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Today's News

  • Community calendar - 10.21 to 10.27

    Wednesday, Oct. 21

    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

  • Champions, finally!

    FRANKFORT – As Woodford County's last hope trickled out of bounds with less than 20 seconds to play Saturday, Anderson County coach Jason Earnest tried to mask his emotion.

    But there was no way he could. He knew that the most that could happen would be a goal kick to kill the clock.

    Earnest sported that smile of satisfaction. He clinched his fist.

    A district championship had been a long time coming and a victory over Woodford County even longer.

  • Lady Bearcats are soccer district champs

    Anderson County built a 2-0 lead, then hung on to defeat Woodford County, 2-1, in the District 25 championship game Saturday afternoon. The tournament was held at Sower Soccer Complex in Frankfort.

    "This is amazing," said Anderson junior Madison Carter.

    Laura Drury gave the Lady Bearcats a 1-0 lead with 9:54 to go in the first half, then Taylor Clark added a goal with an assist from Kara Yeaste with 24 minutes to play.

  • Not a thing of beauty but still a win for Cats

    As far as beauty goes, this one might have been the equivalent of that Ugly Lamp Contest they have at the state fair every year.

    Or Shrek after a bad day.

    But in the end, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and Anderson County found a way to pull off a 29-19 home-field win over upset-minded South Oldham on Friday night.

  • Oldham ends Lady Bearcat volleyball season

    Oldham County scored 10 of the final 12 points of the second game to finish off Anderson County in the Eighth Region Volleyball Tournament semifinals, held at Shelby County High School on Wednesday night.

    Oldham, which won the first game 25-10, staved off an Anderson rally that saw the Lady Bearcats pull even at 15, but Oldham County's Kelly Moyer recorded consecutive kills that seemed to deflate the Lady Cats.

  • COLUMN: Newspapers are still alive

    In the middle of a spirited conversation with my husband about the industry I’ve grown to love so much, I paused, choked back a tear, and said:

    “I mean this in the most loving way possible, but you’re a prime of example of why newspapers are ‘dying.’ “

    I then launched into a laundry list of reasons to back up my thesis statement.

    He never reads this newspaper.

    He doesn’t care what happens locally even though we’ve been Lawrenceburg residents for four months.

  • COLUMN: Taking questions at media day

    It's nice to know people care.

    And one thing I have found out recently is that people really do care about what's going on in Anderson County these days.

    Or at least there is a keen interest to this fair little community.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings Aug. 6.

    Eric R. Lackey, pretrial conference, third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor -- pleaded guilty, sentenced to 12 months, to serve 45 days (balance conditionally discharged), $153, show cause/installment/deferred payment Dec. 10; violation of conditions of release -- sentenced to 12 months, to serve 45 days (balance conditionally discharged, credit time served).

    Heather Long, preliminary hearing, second-degree burglary -- continued to Sept. 3.

  • Letters to the editor - 10.14

    Carey deserves thanks for tractor pull

    To the editor:

    I would like to take a moment to say thanks to Eddie Carey, the local 4-H club, the competitors and everyone else who worked so hard to put on a good truck and tractor pull.

    The crowd was large, very polite and there wasn’t any trouble. It was a good time for all who attended.

    I just hope we can have more of this type of entertainment in the future.

    Keep up the good work, Eddie.

    Marshall Satterly

    Lawrenceburg

  • COLUMN: Preserve fall decorations for winter treats

    Remember all those rains we’ve been getting this month? Imagine if it was snow.

    One inch of rain is equivalent to 10 inches of snow. Oh boy. So, how much would a whole foot of snow weigh, if it was sitting on the roof right now? Snow weighs in at six pounds per square foot for every 12 inches of snow. Good thing most roofs are built to handle 30 to 40 pounds per square foot. Good tip to know for this coming winter.