Today's News

  • Christmas parade organizers seek participants

    Those interested in participating in this year's Christmas parade in Lawrenceburg are asked to complete registration forms soon. The parade is scheduled for Dec. 1 at noon in Lawrenceburg.

    Participants must register and sign a liability waver, organizers said. Forms, available at city hall or online at www.lawrenceburgky.org, must be returned to city hall or mailed to 100 N. Main St., Lawrenceburg, KY 40342. Participants also may submit their forms during the parade line-up. Entry is free.

    The route will be down Broadway, left on Main Street to Mustang Drive.

  • City to collect leaves through Dec. 31

    Leaves that are bagged, securely tied and set by the curb will be collected by the city of Lawrenceburg through the end of December, cofficials announced.

    There is no charge for collection. Residents are asked to make sure bags are not placed on sidewalks or streets. Collection will be random, but all areas will be serviced, officials said.

    Call 839-5372 for more information.

  • Plucky Seven

    The people who say you have to walk before you run have never met Devin Davenport.

    His parents swear that the Anderson County High School senior was wearing Nikes before Stride-Rites. "He really was running before he walked," says Johnny Davenport, his father.

    "Oh, he was crawling at four months and running at eight," his mom, Rebecca, says with a laugh. "He was running everywhere."

    Nothing has changed.

  • Healing our hearts

    Saturday will mark the official dedication in Lawrenceburg of the state's only permanent Healing Field, designed to honor Kentucky service members who died while fighting America's war on terrorism.

    The event, scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. at American Legion Post 34 on Broadway, is free and open to the public.

    The guest speaker will be Maj. Gen. Donald Storm, adjutant general for Kentucky, and several families that have lost loved ones in the war on terrorism are scheduled to attend, organizers said.

  • Get off the couch and attend Saturday's Healing Field dedication

    War fatigue - the malaise that has turned a nation once chest-thumping proud of its military into one that cares only which political party gets to be in power - is rampant.

    At one time, news from the war front was all this nation cared about. When newscasts weren't giving us the latest from Pacific or European Theaters, we were kept informed by trailers on the silver screen before watching John Wayne or some other Hollywood beefcake lead the charge against the Nazis.

  • Schools taking steps to prevent MRSA outbreak

    A letter sent to the homes of all Anderson County public school students last week warns parents about risks of methicillin-resistant Staphylociccys aureus, or MRSA, was intended as a precautionary measure, said school nurse Michelle Searcy.

    "We've been in daily contact with the county health department and physicians," she said Thursday. "There are no confirmed cases that we're aware of. If we do have one, we will treat it appropriately."

    Two days ago, Searcy said there were still no confirmed cases in Anderson County schools.

  • When it comes to pizzazz, today's Mafia is falling short

    Like a lot of other people, I've long had a weird fascination with La Cosa Nostra, the Mafia.

    That widespread fascination existed long before "The Untouchables" hit the small screen in the late 1950s, or Mario Puzo published his American classic "The Godfather" in 1969.

    It probably started in the 1920s and 1930s, when newspapers and radio stations began sensationalizing Italian gangsters with monikers like Frank "The Enforcer" Nitti, Salvatore "Lucky" Luciano, Giuseppe "Joe The Boss" Masseria, and most famous of them all, Alphonse "Scarface Al" Capone.

  • Undefeated and unbelievable

    FRANKFORT - The shirts extolling an undefeated football season had already been printed. A police escort greeting Anderson Countys Bearcats on their way home from Western Hills High School had already been lined up.

    And the heavily-partisan crowd most estimates had Anderson fans making up more than two-thirds of those in attendance danced, yelled, and made wild faces for the television cameras for the culmination of what has to be one of the most improbable perfect regular seasons in football history.

    Andersons 46-3 romp did not disappoint.

  • Repeat performance looms in state playoff opener

    While Anderson County is making its first state football playoff appearance since 2002 - and hosting its first playoff game since 1996 - the Bearcats are very familiar with their first round opponent.

  • Stevens wins race for 2nd District magistrate

    Democrat Forrest Stevens defeated Republican Martin Harley on Tuesday in a runoff election to determine who would serve the remaining three years of a four-year magisterial term.

    Harley, the incumbent in the 2nd District, was appointed by Gov. Ernie Fletcher to replace Democrat Hubert Shields, who resigned last spring.

    Stevens, who was elected by about a 10-percent margin, credited his victory to a lot of hard work on the campaign trail.