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Today's News

  • Where, exactly, is Anderson County’s pride?

    I went to the Kentucky State Fair on Saturday.
    Freddy Farm Bureau was sitting in that same spot on the right side of the main entrance to Freedom Hall where he has talked to kids for more than 50 years. And he still wears size 31 shoes.
    You can still get those unbelievably good boneless pork chop sandwiches, corn dogs and funnel cakes just about everywhere you look. In the West Wing, rows and rows of cattle from all over Kentucky and surrounding states were lined up, just as they have been since the current fairgrounds opened in 1956.

  • A haunting in Lawrenceburg

    Ghosts haunt downtown Lawrenceburg.
    I’m not the only one who can see them.
    They’re empty, lingering shells of the lives they once led, cut short by a death that cannot be easily be explained or understood.
    In all the places I’ve lived, I’ve never seen restaurants open so hopefully and die so quickly.
    In my quest to find the answers to downtown’s problems, including the extreme lack of restaurants on Main Street, I thought to go directly to the source — the restaurant owner.

  • Conway yet to be politically corrected

    When God was passing out guts, Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway apparently snuck back in line for a second helping.
    I’ve attended public meetings for more years than I care to recall and can’t think if a single time I’ve watched an elected official act as brazenly as Conway did during last week’s board of health meeting.

  • Annual wine festival set for Saturday at Lovers Leap

    The Lawrenceburg Rotary Club will host its annual Wine Fest on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 6 to 11 p.m. at Lovers Leap Vineyard and Winery, the club announced.
    Tickets are $10, and VIP tables are available. Event sponsorships range from $1,000 to $100.
    Call club president Adam Burton at 502-517-9090 for details or e-mail adam@adamburton.net.
    Proceeds will “go back into the community,” organizers said.
    The Conch Republic Band, billed by organizers as a “trop rock” band, will provide music.

  • Photos help police nab burglary suspect

    If the man who police say admitted robbing Sparks General Store earlier this month decides to continue his career in crime, he might want to consider a mask and a way to hide the license plates on his car.
    The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office arrested Michael Dale Harmon of Mackville, Washington County on Sunday, charging him with third-degree burglary, first-degree criminal mischief and theft by unlawful taking, according to a news release.

  • Woman still missing

    The search continued Tuesday for a missing Lawrenceburg woman, the Kentucky State Police confirmed.
    Holly Stewart, 35, has been missing since last Wednesday. She was last seen in downtown Lawrenceburg wearing a red and white striped shirt, tan pants and black boots, according to the state police.
    She has brown or auburn hair.
    The state police issued a missing person alert around 9:46 p.m. Saturday, asking for the public’s help in trying to locate Stewart.
    On Monday, Det. Kevin Calhoon said the police are still hoping to determine where she is.

  • iPads bring schools into 21st century

    By Meaghan Downs
    Staff writer
    So long, chalkboard. Hello, iPad.
    As Anderson County Public Schools integrate new technology and a new Wi-Fi network into their lesson plans and curriculum, teachers and administrators expressed their hopes to translate traditional classroom learning into 21st century methods.

  • Conway wants health director fired

    Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway said Monday that he wants the director of the Anderson County Health Department fired and the chairman of the Anderson County of Board of Health to resign.
    Conway said he will make a motion to fire embattled health director Brandon Hurley when the health board meets again in October, just days after requesting his resignation during last Wednesday’s quarterly board of health meeting.

  • Coneys, burgers and smiles

    When given the choice between a coney from the Fairgrounds Drive-In or a meal of chicken nuggets, Holly Chrisman, 4, never hesitated.
    “She wanted the coney from Fairgrounds,” said her mother Becky Meadows, who joined dozens Monday afternoon at the popular eatery on Broadway that had just reopened after being closed due to a New Year’s Eve fire.
    The little girl wasn’t alone in her enthusiasm. Liz Marquardt said she was thrilled when she drove by and noticed that the original fast-food restaurant in Lawrenceburg was once again open.

  • WEDNESDAY SPORTS: Doolin's late goal lifts Bearcats past Madison Central

    Josh Doolin’s goal from the left side in the 76th minute capped an Anderson County comeback as the Bearcats defeated Madison Central 4-3 in the Bearcats’ home soccer opener Tuesday night.

    Anderson had rallied from a 3-2 deficit when Madison Central scored with 20:02 to play, but seven minutes later, Hunter Martin headed home Austin Smallwood’s corner kick to tie things.

    Anderson had just missed moments before Smallwood’s match-winner, but remained unbeaten after it held over the final 4:48.