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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Mitchell: Plans in place to improve facilities

    Anderson County Superintendent Sheila Mitchell says the board of education is not oblivious to the deteriorating shape of many of the system’s athletic facilities, and is looking at many different areas that need attention.

  • Litkenhus to participate in international rodeo

    Anderson County resident Jessie Litkenhus will serve as a director at the International Finals Youth Rodeo, according to a press release.

    The event will be held in Shawnee, Okla., from July 10-15.

    The only returnee of the six youth directors, Litkenhus will help in one of the three arenas used in the competition.

    Litkenhus says being selected as a youth director is “one of the best experiences of my high school career. And some of the best memories are from the IFYR” according to the release.

  • Sports Briefs for July 6, 2011

    Herpetology House at Salato Center  
    The Salato Wildlife Education Center in Frankfort will host its 10th annual Herpetology House from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 16.


    This kid-friendly event lets families gain an up close and personal look at a variety of snakes, frogs and other critters. The Herpetology House is free to the public.