Today's News

  • Two impaled by fence in Harrodsburg accident

    Two Harrodsburg women were impaled by a fence during a single-car accident Thursday night in Mercer County.

    A Lawrenceburg man, Samuel L. Oates, 18, of Long Road, was driving the car.

    Both the women, Elizabeth B. Perque, 17, and Lou Anne Shearer, 21, were passengers in the vehicle.

    According to reports from the Mercer County Sheriff's Department, Oates was driving the car along Curry Pike. Roadway conditions were listed as wet, while the weather was cloudy and it was still daylight outside.

  • Relay, Legion Auxiliary members lead residents by positive example

    I've said it again and again, I love the people of Anderson County.

    That in itself is one of the reasons I work here.

    As with any place, we still have a few people who would rather take time out of their day to send crude, unnecessary e-mails to "airheads" like me who write nothing but "mindless dribble" rather than actually put forth some positive energy, but for the most part Anderson County is full of loving, caring and accepting people.

    Here are two cases in point:

  • 51 days 'Til opening kickoff

    It has been almost eight months since that night when Anderson County saw what looked like an insurmountable lead disappear in the final four minutes of the state football playoffs.

    It surely was not the way an undefeated season was supposed to end, but the first 11 games and the bitter playoff loss to Oldham County have served to motivate Anderson to achieve even more in 2008.

    That task will be tougher than it appears.

  • Roads to championships are being paved now

    It was six years ago this week that the Anderson County 9- and 10-year-old all-stars began their run that finally ended in the state tournament semi-finals at Winchester.

    That team finished as runner-up in the district, then won a couple of games at the state before the team from Greenup County eliminated it.

    Six years. It was Anderson County's first season of competing in Little League after a long hiatus. It remains the longest run by any Anderson County Little League all-star team since the county re-connected with the world's largest youth sports organization.

  • Old Dance, New View

    When Nycole Huber had a friend perform at her wedding in Lawrenceburg almost four years ago, the reaction was not what she had hoped for.

    "Some guests got up and walked out," Huber said.

    The performance was belly-dancing, something Huber, 27, has been doing since she was 14. Now she is hoping to shed some light on the controversy of the dance form.

  • Little Leaguers salvage split in district games

    The Anderson County Little League All-Stars scored twice in the top of the seventh inning to defeat Powell County 5-3 in district tournament play Sunday at Harrodsburg's Anderson-Dean Park.

    With runners on second and third, Hunter Campbell grounded out but drove in Ross Cox with the winning run. Lucas Durr followed with a single that scored Cade Cotton for an insurance run.

    Darius Harvey pitched all seven innings, scattering eight hits but giving up one earned run for the win. Harvey struck out eight.

  • The first 100 miles

    I've now been on the Appalachian Trail for nine days and have covered 100 miles, including all of the trails that meander through Connecticut and about half of Massachusetts.

    As my old bones, especially the knees, needed some rest, I've taken a zero day, which in trail parlance simply means staying in a motel instead of hiking.

    Hiking through New England has a very different feel than doing the same in the high mountains of Maine or North Carolina.

  • Parade, fireworks on tap Friday

    The second annual Fourth of July Parade will begin Friday at 11 a.m.

    The parade will start at Anderson County Middle School, go down Main Street, turn on Broadway and end at the fairgrounds, said Betty Butler of the American Legion Auxiliary.

    Various community groups will be represented in the parade, including veterans, Boy Scouts, fireman and such, Butler said. All Anderson County veterans are encouraged to participate, said Shirley Thornberry, of the Auxiliary.

    Participants are asked to meet at the middle school at 10 a.m. on Friday.

  • This journalist isn't your next 'American Idol'

    The "American Idol" auditions are coming to Louisville. I've heard about it - and keep hearing about it - from family and friends, all of which followed the news with the same question: Are you going to go?

    My mom asked. My cousin asked. My friends asked.

    My fianc was out of the loop, but once I told him about the auditions, even he asked.

    I told each of them the same thing: I don't know.

    I've never been a diehard fan of the show, only watching occasionally, but up until my junior year of high school, I seriously thought I would make a career out of singing.

  • All good deeds matter, no matter how small

    Last week I got the opportunity to see some Anderson County residents do some inspiring service work. These people were very enthusiastic about a cause, creative in their idea and took time from their busy summer schedules to raise money for a charitable donation. Oh, and they were 10-year-olds.

    When I was informed there was a group of children selling Popsicles and lemonade to help the Anderson Humane Society, I didn't think much of it until I got there.