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Today's News

  • Joshua's gift

    More than 30 people went under the clippers Friday morning at Walmart in support of a local 3-year-old boy diagnosed with leukemia earlier this year.

    The head shaving event raised around $2,300 for Joshua Huff and his family. Joshua is a son of Tom and Tammy Huff.

    Elizabeth Whitaker, Joshua’s aunt and a Walmart employee, said words couldn’t describe how much the family appreciated the community’s support.

    “I am so thankful,” Whitaker said. “These are wonderful people.”

  • Police say woman sent nude photos to 12-year-old

    A Lawrenceburg woman is accused of using a cell phone to send nude photos of herself using a vibrator to a 12-year-old Anderson County boy, and encouraging him to send back indecent photos of himself.

    Rachel Lawhon, 37, of 1167 Watts Run Road, has been charged with promoting a sexual performance by a minor, distribution of obscene matter to a minor and possession of matter portraying a sexual performance of a minor, according to reports obtained from the Lawrenceburg Police Department and Anderson District Court.

  • Community calendar - 12.23 to 12.29

    Wednesday, Dec. 23

    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.

    6:30 to 8:30 p.m., English as a Second Language, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    City/county government

  • Butler hands Lady Bearcats first loss

    SHELBYVILE -- There were times Monday night when Anderson County resembled a veteran basketball team with lofty goals and the means to accomplish them.

    And there were times that the Lady Bearcats looked like a team that has just one senior on the roster.

    In the end, there were more of the latter as Louisville Butler handed the Lady Bearcats their first loss, 53-47, in the first round of the Lady Rocket Invitational Tournament at Shelby County. Eighth-graders Makenzie Cann and Eriel McKee led Anderson with 11 points while Butler’s Megan Cureton scored 14.

  • Bearcats split first two in tourney

    The Anderson County boys’ basketball team has split its first two games in the Hoopin’ It Up Classic at North Laurel High School and were to have played Southwestern in a consolation semi-final Monday after press deadlines.

    The Bearcats were impressive in beating Whitey County, 55-46 in the first game on Saturday night. Anderson grabbed a quick early lead and extended it to 29-18 by halftime. Anderson was never seriously threatened in the second half. Jacob Russell led Anderson with 26 points while Erik Newton scored nine.

  • One last go-round for district supremacy

    Somebody forgot to tell Shelby County’s girls’ basketball team that it was not supposed to be very good this year.

    Or if someone did tell them, the Lady Rockets did not listen.

    “They are playing as well or better than any one in the (Eighth) Region,” says Anderson County coach Tony Kays.

  • Balanced Madison Central awaits Lady Cats at Mercer

    All anyone needs to know about Anderson County’s road through the Mercer County Titan Clash can be found in looking at Madison Central.

    The Lady Indians will be Anderson’s first opponent in a gathering of some of Kentucky’s best girls’ basketball teams at Mercer County High School, beginning Monday, Dec. 29. Anderson and Madison Central tip it off at 2:30 p.m. It will be the fourth game of the opening session.

  • 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.