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Today's News

  • Community calendar - 11/15 to 11/22

    Monday, Nov. 15
    Education
    8 a.m. to noon, GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.
    Noon to 4 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, U.S. 127 campus.
    4:30 to 7:30 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.
    7 p.m., Anderson County Board of Education meeting, Anderson County Board office, U.S. 127 Bypass North

  • Bearcats advance to regional final with romp past Bullitt Central

    Anderson County scored three times in the first seven minutes, then went on to an impressive 42-7 win over visiting Bullitt  Central in the Class 5A, Region 2 football semifinal on Friday night.
    The Bearcats move on to play John Hardin for the regional championship next Friday. That game will also be played at Anderson.

  • ‘Hit list’ found at high school

    A handwritten note containing the names of eight or nine Anderson County High School students was found at the school Wednesday afternoon, according to the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

    The list did not include any specific threats against the students, but did say it was a “heavy hit list,” Sheriff Troy Young said, adding that it is unclear exactly what that means.

    “We are investigating this,” Young said. “The students whose names were on the list, along with their parents or guardians, have been notified.”

  • COLUMN: At least some showed to thank our veterans

    Column as I see ’em …
    It’s more than a bit ironic that the percentage of elected public officials who attended Sunday’s Veterans Day ceremony mirrors almost exactly the survival rate of a local vet’s horrifying experience in Korea.
    Get this: There were 40 or so people running for public office on the Nov. 2 ballot, and four (County Clerk Jason Denny, Mayor Edwinna Baker, Jailer Joani Clark and City Councilman Larry Giles) attended the ceremony, which equals around 10 percent.

  • COLUMN: Thankful for the ‘dark ages’

    Don’t you just love that it gets dark at 5:30 p.m. these days?
    Yeah, me neither.
    However, while staring out the office window at the moon at 6 p.m. on a Monday night, I decided not to dwell on that.
    Sure, we all hate that it gets dark so early. It’s no fun to get home from work after the sun sets, but (in the spirit of the upcoming holiday) I’ve decided to compile a list of things I’m thankful for now that Daylight Saving Time has ended.

  • COLUMN: Now’s the time for nesting, hot cocoa and warm food

    Well, we fell back and got a little more daylight, for a time.
    As we move closer to the winter solstice, those few precious hours allow us to get ready for the long, dark nights. It’s amazing how it changes our behavior.
    In the summer, I don’t think twice about popping over to the neighbors at 9 p.m. Shoot, most of us were still outside enjoying the weather and the garden. Now, as the long night moves closer, we’re probably already in our jammies by then.

  • Auction will benefit Shop with a Cop, Toys for Tots program

    Redi-Mart, located at the corner of US 127 Bypass and US 62, is planning a silent auction to benefit both the Shop with a Cop and Toys for Tots programs here in Lawrenceburg, according to store employees.
    The store will accept donations of items to be auctioned through Monday, Nov. 15.
    The silent auction will run from Monday, Nov. 22 through Tuesday, Nov. 30.
    Items already donated for auction include a quilt, NASCAR memorabilia and other packages from local businesses.

  • Century Bank celebrates ‘Pinktober’

    To celebrate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Century Bank hosted “Pinktober.”

  • Duguay appointed as warrant officer one

    Jeffrey S. Duguay graduated from the U.S. Army Warrant Officer Candidate School at Fort Rucker, Daleville, Ala., and was appointed to the rank of warrant officer one, according to a news release.
    He completed an intense six-week course conducted in a demanding, rigorous, high-stressed, and deadline-required environment.
    Duguay is a son of Joseph and Patricia Duguay of Elizabeth City, N.C., and the father of David Duguay Baker of Rockaway Place, Lexington. His son, Christian T. Duguay, resides on Harrodsburg Road in Lawrenceburg.

  • Trash company urges proper disposal of waste

    Cleaning the garage or closing your pool for the summer can result in challenges on how to dispose of chemicals, paint and other potentially hazardous materials, according to a news release from M&M Sanitation, the company contracted to collect garbage in Anderson County.