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Today's News

  • Getting past election blues, Christians can take moment to shine

    It has taken a while, but I think I am finally getting over the results of Election 2012.
    That doesn’t take the sting away, though.
    Yes, I voted for Mitt Romney. Given the choices we had, I would do it again. And again.
    I strongly believe President Obama’s policies have added to what was already an exploding national debt (over $50,000 per person and counting, last time I checked) and are leading our great country more and more toward socialism, if we are not already there.

  • A tradition is born

    A generation’s childhood may be sold in bankruptcy court.
    Twinkies represent misplaced childhood simplicity, the familiar joy of knowing with absolute certainty that you’re about to bite into soft yellow cake with an ooey, gooey creamy core.
    Dependable. Safe. Comforting.
    A food that establishes security when none can be found.
    Staring over the edge toward the future— the so-called fiscal cliff, day-to-day economic woes and even endless Thanksgiving preparations — can be a scary prospect.

  • Some real facts about mandatory trash, recycling

    Column as I see ’em …
    I was off hunting deer last week and had no intention of climbing out of my tree stand to respond to a letter to the editor in last week’s paper from David Steedly.
    But that doesn’t mean I’m letting that letter go unanswered.
    Steedly, a member of the county’s environmental committee, thought it necessary to “provide some factual information” to clear up an editorial I wrote the previous week.

  • Cops raid suspected heroin dealer’s home

    Police sent one man to jail and social services took at least four children into protective custody during a heroin bust Friday night at 118 Waterfill St.
    Charged with trafficking heroin and other drug-related charges is former Lexington resident Joseph Brandon Baumgardner, 18, who lives at the address.
    Officer Jeremy Cornish of the Lawrenceburg Police Department led a raid of the home after obtaining a search warrant. Cornish said undercover officers had been purchasing heroin there for a couple of months before obtaining the warrant.

  • Vandals hit cars during Bible study

    While the faithful sat inside Salt River Independent Baptist Church studying their Bibles, folks of a different sort seized the opportunity to deface their vehicles and steal their belongings.
    Police are investigating vandalism and theft that occurred early Sunday evening at the small rural church, located on Salt River Road about a half-mile off Harrodsburg Road in Stringtown.
    Vandals stole gas from one vehicle and left scratch marks on a number of others, including that of Jean Bush, whose husband Carl leads worship services at the church.

  • 77-year-old indicted for incest of child under 12

    Donald S. Geach, Sr., 77, was indicted Nov. 7 by the Anderson County Grand Jury on two counts of incest and two counts of first-degree sexual abuse of a minor over a period of three years.
    Geach allegedly “committed the offense of incest when he had deviate sexual intercourse” with a minor under the age of 12 during an incident that took place between September 2005 and September 2007. Geach is also charged with a sexual abuse offense during that same time period.

  • Whooping cough outbreak in schools spreads

    Another Anderson County elementary student has contracted whooping cough, this time a third grader at Saffell Street Elementary.
    Anderson County Health Director Tim Wright confirmed Tuesday morning that a positive case of pertussis or “whooping cough” was detected and confirmed at Saffell Street Elementary Monday afternoon.   
    Two more positive cases from Emma B. Ward Elementary were reported a day later, Wright said, bringing the total number of infections to eight in the county as of Tuesday afternoon.  

  • Hoops season set to tip off

    There are many questions about the Anderson County boys' basketball team heading into the 2012-13 schedule, but Saturday night the Bearcats showed there is reason to believe some of the late February answers can be good ones.

  • CHRISTIAN ACADEMY: Rams rally past Bourbon Christian in OT

    Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg captured a 61-55 overtime win over Bourbon Christian Friday night in Paris.

    The Rams' Forrest Bowman sank one of two free throws with five seconds to play in regulation to tie things, then the Rams dominated the overtime to take the win.

    Before the overtime, Christian Academy coach Cory Robinson told his team, “Come out on fire and don't let them gain momentum in the overtime.”

    The Rams stopped the tenacious Bourbon Christian team to take the win.

  • GOLF: Lady Bearcat golf looking to grow

    With the 2012 Anderson County High School girls' golf campaign in the books it was time to reflect on the season for Lady Bearcats' coach Todd Hyatt, according to a news release.

    “We had a lot of firsts this year: Katilyn Riley won our own tournament, The Joy of Golf, which was a first for Anderson County golfers,” Hyatt said in a press release.