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Today's News

  • City council approves Election Day booze sales

    Column as I see ’em …
    If the above headline sounds familiar, it should. It’s nearly identical to one I wrote a few weeks ago on the front page, and one that apparently got a few city council members in a bit of a snit during their meeting Monday night.
    Councilman Ken Evans demanded a retraction from News Editor Meaghan Downs, who was covering the meeting, and said she spoke with both Evans and councilman Tommy Vaughn about the headline after the council adjourned.

  • Six tips on how to go crazy finding perfect Christmas gift

    The writer O. Henry once wrote a short story called the “Gift of the Magi.”
    You may have heard of it.
    If not, here’s the plot: Young, poor husband sells watch to buy wife expensive hair comb. Young, poor wife sells glorious tresses to pay for husband’s watch accessory.
    Irony ensues and we all get warm and fuzzy about the “true” meaning of Christmas.  

  • Meet Lawrenceburg’s James Bond

    Mention the name James Bond to any moviegoer and images of the dashing and debonair secret spy 007 comes to mind.
    Bond could be searching for a missing secret agent or perhaps trying to find a secret Russian decoding machine. Inevitably Bond comes across an attractive female agent who has questionable intensions of her own.

  • Hugs, tears as Tony’s shuts down

    Tony’s BBQ Barn couldn’t close its doors without a bear hug between father and son.
    Owner Tony Howard ended the hug by grabbing his 33-year-old son Jon’s hand for a seconds-long waltz to “I Can’t Help Falling in Life with You.”
    Then both men faced the music, the Elvis tune crooned by good friend Eugene Hoffman at the front of the restaurant. Jon wiped away tears.

  • Obamacare has fire depts. ‘shaking in their boots’

    A wrinkle in Obamacare that could force fire departments to purchase health insurance for volunteers would have a “crippling” affect on them here and across the nation.
    That’s the message from Anderson County Fire Chief Mike Barnes who, like thousands of other chiefs across the country who oversee all-volunteer fire departments, is waiting for a determination from the Internal Revenue Service about how Obamacare will affect those departments.

  • Teen charged in home invasion case now an adult

    Kendall Cunningham, released from jail earlier this summer with all his charges dropped, will be tried as an adult for allegedly pointing a gun at two teenagers during a Lawrenceburg home invasion, according to court documents.
    Cunningham, 18, of 545 Carlton Drive, Lawrenceburg, is scheduled to appear in Anderson Circuit Court Dec. 17 at 9 a.m. for a disposition hearing.
    Cunningham was released from jail in August 2013 with all his charges dismissed following a complaint about his case’s improper transfer from juvenile to Circuit Court.

  • Pipeline opponents, officials to square off

    Those with questions about the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline will finally get a chance to ask them Monday night.
    The Anderson County Fiscal Court will hold a special-called meeting Dec. 16 starting at 6 p.m. that will begin with what Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway said would be a 15 minute presentation from pipeline officials, followed by questions from the audience.
    The meeting will be held at the Extension office, located in the county park.

  • Trial off after granny takes plea deal

    The woman charged with tying up her 3-year-old granddaughter for up to 16 hours each day has accepted a plea offer instead of going to trial, which was scheduled to begin Monday.
    Commonwealth’s Attorney Laura Donnell confirmed that Carolyn Case has accepted a plea deal, but declined to say what the deal is until it is formally signed.
    Case is now scheduled to formally enter a guilty plea Dec. 17 in Anderson Circuit Court, Donnell said Monday afternoon. The recommended sentence from Donnell’s office will be revealed at that time.

  • BASKETBALL: Bearcats literally being thrown to the Wolves

    Some basketball coaches believe in “throwing them to the wolves” in an effort to toughen teams up, but Anderson County boys' basketball coach Glen Drury is literally doing that Saturday.

    The Bearcats take on Wolfe County – yes, the mascot is a wolf – during Saturday's Kentucky Bank Classic at Bourbon County High School.

  • BASKETBALL: Lady Bearcats turn back Dunbar upset bid

    Anderson County rallied from a five-point deficit to defeat upset-minded Dunbar in girls' basketball action last Thursday in Lexington.

    Down 34-29, the Lady Bearcats reeled off the next 13 points to take control for their second win of the season.

    “We know that everyone is going to bring their best game against us,” said Tony Kays, coach of the top-ranked Lady Bearcats.