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Today's News

  • Way We Were: Brothers not seeking head butts

    50 YEARS AGO
    Sept. 13, 1962
    Mountjoy’s Crown Jewel placed first in the American Saddle Horse Breeders Futurity of Kentucky at the State Fair, winning $1,463.63.
    The winning entry formerly owned and shown by Billy Mountjoy was sold in July to Blue Lake Stables of Newbury, Ohio. Mountjoy had nine weanlings out of the 134 nominated for the event, but showed only three.

  • District court docket: 9-12-12

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on Aug. 2, 2012.
    Zachery R. Ashburn, arraignment, fourth-degree assault (minor injury), first-degree disorderly conduct, trafficking in marijuana (less than eight oz.) – pleaded not guilty, pretrial conference Aug. 16.
    Thomas R. Combs, arraignment, theft by unlawful taking (auto), tampering with physical evidence – pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing Aug. 9.

  • As 9/11 comes and goes, student won’t let memorial dream die

    One year later, high school senior Blake Roach hasn’t given up on his dream to construct a 9/11 memorial.
    Some people thought he did.
    “They do ask me, ‘what happened to it?’” Roach said of his plans to commemorate the victims of the 9/11 attacks at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and Flight 93. “At this point, to give up would be pointless.”
    One thing Roach has learned in a year spent fundraising for the 9/11 memorial  — frustration.

  • Fiscal court cracks down on business licenses

    The owners of 35 businesses, including a number of well-known businesses in town, have been turned over to the county attorney’s office for prosecution for refusing to pay a business license tax imposed by the fiscal court.

  • Tug raises funds for Ramsey family
  • Woman injured in dump truck wreck dies

    The Lawrenceburg woman whose mini-van was struck head-on last Friday by a dump truck has died, The Anderson News has confirmed.

    Marie Garmon, 43, sustained massive injuries in the wreck that occurred when the truck struck her van and drove it into a rock wall near Starhill Way. She died Wednesday night.

    The dump truck was headed toward Versailles when it locked up its brakes to avoid hitting a car that had stopped in front of it. The truck then veered into the opposite lane, slamming into Garmon’s mini-van.

  • News briefs: 9-12-12

    Auxiliary Unit 34 to host
    annual poker run
    The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34 will host its annual poker run Sept. 15 at the Healing Field and American Legion clubhouse.
    Registration will be from 10-11:30 a.m., with kick stands up at noon. Each hand will be $10 and an extra card is $5, with each participant being limited to two.

  • Time to consider what to grow indoors

    Fall begins Saturday but those of you with allergies already knew that because your nose knows.
    I really feel for those who suffer because you just can’t escape the air. You can take a tablespoon of honey every day to help drastically reduce your suffering.
    Eating local honey builds up your tolerance to everything blowing in the wind. It takes four to six weeks to kick in, so you better start soon if you want any relief in October.

  • Four Roses toasts new visitor center

    Raising glasses of single barrell bourbon, Four Roses Distillery staff, as well as state and local public officials and bourbon enthusiasts, toasted the completion of the Anderson County distillery’s multi-million dollar visitor center at its grand opening Sept. 10.
    CEO Hideki Horiguchi said in 2004, Four Roses Distillery attracted only 1,000 visitors. This year, however, the distillery will be anticipating more than 50,000 tourists walking through its doors.

  • Giving during tough times

    The art of selfless giving is hard to master.
    Especially in 2012.  
    At this same time last year, then-high school junior Blake Roach promised himself that he’d pursue his mission to erect a 9/11 memorial in front of the Anderson County high school, even if he didn’t make his promised groundbreaking deadline of Sept. 11, 2011.
    That deadline long gone, Blake said he hopes he can just see this project through until more final deadline — his graduation in May.