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Today's News

  • Tooker-Bertram wedding

    Melissa Marcella Tooker and Charles Justin Bertram, both of Killeen, Texas, were married July 9, 2010 in Houston.

    The bride is a daughter of Marcie and Jody Shelby and Ken and Paige Tooker, all of Houston.

    She is a 2002 graduate of Spring Woods High School in Houston.

    The groom is a son of Jeff and Kathy Bertram of Lawrenceburg.

    He is a 2002 graduate of Anderson County High School.

    He is currently a staff sergeant with the U.S. Army in the 1st Cavalry Division in Fort Hood.

    The couple will make their home in Killeen, Texas. 

  • Jacob Hunter Brown birth

    Amanda and Brandon Brown of Lawrenceburg announce the birth of their son, Jacob Hunter Brown, on July 16, 2010 at Frankfort Regional Medical Center in Frankfort.

    He weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and was 19 inches long.

    His maternal grandparents are Kerry and Barbie Markwell of Lawrenceburg. His maternal great-grandparents are Walter and Alpha Harley of Lawrenceburg.

    His paternal grandparents are Mark and Rhonda Brown of Lawrenceburg. His paternal great-grandparents are Bill and Nancy Brown and Brenda Wilhoite, all of Lawrenceburg. 

  • COLUMN: Will the next judge fire these people?

    Large women, gays, animal lovers and anyone with a reasonable sense of decency will likely feel like showering the next time they visit the judge-executive’s office on Main Street.

    Who could blame them?

    That office is where county employees have admitted in sworn depositions that they shared e-mails containing slurs against gays, pornographic videos featuring large women and stories about their private sex lives. This was done on county-owned computer equipment while you, the taxpayer, paid their salaries.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings May 24.

    Terry S. Allen, hearing, operating a motor vehicle under the influence (BAC .138) -- show cause.

    Melissa D. Bamberger, arraignment, license to be in possession, operating a vehicle with an expired operator’s license -- dismissed.

    Martin G. Begley, arraignment, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance -- pleaded guilty, $643, show cause/installment/deferred payment Dec. 6.

  • COLUMN: Three R's to take care of Mother Nature

    I know the heat index has been high, but haven’t the sunsets been beautiful? I love to watch the “spin out” in the evenings, after a long day. The streaks of rose red, inset among the blue sky, and wispy white clouds is a masterpiece to behold. It just makes you want to say thank you, even if you are sweating bullets.

  • COLUMN: Cats make great pets, too

    Four years ago, I made my first trip to Anderson County as a bright-eyed and bushy-tailed intern ready to take on the world of journalism.

    Perhaps, then, it’s no surprise that during my 10-week internship, I fell in love with a bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, teeny, tiny kitten whose face I first saw as a featured pet of the Anderson Humane Society in an issue of our paper.

    Staring at those scared little eyes through the newsprint, I knew this kitten had to be mine.

  • Community calendar - 8.4 to 8.11

    Wednesday, Aug. 4

    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 p.m., Anderson Middle School site-based decision making council meeting.

    4:30 to 7:30 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

  • Linking Kentucky to the World

    LEXINGTON — It’s hard to believe, but the guy heading up the 2010 World Equestrian Games is not really an expert in the saddle.

    “I have ridden a horse twice in my life,” laughs Jamie Link, the chief executive officer of the games, who calls Lawrenceburg his hometown. “I took a lesson at the Kentucky Horse Park and I took a 5-mile trail ride at Mt. Brilliant Farm. It was a blast.”

    Suffice it to say that Link is no Calvin Borel. And that’s just fine for the 1980 graduate of Anderson County High School.

  • Hoping to get better

    Even with the graduation of its most successful performer since Anderson County formed a girls' golf team in 2002, there is no fretting around the Lady Bearcat camp as they get ready to open the season.

    The team opens against Spencer County, next Wednesday, Aug. 11 at Wild Turkey Trace.

    Part of that calm is simply head coach Lynn Gritton's demeanor. He's laid back, does not put much emphasis on won-loss records, and preaches getting over a bad hole or bad day quickly.

  • McCormick enters race for sheriff

    An independent candidate for sheriff filed the required number of signatures Monday to be on the ballot for November’s general election, according to documents filed at the Anderson County clerk’s office.

    By doing so, Jeff McCormick, 48, of 568 South Main St., will challenge incumbent Sheriff Troy Young, a Democrat.

    Young defeated a challenger in May’s primary. No Republican filed to run for sheriff this fall.