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Today's News

  • Drury vows change on the way if she's elected judge-executive

    A sprawling community center that would house all facets of county government and offer free internet access, parenting classes and a host of other activities.

    Countywide broadband Internet service for all that would be used for economic development and to webcast fiscal court meetings.

    Putting an end to what she says is corruption and the good-old boy way of doing things in county government.

    The above are just several examples of what Donna Drury says she will do if elected judge-executive in November.

  • Anderson is state's 5th healthiest county

    Anderson County ranks as Kentucky’s fifth healthiest county, according to the “County Health Rankings” released Feb. 17 by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.

    The rankings, based on data from 2000 to 2008, provide a report for each of the country’s 50 states, which is then broken down into individual reports for each county.

    Counties are ranked within the state according to how healthy their residents are and how long they live.

  • Letters to the editor - 3.3

    Condition of Woodlawn gravesite upsetting

    To the editor,

    I am writing in regard to Woodlawn Cemetery, located in Stringtown.

    I understand that it has predominantly African Americans buried there, but they should be treated with the same respect as Caucasians buried in Lawrenceburg Cemetery.

    My sister and I went to Woodlawn to pay our respects to a young man who recently passed away. We were astounded. He was laid to rest in the very back of the cemetery, and there was no road to get to his gravesite.

  • Bearcat boys left to wonder 'what if?'

    NEW CASTLE – As he spoke with a small gathering of reporters just outside the Anderson County locker room, Glen Drury's face cracked with the hint of an ironic smile.

    He, along with Anderson County players could think of the what-might-have-been. What might have happened had Will Ruggles not been seated next to Drury, the result of a broken fibula suffered five nights earlier.

    Maybe even what-might-have-been if Anderson had simply hit free throws.

    If. If. If.

  • COLUMN: Celebrating in style

    You have to love the new fashion statement that was making its rounds as the Anderson County girls' basketball team was celebrating the program's first Eighth Region championship in 32 years Saturday night.

    One ear plus a piece of a basketball net equals the coolest thing seen around Lawrenceburg in quite some time.

    Long-time Lady Bearcat scorekeeper Larry Briscoe and coach-turned-radio-commentator extraordinaire Wayne King were the culprits. Both have been around long enough, set in their ways enough to know they would never, ever think of getting their ears pierced.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Matthew K. Eckert heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings Nov. 19.

    Brandie Cobb, arraignment, three counts of theft by deception (less than $500) -- show cause Dec. 17.

    Darrell L. Combs, arraignment, third-degree possession of a controlled substance (drug unspecified), controlled substance prescription not in its original container -- pleaded not guilty, continued to Dec. 9, pretrial conference Dec. 17.

  • COLUMN: Create a beautiful, edible landscape this year

    I’m a big fan of edible landscapes and as a result, I’m always searching for new things to try. I am about to tell you about something relatively new to the United States that enhances the beauty of your landscape and gives you great tasting food.

    First, let me tell you that it grows just as well in clay soils as other types and has a pH range between 5 and 8. But wait, there’s more.

  • County audit shows problems

    An audit of the county’s 2009 finances revealed multiple problems, including several hundred thousand dollars in a local bank that weren’t insured or collateralized.

    The audit, released by state Auditor Crit Luallen’s office, also revealed that the county had negative fund balances in several line items of its budget and three instances of where it’s bills were not paid within 30 days, as is required by state law.

    Judge-Executive Steve Cornish said the bill paying issue stems from the fiscal court meeting twice each month.

  • COLUMN: Don’t let backstop sway spirit of Little League

    Word is that the mayor has asked each member of the city council to publicly apologize to the American Legion for remarks made at a recent meeting.

    Well I should say so.

    There was no cause to be disrespectful and hint that the Legion lacks compassion for physically challenged children because of its insistence that Little League cannot build a permanent backstop for a third field that will, among many other things, be used for a Challengers league.

  • 'I've got to get out of here'

    Steve Liles says he doesn’t remember the moment his van slammed roof-first into a swollen creek near the middle school.

    He does remember, though, water gushing into the van and thinking he could die.

    Liles, 59, said he is lucky to be alive after his mini-van collided with another car and was propelled into the creek at the intersection of Glensboro Road and Mustang Drive.