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Today's News

  • Anderson all-stars host district tourney

    The Anderson County Little League 11-and-under all-star team is hosting the District 3 tournament this week at Legion Park.

    Over Father’s Day weekend, the all-stars traveled to Jeffersonville, Ind., to participate in the Jeffersonville/GRC Father’s Day weekend tournament.

    By the end of the holiday weekend the 10-member team had smiles on their faces and trophies in their hands.

    Anderson defeated the host Jeffersonville team 5-1 in the pool play opener, then defeated Corydon, Ind., 7-1, in the second game to earn the tournament's top seed.

  • Miss Congeniality

    Sandra Bullock has nothing on Cassie Fannin.

    Both have been named Miss Congeniality, but chances are that one of Hollywood's best has never tied a goat.

    Or barrel-raced. Or anything else involved in rodeo.

    Cassie Fannin has. And loves everything about it.

    Overcoming a fear of riding horses when she was 5 years old, the rising senior at Anderson County High School has become one of the Kentucky High School Rodeo Association's best performers.

  • Magistrates return $1.3M in unused stimulus funds

    Fiscal court magistrates voted to send roughly $1.3 million in federal stimulus funding back to the state during their meeting last Wednesday morning.

    Magistrates seemed largely unaware that the funding had been awarded to Anderson County, or what it could be used for.

    County Attorney Bobbi Jo Lewis said she became aware of the funding when she received a call from someone with GE Capital, asking if the county had plans for the funding.

  • COLUMN: Farm is 'an organic Mall of America' for wildlife

    Sometimes, I just want to sit outside and watch the farm. There is so much going on without me lifting a finger. Wildlife love my farm. I keep making new living places for them. When I cut tree limbs, I toss them into areas that provide plenty of cover for raising young. A walk around gives me a glimpse into life going on under my nose.

    Less than 80 feet from the house I spy a bedding area for deer, just 10 feet from a garden bed. Of the 17 acres, most are left wild. Tracks and droppings provide even more evidence of life. They must think of it as an organic Mall of America.

  • COLUMN: Happy belated Father's Day

    Speeding down the water slide at Paradise Pool with a Beach Boys medley playing in the background.

    Dancing like two idiots to Achy Breaky Heart or any other random country song playing on the radio.

    Striking out a batter and hearing him yell, “Alright!” from inside the dugout.

    These are some of my fondest memories with my father as a child.

    Growing up, I was a daddy’s girl, for sure.

    We spent weekends together, mostly at the pool if it was summertime.

  • PAGEANT PHOTOS: Princess, Young Miss, Miss Teen and Miss Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show

    Photos from the Princess, Young Miss, Miss Teen and Miss Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show pageants.

  • Grand jury indictments

    The following people were indicted June 22 by the Anderson County Grand Jury.

    Joshua Case, 25, of 403 Saffell Street, was indicted on three charges: second-degree burglary; theft by unlawful taking (less than $500); and possession of marijuana.

    Andrew B. Garlen, 26, of 230 North Main Street, was indicted on a charge of fourth-degree assault (domestic violence).

    Connie R. Cunningham, 34, of 1102 Riva Ridge Drive, was indicted on 19 counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument.

  • COLUMN: We all bow down to the power of sport

    There is one thing in this world that can completely consume us and take a stranglehold over our emotions.

    It can make you both cry for joy and out of despair. It can empty your bank account faster than a burglar. It can make you sit in certain positions out of fear of moving will affect what happens next. It can also make you twitch and sit restlessly in anticipation for what is to come next. But what is this thing that takes over our hopes, minds, dreams and emotions so effortlessly?

    Women? Maybe, but I’m talking about sports.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings May 6.

    Billy J. Hensley, review, second-degree criminal mischief -- paid.

    Jacob M. Hibbs, preliminary hearing, flagrant non-support -- continued to May 20.

    Michael Hill II, motion to revoke probation, two counts of theft by unlawful taking -- to serve 40 hours community service, review July 15.

    Michael Thomas Jackson, motion to revoke probation, non-support -- continued to June 3.

  • EDITORIAL: Fiscal court needs to devise tourism fix

    Tourism is broken in Anderson County and now it’s up to the fiscal court to fix it.

    Oh, there’s blame-a-plenty to go around for the way the county-created tourism commission has been operating for the past several years.

    First and foremost the blame falls to the fiscal court and judge-executive, each of which has turned a remarkably blind eye to an agency spending your tax dollars that willfully and admittedly has operated well outside the boundaries of the law.