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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Lemonade from lemons?

    Rick Sallee says he believes in making lemonade out of lemons.

    Not that anyone needs a summertime beverage to cool off these days. The Polar Vortex, or whatever the weather nerds are calling that phenomenon that made Kentucky colder than Alaska last week – really, it did – has seen to that.

  • Funeral service for city councilman Larry Giles to be held Thursday

    A funeral service for current city councilman and former Kentucky State Trooper William Larry Giles is scheduled to be held Thursday, Jan. 30 at 1 p.m. at First Christian Church.

    Giles, 74, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at his home in Lawrenceburg.

    Serving on the Lawrenceburg city council until his death, Giles also served as a staff sergeant in the Marine Corps and spent more than 26 years with the Kentucky state police.

  • BASKETBALL: Bearcats to learn district seed, Lady Cats get post-season preview

    The unexpected layoff the recent snow and cold weather has forced on high school basketball teams across Kentucky has caused some problems foreign to late January and early February. Players have been itching to play but it appears the coaches are taking things in stride.

    “At least we have been able to practice some,” said Anderson boys' coach Glen Drury, whose team has played only twice since Jan. 1, “but that is not the same as playing games. We need games.”

  • WRESTLING: Leaving it all on the mat

    There is intensity and there is David Lannum.

    And that's not a bad thing in wrestling, where the difference in winning and losing is often determined by one's effort and focus.

    “He says he eats, breathes and sleeps wrestling. I believe it,” says Anderson assistant coach Drew Robinson.

  • West Va. team shoots down Anderson girls

    LOUISVILLE – Ever since Dr. Naismith tacked that first peach basket to a wall, one of the simple, accepted truths about basketball has been to work for shots closer to the basket.

    “High percentage shots,” are what coaches at every level and in every locale preach.

    But apparently James Naismith never met the girls' basketball team from St. Joseph Central Catholic High School in Huntington, W.Va.

  • Weather cancels some Saturday sports

    UPDATED 9:45 a.m. Saturday: Anderson County girls' basketball game with Sacred Heart at Mercy Academy in Louisville has been canceled. Anderson athletic director Rick Salle said, in a text message, "We are not sending a bus. Too dangerous so we have canceled (the) girls' game."

    Anderson could play Sacred Heart next Saturday, Feb. 1, in the Louisville Invitational Tournament semifinals.  Anderson could also play Ballard, a team the Lady Bearcats were to have played last Saturday, in the LIT quarterfinals Friday night.

  • Anderson County Jail Log: 1-22-14

    The following people were arrested and transported to jail during the past week, according to information released Monday by Anderson County Jailer Joani Clark.

    Jan. 13
    Deanna Morgan, drug court violations, by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

    Jan. 14
    Ashley Coulter, criminal mischief, criminal trespassing, by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.
    Michael Reyes, criminal mischief, criminal trespassing, by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

  • District court docket: 1-22-14

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on November 25, 2013.
    James E. Bolen, show cause, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security – failed to appear.
    Dallas L. Crawford, show cause, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security – paid.
    Christopher D. Downs, show cause, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security – paid.

  • Group honors King, Mandela
  • Community calendar: 1-22-14

    Community
    Compassionate Friends announce upcoming meetings
    The Compassionate Friends will host meetings for bereavement parents who have lost children of any age.
    Meetings are held on the first Thursday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and the third Monday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the hospice building, 643 Teton Trail in Frankfort.
    For more information, contact Kathy Wainscott at 502-517-6289.

    Anderson County Extension Office