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Today's News

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings June 3.

    Barry D. Simpson, preliminary hearing, possession of marijuana, use/possession of drug paraphernalia, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (drug unspecified), controlled substance prescription not in its original container, operating a motor vehicle under the influence -- continued to July 15.

    Pamela Taylor, pretrial conference, fourth-degree assault (domestic violence, minor injury) -- motion/disposition/trial date July 1.

  • COLUMN: What to wear? It really can be a problem

    There are not many times when I am in a tizzy about what to wear. Usually it is pull a shirt out, hope the pants match and head out.

    But I will have to admit that I have put quite a bit of thought into what not to wear on more than one occasion.

    By now I am sure you have heard about Renee Gork, the radio host in Arkansas that apparently offended Bobby Petrino – really, now, isn't the list of those who have not gotten on his wrong side much shorter, anyway?

  • COLUMN: Don’t fret, cooler weather is on its way

    Does it make you feel any better if I tell you that our first frost is only 10 weeks away? Well, the week of Halloween is usually when we get the first hard frost, in an average year. I don’t know if this is an average year, but I do know that it’s time to really get cranking if you want a fall garden.

    It’s a little late to start cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kohlrabi and brussel’s sprouts from seed. But you can get the plants and plant the end of this month.

  • COLUMN: I'm sorry. Wait, what?

    So, the weirdest thing just happened.

    I’m sitting in the drive-through at Wendy’s about to get my Frosty on when my cell phone rings.

    I don’t recognize the number, but answer after a moment of hesitation (I don’t want to appear rude to the girl in the drive-through window when I pull up to pay).

    The caller says, “Hey Bobby, this is [Someone] from [Somewhere]. How are you today?”

    Two things are immediately obvious: 1) I’m not Bobby. 2) This person clearly has the wrong number.

  • Waldridge anniversary

    Stacy and Rusty Waldridge celebrated their 11th wedding anniversary on Aug. 14 at their home in Anderson County.

    Family and friends joined the couple for a vows renewal ceremony.

    Their two children, Levi Waldridge and Laci Waldridge, were their attendants. 

  • Letters to the editor - 8.18

    Drury’s heart same as Thomas Jefferson’s

    To the editor:

    It is with great honor that I submit my support for Donna Drury’s candidacy for Anderson County judge-executive.

    She has shown not only in her conduct but in her principles to be a vigilant supporter for the rights of the citizens of Anderson County, the city of Lawrenceburg, and someone whom I trust will faithfully defend the principles of a republic government of, by and for the people that was set in motion 234 years ago by our founding fathers.

  • Buffo 50th anniversary

    Jean and Billy Ray Buffo of Lawrenceburg will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 27.

    The couple was married on Aug. 27, 1960 by the Rev. Goodpasteur at a Presbyterian church in Gary, Ind.

    Mrs. Buffo, the former Jean Aeschliman, is a daughter of the late Melvin and Zella Aeschliman.

    She is retired.

    Mr. Buffo is a son of the late Bill and Elizabeth Buffo.

    He is retired from the U.S. Steel Corp. and Sears Roebuck and Company of Gary, Ind.

    The Buffos have two children, Terry Buffo and Kris Bustin, both of Lawrenceburg.

  • EDITORIAL: Lawsuit fallout breeds other county issues

    Rather than dip our editorial keyboard back into the septic tank and rehash yet again the sordid details of the sexual harassment lawsuit pending against county government, let’s instead look this week at the apparent fallout it has caused.

    A pair of articles in this week’s paper examine problems within county government, both directly related to employees failing to focus on the tasks at hand.

  • Bearcats take impressive win in Alumni Bowl

    The seeds of a Anderson County's season-opening rout were sown long before the Bearcats ever started seriously talking about Garrard County's football team.

    A week earlier, Anderson had blown a commanding lead as Franklin County, a team that had won just one game last year, humbled the Bearcats in their final tune-up. Granted, that one was just a  scrimmage, but someone forgot to tell Bearcat coach Mark Peach.

    “He was not happy,” Anderson senior Steve Sims, a team captain, said of Peach.

  • County retiree still receiving health care benefits

    Taxpayers could be on the hook to pay thousands of dollars in health insurance premiums for a former county employee who retired last October.

    County Clerk Jason Denny confirmed Monday that the employee retired from his office but remains an active employee on the county’s list of workers receiving health care benefits.

    Denny said the monthly premium totals around $400, including $125 each month for prescription coverage. Through July, the total would be well over $3,000.