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Today's News

  • Lady Bearcats to play Owen in Shelby tourney Wednesday afternoon

    The Anderson County girls' basketbal team rode 21 points from Sydney Brown to defeat Male, 59-56, in the Max Performance Lady Rocket Invitational tournament Tuesday at Shelby County. The Lady Bearcats advanced to the consolation bracket final, where they will play Eighth Region foe Owen County Wednesday afternoon at 3 p.m. Owen lost to Shelby County in the first round of the tournament but routed Owensboro in the consolation semi-finals.

    Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for students.

    Bearcats beat Barbourville in Hoopin' It Up Classic

  • COLUMN: It's time to show Congress who's boss

    Al-Qaida and the Taliban have never been, are not now and never will be a threat to America or our freedoms.

    They may pluck a tail feather from our Eagle now and then, but they will never bring her down.

    The profiteers in Washington and the members of Congress who support them have been and continue to be the real threat. They constitute a much greater danger to our way of life than some phantom enemy in a country nearly 8,000 miles from our shores.

  • Letters to the editor - 12.16

    Come on, Mayor Baker, give us a break

    To the editor:

    I am only 24 years old and have lived in Lawrenceburg my whole life.

    I have been to all the parades before with the exception of one due to sickness.

    There has always been politics in parades. I was not offended by the floats and was excited just to know that many floats were in the parade this year.

    The parade is never that long and has been dull in the past. If someone has a problem with the candidates handing out stuff, then don’t accept it.

  • Free youth hunt weekend on tap

    After the presents, the huge meal, the Christmas movies, football games and leftovers, there’s another way to enjoy vacation time with your family this holiday season.

    Kentucky’s free youth seasons offer families a chance to enjoy the outdoors without requiring their kids to buy a license or permit.

    It’s a welcome break after buying all those Christmas presents.

    Children and teens ages 15 and under may hunt deer with a firearm Dec. 26-27, and may hunt and trap small game and furbearers Dec. 26 – Jan. 1, all without a license or permit.

  • Russell named to prestigious Class of Commonwealth team

    The accolades continue to keep rolling in for Anderson County football player Jacob Russell.

    The senior quarterback was named to the Lexington Herald-Leader’s Class of the Commonwealth team in Sunday’s edition. Russell was one of eight quarterbacks on the 22-player squad, which was selected by the paper’s staff.

    The Class of the Commonwealth is not a traditional all-state team but honors the 22 top seniors in Kentucky, regardless of position.

  • COLUMN: Happy Christmas to you

    If our paths cross in the next nine days, I might wish you a “Merry Christmas,” but it’s just as likely that I’ll say “happy holidays.”

    Personally, I celebrate Christmas and constantly try to remind myself the real reason for the season is the birth of Jesus Christ. But, I’m well aware of and perfectly OK with the fact that you may not.

    As Americans we are blessed to have freedom of religion. To me this means, I have as much of a right to celebrate Christmas as you do to celebrate Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or nothing at all.

  • Girls rout Shelby in district showdown

     

     

    SHELBYVILLE – It is very easy to look at Anderson County’s very bright girls’ basketball future and discount the present.

    As the Lady Bearcats showed Friday night, it is also very wrong.

    You name the category and Anderson dominated it in a 61-46 thrashing of 30th District rival Shelby County. The Lady Bearcats controlled the paint, controlled the 3-point arc and controlled the tempo. About the only thing out of their grasp was a toddler who strayed on the court with just over four minutes to play.

  • COLUMN: A place where cowardly lions go on the attack

    Facebook offers many things to its users, particularly to cowards looking for a place to whine.

    At issue is my article in last week’s paper about campaigning during the Christmas parade. The mayor didn’t like it and said so, sending some of those who did it into a frenzy and their cowardly supporters to Facebook.

    Yes, cowards, because the examples you’ll read below are from people who run their unfounded smack online vs. by phone or face to face.

  • COLUMN: Christmas lesson found in a box

    If only I had taken pictures of the boxes on Christmas morning.

    They carried the latest toys, from the simple to the must-haves. More importantly, they carried the lessons that we so often forget.

    I should have learned that when my oldest daughter, for the first Christmas she really knew anything about, wanted a Snoopy house and a Snoopy baby carriage. Those things challenged Santa’s limited mechanical skills, but she liked them.

    And she loved the boxes that presents came in.

  • Bald is beautiful

    This Friday, around 30 local people are going bald — on purpose.

    A group of Walmart employees, and possibly some members of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, will be shaving their heads at the salon in Walmart beginning around 11 a.m.

    Why lose all that hair voluntarily? Because so many people, especially one Lawrenceburg boy, lose theirs involuntarily.

    The event is a fundraiser for Joshua Huff and his family. Joshua was diagnosed with leukemia this summer at the age of 3.