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Today's News

  • Downs the plant murderer

    Mitt Romney is dying.
    I didn’t intend to kill him. I only wanted to brighten up my new apartment, but I’m slowly torturing the poor guy, watering him one day and leaving him to wilt the next.
    It’s supposed to be difficult to kill geraniums.
    But no plant, not even Mitt Romney the pink geranium, is safe from my black gardener’s thumb.
    It doesn’t matter what party: Republican, Democrat, Communist. Death by my careless hands is the great equalizer when it comes to houseplants.
    Some people keep scrapbooks.

  • No excuses accepted for NASCAR nightmare

    If I hear one more lame apology from the people who “manage” the Kentucky Speedway, I’ll vomit.
    I don’t want apologies for Saturday’s inexcusable traffic nightmare at the track, and I certainly am not interested in hearing about learning curves and arriving early.

  • Coupons return to paper July 20

    Few products offer individuals the opportunity to save more than they spend.
    Starting July 20, The Anderson News will give readers this opportunity with the return of SmartSource coupons.
    Inside The Anderson News each week, readers will find a coupon package regularly valued at more than $100 in savings through manufacturer, retail and restaurant coupons. Subscribers will usually find they can recoup the cost of a subscription in just one week of coupon savings.

  • City tables ordinance after stare-down with chamber

    Chamber members and business professionals voiced concerns at Monday night’s city council meeting over the now tabled civil offense violation ordinance and its apparent implications as an anti-business tool and city revenue generator.
    More than 15 residents, including a business owner from Versailles, attended the June 11 meeting.
    The proposed ordinance would classify violations, including littering, nuisance and zoning, as civil offenses to be brought forth to the five-member code enforcement board.

  • Bringing the Heat

    Bourbon isn’t the only thing being produced in Tyrone these days that sets people’s throats ablaze.
    Just down the road from the Wild Turkey distillery, a family is growing peppers that are the hottest on the planet as part of their ongoing effort to turn what were once pasture and tobacco fields in a thriving family farm.
    And they’re succeeding.

  • Boys' high school golf team to hold informational meeting Monday

    The Anderson County High School boys’ golf team will be holding an informational meeting on Monday, July 18 at 4 p.m. head coach T.J. Spivey has announced. The meeting will be held at Wild Turkey Trace golf course and is for any boy interested in playing golf this fall.

  • Suspect who swiped church’s copper gutters charged

    The man suspected in a rash of copper thefts — including stealing the copper gutters right off of First Baptist Church — is now behind bars.
    Officers Jeremy Cornish and Teddy Melton of the Lawrenceburg Police Department announced Tuesday morning that Rodney Wash, 43, whose last known address was 109 Woodford St., Apartment 1, is facing six felony charges for alleged copper thefts across Lawrenceburg.

  • Local teen one of Kentucky's best gymnasts

    It would be safe to say that Emily Smith really has flipped over gymnastics.

    “I saw my cousin (Chelsea Hower of Louisville) flipping and I wanted to do that,” says the Anderson County teenager who has become one of Kentucky's best in the sport. “I started cheerleading but wanted to do more.”

    Do more?

    “A lot of people will ask, 'Can you do the splits?'” Smith says with a big smile. “That is a very basic move.”

  • COLUMN: Putting the brakes on influence peddlers

    The NCAA makes sense about as often as the Cincinnati Reds close out someone these days, so it was really good to see the recent Associated Press story that said the college athletics governing body was trying to distance itself from the glut of summertime AAU tournaments.

    It is about time.

    The story, which appeared in the Lexington Herald-Leader, and many other publications, on July 1, said that the NCAA is trying to cut down on the summer recruiting period to cut down on the potential of “unsavory influences of AAU coaches.”

  • Kyle Busch dominant in inaugural Quaker State 400 win

    By Dave Taylor

    Landmark News Service

    Kyle Busch dominated the competition en route to capturing the inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Kentucky Speedway Saturday.

    Busch led 125 of 267 laps, including the last 11, to claim the Quaker State 400 in front of an overflow crowd.