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Today's News

  • Trimble takes fair crown

    Only one word could sum up the way Samantha Trimble felt as she heard her name announced Monday night as this year’s Miss Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show: “Thrilled!”

    “I’m so excited,” said Trimble, the 18-year-old daughter of Kelley and Terry Trimble. “There were seven beautiful girls up there, and I’m thrilled to be chosen (as the winner).”

    Apparently, she was thrilled and thankful.

    The first thing she did after leaving the pageant stage was thank the judges.

  • Missing 16-year-old found

    A Lawrenceburg youth who was reported missing last week has been found, Lawrenceburg Police Department Sgt. Chad Powell announced Monday morning in a news release.

    Dillon Lee Whittaker, 16, was found early Sunday morning in Lawrenceburg, Powell said.

    Whittaker was reported missing June 12 by his mother, Kathy Pike, police said.

    No other information was immediately available.

  • COLUMN: Four years and counting

    Anderson News outdoors columnist Jeff Lilly marks four years of writing this week and shares the hunting seasons for migratory birds in Kentucky.

    Check out a pair of big catches by local residents in this week's edition of The Anderson News, available at newsstands across the county.

    Subscribe online or call 502-839-6906.

  • Robinson named first team all-state

    A trip to Mississippi turned out to be more than B.J. Robinson expected last week.

    While helping former Anderson County track coach Travis Gay in his move to the Biloxi area, Robinson learned that he had been named Class AAA first team all-state pole vaulter by the Kentucky Track and Cross Country Coaches’ Association.

    “We were on a basketball court and Coach Gay handed me a piece of paper. I didn’t even know they had all-state,” Robinson chuckled.

  • COLUMN: Goodbye to a good guy

    It just won’t be the same next winter.

    At least when Oldham County comes to town next January.

    Gary Forrest won’t be there.

    Oh, he might be in the building, we don’t know. But someone else will be sitting in the visiting coach’s seat.

    Forrest announced in April that he would be stepping aside after guiding the program that became the Eighth Region’s most dominant of this decade.

  • Penny makes college choice

    Anderson County High School basketball star C.J. Penny has signed with Southeastern Illinois, a junior college in Harrisburg, Ill.

    Penny chose Southeastern Illinois over Sinclair State, a junior college in Dayton, Ohio.

    “They started recruiting me when I decided to go juco after the state tournament,” Penny said Monday. Penny and Anderson coach Glen Drury visited the college, located less than an hour from both Evansville, Ind. and Paducah, last week.

  • Community calendar 6/24-6/30

    Wednesday, June 24

    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.

    City/county government

    8:30 a.m., Registration for all road tests with the license examiner.

  • COLUMN: Home-buying tips for my neighbors

    Five minutes.

    It only took five minutes to drive to work on Monday morning, and I don’t imagine it will differ much from here on out.

    Do you know how fabulous that is?

    That’s right, neighbors. I’m an official Lawrenceburgian…umm, Lawrenceburgite…hmm, we’ll just go with my personal favorite — Lawrenceburger.

    As of last Friday afternoon, my husband and I no longer live in Lexington, and I no longer have to drive 40 minutes or so to work every day. It’s amazing.

  • Locks of Love, again

    Shyanne Crane, 8, donated her hair to Locks of Love last week. This is the second time she has donated to the organization.

    To see before and after photos, pick up this week's Anderson News, available on newsstands across the county.

    Subscribe online or call 502-839-6906.

  • COLUMN: Spray garden good, restaurant tax bad

    Boy, offer to spend $90,000 for something to at least cool off the natives and what does the city council get in return? A bucket of cold water.

    That sort of reaction doesn’t come as a surprise from residents who are sick of being told one thing, only to get no-thing.