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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Food Court closes its doors

    The Lawrenceburg Food Court closed its doors last week.

    The business, featuring Long John Silvers and Arby’s, has had closed signs on its front doors for the past several days. The signs offer no explanation for the closure.

    It was located on Crossroads Drive on US 127 Bypass.

    The business has changed hands several times since it opened about eight years ago, and was shut down at least once before.

  • School board to politicians: Stay out

    After receiving requests to distribute campaign materials in some of Anderson County’s schools, the board of education approved a policy Monday night stating its opinion on the issue: it isn’t going to happen.

    Superintendent Kim Shaw said he received “a request or two” to hand out campaign materials to the students at school or during athletic events.

    Shaw said he didn’t think that was appropriate, and the board agreed, voting unanimously to approve the policy on first reading.

  • Main Street merchants to stay open late Friday

    Main Street merchants want people to visit their stores and restaurants during the holidays, and are willing to stay open late to make that happen.

    The Downtown Merchants Association announced Monday that many of its members will be open until 9 p.m. Friday night.

    “Come downtown and rediscover Lawrenceburg’s spirit,” said Steve Clatos, the group’s spokesperson and co-owner of Café on Main.

  • Mayor, committee reject bids for new skate park

    Two bids to construct a new skateboard park have been rejected, Mayor Edwinna Baker announced during Monday night’s meeting of the Lawrenceburg City Council.

    Baker offered no public explanation for their rejection, saying she met before the council meeting with members of the skate park committee and they reached a mutual decision.

    The decision means the project will have to be re-bid. That, combined with the current winter weather, likely means construction on the park will not start now until early spring.