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Today's News

  • First one down, a championship to go

    The Anderson County Marching Bearcats won their first competition Saturday, taking the Class 4A championship of the Eastern Eagle Marching Band Classic in Louisville. Anderson won its division by five points.

    The Marching Bearcats placed fourth overall, trailing Grand Champion Barren County by 1.3 points and finishing 0.25 behind Tates Creek and Dixie Heights.

    “That is about as close as it gets,” Anderson band director Patrick Brady said.

    The three bands that finished ahead of the Marching Bearcats were all Class 5A bands.

  • Thrills never stop for Will

    It has been nearly 15 years since Will Carlton put on his trunks and laced up the high-tops, but the basketball awards continue to come in for the former Anderson County High School star.

    Carlton learned last Thursday that he had been selected for the NAIA Hall of Fame for his exploits during three years at Georgetown College.

  • Children deserve a chance to live and die as God intends

    Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis made political and media waves last year after she carried out an 11-hour filibuster on the floor of the Texas State Senate in opposition to a pro-life bill that would ban abortions on unborn children after the 20th week of pregnancy. The bill would eventually pass and be signed into law, but the Democrat senator used it to raise her political capital as a nominee for race for governor of Texas.

  • 09-17 Church Briefs

    Fall Festival coming soon

    The Open Bible Church and Trinity Church of God will sponsor a fall festival 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11 at the Lawrenceburg Green.

    There will be all kinds of food, fun, games and music.

    For more information, contact the Open Bible Church at 839-5922.

     

    Westside Community calendar

    Westside Community Church is located at 1311 Versailles Road in Lawrenceburg.

    Sunday School 10 a.m.

    Morning Worship 11 a.m.

  • McConnell’s tribute to Russell entered into Congressional Record

    From staff reports

    Following are comments made by U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, which were entered into the Congressional Record.

    Mr. President, I rise today to pay tribute to a friend and legendary Kentuckian, Wild Turkey Distillery’s Master Distiller Jimmy Russell.

    This year marks the 60th year Jimmy has been making Bourbon for Wild Turkey, a fact that the distillery is rightfully proud to celebrate.

    As a 60-year Bourbon veteran, Jimmy is the longest tenured active spirits master distiller in the world.

  • Lawrenceburg’s Russell honored by U.S. Senate

    From staff reports

    The honors just keep pouring in for what is perhaps Anderson County’s most famous resident.

    Wild Turkey Master Distiller Jimmy Russell, fresh off being honored earlier this month with a lifetime honorary membership with the Kentucky Distillers’ Association’s Board of Directors, Russell was whisked off to Washington, D.C. last week, where he was honored by U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, who praised Russell from the Senate floor.

  • 09-17 Letters to the editor

    Coach’s response ‘disappointing’

    To the editor:

    My daughter has been playing softball since she was 4 years old in the county recreation league. She has been a good ballplayer and had several coaches. For the past year, she has played on a travel team, but since she turned 9, had to move off the travel team and back into the county recreation league.

  • Cost Share applications due Sept. 30

    From staff reports

    The Anderson County Conservation District is still accepting applications for the Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost Share Program, according to a news release.

    Roy Toney, district chairman, reminds those who are interested in applying that the cutoff date for this year’s ranking is Sept. 30. Although applications are accepted any time of the year, those received after the deadline will not be funded until next year.

  • Shorter days mean winter is on its way

    The slow roll into winter has begun. The sun is rising after 7 a.m. and dropping before 8 p.m., and we have already started to adapt our lives. How many times were you just coming inside to eat dinner at 9 p.m. this summer? Surely I’m not the only one.

    We adapt our lives to fit each season. Besides cleaning out our closets to make room for the bulky clothes of winter, we’re probably cleaning out our sheds to make room for tool storage and lawn chairs.

  • Time to ensure your vaccines are up to date

    Interesting health and illness statistics arrive weekly in my email. The Centers for Disease Control issues a weekly report on notifiable diseases and mortality tables. One of the reports is “provisional cases of infrequently reported notifiable diseases” (less than 1,000 cases reported during the preceding year.) A few of these are diseases that were once eliminated in the United States.

    Work is progressing worldwide to eliminate diseases such as polio and measles but total eradication hasn’t happened yet.