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Today's News

  • Edgett 50th anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Thomas D. Edgett of Lawrenceburg will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a celebration mass at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 10 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church.

    The couple was married July 9, 1960 by the Rev. T.R. Koziol at St. Adalbert’s Catholic Church in St. Paul, Minn. As a family tradition, the couple was married in the same church as Mr. Edgett’s parents and maternal grandparents.

    Mrs. Edgett, the former Fern Sommers, is a daughter of Stanley Sommers and the late Gladys Sommers.

    She is retired.

  • COLUMN: Judge's '(snitch-session)' salvo at least tells truth

    Yes, I’ve let slip the occasional blue word or two, and no, after hanging out in locker rooms, hunting camps and at fishing holes for most of my life, I certainly don’t have what by any stretch would be considered virgin ears.

    But I can’t help but be taken aback at what appears to be a sudden rash of public cussing by local and national leaders.

  • Woman to cops: 'Let me go and I'll ... '

    A woman who allegedly swiped a van last Friday in Waddy was arrested and charged with a host of violations, including allegedly trying to bribe two state police officers by offering them oral sex.

    Jillian Fortier, 25, of Miami, Fla., was charged with receiving stolen property over $10,000, driving with a suspended license and two counts of bribery of public servants.

    The bribery charge stems from the offer she made to Trooper Marvin Kelly and a fellow officer while they interviewed her in the Lawrenceburg Police station, Kelly said.

  • COLUMN: Joey should have been Vottomatic

    Ballot-stuffing notes ...

    I am usually not for ballot-stuffing when selecting the Major League Baseball all-star teams. I'm not one that goes and makes up 10 new e-mail accounts just to vote for my favorite player, nor am I one that gets on my wife's e-mail to vote even more.

    It's usually not that big of a deal. No matter how MLB tries to spin it, the game just does not have the same luster as it did when Pete Rose was bowling over Ray Fosse and players really were playing for league pride.

  • 'It's too late now'

    The Anderson County Board of Health passed the health department’s budget, but had to pull roughly $90,000 from its reserve funds to do so.

    The board passed the budget during a special called meeting last Wednesday night. Along with tapping its reserves, the board approved what amounts to a hiring freeze, no pay increases and not filing a position after a current employee retires.

  • Cornish blisters tourism chairman

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court stripped its tourism commission of directly receiving funding and paying its bills last Wednesday following an investigation by The Anderson News into how the agency operates.

    Magistrates did so at the urging of County Attorney Bobbi Jo Lewis, but not until Judge-Executive Steve Cornish delivered a blistering public rebuke of comments made in last week’s newspaper by tourism chairman Dan Stumph.

  • July 4 events set for Saturday night

    A parade, music, food and fireworks are all parts of the Independence Day celebration planned this Saturday by the City of Lawrenceburg and Anderson County government.

    Beginning at 5 p.m., the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34 is hosting the veterans’ parade lineup at the Legion Fairgrounds, located on West Broadway. Hot dogs, chips and other refreshments will be provided for all parade participants during the lineup.

  • Anderson all-stars host district tourney

    The Anderson County Little League 11-and-under all-star team is hosting the District 3 tournament this week at Legion Park.

    Over Father’s Day weekend, the all-stars traveled to Jeffersonville, Ind., to participate in the Jeffersonville/GRC Father’s Day weekend tournament.

    By the end of the holiday weekend the 10-member team had smiles on their faces and trophies in their hands.

    Anderson defeated the host Jeffersonville team 5-1 in the pool play opener, then defeated Corydon, Ind., 7-1, in the second game to earn the tournament's top seed.

  • Miss Congeniality

    Sandra Bullock has nothing on Cassie Fannin.

    Both have been named Miss Congeniality, but chances are that one of Hollywood's best has never tied a goat.

    Or barrel-raced. Or anything else involved in rodeo.

    Cassie Fannin has. And loves everything about it.

    Overcoming a fear of riding horses when she was 5 years old, the rising senior at Anderson County High School has become one of the Kentucky High School Rodeo Association's best performers.

  • Magistrates return $1.3M in unused stimulus funds

    Fiscal court magistrates voted to send roughly $1.3 million in federal stimulus funding back to the state during their meeting last Wednesday morning.

    Magistrates seemed largely unaware that the funding had been awarded to Anderson County, or what it could be used for.

    County Attorney Bobbi Jo Lewis said she became aware of the funding when she received a call from someone with GE Capital, asking if the county had plans for the funding.