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Today's News

  • Four vie for Board of Ed seats

    Incumbent Steve Higgins will face candidate Donna Crain Drury Tuesday for a seat on the Anderson County Board of Education.
    Two other incumbent Board of Education members, Lee Hahn and Scott Brown, are running unopposed to keep their respective seats on the board.
    Candidates were asked the following questions, and their responses are as follows.

    Name: Steve Higgins
    Office sought: Board of Education
    Profession: Distillery control operator
    Education: 1 and a half year college

  • City council candidates weigh in on relationship between city, county in 2012 election preview

    Eleven out of the 12 candidates vying for Lawrenceburg city council seats in next week’s election shared biographical information and answered five questions on how they’d serve the city of Lawrenceburg if elected to a council seat:

    Name: Allen Kays
    Office sought: city council
    Profession: retired
    Education: GED
    Family information: Three daughters, eight grandchildren
    Organization affiliations: none
    Political experience: past city councilman

  • Look to the garden for Christmas gift ideas

    Happy Halloween! I think October came in on a skateboard and went out on a jet pack! Time is just flying by and the next two months may well be the same way. That said, didn’t we have a beautiful St. Luke’s Little Summer! I so wanted to play hooky from work and be outside. Now it’s cold again! Don’t worry though, we should have one more warm spell, known as Indian Summer, before Thanksgiving.

  • Recalling the ghosts of presidential elections past

    If you can’t remember your first election, I certainly can.  
    In 2008 I sat on my futon in my college dorm room and sealed the envelope on my Illinois absentee ballot with a mixture of dread and hope.
    A few years later, I drove myself to a local Nebraska precinct to vote in the state and municipal races.
    I was nervous, and probably babbled to the woman signing me in.
    Stepping up to the booth, I felt like I always do now when I vote, that the weight of American democracy depended on my shoulders.

  • Not as scary as it appears

    Halloween at the Holder residence isn’t just a holiday.
    It’s an obsession.
    Faux gravestones dot the front lawn in the Holders’ homemade cemetery at the corner of Willoughby and Canterbury streets in Lawrenceburg.
    A sharp-toothed clown stands watch near a fence with posts capped in fake human skulls.
    Look closely to spot red-eyed rubber rats hiding in the fallen leaves.  

  • Right, wrong ways to bust scam artists

    As the elderly woman cried in her living room Monday morning, I visualized holding the oak club I keep in my truck and fetching the bad guy I hoped would show up a good lick right in the chops.
    Instead I held a camera and settled for the fact that if he did show, Det. Bryan Taylor would bust his chops the legal way and I could put the photo of him doing so on this week’s front page.
    As is generally the case with yellow-belly scum who prey on the elderly, the guy was a no-show.

  • Marching Bearcats place third in state

    So, what’s the “Secret Identity” of the Anderson County High School Marching Bearcats?
    The third-best marching band in the state, that’s what.
    In front of 10,000 screaming fans during Saturday’s state finals at Barren County High School, the team finished its season with its highest finish in school history, falling just short of state champion Madisonville North Hopkins and second place finisher Grant County.

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  • COLUMN: Special leaders guided special team to playoffs

    It has been 40 years.

    Actually, if you want to get technical about things, it will be 40 years next week, the second weekend of November, since Anderson County football made its first appearance in the state playoffs.

    A lot has changed since that November Friday night.