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Today's News

  • Dunked and dunked and dunked again

    Column as I see ’em ...
    It took all of three throws from Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway for me to go from brash and cocky to soaking wet.
    After harassing him for several weeks in the paper and insinuating he couldn’t throw straight, Conway was first in line Friday night to shut me up and ensure he was the first to dunk me in the Little League dunking booth during the fair.
    He was far from the only one. Person after person lined up through the night, in part to make me drink my words and in part to help a Little League player with cancer.

  • Joani Clark re-elected to Kentucky Jailer’s Association Board

    Anderson County Jailer Joani Clark has been re-elected to the Kentucky Jailer’s Association Board of Directors, the agency announced in a news release.
    Clark has served on the KJA Board since 1999.
    Clark was re-elected to the board during the KJA annual conference, which was held in early June in Bowling Green.
    “Well, our county’s jail is not open anymore,” Clark said, “but being on the board helps us know what’s going on across the state.

  • Wild Turkey employees celebrate new distillery
  • Waving hello on the Fourth of July
  • Woodworker just ‘overgrown kid having fun’

    Retirement for Ernie Hunt meant a return to doing what he loved — making handmade children’s toys.
    “I reckon I got old and fat, but never grew up,” Hunt, who retired from General Cable after 37 years, said with a smile. “I’m just an overgrown kid having fun.”
    It started back in 1976, when Hunt made a wooden train set for his son’s first birthday. Friends saw his work, and said he should start selling his pieces.

  • Beard-eater instigator posts bond

    The man who admitted making another man eat his own beard last fall will be sentenced Aug. 16 for violating his probation.
    Troy Holt was convicted earlier this year in Anderson District Court of violating a domestic violence order against his wife and failing to pay restitution to Harvey Westmoreland, the man forced to eat his own beard.
    Those incidents got him hauled back into Anderson Circuit Court on Tuesday morning, where Judge Charles Hickman set a $5,000 surety bond and set a date for his sentencing.

  • Magistrates OK unified government meeting

    The possibility of merging city and county governments received a kick-start Tuesday morning, thanks to a vote of the Anderson County Fiscal Court.
    Magistrates voted unanimously to approve a joint meeting with the Lawrenceburg City Council to allow the force behind merging, attorney Walter Patrick, to speak to both governing bodies at once.
    The city council will likely consider agreeing to the meeting when it meets later this month.

  • Bad girl, bad girl, watcha gonna do?
  • No ruling on second trial for Beasmore

    Lea Beasmore’s attorney pushed Tuesday to get her a new trial in her sexual harassment lawsuit against the fiscal court, but will have to wait for the judge to make a decision.
    Beasmore’s contention that a juror in her $1.5 million lawsuit is related to current Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway was verified Tuesday afternoon in Anderson Circuit Court when Carolyn Burton took the witness stand and said Conway’s wife is her niece.

  • The Fields of Bad Dreams: High School track falling in further disrepair

    “If you build it, they will come,”
    --The Voice to Ray Kinsella in “Field of Dreams”

    When it comes to the track and field program at Anderson County High School, however, they have been coming, even though it has not been built.

    Or, to be more precise, they have been coming in record numbers despite the fact that the school's track has not been upgraded in years.

    “I get asked more than once a week, 'When are we going to get our track fixed,'” Anderson track coach Robert Meacham said late in the recently completed season.