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Today's News

  • North Laurel shatters Anderson state title dream

    CORBIN – Anderson County's dream of a state championship came crashing down Tuesday as the North Laurel All-Stars rolled to a 12-3 win in the semifinal round of the Little League state baseball tournament for 11-year-olds, held at Corbin Rotary Park.

    North Laurel batted around and took advantage of a pair of Anderson errors to score four times in the first inning, then made Anderson pay for another miscue in the second by scoring three more runs.

  • COLUMN: Enjoy moment with our 11s

    So many times during last basketball season, John Calipari admonished Kentucky Wildcat fans to enjoy the moment.

    Have fun. Savor the good times. Remember that we are talking about games.

    Games, in this instance, played by boys.

    Boys who, for the time being, dream of hitting the walk-off home run in the seventh game of the World Series. Boys whose voices have not deepened and who probably should not be throwing curve balls.

  • Kids go silly for Bandz trend

    Every generation has its youthful trend. And thanks to Silly Bandz, this one is no different.

    Silly Bandz are stretchy bands molded into various objects ranging from letters, to animals, to movie characters and even Michael Jackson.

    “We bought (our kids) the first package, it had 12 in the package, enough for them to get started and trade or whatever,” said Angie Cripe, who has three kids who all sport the popular bands. “And then if they want more they buy them with their own money.”

  • LITTLE LEAGUE: Anderson County earns trip to district championship game after initial loss

    This was a long season where each player had to earn his spot on the roster based on his performance.

    The journey isn’t over yet, but the Anderson County 11-and-under All-Stars made history Saturday evening by winning their first Little League district championship.

    The all-stars will play in the state tournament beginning Saturday and say their goal isn’t just to be there, but to win it.

    Looking back on the games the team played to get to this point, one would have to say their district championship and state dreams began with a nightmare.

  • Ex-superintendent hires board member to run transportation

    A former Anderson County Board of Education member was recently named as the district’s new director of transportation.

    Jeff Young, who served on the board up until accepting the transportation director position, began his new job on Tuesday.

    The position came open at the end of last school year when Chuck Fletcher announced his retirement.

    Filling the transportation director position was one of the last tasks for outgoing superintendent Kim Shaw, who also retired.

  • Harcourt-Watts engagement

    John and Diane Harcourt of La Grange and Darlys and Michael Watts of Lawrenceburg announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Sarah Harcourt and Luke Watts.

    The bride-to-be is a granddaughter of Jules and Patsy Harcourt of Murray and Gordon and Mary Brame of Louisville.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings May 17.

    Kyle D. Zinninger, show cause, operating a motor vehicle under the influence -- paid.

    Carol J. Cornish, suppression hearing, operating a motor vehicle under the influence -- continued to June 28.

  • Judge candidate defends using other's words on her website

    At least some of the writings presented on leadership and tourism on judge-executive hopeful Donna Drury’s campaign website aren’t her own, she acknowledged in an interview Tuesday afternoon.

    The material she used does not credit the actual authors of the work, but Drury said she doesn’t think it is necessary to do so because she claims to have their permission to use it.

    “These are personal friends of mine,” she said.

  • COLUMN: New kids' craze follows tradition of growing up

    Silly Bandz are, simply put, silly.

    They’re the new “it” thing to have for children everywhere, and they’ve caught on faster than H1N1 did this past fall.

    Among other things, there are animals, letters and dinosaurs to choose from. The possibilities seem limitless.

    But what’s the big deal?

    Silly Bandz are colored rubber bands molded in different shapes. Seriously, that’s it. Despite the simplicity of them, they’re selling faster than stores can keep them in stock.

    It’s insane.

  • COLUMN: Chamomile tea brings summer benefits

    Oh my, it’s July. The Old Farmer’s Almanac is calling for two degrees below normal temperatures and four inches of rain for the month. Now, if we can just split that rain into one inch a week, we’ll be set.

    These cool nights, while wonderful for our energy bills, can set us up for some vegetable problems in the garden. Keeping in mind that offense is our best defense, I’m recommending that we all break out the chamomile tea.