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Today's News

  • Birth: Paisley Lane McCourt

    Paisley Lane McCourt
    Lanessia and Cole McCourt of Lawrenceburg announce the birth of a daughter, Paisley Lane McCourt, born Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011 at Frankfort Regional Medical Center.
    She weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 20 inches long.
    Maternal grandparents are Shawn and Candy Caldwell and Sondra Kay Wilson, all of Lawrenceburg. Maternal great-grandparents are Betty Baxter, Aileen Caldwell and Don Hill of Lawrenceburg and the late Garland Baxter, James (Wop) Caldwell and Carol Hill.

  • The Way We Were, March 23, 2011

    Betty Hatter emailed some information about the photo of the boys shoveling snow that ran recently on the Way page.
    The picture was of Jacky and Robby Hatter, Curtis Sutherland and James Ritchey. The boys were shoveling the sidewalk in front of the house Betty and her husband, Bobby, rented from the Ritchey brothers on North Main.

  • Graduation, final day of school set for May 27

    Students can breathe a sigh of relief because school won’t be in session after the Memorial Day holiday.
    The Anderson County Board of Education approved an amended calendar Monday evening, setting the final day of school in Anderson County for Friday, May 27. Anderson County High School graduation ceremonies will be held the same evening at the Frankfort Civic Center.

  • Shelby jailer makes pitch for inmates

    Shelby County’s jailer is wasting little time in trying to capitalize on the unresolved feud between the Anderson and Franklin County jailers.
    Shelby Jailer Bobby Waits pitched his jail’s availability to the Anderson County Fiscal Court on Tuesday night, saying he would welcome Anderson inmates — and the roughly $600,000 in revenue they would pour into his jail’s budget — with open arms.
    “I think we can work together,” Waits said. “I wanted you to meet me and get to know me.”

  • Conway not happy with comp plan

    A clearly agitated John Wayne Conway spoke out strongly last Tuesday night about the way the joint county-city comprehensive plan update is being conducted.
    The judge-executive said he remains frustrated that there seems to be no apparent movement to have property on each side of US 127 near the Bluegrass Parkway designated for future industrial use by the committee performing the update.

  • 15 vying for Junior Miss

    The 2012 Junior Miss Pageant is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, March 26 at the Anderson County High School auditorium.
    Admission is $10.
    This year marks the 30th anniversary of the pageant locally, and will include a commemorative program for former Anderson County resident Lydia Hodson Copeland, who was America’s Junior Miss in 1972.
    This year’s pageant features 15 high school juniors vying for the coveted crown and the host of academic scholarships it includes.

  • High school plans Parent Connection Night on March 23

    Parents and students are invited to Parent Connection Night, March 23 from 3:30 to 6 p.m. at Anderson County High School.
    The evening will include parent-teacher conferences along with colleges and universities from across Kentucky, service personnel and local career representatives will be participating in a college/career fair and mini-workshops.

  • Since we eat them, we might as well grow them

    Spring has sprung and all I can think is “Ah, warmth.”
    It’s a psychological high unmatched by anything after the winter we had this year. I say psychological because 60 degrees outside is different than 60 degrees inside. One calls for shorts and flip-flops, the other a sweater and slippers.
    Go figure.

  • Still hopeful that Medicaid shortfall will be solved

    Less than a week after the 2011 Regular Session concluded, my colleagues and I once again found ourselves at the state capitol to address the inevitable—a compounded Medicaid budgetary shortfall.
    With the projected shortfall for the upcoming fiscal year at an estimated $166.6 million, the governor exercised his ability to call the legislature back to Frankfort for an extraordinary session.
    The authority to call and to set the agenda for an extraordinary session lies solely with the governor, and he placed only two topics on the session call.

  • The end to three very interesting journeys

    There are certain people that you just remember.
    Some you remember because they are characters.
    But then you have some people you remember just because you do.
    There are three women that have recently come to the end of their journey and left a void in a lot of lives for that very reason, at least to me.
    First is Mary Elizabeth Cammack Perry. I never knew her real name until I read her obituary. Everybody called her Lizzie. She was 100 years old.