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    He admits he knew virtually nothing at the time about owning and operating a sawmill.
    So Lawrenceburg’s Gary McInturf did the logical thing: he bought one.
    The year was 2009. A storm blew over some oak trees in his yard on Ballard Road, but instead of sawing and removing the trees, McInturf’s wife suggested getting the logs turned into lumber.
    “My wife said, ‘Let’s get some furniture made from the oak trees,’” McInturf said. “So I took them to a guy in Shelbyville who had a sawmill.

  • Lazy people eating poorly

    Comedian Steven Colbert announced last year that Lexington was the laziest city in the country.
    Anderson County, however, may be competing for that title after a new health study reported mixed results for the county’s outlook of overall health.  
    The 2012 County Health Rankings and Roadmaps, released by the University of Wisconsin Population Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, measured everything from low birth weight to smoking to availability of fast-food restaurants as an assessment tool for counties to examine health habits.  

  • House still stands year after ordered torn down

    Exactly one year ago, the county’s fire chief gave the owner of a trashed-out house on Hammond Road 10 days to tear it down or risk fines and jail time.
    The house wasn’t torn down, and its owner, Steve Gay of 1221 McCormick Road, was neither fined nor jailed.
    Now, 365 days since the that deadline was issued, another has been set, this time by a District Court judge who has given Gay until July 5 to remove the house, according to the county’s code enforcement officer, Doug Ingram.

  • COLUMN: Done with slamming the one-and-dones

    We might as well get used to it.

    As long as John Calipari is winning big at Kentucky the criticism will be as sure as the sun coming up in the east.

    As long as talents like John Wall and Anthony Davis come through Lexington for one season of Big Blue basketball on their way to being the most-coveted commodity by the NBA, you are going to continue hearing that now-tired refrain, “Those one-and-dones are ruining the college game.”

    I wish Davis could just reject that statement like he swatted away 186 opponents' shots this year.

  • Jacob is just being himself as a ’Cat

    LEXINGTON – Six months ago, he might have been Connor Shaw one week, Jarrett Lee another, then Tyler Brey the final week.

    But today, he's just Jacob Russell, walk-on quarterback who is fighting for playing time at the University of Kentucky.

  • BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Bearcats win three in Florida

    A trip to Fort Walton Beach was more than just fun in the sun for the Anderson County High School baseball team last week.

    The Bearcats won three of five games in last week's Florida Beach Bash and showed some improvement as they moved to 6-4 on the year. Yet, the week also indicated the gap between where Anderson is and the status of regional contender is still quite large.

  • Anderson archery teams fare well at state

    Mary Aldridge of Bondurant Middle School in Franklin County and Bradley Long of Caudill Middle School in Madison County were the top overall archers at Kentucky’s National Archery in the Schools state tournament for elementary, middle school and high school students held April 2-3 in Louisville, according to a news release.

  • Davis commits to Thomas More

    Anderson County High School football player Travis Davis has verbally committed to play at Thomas More College, located in Crestview Hills, Ky.

    A starter on both sides of the ball during the Bearcats' run to the state championship game, Davis was a third team all-state selection as a defensive lineman on the Courier-Journal team selected by the state's coaches. He was also an honorable mention selection on the Associated Press all-state team.

  • Going back to the game's roots

    Former Anderson County High School all-stater Will Carlton poses with Helen Naismith-Carpenter, the granddaughter of Dr. James Naismith, inventor of the game of basketball, during the NAIA national championship game in Kansas City on March 20. Carlton, was honored that night as one of the 60 greatest players in the history of the tournament. He was Most Valuable Player in the 1998 tournament, playing for Georgetown College. “It's pretty cool to think her grandaddy is the one who nailed that first peach basket up on the wall,” Carlton said.

  • SOFTBALL ROUNDUP: Lady Bearcats split games in Alabama

    Anderson County rode a gutty performance from pitcher Mackenzie Peavler and big offensive games from Molly Burkhead, Hannah Searcy and Bailey Curry to beat Robertsdale, Ala., 4-2, in the first game of the Lady Bearcats' spring break trip to the Gulf Shores area last Tuesday.

    Peavler scattered 11 hits but gave up only two runs, both earned, in picking up the victory.

    Searcy belted a 2-run double while Curry smacked a pair of hits, including a double. Anderson collected eight hits for the game.