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Today's News

  • 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.

  • COLUMN: Farm is 'an organic Mall of America' for wildlife

    Sometimes, I just want to sit outside and watch the farm. There is so much going on without me lifting a finger. Wildlife love my farm. I keep making new living places for them. When I cut tree limbs, I toss them into areas that provide plenty of cover for raising young. A walk around gives me a glimpse into life going on under my nose.

    Less than 80 feet from the house I spy a bedding area for deer, just 10 feet from a garden bed. Of the 17 acres, most are left wild. Tracks and droppings provide even more evidence of life. They must think of it as an organic Mall of America.

  • COLUMN: Happy belated Father's Day

    Speeding down the water slide at Paradise Pool with a Beach Boys medley playing in the background.

    Dancing like two idiots to Achy Breaky Heart or any other random country song playing on the radio.

    Striking out a batter and hearing him yell, “Alright!” from inside the dugout.

    These are some of my fondest memories with my father as a child.

    Growing up, I was a daddy’s girl, for sure.

    We spent weekends together, mostly at the pool if it was summertime.

  • PAGEANT PHOTOS: Princess, Young Miss, Miss Teen and Miss Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show

    Photos from the Princess, Young Miss, Miss Teen and Miss Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show pageants.