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  • Letters to the editor - 6.17

    Spray garden? Taxpayers hosed again

    To the editor:

    The city of Lawrenceburg is proposing a “spray garden” so children will have a place to cool off on hot summer days.

    While I applaud some members of the Lawrenceburg City Council for looking to improve recreation options for the children of Lawrenceburg, is a spray garden the best way to spend $90,000 of taxpayer money? Why not build something that residents of all ages will likely use, like a swimming pool?

  • Joseph signs with Lindsey Wilson

    Anderson County High School wrestler and pole vaulter Ben Joseph recently signed to participate in both sports at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Ky. The ceremony was held at the high school.

    Joseph, ranked as one of Kentucky’s top wrestlers over the last two years, will be part of the first wresting team at Lindsey Wilson history.

  • SPORTS BUZZ for June 24: Penny's selection of juco powerhouse underscores changing role of two-year programs.

    At one time, junior colleges were as much a part of the major college basketball scene as Dick Vitale.

    OK, OK. We will agree that nothing could be like Dickie V, but players who went through two-year programs, then played a major role at a big time program were common.

    Forget the ending of what many call the greatest college basketball game ever played for a minute. Focus on nearly eight minutes earler when Kentucky had stunnded the hoops world as Dale Brown swished a three-pointer from the right side that put the Wildcats in front of mighty Duke 89-87.

  • Slot machine measure passes in House

    Kent Stevens (D-Lawrenceburg) was one of 52 state representatives who voted Friday afternoon in favor of slot machines at the state's horse racing tracks.

    The measure passed in the House of Representatives by a vote of 52-45, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports. The issue needed 51 votes to pass. The measure must now be approved by the Senate. As of Friday afternoon, it was still unknown if the Senate would vote on the issue during the current special session.

  • Critics throw cold water on city's proposed 'spray garden'

    The city of Lawrenceburg’s efforts to build a “spray garden” in the city park near the American Legion complex is being met with criticism in this week’s letters to the editor, including a 13-year-old who calls it a “big waste of money.”

    “It’s basically sprinklers which, let’s face it, aren’t that fun for very long. Wouldn’t it be so much better to have a pool with water slides?” writes Brooke Tindall. “It would cost the city $90,000. In my opinion this is a big waste of money.”

  • Horse show, fair begin this weekend

    Seven young women will compete Monday night to be named the fairest of the fair at this year’s Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show.

    The contestants for Miss Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show are between the ages of 16 and 20 and will be judged in casual wear, swimwear and formal wear, with a percentage of their scores coming from a pre-pageant interview.

    The reigning Miss Lawrenceburg is Courtlyn Adams.

    The fair kicks off two days earlier with a miniature horse show at 1 p.m. on Saturday. Three pageants will also take place Saturday beginning at 7 p.m.

  • Lifetime of service

    Charles Woods Jr. probably never set out to be a role model, but Lawrenceburg would be hard-pressed to find a better one.

    Woods, who died Saturday at the age of 76, epitomized the ideals of small-town America by quietly giving of his time and talents to make Lawrenceburg a better, safer place to live.

  • City prepares for lawsuit in murder-suicide case

    An attorney has been assigned to represent the city of Lawrenceburg against what is likely to be a lawsuit from the mother of a 21-month-old who was shot and killed by his father last month in an apparent murder-suicide.

    City Attorney Robert Myles confirmed that the city’s insurance carrier assigned the attorney, who was scheduled to meet Wednesday with city officials.

    Myles said no action had been filed by the child’s mother, Candice Dempsey, as of Monday afternoon.

  • COLUMN: Unique series needs to be saved

    I wish anyone who has ever been Larry Bird or Rex Chapman swishing the game-winner could have heard David Wood speak Saturday night.

    It makes no difference if you play street ball in Kokomo, on a dirt court at the foot of a Harlan County mountain or at a gym in between. David Wood was talking to you.

    “This series is awful special to me and it is to a lot of people. I’m a historian and I love this series,” Wood said. “I grew up in Indianapolis, and I remember Billy Keller, Oscar Robertson and George McGinnis.”

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