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Today's News

  • Understanding violence and children

    In Duncan, Okla. three teens have been charged in connection with the murder of a 22-year-old man from Australia. The 15- and 16-year-old boys will be tried as adults and face life in prison without parole if convicted on the murder charge. The 17-year-old boy was charged with using a vehicle in the discharge of a weapon and with accessory to first-degree murder after the fact. If convicted the 17 year old may receive a sentence of two years to life in prison.

  • Going west for one last summer road trip adventure

    Stephanie Blackwell’s vision of California is desert and Hollywood.
    She sees flat, open spaces.
    Of course, Blackwell’s never seen California, only heard about Great Aunt Bertie’s orange grove and almond trees, the garden and maybe geese at Bertie’s home in Selma, Calif.
    But after a late summer road trip spanning more than 2,000 miles, an estimated $1,000 budget for gas and about 10 states, California will be her new home for Blackwell and her son, William Smith, age 9 almost 10.

  • ACLU Bible threat just the beginning

    The American Civil Liberties Union is just getting warmed up, and elected officials running public meetings in Anderson County better dang well listen up and start preparing for the inevitable.
    By warning the school district about Bible distribution by the Gideons, the ACLU has proved its tentacles have no limits, even into a state where most of what that bunch presses for is flatly ignored — outside of Lexington and Louisville, that is.

  • Deer season opens Saturday for archers

    For hunters, it’s a day to rejoice.
    For the deer they’re trying to shoot? Not so much.
    Saturday marks the opening of the archery deer season in Kentucky, a day when thousands of eager hunters wielding bows and wearing camouflage will climb tree stands or hunker down in ground blinds hoping to harvest a “shooter” buck — or at least fill their freezers with quality red meat.
    Either way, it’s one of the most anticipated days each year for sportsmen itching to hit the woods.

  • On Safari

    When they fired their first arrows, chances are the Peyton brothers never figured that one day their love of archery would lead them on a trip of a lifetime.
    But it did.
    Braden, 19, and Cameron, 17, each spent a portion of their recent summer vacations in Africa, where they successfully harvested zebras while working on a game farm.

  • Football home opener is Friday

    Friday Night Lights hit Lawrenceburg again, starting this week.
    Anderson County opens the home portion of the high school football season that night when it hosts a very good South Oldham team.
    Kickoff is set for Friday, Sept. 6 at 7:30 p.m.

  • City council raises taxes over 3 percent

    City councilmen will add $6 for every $100,000 of assessed real property to city tax bills after approving a first reading of a compensating tax rate for the upcoming fiscal year.
    The council voted unanimously to set tax rates at $1.90 per $1,000 assessed real property, a 3.26 percent increase
    All six members of the council also approved to set personal property taxes at $3.07 per $1,000 of assessed property values, a 1.087 percent increase.
    The new rates will produce roughly $1.1 million in revenue for the city, a $32,185 increase from 2012.

  • School board to decide on tax increase

    A public hearing regarding the upcoming fiscal year’s school board tax rate will be held tonight, Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 6:45 p.m., according to an e-mail from Superintendent Sheila Mitchell.
    A special-called board meeting is set to be held at 7:15 p.m. following the meeting in order to vote on the tax rate.
    The district’s current draft budget for 2013-14 has been calculated based on a 4 percent revenue increase, according to Anderson News reports.  
    The school board is set to approve its final budget in September.

  • FOOTBALL: Bearcats to host South Oldham Friday

     

    This is not the South Oldham football team you are used to seeing.

    These Dragons, who will try to spoil Anderson County's home opener, really are capable of breathing some football fire.

    Anderson hosts South Oldham, a team it has played – and beaten – off and on for 20 years, Friday night at Hollie Warford Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

  • FOOTBALL: Bearcats not perfect, but mighty good in season-opener

    WINCHESTER – Perfection is never completely attainable, especially in the first test of a high school football season. But goodness, gracious, Anderson County was impressive Friday night.

    The Bearcats thumped a vastly improved George Rogers Clark, 50-21, at Cardinal Stadium, an outcome that does not tell the story of just how dominant the Bearcats really were, despite the predictable mistakes.