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  • This week in Anderson County Sports

    This week in Anderson County Sports

    Anderson County High School

    Football

    Monday, Sept. 7: Junior varsity – Anderson Co. at Lexington Christian, 6 p.m.

    Girls' soccer

    Saturday, Sept. 5: South Oldham at Anderson Co., 7:30 p.m.

        Junior varsity match at 6 p.m.

    Tuesday, Sept. 8: Anderson Co. at Frankfort, 5:30 p.m.

    Boys' soccer

    Thursday, Sept. 3: Frankfort at Anderson Co., 7 p.m.

    Saturday, Sept. 5: Anderson Co. at Berea, 7 p.m.

  • COLUMN: Just because husband’s younger, doesn’t mean I’m robbing the cradle

    Just because my husband is six months younger than me doesn’t mean I’m robbing the cradle — even though it might look that way.

    Let me explain.

    On Sunday, Josh and I were enjoying a relaxing afternoon at home watching TV (I’m sure it was something sports related), when our doorbell rang.

    Our doorbell never rings. We almost never have unexpected visitors. We’re usually peering out the windows in anticipation of our guests arriving.

    Anyway, the doorbell rang, and Josh answered the door.

  • 'Public relations disaster'

    One health board member is angry that the health department is leaving Main Street.

    Another questioned why the board OK’d a new $2.1 million building near Wal-Mart just months after a state officials advised against it.

    Keith Klink, a pharmacist whose family has operated a drug store on Main Street for decades, said the deciding factor for him was a comment Health Director Brandon Hurley made about potential fallout of the health department leaving Main Street.

  • No, you can't!

    A group of Anderson County business owners are concerned about a proposed 5.25 percent school tax rate increase and plan to let the school board know about it Thursday night.

    The business owners gathered for a meeting Monday night at Eagle Lake to formulate questions and concerns they plan to air, and said they planned to meet again Tuesday night and invite school officials.

    Most were quick to point out that they are not against a solid education system, but are concerned at such a large tax increase.

  • $2.1 million OK'd for new health department

    Citing the need for more room and its inability to expand its current building, the Anderson County Board of Health voted Wednesday to construct a new, $2.1 million building near Wal-Mart.

    Board members voted 5-3 on the measure, ending a years-long debate about how to expand the health department.

    The new building is expected to be around 10,000 square feet, doubling the size of the department’s current location on Main Street, which is about 17 years old. It will be located on 2 acres of land between Wal-Mart and Lawrenceburg Physical Therapy on Woodford Street.

  • 'Ignorance tax'

    If health board members had any question about where septic tank owners stand on an ordinance that requires them to pump their tanks every three years, they don’t any more.

    About 50 people attended last Wednesday’s meeting of the Anderson County Board of Health in an attempt to get the board to change the ordinance.

    Adopted in 2004 and reaffirmed in 2007, the ordinance requires those with homes three years old or newer to have their tank pumped and inspected every three years. The pumping costs about $250, on top of a $25 fee to the health department.

  • City cops charge Gillispie with DUI

    Former University of Kentucky men's basketball coach Billy Gillispie was arrested and charged with driving under the influence this morning by Lawrenceburg police.

    Police received a report of an erratic driver with Texas plates heading north on US 127 early Thursday morning. When responding to the call, police pulled over the vehicle near Emma B. Ward Elementary School. Sgt. Chad Powell was the arresting officer.

    Gillispie had one passenger in his car. That passenger was also arrested.

  • City offers to buy grave markers for families with wooden crosses

    The five wooden crosses in the Lawrenceburg Cemetery may soon be replaced by stone monuments at no cost to the families who have been fighting to keep them there.

    At a meeting Friday afternoon, the Public Works Committee of the city council decided to make a peace offering to the families who were recently asked to remove wooden crosses from their loved ones graves because they were not in compliance with the city’s cemetery ordinance.

    Councilman and committee chair Bobby Durr suggested that the city offer those families grave markers at no cost to them.

  • Bearcat sacrifices burn Lions

    LANCASTER – Sacrifice is a concept often discussed yet rarely practiced.

    And it is often the single trait that separates the great from the good.

    “That is why I love football so much,” Anderson County coach Mark Peach said moments after his team had routed Garrard County 47-10 in the Garrard Hall of Fame Classic on Friday night. “You have to have so many individual sacrifices for the good of the team. Tonight, we had so many kids make the sacrifice for the team.”

  • Bearcats outlast Meade County in Alumni Bowl shootout

    Dustin Combs scored four touchdowns, including a 97-yard kickoff return that sealed things as Anderson County defeated visiting Meade County 43-34 in Friday's Alumni Bowl game.

    A packed house witnessed a contest loaded with offensive fireworks.

    “It had to be an entertaining game for the fans, but it wasn't so entertaining for us,” said Anderson coach Mark Peach. His Bearcats, ranked eighth in the state 5A, moved to 2-0 on the year.