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  • Officials say ‘sky’ lanterns pose fire hazard

    By Meaghan Downs
    News staff
    Chinese or “sky” lanterns may light up the night sky with a gentle glow, but these popular floating globes can also spark unintentional and potentially dangerous fires.
    County fire chief Mike Barnes only saw four or six lanterns in the sky last year, but says six lanterns are enough to cause six separate house fires.  

  • Lane wins 2012 Miss Lawrenceburg crown

    Chelsea Lane loves to hunt, but winning the 2012 Miss Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show title on Monday night outstrips even her most prized trophy buck.  
    “You can mount a deer, but I think it’s more fun to look at a crown than a deer,” she laughed.
    Both hunting and pageants are big parts of Chelsea’s life, her father Tony Lane said.

  • Man indicted for being high with kids in vehicle

    A Lawrenceburg man who police say had three children in his vehicle while high on prescription drugs was among four people indicted June 19 by the Anderson County Grand Jury.
    Lee B. Rarden, 25, of 2044 Fox Creed Road, Lawrenceburg was indicted for second-offense DUI, possession of a controlled substance and first-degree wanton endangerment stemming from an incident in March.
    The grand jury indicted him on nine counts, including that he was operating a vehicle under the influence, endangering the lives of two minors.

  • Great Buffalo Chase to be run on July 4

    The Great Buffalo Chase, Buffalo Trace Distillery's 11th annual 5K race will be held at the distillery grounds in Frankfort on Wednesday, July 4. The race begins at 8 a.m. and proceeds from the race will be used to help fund the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 4075, annual fireworks show to be held that evening, according to a news release.

  • ESPN Golf Challenge comes to Lawrenceburg

    Nine teams of golfers from around Kentucky took part in the ESPN Golf Challenge, held at Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course on Saturday.

    While more twosomes had been expected to put their games on the line in the elimination tournament, Rick Hawkins, one of the course owners, was philosophical. “There is just a lot going on right now,” he said. “We are going to try again next year.”

    Hawkins teamed with Greg Pike to form the only local team in the event. Pike shot an 82 and Hawkins fired a 92, both near their normal scores.

  • GOLF: Goodlett's short game goes a long way in Lady Bug Invitational

    By John Groth

    Landmark News Service

    ELIZABETHTOWN – It’s taken Laurie Goodlett some 20 years to learn one very valuable golf secret.

    It doesn’t matter how far you drive the ball, it’s your short game that makes the difference.

    Armed with her old-school bull’s-eye putter, the 42-year-old Lawrenceburg resident stayed consistent on the fast, hard greens and sunk the 51st Lady Bug Invitational competition Saturday afternoon.

  • COLUMN: Missing the date an indication that Title IX is working

    For several days last week, my Twitter feed was busy with what seemed to be countless reminders about Saturday being the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Title IX law.

    I clicked on links to stories about the pioneers of women in sport in the 1960s who might have been much of the impetus for the landmark legislation. I even got some information about ESPN3 launching a new station, called ESPNW, showing nothing but women's sports.

  • OUTDOORS: Look for summertime memories on the waterways

  • BASEBALL: Mudcats improve summer record

    The Central Kentucky Mudcats improved their summer baseball record to 7-4-1 with three wins over the past week.

    “I have been impressed with the boys as out schedule is again strong and they have shown some maturity in those come-from-behind wins this past week,” said Mudcat coach Chris Copenhaver, who actually had to miss several of the Mudcats' games last week.

    The Mudcats also notched two wins over the Morse Mustangs, of Danville, and salvaged a tie in another game with the same club.

  • Sports Briefs for June 27, 2012

    3D archery shoot is set for June 30

    A 30-target 3D archery shoot is scheduled for Saturday, June 30 at the Anderson County Sportsman’s Club, the club announced.

    The shoot will begin a 9 a.m. at the club, located on Old Joe Road near the intersection of US 127 and the Bluegrass Parkway.

    Entry fee is $10 for adults; $5 for shooters 11-15, and free for shooters 10 and under.

    The shoot will be a tune-up for the July 28 NASP program.

    For more information, call Noel Cotton at 502-604-1156.