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Today's News

  • Lost and found

    Lana Trent’s emotions ran from panic to elation in just one afternoon.

    The panic set in when she realized that a prized family heirloom had slipped from her finger while she had lunch last month at a local restaurant.

    Hours later, elation set in when the ring she thought she’d never see again was back on her finger where it belongs.

  • Alves, Cricket chirping statewide

    Hannah Alves is going for the top in barrel racing.

    The Anderson County youth is gunning for her second consecutive state championship in the International Barrel Racing Association competition, held throughout the state.

    With two weeks remaining in the season, Alves is currently leading two divisions in the statewide standings, the open Division 4 and youth Division 3. She has 1373 and 1341 points respectively.

    She is also third in youth Division 2 and eighth in open Division 4.

  • COLUMN: Living on vacation time

    Time seems to speed by at twice its normal rate when you’re on vacation.

    You’re driving here, running there, seeing this, doing that and before you know it, you’re driving back home wondering where all the time has gone.

    While taking a few days off allows you to “vacate” your normal life, rarely does vacation really equal rest.

    I’m also convinced that while on vacation with time passing so rapidly, one’s coworkers are experiencing time passing equally as slow.

  • Bryant-Flygstad engagement

    Marla and Chris Bryant of Harrodsburg and Gina and David Flygstad of Lawrenceburg announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Christin Bryant and Jacob Flygstad.

    The bride-to-be is a granddaughter of Bonnie and Eugene Bryant of Lawrenceburg and Charles Collins and the late Bonnie Collins of Sequatchi, Tenn.

    She is a 2009 graduate of Mercer County Senior High and is currently attending Midway College where she is expected to graduate in 2012 with a degree in psychology.

  • Coroner calls woman's death accidental drowning

    A woman died last Wednesday in what the Anderson County coroner’s office is preliminarily calling an accidental drowning.

    Linda Sue Hyatt Gill, 51, was found in the family pool around 1:20 a.m. on June 30, said Deputy Coroner David Walden.

    Walden said preliminary autopsy reports show Gill’s death was due to drowning, although toxicology reports and the final autopsy won’t be available for a few weeks.

    Gill’s daughter and a friend had been draining the pool June 29 to get it ready for swimming, Walden said.

  • COLUMN: Using other's words speaks to credibility

    Column as I see ’em ...

    I promise that every word in this column was typed by my fingers in concert with the organic word processor I store beneath my hair.

    It’s a shame the same can’t be said about some information on judge-executive hopeful Donna Drury’s campaign website, where she claims to have gained permission to post, without any attribution whatsoever, the words of other writers.

    I call it a shame because some of what’s written there is solid material upon which a candidate could base a good election campaign.

  • Fall sports practices begin

    While Anderson County High School athletic teams have been holding informal conditioning workouts for several days, official workouts for fall sports will begin tomorrow, Thursday, July 15. The school offers KHSAA sanctioned sports in football, volleyball, boys’ and girls’ soccer, boys’ and girls’ golf and boys’ and girls’ cross country.

    For more information, contact the high school at 839-5118.

  • Community calendar - 7.14 to 7.20

    Wednesday, July 14

    Education

    11 a.m. to noon, Anderson Public Library summer reading program for kindergarten through fifth-grade students, 114 N. Main St.

    City/county government

    8:30 a.m., Registration for all road tests with the license examiner.

    8:30 to 10:30 a.m., All written tests for driving permits, reinstatements and commercial drivers licenses.

    6 p.m., Anderson Public Library Board, library.

    6:30 p.m., Alton Water District, Masonic Building, North Main Street.

    Community groups

  • Letters to the editor - 7.7

    Tourism, county made ‘honest mistakes’

    To the editor:

    I found your June 23 article regarding the tourism commission intriguing though, perhaps, a bit misleading.

    I felt as though I should wash my hands after reading it.

    I assume you meant to imply some overt impropriety on the part of the tourism commission. What I gleaned from the article was that good people, both in the tourism commission and county government with the good of Anderson County at heart, have made honest mistakes and oversights.

  • Morgan-Anderson engagement

    Cathy McGaughey Morgan of Lawrenceburg and Steve and Donna Anderson of Harrodsburg announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children Natalie Jane Morgan and William Jay Anderson.

    The bride-to-be is a daughter of the late Henry Bruce Morgan. She is a granddaughter of Earl McGaughey and the late Jane McGaughey of Lawrenceburg and Henry and Joan Morgan of Utica.