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Today's News

  • Colton Lane Buckley birth

    Kelli and Tyler Buckley of Lawrenceburg announce the birth of their son, Colton Lane Buckley, on May 3, 2010 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.

    He weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19 3/4 inches long.

    His maternal grandparents are Vaughn and Sharon Quisenberry of Lawrenceburg. His maternal great-grandparents are Pete and Patsy Richardson of Versailles and Wayne and Gail Quisenberry of Versailles.

  • Turpin shines but Tennessee All-Stars win

    Courtney Turpin's high school softball career officially came to an end in a bittersweet fashion during the Kentucky-Tennessee all-star series, held at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green last Thursday.

    Turpin played four innings at first base in the first game, then pitched three scoreless innings and drove in Kentucky's only runs of the day in the second contest. However, Tennessee swept the best-of-three series, 2-0 and 3-2.

    Turpin said that she went 2-for-3 at the plate. Both of her hits were run-scoring singles in game two.

  • Community calendar - 7.7 to 7.13

    Wednesday, July 7

    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.

    Community groups

    7 p.m., Boy Scout Troop 37, First Christian Church, William Hunt Scout room, 300 South Main St.

    Thursday, July 8

    City/county government

  • Letters to the editor - 6.30

    Missed chance to protect dogs

    To the editor:

    As a man involved in promoting the protection of dogs in my own community and elsewhere, I have followed with interest the controversy surrounding the defeated proposal in Anderson County Fiscal Court which, if enacted, would have improved the quality of life for dogs in your locality.

    I agree with Stan Petry’s letter in the June 16 edition that the ordinance would “thrust Anderson County into a leadership position as a forward-thinking, humane community.”

  • Edgett 50th anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Thomas D. Edgett of Lawrenceburg will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a celebration mass at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 10 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church.

    The couple was married July 9, 1960 by the Rev. T.R. Koziol at St. Adalbert’s Catholic Church in St. Paul, Minn. As a family tradition, the couple was married in the same church as Mr. Edgett’s parents and maternal grandparents.

    Mrs. Edgett, the former Fern Sommers, is a daughter of Stanley Sommers and the late Gladys Sommers.

    She is retired.

  • COLUMN: Judge's '(snitch-session)' salvo at least tells truth

    Yes, I’ve let slip the occasional blue word or two, and no, after hanging out in locker rooms, hunting camps and at fishing holes for most of my life, I certainly don’t have what by any stretch would be considered virgin ears.

    But I can’t help but be taken aback at what appears to be a sudden rash of public cussing by local and national leaders.

  • Woman to cops: 'Let me go and I'll ... '

    A woman who allegedly swiped a van last Friday in Waddy was arrested and charged with a host of violations, including allegedly trying to bribe two state police officers by offering them oral sex.

    Jillian Fortier, 25, of Miami, Fla., was charged with receiving stolen property over $10,000, driving with a suspended license and two counts of bribery of public servants.

    The bribery charge stems from the offer she made to Trooper Marvin Kelly and a fellow officer while they interviewed her in the Lawrenceburg Police station, Kelly said.

  • COLUMN: Joey should have been Vottomatic

    Ballot-stuffing notes ...

    I am usually not for ballot-stuffing when selecting the Major League Baseball all-star teams. I'm not one that goes and makes up 10 new e-mail accounts just to vote for my favorite player, nor am I one that gets on my wife's e-mail to vote even more.

    It's usually not that big of a deal. No matter how MLB tries to spin it, the game just does not have the same luster as it did when Pete Rose was bowling over Ray Fosse and players really were playing for league pride.

  • 'It's too late now'

    The Anderson County Board of Health passed the health department’s budget, but had to pull roughly $90,000 from its reserve funds to do so.

    The board passed the budget during a special called meeting last Wednesday night. Along with tapping its reserves, the board approved what amounts to a hiring freeze, no pay increases and not filing a position after a current employee retires.

  • Cornish blisters tourism chairman

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court stripped its tourism commission of directly receiving funding and paying its bills last Wednesday following an investigation by The Anderson News into how the agency operates.

    Magistrates did so at the urging of County Attorney Bobbi Jo Lewis, but not until Judge-Executive Steve Cornish delivered a blistering public rebuke of comments made in last week’s newspaper by tourism chairman Dan Stumph.