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Today's News

  • Shabby houses, shabby treatment and judging Conway

    Column as I see ’em …
    Last week’s editorial (I write those, too) about the county’s need to get serious about trashed- and burned-out houses and the story that prompted it certainly lit a fuse.
    I received numerous calls and e-mails about other houses in similar shape that, frankly, amount to festering pimples on Anderson County’s otherwise beautiful landscape.

  • Increases denied for CASA, Conservation District

    Requests from two local agencies for more funding were denied during last Tuesday’s meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court.
    Court Appointed Special Advocates and the Anderson County Conservation District both had their requests for additional funding denied, but will receive the same amount of funding from the fiscal court they received last year.
    “We didn’t have any choice,” said Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway.
    “If you keep dipping in and giving more money here and there, pretty soon you won’t have a budget left.

  • Magistrates OK higher trash fees

    High fuel prices aren’t just costing people more at the pump.
    Soon, they’ll also raise the price of getting their trash collected.
    The Anderson County Fiscal Court voted unanimously last Tuesday to grant a request from M&M Sanitation to raise residential garbage collection fees from $10.43 a month to $11.65, a $1.22 increase per month.
    The higher rates will be in effect on July 1.
    Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway said skyrocketing fuel costs are to blame.

  • Court OKs $10K to fix polling places

    Three western Anderson County polling places left for dead just last week were revived Monday during a special-called meeting of the fiscal court.
    The fiscal court voted to spend up to $10,000 to fix polling places at Rutherford and Hickory Grove, and Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway announced that Mago Construction, his former employer, will donate asphalt to fix the parking lot at Western Masonic Lodge.

  • Easter egg hunt Sunday at Legion

    A community Easter egg hunt will be held Sunday at the American Legion.
    There will be prize baskets and money eggs, free pictures with Mr. and Mrs. Bunny, free drinks and lots of fun for children ages 1 to 12, organizers said.
    The hunt begins at 1 p.m. There will more than 8,000 eggs, so bring the kids and have some fun, organizers said.
    If it rains, the hunt will take place April 23.
    The hunt is sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary and the City of Lawrenceburg.

  • Shots fired at Eagle Lake

    A Lexington man was shot when gunfire erupted during a late-night party early Saturday morning at Eagle Lake, according to a news release from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.
    Jeffrey Holland suffered an apparent gunshot wound to the back and was transported to the University of Kentucky Trauma Center, where he was reportedly treated and released.
    Deputy Brian Wooldridge was near Eagle Lake and heard what appeared to be “numerous” gunshots in the parking lot where people were exiting a party, the news release states.

  • COLUMN: Drury looking to make All-Star series about Bluegrass pride

    Glen Drury knows he will have some ammo, maybe more than any Kentucky All-Star coach in recent years.


    Seniors from around the state will gather in Louisville Friday and Saturday, trying out for the honor of wearing a Kentucky All-Star jersey for the annual summer basketball series against Indiana.

  • SOFTBALL: Girls use spring break for work, play, wins

    A lot of work and a little play added up to Anderson County’s best day of the softball season on Saturday.


    Unlike recent years, the Lady Bearcats did not spend their spring break on the beaches at Gulf Shores, Ala. Instead they stayed home flipping tires and pushing sleds in an all-out conditioning effort. The prize on Saturday, however, was wins over Eastern and Daviess County in a three-way double-header at Eastern.


    Like Anderson, both Eastern and Daviess County are receiving votes to be placed in Kentucky’s Top 25.

  • BASEBALL: Harley, Case shine for Bearcats in sunny Florida

    Anderson County baseball began to warm up last week in Florida.


    “The week showed us what we already knew,” Barnes said of the annual spring break trip to the Florida Beach Bash at Fort Walton Beach.


    “We have potential to be a pretty good team, but we must play nearly flawless to win,” Barnes continued.

  • Middle School wins tourney

    The Anderson County Middle School baseball team continued a very successful season with a tournament championship in the Bondurant Spring Break Invitational in Frankfort.  With wins over Winchester Conkwright, Bondurant and Elkhorn, both of Franklin County, the Mustangs ended the rain-shortened tournament as the only undefeated team.