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Today's News

  • Grand jury issues indictments on drug, non-support charges

    The following people were indicted May 18 by the Anderson County Grand Jury.

    Larry W. Walker, of 858 Copperfield Drive, was indicted on a charge of promoting a sexual performance by a minor under the age of 18.

  • Letters to the editor - 6.9

    Seniors ‘handled like animals’ at graduation

    To the editor:

    This is to thank the educators employed with the Anderson County school system.

    I am proud of the education my children are receiving. I also understand the importance of good leadership, but feel taking the time to recognize the retiring members of this system at the graduation event is inexcusable.

  • EDITORIAL: Latest pet ordinance deserved euthanasia

    Pet owners were thisclose to having to deal with what would have been an onerous law that missed being approved by a whisker.

    The fiscal court last Tuesday morning voted 3-3, which means failure, on a “companion animal” ordinance that, to put it kindly, was ill-conceived at best.

    In what appeared to be an instance of good intentions run amok, the ordinance failed and did so miserably on many counts. Topping that list were the dictates regarding the size and amount of time dogs could be kept in a shelter.

  • LITTLE LEAGUE: Anderson County All-Star team selected, preparing for district tournament

    The votes are in and an all-star team has been assembled.

    Major league managers of the Anderson County Little League have cast their votes and the team representing Anderson County in its quest to make it to infamous Williamsport, Penn., for the Little League World Series is set.

  • Man with local ties murdered

    A man with local ties was murdered May 18 in Carroll County, Va., according to a story that appeared in The Carroll News.

    Bryon Jordan Wilson, 27, of Hillsville, Va., died from a fatal gunshot wound to the chest, the paper reported.

    A 21-year-old Galax, Va., man has been charged with his murder, the paper reported.

    Wilson was a grandson of Floyd and MaryLou Aldridge and Terry and Joyce Wilson, all of Lawrenceburg, and a nephew of Loyd Aldridge, Tim Aldridge and Melissa Aldridge Collins, also of Lawrenceburg.

  • COLUMN: Little League brings innocence back to sports

    Jacob Brown didn’t know what he was doing in the sixth inning.

    No, it’s not that he was lost or that he wasn’t in control. It’s that he was in the zone. He was, as the Red Sox always tell each other, living in the moment.

    Ahead by a score of 9-0 over the league-leading Mets, Brown was in the midst of pitching a complete game no-hitter. It wasn’t until after the game, with the teams getting ready to shake hands, that Brown was informed of his accomplishment.

  • A good old border battle

    LOUISVILLE – Well, now. Look what we have here.

    It's a real live, hands-folded-in-prayer, crowd-yelling-to-the-top-of-its-lungs, packed-house (well, almost) RIVALRY.

    You know what I am talking about in basketball. Its the kind where a kid who might not even play hoops in college puts on a shooting exhibition that would make Reggie Miller proud. It's where a 90-79 lead with less than five minutes to go is not safe, but things are over until a game-tying 3-pointer bounces off the rim as the final horn is sounding.

  • LITTLE LEAGUE: Cubs break open tight game, advance to final

    Cubs manager Scott Boone didn’t feel comfortable as he paced back and forth in front of the dugout.

    He looked at the scoreboard, back at the ground and turned around to pace in the opposite direction. With his hands in his pockets and head looking down he could only shake his head and pray for more runs.

    In the fifth inning his team answered his prayers and broke open a tight 6-4 game with eight runs to take a 14-4 lead, and ultimately a 15-5 win to advance to the little league championship.

  • High school, middle school dance teams place third nationally

    The Anderson County High School and Anderson County Middle School dance teams recently got word of major awards to complete a highly successful year of competition.

    Both teams placed third in their respective divisions in the U.S. Finals competition, sponsored by JamFest.

    The high school team placed third nationally in the Varsity Hip Hop division while the middle school team was third in the Junior High Hip Hop division. Both teams had won first place in the Southwest Division. Videos of those performances were the basis for the national judging.

  • Rescued family's boat taken from dam, returned

    The man whose family nearly died when his boat became hung up on a dam in the Kentucky River is not only thankful to be alive, but also to have his boat returned.

    Travis Farley’s boat remained at Lock 5 in the river for several days after he and his family were rescued. Apparently someone came along, decided the boat was fair game, dragged it off the dam and hauled it away.

    A Frankfort man allegedly took the boat and offered to return it only after Farley paid a salvage fee, according to Sheriff Troy Young.