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Today's News

  • 9th annual Relay for Life kicks off Friday

     

    The ninth annual Anderson County Relay for Life is set to begin Friday night at 6.

    The event, which raises funds for the American Cancer Society, runs through 6 a.m. Saturday.

    Around 25 teams are confirmed to participate in this year’s event. Team members will walk around the track at the American Legion city park throughout the 12 hours in an effort to raise $90,300.

    Last year’s event raised $83,000 for the American Cancer Society.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings April 29.

    Tonya P. Franklin, arraignment, first-degree wanton endangerment -- pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing May 6.

    David E. Stanfield, arraignment, operating a motor vehicle under the influence (BAC .162), operating on a suspended/revoked operator’s license -- pleaded not guilty, pretrial conference May 6.

    Chance D. Moody, hearing, no operator’s/moped license -- pleaded guilty, $243, show cause/installment/deferred payment Oct. 11.

  • LITTLE LEAGUE: Cubs, Boone overcome doubts to take little league crown

    The Chicago Cubs have not won a championship in over 100 years. Fortunately for Cubs manager Scott Boone and company, the supposed curse following the professional club doesn’t extend to the little league ranks.

    With the Cubs’ 16-11 win Saturday night, where they scored in every inning of play, an Anderson County Little League champion was crowned.

    “Our coaches told us we could win the rest of these things and we could come back and win it, and we did,” said Cubs third baseman and closer Jordan Adams.

  • LITTLE LEAGUE: Roundup 6.16

    Tuesday, June 8

    Cubs 4 – Reds 3

    With a berth to the final four on the line, the Cubs and Reds treated fans to a close ball game that almost saw the Reds complete the comeback and provide the tournament with its first upset.

    The Cubs tied the game in the third inning, and scored three more in the fourth, and held off a Reds rally in the game’s final frame to move on to the semifinals.

    The Reds got on the board in the top of the first when Lane Marquardt, the No. 2 batter, hit a double, the first of two on the day, and later stole home.

  • Kindergarten enrollment plummets

    Kindergarten enrollment has declined by roughly a third heading into the new school year, forcing the school district to cut three teaching positions and leaving it in a potential financial lurch.

    Derek Shouse, the district’s director of student services, confirmed last Friday that nearly 100 less kindergarten students are enrolled this year compared to last, and he isn’t exactly sure what has caused such a significant decline.

    “For whatever reason, they have not shown up,” said Shouse.

  • Drury says all-star week a great experience

    Glen Drury is a competitor. A major league competitor.

    That is why, even though the Kentucky All-Stars had played so hard against Indiana that one Louisville scribe noted that he was tempted to write that Kentucky had won 97-100. The team competed. It gave heavily favored Indiana all it wanted at Bellarmine University's Knight's Hall.

    Only when a 3-pointer fell off the rim as time expired did the Hoosier team escape with its third straight victory and its 11th in 12 games of the nation's oldest high school all-star series.

  • LITTLE LEAGUE: Puckett's two homers power team to championship

    Dusty Puckett finally got the opportunity to swing at some pitches.

    Fortunately for the Cubs, Puckett didn’t forget what that felt like. The all-star pitcher and shortstop ripped two home runs over the fence and his three RBI powered the Cubs to a 16-11 win in the Anderson County Little League championship.

    “He hasn’t been pitched to in four, maybe five games,” Cubs manager Scott Boone said. “They just walked him.”

  • Eli Davis McCann birth

    Tabitha and Davey McCann of Lawrenceburg announce the birth of their son, Eli Davis McCann, on April 25, 2010 at Frankfort Regional Medical Center in Frankfort.

    He weighed 9 pounds, 1 ounce and was 19 1/2 inches long.

    His maternal grandparents are Steve and Tina Cutter of Lawrenceburg. His maternal great-grandparents are Otto and Vera Cutter of Madison, Ind. and the late Richard and Edna Facemire.

  • COLUMN: Heroes come in all shapes, sizes

    As someone who has less than a year of living in Anderson County under her belt, I’m proud to know I live in an area with heroes at every turn.

    Look no further than this week’s front page to see several examples of proof to back up that statement.

    Or ask any member of the Farley family ­— I’m sure they’ll tell you Anderson County is full of heroic men and women.

    While boating on the Kentucky River on Thursday, the Farleys got stuck on top of the dam at Lock 5.

  • Lauren Webb and Chad Cooper engagement

    Mr. and Mrs. Terrell Webb of Olive Hill announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Lauren Julia Webb, to Chad Andrew Cooper, son of Mr. and Mrs. Terry Cooper of Lawrenceburg.

    The bride-to-be is a 2010 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University.

    The groom-elect is the youth/praise worship minister at Ninevah Christian Church.

    A wedding is planned for 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 12, 2010 at Sand Spring Baptist Church.

    All friends and relatives are invited.