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Today's News

  • COLUMN: An odd Christmas wish from a sports nut

    I really didn't expect to get what I really want under the Christmas tree. I mean, is it really too much to ask to have a winning lottery ticket?

    I would even take one a visit from whoever it is that has followed Ed McMahon. You know, Publisher's Clearing House. I'm not greedy. I don't need 500 mil or anything like that. Only a 10 or 12 followed by six zeroes would suffice.

  • OUTDOORS: Second amendment rights important for protection

    I want to start my final column of the year 2012 with a quote many have heard before and John Herndon actually used in his column a few weeks back: “Guns don’t kill people, people kill people.” I could not agree more and will leave it at that. 

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Lady Bearcats win two of three in Republic Bank Classic

    Anderson County suffered its first loss of the season but bounced back to take a consolation game in girls' basketball action at the Republic Bank Classic, held at Lexington Catholic High School.

    Top-ranked Marion County defeated Bowling Green in the championship game on Sunday.

    Anderson came out on the short end of the score for the first time this year when Bryan Station upset the Lady Bearcats, 43-41, in the tournament quarterfinal on Saturday.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Bearcats take Adair tournament title

    Anderson County was able to celebrate a very merry Christmas after the Bearcats won the championship of the Lindsey Wilson Classic at Adair County High School on Saturday.

    The Bearcats whipped the host school, 54-38, in the championship game to move to 6-1 on the year.

    Jay Smith scored 14 points while Luke Mann and Austin Linzy scored 11 each to lead the Bearcats in the championship game.

  • Second grader helps organize public memorial for Sandy Hook Elementary families

    Saffell Street second grader Brianna May wanted to do something for the grieving families affected by last week’s tragic school shooting in Newtown, Conn., that resulted in 28 deaths.

    Her mother, Angie May, was trying to figure out the best way to tell her daughter Brianna, 7, what had happened at the Sandy Hook Elementary school on Dec. 14.

    This was Brianna’s response to the news.

    “’We could pray for them and we can have candles and balloons,’” Angie recalled her daughter saying.

  • He stocks groceries by day, rocks bluegrass on weekends

    Christmas Day, 1989.
    Brad Gulley, 7, wields his first guitar — a no name, knock-off Takamine.
    A family photo captured the moment.
    Gulley, now 30, preserved the memory for the fourth verse of a Christmas song.
    A song featured on the “Christmas the Mountain Way” compilation record that garnered a rave review from Country Music Television and a spot on its 12-pick list of Christmas albums for this year.

  • Turner students sing carols to kick off holiday season
  • Anniversary: Perry

    Oneita Moffett Perry and Alvin Huston Perry of Lawrenceburg will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Dec. 23 with a reception at the Anderson Senior Citizens Center from 2-4 p.m.
    A judge at the courthouse married the Perrys on Dec. 20, 1952.
    The couple has several nieces and nephews from Harrodsburg,  Georgia and Indiana.
    Oneita is retired, and was employed for more than 40 years with Lawrenceburg National Bank as a teller, vice president and member of the board of directors.

  • Church briefs: 12-19-12

    Westside Community Church to hold Christmas play
    The Westside Community Church will be performing its Christmas program “A Christmas to Remember” on Dec. 21 at 7 p.m.
    The play is free. Westside Community Church is located at 1311 Versailles Road in Lawrenceburg.
     

  • Finding lasting peace when asking “Why?”

    Heinous. Vicious. Atrocious.
    None of those adjectives come close to describing the murder of 20 defenseless first-graders and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.
    Incomprehensible.
    We simply can’t fathom how someone could be so sick, so deranged to force his way into an elementary school, the home of bright eyes, toothless smiles and looks of wonder.
    Just why?
    How could anyone methodically aim a gun at such innocence and pull a trigger? Not just once, but, according to reports, multiple times.