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Today's News

  • Penny makes college choice

    Anderson County High School basketball star C.J. Penny has signed with Southeastern Illinois, a junior college in Harrisburg, Ill.

    Penny chose Southeastern Illinois over Sinclair State, a junior college in Dayton, Ohio.

    “They started recruiting me when I decided to go juco after the state tournament,” Penny said Monday. Penny and Anderson coach Glen Drury visited the college, located less than an hour from both Evansville, Ind. and Paducah, last week.

  • Community calendar 6/24-6/30

    Wednesday, June 24

    Education

    8 a.m. to noon, GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    Noon to 4 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, U.S. 127 campus.

    4:30 to 7:30 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    City/county government

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

  • COLUMN: Home-buying tips for my neighbors

    Five minutes.

    It only took five minutes to drive to work on Monday morning, and I don’t imagine it will differ much from here on out.

    Do you know how fabulous that is?

    That’s right, neighbors. I’m an official Lawrenceburgian…umm, Lawrenceburgite…hmm, we’ll just go with my personal favorite — Lawrenceburger.

    As of last Friday afternoon, my husband and I no longer live in Lexington, and I no longer have to drive 40 minutes or so to work every day. It’s amazing.

  • Locks of Love, again

    Shyanne Crane, 8, donated her hair to Locks of Love last week. This is the second time she has donated to the organization.

    To see before and after photos, pick up this week's Anderson News, available on newsstands across the county.

    Subscribe online or call 502-839-6906.

  • COLUMN: Spray garden good, restaurant tax bad

    Boy, offer to spend $90,000 for something to at least cool off the natives and what does the city council get in return? A bucket of cold water.

    That sort of reaction doesn’t come as a surprise from residents who are sick of being told one thing, only to get no-thing.

  • Letters to the editor - 6.17

    Spray garden? Taxpayers hosed again

    To the editor:

    The city of Lawrenceburg is proposing a “spray garden” so children will have a place to cool off on hot summer days.

    While I applaud some members of the Lawrenceburg City Council for looking to improve recreation options for the children of Lawrenceburg, is a spray garden the best way to spend $90,000 of taxpayer money? Why not build something that residents of all ages will likely use, like a swimming pool?

  • Joseph signs with Lindsey Wilson

    Anderson County High School wrestler and pole vaulter Ben Joseph recently signed to participate in both sports at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Ky. The ceremony was held at the high school.

    Joseph, ranked as one of Kentucky’s top wrestlers over the last two years, will be part of the first wresting team at Lindsey Wilson history.

  • SPORTS BUZZ for June 24: Penny's selection of juco powerhouse underscores changing role of two-year programs.

    At one time, junior colleges were as much a part of the major college basketball scene as Dick Vitale.

    OK, OK. We will agree that nothing could be like Dickie V, but players who went through two-year programs, then played a major role at a big time program were common.

    Forget the ending of what many call the greatest college basketball game ever played for a minute. Focus on nearly eight minutes earler when Kentucky had stunnded the hoops world as Dale Brown swished a three-pointer from the right side that put the Wildcats in front of mighty Duke 89-87.

  • Slot machine measure passes in House

    Kent Stevens (D-Lawrenceburg) was one of 52 state representatives who voted Friday afternoon in favor of slot machines at the state's horse racing tracks.

    The measure passed in the House of Representatives by a vote of 52-45, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports. The issue needed 51 votes to pass. The measure must now be approved by the Senate. As of Friday afternoon, it was still unknown if the Senate would vote on the issue during the current special session.

  • Critics throw cold water on city's proposed 'spray garden'

    The city of Lawrenceburg’s efforts to build a “spray garden” in the city park near the American Legion complex is being met with criticism in this week’s letters to the editor, including a 13-year-old who calls it a “big waste of money.”

    “It’s basically sprinklers which, let’s face it, aren’t that fun for very long. Wouldn’t it be so much better to have a pool with water slides?” writes Brooke Tindall. “It would cost the city $90,000. In my opinion this is a big waste of money.”