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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Is it football season yet?

    Fall has always been one of my favorite seasons. There’s just something about the smell of dead leaves.

    Last year, for me though, fall brought with it a new list of reasons to fall in love.

    First downs. The wildcat formation. The red zone. Man-to-man coverage. Touchdowns!

    What can I say? The football bug got a hold of me and left a lasting bite with an itch that can’t wait to be scratched.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings May 18.

    Matthew S. Gilbert, motion for shock probation, trafficking in marijuana (less than 8 ounces), possession of marijuana, use/possession of drug paraphernalia -- probated balance of 218 days for two years.

    Robin L. Hayes, hearing, hitchhiking on limited access facilities -- fine converted to 15 days jail (credit time served).

    Bradley Scott Newby, motion, third-degree criminal possession of forged instrument -- granted.

  • Hey, kid, button your shirt!

    Students at Anderson County middle and high schools might find their back to school fashion choices a little limited this year — not because the stores are lacking, but because of a new dress code being implemented when school starts Aug. 4.

    The changes in both schools’ dress codes are mainly in regard to shirts, said middle school Principal Steve Karsner.

    According to the new middle school dress code — a full version of which is available on the school’s website — shirts worn must have either a rounded crewneck or polo-style collar.

  • Golf carts on Main Street?

    A golf course might not be the only place you’ll see your neighbors cruising around in golf carts. If Lawrenceburg follows the suit of some other Kentucky cities, golf carts could become a frequent sight even on Main Street.

    Mayor Edwinna Baker told city council members at Monday’s work session that she had been approached by an individual who would like the council to consider allowing golf carts on public roads.

    Councilman Larry Giles said he had also heard a similar request.

  • Turn off the lights!

    When the Anderson County Board of Education signed on with an energy savings program last fall, board members were promised the district would save thousands. Less than a year into its four-year contract, it already has.

    Based on data gathered from the last week of February through May, the district has saved $59,272.

    Just exactly what does that mean?

    Last year during the same time frame, the district spent just under $250,000 on energy and water bills alone. This year, that number dropped to just over $190,000 — a savings of nearly 24 percent.

  • Police uproot over $600,000 in marijuana

    Friday was not a good day for pot heads in Anderson County.

    The sheriff’s department and state police used a helicopter to spot, and hatchets and saws to chop down, over $600,000 worth of pot plants in the county’s western end.

    Sheriff Troy Young said the tag-team duo spotted and removed 303 marijuana plants in 25 different locations that afternoon as a means of helping keep pot out of Anderson County.

  • Found money

    The county treasurer backfilled at least a portion of Anderson’s financial hole last week, telling magistrates that he uncovered just over $100,000 when he reconciled the county’s books.

    Treasurer Dudley Shyrock said it’s not unusual to find money when he closes out the county’s fiscal year each July, but even he was surprised at the amount.

    Shyrock told magistrates about his findings during last Tuesday night’s meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court.

  • Tanker truck overturns near county line

    A tanker truck loaded with liquid propane overturned Tuesday night on US 127 near the Mercer County line, forcing nearby residents to evacuate their homes.

    The accident occurred when the driver of the truck, Charles E. Ballard, 45, of LTJ Transport in Burgin failed to make a right turn on Wheat School Road and went into a roadside ditch, according to a news release from the Kentucky State Police.

    No propane spilled, but US 127 was closed for more than six hours while emergency responders removed the truck from the ditch.

  • Batcats claim NSA World Series title

    The Central Kentucky Batcats-Red 10 and under team captured 2009 10 and under “B” NSA World Series, held July 19-26 in Crown Point, Ind.

    The Batcats went 11-1 in the 31-team tournament, outscoring their opponents 117-20.

    The Batcats beat the Mattoon Cobras 13-0 and the Illinois Raiders 15-3 in pool play to claim top-seed in their pool.

    In tournament play, the Batcats won their first two games against the Howard County Inferno (9-1) and Indiana Eclipse (13-0) before losing their only game to the St. Louis Espirit 4-3.

  • COLUMN: Sunlight, and how to keep yards mowed

    Column as I see ’em ...

    Had an interesting chat with the city attorney based on a note in last week’s column about the need for the city to crack down on mowing the yards of abandoned homes.

    He asked for what I would do about the problem, which I’ll gladly share here.

    First, I’d solicit bids from yard mowing services to cut the yards, eliminating the need to use city employees and freeing them to do more pressing work.