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Today's News

  • Sheriff understands how to shop local

    Sheriff Troy Young seeks out my approval about as much as a cat seeks out a bubble bath.
    His approval is the province of the voters, and like you, I get only one vote each four years.
    I do, however, get to comment with regularity on how the keepers of our tax dollars function, and if Rory McIlroy is the new standard-bearer for golf, the sheriff is likewise now the standard-bearer for how to spend our money.

  • Fireworks, parade highlight July 4

    Celebrate Independence Day in Lawrenceburg with the parade, festivities on the Lawrenceburg Green and the annual firework show in the county park on July 4.

    Lawrenceburg’s Fourth of July festivities begin with the parade lineup at 5 p.m., starting at the American Legion and ending on Woodford Street at the Lawrenceburg Green.

    In the event of rain, the firework display will be rescheduled for July 8, with a second rain date of July 9.

  • Fair, Horse Show continues through Saturday

    The Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show continues to showcase beauty pageant winners, circus performers, trucks and tractors, and of course, horses during the final days of the 2011 Fair and Horse Show at the city park and fairgrounds.
    Tonight’s activities include the 2-year-old baby show starting at 5:30 p.m., as well as the 3-year-old Wee Miss and Mister and 4-year-old Tiny Miss and Mister pageants. June 30 ends the week of pageants with the Lawrenceburg Little Miss and Mister contest at 6 p.m.

  • Kaboom!

    Bottle rockets, roman candles and artillery shell fireworks are on the market for Kentucky residents looking for a more powerful bang for their buck on the Fourth.
    In March, the state legislature passed House Bill 333, a law allowing the immediate sale of consumer fireworks that shoot and spin into the air, as well as dictating stricter regulations and fees for seasonal retailers, manufacturers and fireworks enthusiasts.

  • Rogers wins fair crown

    Alexandria Lee Rogers received her second Fair crown, this time as the 2011 Miss Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show on June 27.
    Rogers, an incoming senior at Anderson County High School, won Lawrenceburg Fair Miss Teen in 2009.
    “It’s like winning a cheerleading competition,” she said of her most recent win. “It feels so good.”    
    Rogers competed against eight other girls, beating out second runner-up and Miss Photogenic Alex Patrick, and first runner-up and Miss Congeniality Whitney Gritton.

  • Dunk me, if you can

    Remember the times you’ve read my columns and been so frustrated you would have paid good money to knock my wisecracking fanny into a tank of cold water?
    Of course you do. Now, I could argue that you feel that way because I’m right and you’re wrong, but let’s not get into that right now.
    Instead, here’s your one chance to take out those frustrations and put me in my place.

  • Murder suspect nabbed, returned to Kentucky

    He could apparently run but couldn’t hide from the law.
    Terrance Cram, 49, the man suspected of murdering an Anderson County woman in January, was hauled back to Kentucky on Monday to face charges of murder, tampering with physical evidence and fraudulent use of a credit card.
    Cram disappeared following the January murder of Clay Burgin Road resident Tena McNeely, 49, but was found earlier this month in Goodyear, Ariz., where he was detained by the United States Marshal Service.

  • Fitzpatrick commits to Northwestern

    Anderson County High School senior Chris Fitzpatrick has committed to play college football for Northwestern University of the Big Ten.

    Fitzpatrick made his second visit to Northwestern last week for a camp and received a scholarship offer from the school, located in Evanston, Ill., near Chicago, on Saturday. Fitzpatrick immediately accepted.

    “I was excited and wanted to snap my best and I guess I did,” Fitzpatrick told PurpleWildcats.com. “I worked hard that whole week.”

  • COLUMN: Rain out turns sunny for Reds fan

    CINCINNATI – Rain can’t dampen the baseball spirit in Cincinnati. Unless you let it, that is.


    I already knew that in my head, but after last Tuesday, that fact is buried deep in my heart.

  • Herndon wins SPJ awards

    Anderson News Sports Editor John Herndon was honored during the Louisville chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists annual awards banquet, held Thursday at the Mellwood Arts and Entertainment Center in Louisville.