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Today's News

  • Strike up the band!

    Rarely does a vote of the Board of Education garner applause from the crowd in attendance, but such was the case Monday night as the board agreed to purchase more than $18,000 in equipment for the Anderson County High School marching band.

    New band director Patrick Brady had more than moral support as he asked the board for the funding. Many students and parents helped fill the board room, and newly elected board chairman Lee Hahn acknowledged there was strength in numbers, telling Brady that it helped his cause to have so much support with him.

  • Living with the 'new normal'

    Paul Gill has learned to face the fact that life after cancer is not the same as life before it. But Gill is OK with his new normal.

    As an eight-year survivor of cancer, Gill encouraged others attending Friday night’s eighth annual Relay for Life to learn to live with their new normal as well.

    Gill said he decided to accept the fact that he has cancer and have a positive attitude about it.

    “I’m a fighter, not a quitter,” he said.

  • THE SPORTS BUZZ for July 27:

    During the series “Have Game, Will Travel,” I specifically asked nearly everyone I interviewed what happens when travel or club teams and school athletic teams have a conflict?  The reason I asked was that over 24 years in this business, I have heard complaint after complaint that coaches want their players to play their sport and their sport only. I have investigated several times and came up with nothing. Do I think it happens? Sure. But few will admit it.

  • Does road to college or pro sports go through travel teams?

    Everyone knows about World Wide Wes.

    At least everyone who is anyone in college basketball knows about William Wesley, maybe the most well-known powerbroker around AAU basketball.

    Kentucky Wildcat fans learned about Wes during the courtship that culminated in John Calipari's hiring in Lexington. While at Memphis, Calipari and World Wide Wes had a controversial relationship that centered on players such as Dajuan Wagner, Chris Douglas-Roberts and Derrick Rose ending up in the Tiger program.

  • Voyeurism trial begins this week

    A jury is scheduled to decide this week if a gas station owner used a two-way mirror in his office to peek in on women using the restroom.

    John Ellis, 61, owner of the Marathon gas station located just south of the Bluegrass Parkway, was charged in 2005 with attempted voyeurism and disorderly conduct after a mother and daughter claimed someone observed them using the women’s restroom at the station.

    A jury trial in Anderson District Court is scheduled for 9 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday before Judge Donna Dutton.

  • Letters to the editor - 7.15

    Fourth celebration worth the wait

    To the editor:

    I would like to extend a generous thank you to those who made the rescheduled Fourth of July celebration on the Green a success.

    We survived the storm and were rewarded with an excellent band, a fantastic fireworks display and the opportunity to have the community come together for an affordable evening.

    Thanks to our mayor and the city of Lawrenceburg, and thanks to the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary for a fine parade.

  • COLUMN: WIC benefit available to those who qualify

    If you are pregnant, recently had a baby, are breastfeeding or have a child younger than 5 years of age, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) could help you.

    WIC is a short-term intervention program designed to influence lifetime nutrition and health behavior.

    WIC provides: nutrition education and services; breastfeeding promotion and education; a monthly food prescription of nutritious foods; and access to maternal, prenatal and pediatric health-care services.

  • COLUMN: Some good news about newspapers

    Column as I see ’em ...

    When it comes to news about newspapers, the news isn’t usually very good these days.

    Sometimes, though, we run across reasons to celebrate, and if this isn’t one of those reasons, I don’t know what is.

    We received a subscription renewal notice from a lady last week who for the past 47 years has made sure her son receives a copy of our paper each week.

  • COLUMN: Travel teams fueled by big dreams

    Like most kids, I had big dreams.

    My backyard was unique in that it often transformed from the place I hated to mow to Crosley-Riverfront-Sugar-Memorial-Freedom Hall-Coliseum-Bowl-Stadium-Field.

    Someday within the space of an hour, that field was home to  a game-winning home run in the World Series, a 3-pointer giving the Kentucky Colonels an ABA title and a field goal propelling the Kentucky Wildcats to a Sugar Bowl championship.

  • COLUMN: A snipe hunt to remember

    Trash bags, flashlight, full moon and friends, that’s all you need.

    We took these when we went hunting in the middle of the night. It wasn’t funny at the time, but now that it’s over with I’ll tell you the story of my hunting trip, I’m sure it will bring a laugh or two.