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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Community calendar - 8.18 to 8.25

    Wednesday, Aug. 18

    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.

    6:30 to 8:30 p.m., English as a Second Language, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    City/county government

  • Letters to the editor - 8.11

    A welcome addition and the need for a dog area in local parks

    To the editor:

    The following is a summary of my thoughts on a couple of topics.

    We have a new resident in our city who follows the teachings of Jesus and makes herself available to help many of the elderly in gracious ways. We should all welcome Pam Walker. She has been a teacher in the public school system for over 30 years, but still allows time for many Christian endeavors. Thanks for one more good person in this modern day.

  • Smith 50th anniversary

    Sybil and Ralph Smith of Lawrenceburg will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception on Sunday, Aug. 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Sand Spring Baptist Church.

    They were married Aug. 21, 1960 by the Rev. E.A. Somers at Bethel Baptist Church in Mercer County.

    Mrs. Smith, the former Sybil Satterly, is a daughter of Eva Satterly of Lawrenceburg and the late J.B. Satterly.

    She is retired.

    Mr. Smith is a son of the late Charley and Edna Smith.

    He is retired.

  • Barker-Lewis engagement

    Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Barker and Mr. and Mrs. Donald Lewis of Lawrenceburg announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Heather Nicole Barker and Matthew Bennett Lewis.

    The bride-to-be is a 2002 graduate of Anderson County High School and a 2009 graduate of Morehead State University, earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She plans to attend the University of Kentucky beginning this fall to receive a doctorate degree in nursing practice.

    She is currently employed as an RN at Frankfort Regional Medical Center.

  • COLUMN: Three methods to preserve your harvest

    Well, August always has been a hot month. Just keep repeating to yourself, “It’s better than an ice storm.” It also helps to remember that there was a time without air conditioning. Many of us remember when we only had a box fan in the window to keep us cool. Now days, we run the AC and complain about the bill.