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Today's News

  • Planting day

    Christopher Conway still had a ways to go.
    The Anderson County native, his wife, dad, mom and a pair of helpers were just beginning their annual ritual of planting tobacco plants on the Lee Steelman Farm in Fox Creek, but had only scratched the surface as of Saturday afternoon.
    Conway, his wife Terriana, Dudley Gash and Brennan Stevens had about 20 rows of plants in the ground, but still had the better part of 30 acres left to go.

  • All Veterans Reunion set for May 18-19 at American Legion Fairgrounds

    The sixth annual All Veterans Reunion In Kentucky will be held May 18-19 at the American Legion Fairgrounds in Lawrenceburg.
    A new feature of this year’s reunion will be the Scott Harper Memorial Motorcycle Run and Show.

  • Mayor increases city workers’ salaries by 3 percent

    By Meaghan Downs
    News staff
    The city council unanimously approved the first reading of its $3.516 million budget for the upcoming fiscal year at its May 14 meeting, as well as a 3 percent salary increase for city employees.
    Mayor Edwinna Baker said she included a 3 percent salary increase for city employees in the 2012-13 budget, and based that pay raise off of the current 2.96 percent consumer price index rate.
    “That [salary increases] was in the budget that was presented to the finance committee,” Baker said.

  • Uncovering the secrets of the motherhood

    They don’t hold hands, swaying back and forth in an unbroken circle to summon ancient powers of parenthood.
    Mothers hold other, tiny hands in the grocery store.
    Mostly to keep those same hands from grabbing large, powdery bags of flour and dumping them on the floor.
    They walk beside tricycles as plastic wheels rumble across pavement.
    They wipe their own eyes watching the same tricyclist, now grown up, walk across the stage at graduation or down the aisle.

  • Clover in yard keeps pests out of garden

    This Sunday is the full flower moon and Mother Nature has gone all out to decorate. I simply love watching all the wildflowers show their colors on the farm and along the roadside.
    While most of the wild phlox purples have faded, hairy vetch still offers its royal colors.
    The snow white blossoms of the brambles are hanging all for all their worth. Add to that the fields of white clover surrounding the wild roses, all in a sea of green, and my canvas is complete.

  • TRACK AND FIELD: Two qualify for state track meet

    LEXINGTON – Anderson County was reminded again just how difficult it is to be able to qualify for the state track and field meet last Friday.

    Despite having six performers turn in personal bests in seven different events, only two Bearcats were able to advance out of the Class AAA, Region 6 meet.

    And long jumper Tiffany Yount and pole vaulter Cameron Robinson had to sweat it out before confirming that they will be in action at the state, to be held on Saturday at the University of Louisville.

  • COLUMN: Time to get back to the good old days?

    It's hard to long for the good old days when the “old” is roughly equivalent to the duration of Justin Bieber's career.

    But that's life in these 4G days when things are obsolete just about the time you get used to them.

    And some might think that is how it is with Anderson County's spring dynasty.

    If you have been around Anderson County any time at all, you know that I am talking about that period in late May and early June when Anderson County has been shining in high school baseball and softball.

  • SOFTBALL: Smoking bats lead Anderson in own tourney

    Anderson County softball was bitten by the Bullitt during the Lady Bearcats' own tournament over the weekend, yet there were some hints that things could be getting better as the post-season arrives next week.

    The Lady Bearcats fell twice to Bullitt Central, first in a 3-2 pool play decision on Friday night, then 2-0 in the tournament championship game on Saturday.

    In between, the Lady Bearcats defeated Eighth Region foe Owen County, 5-3, and an under-rated North Hardin team, 3-2, in other tournament games.

  • McDonald signs with Campbellsville

    Anderson County High School senior Ben McDonald recently signed an NAIA national letter-of-intent to play tennis at Campbellsville University. The ceremony took place at the high school.

    Anderson's top-rated singles tennis player, McDonald advanced to the quarterfinals of the Eighth Region Tournament before bowing out. His senior season record was 16-3.

    McDonald said he will probably start out on Campbellsville's junior varsity team but could move up to the varsity soon. “I expect to get some varsity time,” he said.

  • Jones inks with West Virginia School

    Anderson County High School volleyball player Sierra Jones recently signed an NCAA national letter-of-intent with Alderson-Broaddus College, an NCAA Division II school, located in Philippi, West Va.

    A 4-year letter winner at Anderson, Jones receive a partial scholarship to the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference power. Alderson-Broaddus went 20-16 last year, finishing second in the WVIAC. The Battlers are led by veteran coach Carrie Bodkins.