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Today's News

  • Inmates, others spraying county park

    A highway department employee apparently isn’t the only one to violate the state’s regulation on spraying weed killer on public property.

    County employees in other departments, along with inmates on work release from jail, spray weed killer in the county park and around the courthouse, but do not have the required state certifications to do so.

    The spraying appears to be done in numerous locations in the park, including the perimeter of the playground, skateboard park, in drainage ditches and around large drainage pipes.

  • Missing dog could be in Anderson County

    A Franklin County dog that has been missing for over a month may have been spotted in Anderson County, a volunteer involved in the search said Thursday morning.

    Copper, an 11-year-old Shiba Inu, was released into the wild on July 3 after being labeled as a coyote by a worker at the Franklin County Humane Society, said Barbara Murray, who is heading up the search effort for the dog.

    Murray said the last reported sighting of Copper occurred on the Anderson County side of Ninevah Road.

  • Incumbent mayor won't be challenged in November

    Lawrenceburg’s mayor is set for the next four years, but the council members she will be working with are yet to be determined.

    In order to run in the Nov. 2 general election, candidates had to file by last Tuesday, Aug. 10.

    Incumbent mayor Edwinna Baker is seeking reelection, but no one filed to challenge her this fall.

    However, 10 candidates filed for a chance at a spot on the six-seat city council.

  • Riley rules at High Point; Lady Cats beat local foes

    Kaitlyn Riley, a freshman on the Anderson County golf team, turned in the biggest day of her high school career as she won the Ron Zavitz Memorial Tournament, held at High Point golf course near Nicholasville on Saturday.

    Riley carded a seven-over 78, one shot better than Boyle County's Rachel Pennington, to take individual honors.

    A second Anderson golfer, sophomore Anna Marie Hyatt, finished fourth with an 87 over the 18 holes.

  • Anderson faces 'colossal challenge' at Meade Co.

    If there was any doubt about the kind of high school football progam Meade County has, Anderson County players and fans only need to think back a year when the Green Wave visited Anderson.

    Suffice it to say that the nickname fit. While the Anderson County side was packed with red-clad fans, as usual, there was enough green across the field that if someone did not know better, he might have thought he had stumbled onto a Christmas decoration convention.

  • Shootout in Devils' corral

    LEXINGTON – Anderson County did not really need a howitzer or even a tank last Wednesday.

    All the Lady Bearcats needed for their shootout against Henry Clay was someone with a marksman's accuracy and a heart of steel.

    After 80 excruciating, scoreless minutes, Hannah Drury answered the call.

    The junior mid-fielder is far from the most intimidating figure on the Lady Bearcats. Of the five that got the chance to try to push a penalty shot past Henry Clay goalie Kayla Price, considered by some to be the best keeper in Kentucky, Drury was by far the smallest.

  • Driver blames flip-flop for bus, car crack-up

    We’ve all heard about the dangers of drinking or texting while driving, but wearing flip-flops?

    Although there is certainly nothing illegal about wearing them behind the wheel, flip-flops are likely the cause of a wreck last Thursday afternoon when a small car hit and became lodge beneath the rear bumper of a school bus at the intersection of Saffell Street and Glensboro Road.

    No one was injured in the accident, and no students were aboard the bus.

  • Anderson rolls in season opener

    Ethan Kelly ran for 175 yards and a touchdown and caught two passes for 37 yards and a touchdown to lead Anderson County to an impressive 46-18 win over visiting Garrard County in the Alumni Bowl on Friday night.

    Kelly, a junior who had not played football since middle school, scored on a 38-yard run and averaged 10.9 yards on 16 carries.

    “Just a super job,” Anderson coach Mark Peach said of Kelly. “But all three of our running backs averaged over six yards a carry."

  • COLUMN: A lot can change in three years

    Who were you three years ago? If the you from three years ago met your present-day self, would you know each other?

    These sound like crazy questions, but they are precisely the questions being addressed in a novel I’m reading, titled “Remember Me?” by Sophie Kinsella.

    (Kinsella is the author of the “Shopaholic” series. “Confessions of a Shopaholic” was made into a movie starring Isla Fisher in 2009. As usual, the books are better.)

  • COLUMN: Facts, not over-reaction, shed light on incident

    Column as I see ’em ...

    I’ll start off this week giving props to magistrate and judge-executive candidate John Wayne Conway for largely backing off on his initial reaction to one of his opponents admitting that a county worker sprayed weed killer after his certification to do so had expired.

    On the surface the incident could have been remarkably serious. Chemicals being sprayed by those who have no idea what they are doing is never a good thing. But keep in mind, the worker who sprayed them was previously certified and had used this chemical for years.