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Today's News

  • Skydiving teddy bears provide courage for sick children

    Nothing’s braver than a teddy bear.
    A teddy bear that jumped from an airplane at about 9,500 feet, that is.
    Lawrenceburg resident Troy Woods, a statewide record-holding skydiver and jumping instructor at the Jumping for Fun Parachute Center, has jumped from planes for charity before.
    Last year Woods broke the state record (80 jumps in one day) while he raised funds for a boy battling leukemia.
    On June 1 he will strap stuffed teddy bears to his chest as a fundraiser for Kentucky Children’s Hospital with the help of his daughter, Christina.

  • News briefs: 5-22-13

    Senior center raffling Indy 500 tickets
    The cash-strapped Anderson County Senior Citizens Center is raffling off four tickets for Sunday’s running of the Indianapolis 500, the agency announced.
    Raffle tickets are $25 each, and available at the senior center, located at 160 Township Square, organizers said.
    Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    The raffle includes the Woodford County senior center, as well, which will share in the proceeds.
    A drawing is scheduled for Friday at 3 p.m., and the winner will be notified.

  • Worm castings help keep hanging baskets blooming

    We are safe from frost, so let the planting begin.
    It is warm enough for tomatoes, peppers and all sun loving vegetables.
    The strawberries are turning red, the iris are in full bloom and this Saturday I open the produce stand. In my book, that’s the beginning of summer.

  • Previously, on amateur wrestling ...

    I attended Wildcat Championship Wrestling for the first time about a month ago.
    Might as well been four years ago.
    Forget British period dramas with swooning orchestral soundtracks.
    Forget Grey’s Anatomy.
    Try following the soap operatic dramas of amateur wrestling.
    You miss one Saturday of Lawrenceburg wrestling, you’ve missed pages of plot.
    Amateur wrestling flits from storyline to storyline, with the motivations of characters with names like TJ Lightning and Black Rain constantly changing.

  • Do mom and dad or government know what’s best?

    A philosophical debate is shaping up as class action lawsuits against public libraries continue to spread across Kentucky.
    The overarching question is fairly simple, and goes something like this: Should taxpayers, with an assist from fiscal courts, have the power to control library tax rates, or should that be left to those smart enough to actually understand how important libraries actually are?

  • Memorial Day to be observed Sunday

    The American Legion Auxiliary invites the community for a Memorial and Healing Field service on Sunday, May 26 at 3 p.m. at the Healing Field in Lawrenceburg.
    The ceremony is being hosted by the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34, the American Legion Post 34 and the Department of Kentucky Auxiliary in remembrance of fallen service men and women and for all who have served, according to an Auxiliary press release.

  • ‘Heels,’ ‘faces’ and fans

    He’s flying.
    A two-second superman in black and purple pleather pants, Jimmy Lamb slams his body into a wrestler roughly twice his size and at least 20 years younger.
    Chris Majors, his 22-year-old, 305-pound opponent, crashes to the floor of the ring.
    Majors doesn’t move.
    The referee smacks his palm against the mat once, twice —
    It’s unclear if anyone could possibly count the rest over the crowd’s shouts as Jimmy Lamb defeats one of the hated princes of King Hustle’s Court.

  • Tractor-trailer crashes into Graefenburg Road home

     

  • Disgusting to divine

    A trash and feces-filled home police said just 10 days ago was one of the worst they’d ever seen is now clean as a whistle and ready to be lived in.
    Dozens of co-workers and members of Hope Community Church shoveled, scrubbed, cleaned and repaired a residence at 104 Beth Drive that made headlines across the region last Friday when police removed two children from the home and charged their parents, Anna Mauer and Michael Hutchens, with second-degree wanton endangerment.

  • Suit accuses library of ‘unlawful taking’

    The Anderson Public Library is accused of “unlawful taking” and “complete disregard of the law” in a class action suit filed Friday that seeks hundreds of thousands — if not millions — of dollars in refunds to taxpayers.
    The suit, filed by Lawrenceburg resident Harold Todd in Anderson County Circuit Court on behalf of taxpayers, mirrors three suits filed against libraries in Kenton, Campbell and Boone counties.