Today's News

  • 140th fair, horse show begins Saturday

    From staff reports
    The 140th annual Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show will begin its week of horse shows, pageants and carnival rides this Saturday, June 23 with the gates opening at noon at the fairgrounds.
    The Fair and Horse Show, set to run June 23 through June 30, features a variety of entertainment, competition and attractions, including a few new events.
    The Fair and Horse Show has one of the largest outdoor saddle horse shows in the world, offering saddlebreds, miniature horses, hackneys and roadsters.

  • Recycling to get easier this fall

    By Ben Carlson
    News staff
    Recycling efforts in Anderson County will take a mighty leap forward this fall, thanks to a state grant and the efforts of the Anderson County Environmental Committee.
    The state announced last week that the county will receive a $125,291 grant, enough to fuel plans the committee has worked on since it was formed last April by the Anderson County Fiscal Court.

  • City council kicks judges, others out of reserved parking spots

    County officials — including Anderson County’s district and circuit court judges — might find themselves circling Main Street in the weeks to come to find a parking spot close to the courthouse.   
    County Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway recently received a letter from the city council to remove the county’s reserved parking signs on Ollie Bowen Street.
    The same reserved parking signs, city council member Ken Evans said, that were never authorized by the city to be placed.

  • Steeplechase

    If worshippers feel small when they walk into Goshen Baptist Church, that’s just fine with Pastor Fred Knickerbocker.
    They are supposed to, thanks to a new steeple that was erected atop the church last Friday morning.
    Knickerbocker said the steeple, which is graced at the top with a gold cross, makes people feel small by design, but not in a negative way.
    “The closer [the steeple] gets to Heaven, the smaller it gets,” said Knickerbocker, who has said grace since 1977 over what is believed to be Anderson County’s oldest church.

  • Report questions psych drug use at Heritage Hall

    A watchdog group claims that a local nursing home is administering antipsychotic drugs to residents without a psychosis or related condition in an effort to keep staffing costs down.
    Kentuckians for Nursing Home Reform cites a nationwide study by the federal government that reveals nearly 1-in-5 residents at Heritage Hall without psychosis or related condition received antipsychotic drugs.
    The study was conducted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and released by last month by The Boston Globe.

  • Alves goes west to begin chase of coaching dream

    Jordan Alves has taken Horace Greeley's advice to a new level.

    The young man has gone west. Like 2,360 miles, give or take a few singles, west for his first job as a head baseball coach.

    The Anderson County High School graduate is coaching with the Portland  Baseball Club organization. As in Portland, Oregon, the town Alves was probably more familiar with as the hometown of former Kentucky basketball player Terrence Jones than a place that would give him his first chance at running the show on the diamond.

  • Shootout supremacy

    The Central Kentucky Batcats 14-and-under fast-pitch softball team took first place at the National Softball Association Young Guns Shootout on June 10 in Lexington. The Batcats went 6-0 in the tournament, scoring 49 runs while only allowing 8. Team members are, front row, from left: Mia Aldridge, Kylee Kearns, Kaci Currens, Abby Goodlett and Tara Phillips.  Second row: Ariel Dailey, Sammy Rogers, Katelyn Harrod, Bailey Curry, Allyson Moore and Courtney Gale Hawkins.

  • COLUMN: A guide to better sports

    If I could take a Louisville Slugger and turn it into a magic want, I would wave it over sports as we know it and make the world all good.

    You know what I mean. Every year would see the Cincinnati Reds in the World Series, the Boston Celtics in The Finals, the Kentucky Wildcats would go to the Final Four and the Dallas Cowboys would be in the Super Bowl.

    Not win every year, mind you.  Gotta taste a little of the bad to make the good taste even better, you know.

  • BASEBALL: Brown shines as Mudcats open strong

    The Central Kentucky Mudcats' 15-and-under baseball team has gotten off to a good start, going 4-2 in its first week of summer action.

    “This is a group with a lot of talent and to this point are showing that they may be figuring out the rest of what it takes to win. There are a lot of positives so far,” said coach Chris Copenhaver.

  • SOFTBALL: Mudcat softball third in Lexington tourney

    The Central Kentucky Mudcats' 12-and-under softball team took third place in the Young Guns Shootout, held in Lexington the weekend of June 9-10. The local travel team defeated Lebanon, Ohio twice, split with the Cave Run Muskies, but lost to the Eastern Kentucky Vipers. The Mudcats defeated the Jinx 2000 to win the consolation bracket and take third place in their first tournament of the summer.