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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Bearcat golfers looking to state

    If there were any bad side effects from an abrupt, somewhat unexpected coaching change, the Anderson County boys' golf team sure has not shown them.

    “We haven't talked about (team goals) but I hear them talking about going to the state (tournament),” says new Bearcat coach T.J. Spivey.

    Fresh out of Georgetown College and planning to teach fourth grade math at Emma B. Ward Elementary School, Spivey quickly accepted the position despite being contacted about the opening three days after the official start of fall practice.

  • Pornography, sex toy trial set for April

    The trial of a woman suing the Anderson County Fiscal Court on charges that she was sexually harassed, shown pornography and given a sex toy before being fired from the judge-executive’s office is scheduled to begin next April 11 in Anderson Circuit Court, according to Anderson Circuit Court documents.

    Lea Beasmore, who was fired last March, filed the lawsuit last May. In it she claims that county building inspector Dean Lickliter brought a sexual device commonly known as a vibrator into her office last Feb. 14 and gave it to her.

  • COLUMN: Ready as I can be

    Beginning about July 1, the question comes my way at least once a day.

    “Are you ready for football (or the fall sport of your choice) to get started?”

    Or sometimes, it comes in a more generic form: “Are you ready for school to start?”

    It means the same as the person that asks is usually just trying to make some friendly conversation that often evolves into our respective expectations for that sport in the upcoming season.