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Today's News

  • 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.

  • GOLF: Robinson named tour's Player of the Year

    To say Lee Robinson dominated the Musselman-Dunne golf tour this summer might be like saying The Masters' is a big tournament.

    It is a major understatement.

    Robinson, a rising senior at Anderson County High School, was named the tour's Player of the Year last Tuesday after winning the Kentucky Junior Golf Foundation championship tournament at Big Spring Country Club in Louisville.

    Robinson won the two-day tournament handily with a 154 (79-75) to defeat Dillon Biddle, of Paris, by seven strokes. Hunter Rowe, of Winchester, was third with a 169.

  • AUTO RACING: Brian Royalty Takes Karl Jones Memorial 100 For Corbin Speedway Late Model Series

    Brian Royalty, an Anderson County native who lives in Cynthiana, led all but one lap of the Karl Jones Memorial 100 for the Corbin Speedway Late Model Series on July 13, but that doesn’t mean that his victory came easy.

    For the first 11 laps, he had to hold off Jason Jones of London in a side-by-side battle for the lead, and that pattern was repeated after each double-file restart following four caution periods.

  • Getting ready

    Fall sports are just around the corner!

    Members of the Anderson County High School teams were able to begin organized practice sessions last week and they are already hard at work for the upcoming seasons. Several of the teams are expecting big things this fall.

    Check out all of the high school teams starting with next week's Anderson News with a look at Anderson County golf. The first match is Aug. 2.

    As always, The Anderson News is your spot for Anderson County sports.