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Today's News

  • Effective ways to battle beetles, other plant yuk

    There are lots of words to describe the weather we’ve been having. Saying you can wear the air or cut the air with a knife are just two. When the humidity got this high in the olden days, my Grandma would say it is “close” out.

  • Clerk ‘shocked’ when Senate hopeful Grimes asks for cash

    Anderson County Clerk Jason Denny says his office doesn’t answer to Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, and doesn’t want e-mail solicitations from her campaign for US Senate sent to his county government e-mail address.
    Denny was one of a number of Republican county clerks who received the e-mail solicitation for money from Grimes, Kentucky’s chief election officer and a Democrat who recently tossed her hat in the ring to challenge incumbent Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell next year.

  • Speed a factor in wreck that injured four teens

    By Meaghan Downs
    News staff
    Four Anderson County teenagers sustained serious injuries in a wreck on Rice Road last Tuesday afternoon, with two victims being airlifted by two separate helicopters to the University of Kentucky medical center.
    Landon Ockerman, the male driver of a gray Nissan Altima carrying Autumn Judd, Amber Judd and a third female passenger, were heading toward US 62 July 16 when their vehicle struck a tree on Rice Road, causing the vehicle to roll over and come to a stop in the middle of the street.

  • Cops & Rodders set for Saturday

    Main Street will be awash with hot cars and cool bikes this Saturday for the Cops & Rodders 2013 Car Show.
    Sponsored by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, the event raises funds for the annual Shop With a Cop program and the Kentucky Sheriff’s Association’s Boy’s and Girl’s Ranch.
    The event is scheduled for 4 to 9 p.m. on Main Street in Lawrenceburg, and will feature music, fun, food and a mixture of police vehicles and street rods. This year’s event also features a motorcycle division.

  • ‘Gun to our heads on the budget’

    The school board denied two department budget increases for high school and middle school athletics and fewer security cameras for Anderson County buses, citing its tight budget for the upcoming school year.
    The board unanimously voted to disperse the same amount of athletic budget funding as last year: $49,550 for the high school and $24,400 for the middle school.
    Athletic director Rick Sallee had requested a $3,500 increase for the upcoming school year for two items:

  • ‘I will be candidate in 2014’

    Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway laid to rest speculation that he won’t seek a second term in office by announcing Friday that he will run again in 2014.
    Conway, a 20-year magistrate who was elected judge-executive in 2010, had suggested he wouldn’t seek re-election leading up to last Friday’s announcement due to ongoing controversies about recycling, building a swimming facility and two embarrassing state audits.
    He said that changed after hearing from his supporters.

  • Driver whose truck hit Garmon's van indicted for murder

    The driver of a dump truck that struck and killed Lawrenceburg resident Marie Garmon last September was indicted Tuesday afternoon for murder and operating a vehicle under the influence of intoxicants.
    Garmon, a young mother and hospice nurse, succumbed to her injuries five days after the dump truck, driven by Hustonville resident Eric D. Jenkins, struck her minivan head-on on Versailles Road.

  • Sports briefs for July 24, 2013

    It's not too late to play youth football

    Even though the first practice of Anderson Bearcat Youth Football was conducted Monday night, boys who have not signed up can still play, according to Anderson County Parks and Recreation Director Kenton Bottoms.

    Bottoms said those still wanting to play should call him at 502-680-7530 for information.

    Allen Dennis Memorial Scramble set

  • COLUMN: The games provide the best lessons on color

    Usually, they are just games. They're diversions from everyday life.

    We leave our cares at the office, then behold Joey Votto's sweet swing or Brandon Phillips' wizardry at second base. We could be mesmerized by Magic Johnson running Showtime or Larry Bird just fundamentaling his opponent into submission. We marvel at the artistry of Adrian Peterson and the precision of Tom Brady.

    But the alarm clock goes off and the sun comes up on Monday morning for us to get right back to what we had tried to escape.

  • BASEBALL: Mudcats split in World Series qualifying tourney

    If defense wins championships, it is safe to assume the lack of it will make even the best baseball teams come up short.

    The Central Kentucky Mudcats found that out over the weekend, as fielding miscues turned what could have been an incredible weekend into a so-so 2-2 finish in the USSSA World Series qualifier tournament at Western Kentucky University.

    The Mudcats committed a combined 11 errors in two losses and saw the pitching staff overworked because of miscues in one of the team's wins.