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Today's News

  • Anderson-Shelby doubleheader rescheduled

    The Anderson County vs. Shelby County basketball double-header, postponed by inclement weather on Dec. 17, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 2 at Anderson County High School. The girls’ game is set for 6 p.m.  to be followed by the boys’ game.

    A date for honoring Anderson County’s all-time team in celebration of the 100th season of Anderson County basketball has still not been determined.

  • Anderson football banquet rescheduled

    The Anderson County High School football banquet, originally scheduled for Dec. 14, but snowed out, has been rescheduled for Monday, Jan. 10 at 6:30 p.m. The banquet will take place in the school cafeteria, according to head coach Mark Peach.


    Seniors are asked to bring drinks and bread. Juniors should bring desserts while freshmen and sophomores are asked to bring vegetables and salads.

  • Former middle, high schooler off to Afghanistan

    A soldier who went to middle and high school here was among the 3,300 who deployed last Wednesday for Afghanistan, his aunt announced.

  • COLUMN: Thanks for making 2010 a tremendous year

    Column as I see ’em …
    Now that 2010 is in the books, a shout out goes to each and every one of our readers and advertisers for making the year an outstanding one.
    It’s no secret that nationally, newspapering is a tough nut to crack these days. Large daily metro papers have really taken it on the chin, losing readers and advertisers at an alarming rate.

  • COLUMN: Letters from the past

    My friends are amazing. Throughout every stage of my life, I’ve been blessed to have friends that I’m sure I couldn’t live without.
    Between Christmas and New Year’s, I took a much-needed vacation and was able to catch up with several of those amazing friends, and I even rediscovered a few gems that reminded me how blessed I’ve been to keep such wonderful people in my life.

  • COLUMN: New year good time to break old habits

    OK, repeat after me, two sticks, two sticks.
    That’s how I’m going to try to remember to write 2011, not 2010, anymore.
    Writing the date on something comes almost automatically, but when it first gets here it seems to take us a while to adjust and stop writing the old year. Hopefully, the two sticks mantra will help.
    Each new year offers an opportunity for a fresh start. It’s a time to make changes in our lives, or at least to make resolutions for change. But change is hard, usually. Habits are hard to change.

  • Anderson grad’s body found in Lexington apartment

    As a senior at Anderson County High School 1994, Kerry Lyle “Sam” Mitchell was voted Most Considerate by his classmates.
    The young lady who shared that honor, Jennifer Pruitt, said that and kindness are just two of the attributes by which she will remember Mitchell, 35, who was found dead Dec. 28 in his Lexington apartment.

  • No cause yet on Hilltop blaze

    The cause of a fire that destroyed a Hilltop Plaza business last month has yet to be determined.
    Lawrenceburg Fire Chief Robert Hume said Monday that a state arson investigator, a state fire marshal and the building owner’s insurance company all investigated the fire last week, and no official determination has been made.
    “They did take a kerosene heater out of that that was being used to warm part of the building, but they never gave me a definite answer as to what started the fire,” Hume said.

  • ‘Salon for Santa’ creates merry Christmas for local children

    The American Legion Auxiliary, Custom Cuts Hair Salon, New Creations Hair Design, local churches and many giving community members helped make this Christmas a special one for 87 children, according to a news release from the auxiliary.

  • Baker opens law office

    Laura Baker, daughter of Jean and Darrell Baker, recently moved back to Lawrenceburg to open the Baker Law Office, PLLC, she announced in a news release.