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Today's News

  • Legislature needs stronger take on meth

    Column as I see ’em …
    The next time a state legislator starts talking about forcing you to have a prescription to buy cold medicine due to the evils of methamphetamine, ask him or her to explain the following.
    Tuesday morning I sat in awe as two of the three people found living in a drainage pipe and using meth behind Rite Aid nearly two years ago received probation after pleading guilty to the charges against them.

  • Derby umbrellas create business opportunities

    The Silks and Shade company began with a blue umbrella.
    Decorated with colorful outlines of the Derby jockey silks, that first blue patio umbrella was the homemade answer for Lawrenceburg resident Melissa Wells Hanks’ quest to find an umbrella for her Kentucky Derby themed party.
    “I got on the Internet, and I couldn’t find one,” Hanks said, adding that she got the idea from a friend of hers who painted. “So I thought, oh well, I’ll do it myself.”

  • ‘They’re letting me out’

  • Child porn suspect rejects offer

    A Lawrenceburg man who told police he had “sexual desires for children” has rejected a plea offer from prosecutors on child pornography charges.
    Shelby County Commonwealth Attorney Laura Donnell said her office has been working on a plea agreement for Mark Hawks, which he turned down April 16 in Shelby Circuit Court.
    “We’ve extended an offer, but he hasn’t accepted it,” Donnell told a reporter during a break in court proceedings. “That’s why he asked for a continuance.”

  • Insurer vows to leave city, may run for mayor

    The agencies that insure city and county government don’t have business licenses, prompting one local insurance agent to say he shouldn’t have to buy licenses, either.
    Outraged that the city threatened him a hefty fine and possible closure for not purchasing a business license, Rodney Goodlett of Goodlett Insurance Group said Monday that he has refused to pay for the license on principle after reading nearly a year ago in The Anderson News that neither the Kentucky Association of Counties nor League of Cities have business licenses.

  • SOFTBALL: Collins slips past Lady Bearcats in extra innings

    About all that Monday's 30th District softball showdown revealed was it should be a close race between Anderson County and Collins.

    Of course, most who follow the high school game already knew that and there were few surprises in Collins' 4-2 win in eight innings.

    Collins pitcher Jeneca Thomas, a senior, limited Anderson to three hits and struck out five.

    But Thomas also walked three and got into a pair of late-inning jams when the Collins defense, committed three errors.

  • BASEBALL: 'We had that sucker in our hands'

    VERSAILLES – The only good thing about losing in 12 innings, like Anderson County did at Woodford County Saturday night, is that the baseball game was not played after Memorial Day.

    Then, taking a loss after blowing a 3-run lead or stranding a potental game-winning run 90 feet from home plate would be considered devastating. Saturday, however, it was merely a setback for an Anderson team that still has designs on its fifth regional championship.

    Disappointing, certainly.

  • Campbellsville cheerleaders sixth at national event

    Campbellsville University cheerleading posted a score of 8.24 Friday morning to win the NAIA Challenge Cup and earn a spot in the NCA Cheer Championship finals Friday afternoon.

    Campbellsville went on to finish sixth in the finals with a score of 8.168, according to a news release.

  • Former Bearcats finding their calling

    CAMPBELLSVILLE – You might say that several Anderson County athletes are doing just what their college promised.

    They are finding their callings at Campbellsville University.

    The campus, tucked away in this south-central Kentucky town, is not one frequented by ESPN. Local media and an occasional visit from the big boys in Lexington or Louisville, both over an hour away, might have to suffice.

  • BREAKING SPORTS NEWS: Bearcats get past Spencer in 12

    Alex Payton ripped a bases-loaded, one-out single in the bottom of the 12th inning to drive in Cole Sayre and send Anderson County to a 2-1 win over visiting Spencer County Tuesday night.

    It was the second straight 12-inning game for the Bearcats. The win over a district foe was also important for the 30th District Tournament seeding race.