,000 miles of the Appalachian Trail this summer and then be able to find some reasonable employment when I return to the Bluegrass.

    -Jay Cason, staff writer

    In this time of world strife and economic uncertainty, I wish for peace, simplicity of spirit and a greater awareness of love for family and friends.

  • Public Notices for January 2nd

    PUBLIC NOTICE

    The Anderson County Fire Protection District announces the Revised Projected Tax Revenues for the 2008 Tax Year.

    Anderson County Fire Protection District

    Revised 2008 Projected Tax Revenues

    Real Property Tax $336,359.79

    Personal Property Taxes $32,687.58

    Motor Vehicle Taxes $43,701.56

    Delinquent Taxes $2,987.34

    Other Taxes $0

    Total Tax Revenues $415,736.27

  • Corn named second team all-state; three others earn honorable mention

    Anderson County lineman Austin Corn headed a group of four Bearcat football players named to the prestigious Courier-Journal All-State teams. The teams, selected by the state's coaches, were announced in the Christmas Day editions of the Louisville paper.

    "That was good for Christmas," said Corn, who learned of his selection when Bearcat coach Mark Peach called him on Christmas Day. "My mom was thrilled with it."

  • Graefenburg Road crash pins man in car

    Two "Jaws of Life" units had to be used to extract a Louisville man from his vehicle after it crashed Friday morning on rain-slicked Graefenburg Road.

    The man, identified as Oluwatomisin Elelu, 20, sustained what fire and EMS workers said were extremely serious but probably not life threatening injuries in the accident when his car skidded out of control and slammed head first into a tree, pinning him inside.

  • McBrayer's admonition might have spurred upset

    Jack Upchurch still remembers the warning he received on Feb. 10, 1968.

    "I had played college basketball at Eastern (Kentucky) under coach (Paul) McBrayer," recalls the former Anderson County High School coach, who was in the first stop of what turned out to be a 33-year coaching career. "That afternoon, my brother had seen coach McBrayer and he had a message for me."