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Today's News

  • One ring, two mothers

    She’s found strange things on the school bus.
    Usually it’s costume jewelry, band instruments and orphaned cleats forgotten under seats until Rita Edington walks down to clean the aisles.
    Bus 27 is her bus, the only bus she ever drove for 25 1/2 years.
    But once, she found a ring.
    A mother’s ring.
    And Rita has wondered about this mother for more than a decade.
    Rita never removes the gold band on her pinkie finger.

  • Daughter, son-in-law earned each other

    “Shallow men believe in luck or in circumstance. Strong men believe in cause and effect.”
    —Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Since giving my youngest daughter’s hand in marriage last Friday afternoon, I’ve thought a lot about the idea of being lucky.
    I’ve never been one to believe in luck, and often bristle when I hear that so and so is “lucky” because he has a good job or a nice home or whatever.

  • Lawrenceburg man killed in Shelbyville wreck

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    For the second time in less than a week, a traffic accident on Sept. 12 has claimed a life in Shelby County, this time, 57-year-old James Walker of Lawrenceburg.
    A second man, Jonathan Denning, 28, of New Albany, Ind., was taken to the University of Louisville with unknown injures.
    The accident happened at about 11 a.m. in the 7400 block of Frankfort Road, as Denning, who was driving east in a Freightliner dump truck, lost control of the vehicle when he lost tire tread, KSP spokesperson Kendra Wilson said.

  • Dozens of turtles, fish killed in county park

    Fish and Wildlife officer David Goodlett and Jason Chesser with Parks and Recreation maintenance, with the assistance of Officer Brian Wooldridge, tossed back the fish they found wriggling among the dead last Thursday.  
    They were able to save one small turtle that quickly ducked beneath lake weeds and disappeared from sight.
    Goodlett initially estimated last Thursday that there were about 500 total dead fish and turtles caught in the three commercial fishing nets placed in the middle of the Anderson County community park lake.  

  • Minority student information improperly accessed

    Anderson County school officials have admitted that an administrator improperly accessed personal information on 70 to 80 minority students, angering at least one mother and prompting changes to the district’s policies over who can access student information.
    Karen Harris said her daughter’s personal information was improperly accessed through the district’s internal student information system Infinite Campus because a graduate student needed a list of African American and bi-racial students to interview to complete his master’s degree.

  • Bungee jumping off train trestle gets test run

    Drivers crossing the Tyrone Bridge last Tuesday afternoon may have noticed something a little different about the train trestle that runs parallel to the S-shaped bridge — a group of bungee jumpers plunging willingly off the trestle into the Kentucky River.
    Springfield resident Mitch Morris, general manager of Vertigo Bungee, said he and a select group of jumpers were performing some test jumps, testing equipment and finishing part of the deck on the Young’s High Bridge last week.

  • Man charged for having guns near middle school

    A 19-year-old Lawrenceburg man was arrested by city police Monday morning after a middle school staff member spotted him carrying a shotgun while crossing Anderson County Middle School property.
    William Whetzel, 19, 1042 Dan Drive was arrested and charged with one count of carrying a concealed deadly weapon and two counts of unlawful possession of a weapon on school property.

  • Suspect caught, charged with murder

    Police arrested homicide suspect Gary Luttrell in Ohio Tuesday morning and charged him with one count murder in the death of a Lawrenceburg man.
    Kentucky State Police had been searching over the weekend and into Monday and Tuesday for the Lexington man — described as armed and dangerous by police — regarding his connection to an ongoing homicide investigation in western Anderson County.

  • COLUMN: Got to love a kicker

    I never dreamed of throwing a touchdown pass or making a game-saving tackle in the Super Bowl.

    I just wanted to kick the game-winning field goal.

    Maybe it was because the first time my favorite team, the Dallas Cowboys, made it to the Super Bowl, they came up short. A rookie kicker, Jim O'Brien of the Baltimore Colts – THAT designation is showing my age – split the uprights from 32 yards with only five seconds to play.

  • SOCCER: Lady Bearcats strike Collins early for district victory

    SHELBYVILLE – There would be no nail-biting and and very little worrying for Anderson County girls' soccer Monday night.

    Allie Johnson scored twice in the first 15 minutes to propel the Lady Bearcats to a 4-0 win over 30th District rival Collins Monday night.