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Today's News

  • Song of the Bluegrass to perform in Midway

    Thoroughbred Theatre in Midway will host Song of the Bluegrass, a women's chorus, for a presentation of popular songs on Saturday, Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 22 at 2:30 p.m.

    The show, "Memories from Main to Broadway," will feature "I Only Have Eyes for You," "The Rose," "Tuxedo Junction," and show tunes from "Cats," "The Sound of Music," "Music Man," "West Side Story," "Grease" and others.

  • Rupp Arena Bound!

    One more step.

    That is all that stands between the Anderson County Middle School girls' basketball team and a state championship.

    Whitley County is the only obstacle left for the Lady Mustangs as they won the first four games of the eighth-grade state tournament by an average of nearly 21 points over the weekend at the Kentucky Basketball Academy in Lexington.

    The Lady Mustangs ran their winning streak to 64 games against other teams of their own age and can finish their middle school careers undefeated with a win over Whitley on Nov. 27.

  • Finally!

    Change jars at gas stations.

    A large poker run in the names of two young men taken too soon.

    Painting faces at the Burgoo Festival.

    Just simply asking everyone and anyone who could spare a buck or two.

    All of the above efforts over the past three years finally came to fruition Monday night when skate park committee members put shovel to dirt and finally broke ground.

  • City council gives nod to new cemetery ordinance

    The Lawrenceburg City Council approved on second reading a new cemetery ordinance, but left out the component that would have allowed the city to sell low-cost, standardized grave markers.

    The ordinance passed by a vote of 5-1, with Councilman Tommy Vaughn casting the lone dissenting vote.

    Before casting his vote, Vaughn commented that because the component allowing the city to sell grave markers was left out, he had to say no.

  • Chandler votes no on health care bill

    The $1 trillion health care reform bill that passed Saturday in the House of Representatives did so without the help of Congressman Ben Chandler (D-Versailles).

    Chandler was one of 39 Democrats who broke ranks with his party by voting against the measure that was narrowly approved by a 215-210 margin.

    Chandler, who took heat from his constituency during Congress’ August recess for not holding health care reform town hall meetings, explained in a statement on his website why he didn’t vote for the measure.

  • Animals killed, businesses burn in Hilltop blaze

    Fire investigators on Tuesday determined that a faulty electric panel is to blame for a blaze Monday night that destroyed two businesses in Hilltop Plaza and killed a dozen animals.

    Lawrenceburg Fire Chief Robert Hume said it appears the fire broke out in the rear of All About Animals in a room where the animals were stored.

    “That’s where the electric panel was,” he said. “We’ve finished our investigation and determined that was the cause.”

  • Lady Mustangs heading to Rupp Arena

    The Anderson County Lady Mustangs are going to Rupp Arena!

    They earned the spot opposite Whitley County in the finals of the girls' basketball middle school state tournament with a 42-27 win over Louisville Crosby in the semifinals on Sunday morning.

    The championship game is set for Friday, Nov. 27.

    The current eighth-grade team has run its winning streak to 64 games.

  • Speed kills Bearcats' dream

    Speed kills.

    It always has. Always will.

    Friday, an underdog but lightning-fast Doss football team killed Anderson County's dream of playing for a regional or state championship with a 40-37 upset in the first round of the state Class 5A playoffs. It was the second consecutive season that the Louisville team had ended Anderson's season.

  • Community calendar - 11.11 to 11.17

    Wednesday, Nov. 11

    Veterans Day

    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

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings Aug. 17.

    Jellusia Ballard, hearing, theft by deception (less than $300) -- sentenced to six months (conditionally discharged), $183, show cause/installment/deferred payment Sept. 3.

    Lana H. Gibson, motion for shock probation, operating a motor vehicle under the influence (BAC .188), resisting arrest, second-degree criminal mischief -- motion denied, review Dec. 10.

    Pamela F. Robinson, hearing, theft by deception (less than $300) -- to serve 30 days.