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Today's News

  • City, county should help finish skate park

    That a kid on a skateboard was allegedly punched in the face and kicked by an adult shouldn't come as a shock to Anderson Countians.

    Nor should it be a shock in the not-too-distant future when a skater is hit and killed by a vehicle.

    After all, we, the adults of Anderson County, are the ones who collectively have ignored our children's pleas to build them a safe place to skateboard, away from traffic and bar-room bullies who allegedly assault them, as happened last Friday afternoon behind Main Street.

  • Fallen soldiers' families help dedicate memorial

    Under clear blue skies on a crisp autumn Sunday afternoon, the Healing Field at the American Legion Park was dedicated before hundreds of respectful attendees.

    The park of 70 American flags erected in straight rows with granite plaques memorializing soldiers from Kentucky who have died in the global war on terror is part of a nationwide tribute to commemorate the Sept. 11, 2001, attack on the United States.

  • Different roads led teams to second-round matchup

    The roads Anderson County and Oldham County have taken during the 2007 football season are as different as an interstate and a country lane, but Friday night, one will hit a dead end, while the other speeds on to the class 5A, Region 1 championship game, tentatively scheduled for the day after Thanksgiving.

    Oldham rode a rugged schedule that included Class 6A powers Eastern, St. Xavier, Madison Central and Scott County. The Colonels won just one non-district game, but even that one was a loaded gun as they beat Franklin County, ranked sixth in 4A at the time.

  • New "breakfast of champions" fuels Moninger's best

    LEXINGTON - There might be a new training regimen around the cross country team at Anderson County High School.

    'Frosted Cheerios: The breakfast of champions,' Anderson co-coach Scott Ellis joked Saturday after Kristin Moninger turned in the best time of her career in the Class AAA state meet, held at the Kentucky Horse Park.

    'She ran a great race,' Ellis said. 'It was her best race ever.'

    While Moninger was smiling at the end, a bit of racing luck gave Devin Davenport a disappointing finish in the final race of his career.

  • Second quarter knockout in Round 1

    Remember that oldest cliche of football? You have to establish the run before you can pass?

    Anderson County took that supposed truism of the high school game and threw it out the window Friday night.

    Or more specifically, the Bearcats called upon Jacob Russell to throw it down field.

    Russell propelled Anderson past visiting South Oldham 49-7 in the first round of the Class 5A state playoffs as he completed 14 of 23 passes for 277 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Not a bad night for someone who had to alter his plans.

  • Struck twice by cars, plucky pooch survives

    Cats, not dogs, are reputed to have nine lives.

    But one plucky Chihuahua that was struck by two vehicles last Friday and lived to bark about it is challenging that old wives' tale.

    Lance Roe, a Lawrenceburg man who witnessed the dog being struck, said he can't believe it's still alive.

    'I'm just amazed,' he said. 'After the two vehicles hit it, I went over the side of the road and it had blood coming out of its mouth and wasn't breathing. We all thought it was dead.'

  • Teen dies of gunshot wound

    An Anderson County High School student died yesterday from a gunshot wound.

    Dezarae Driskell, 16, reportedly was found dead at her home on Cheese Lick Road.

    The shot reportedly came from a rifle.

    A sibling, also a juvenile, was the only other person at the residence, police said.

    The Kentucky State Police are investigating.

    For a full report, see Wednesday's edition of The Anderson 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.