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Today's News

  • Bearcats, Lady Bearcats set to open hoops season

    With visions of a second straight Eighth Region championship dancing in their heads, the Anderson County Bearcats open the season Monday night as they host Casey County.

    The following night, a promising, but extremely young Lady Bearcat team hosts Lafayette to lift the curtain on the season.

  • COLUMN: Middle school redemption

    Bangs curled under and teased, wire-rimmed glasses, braces with colorful rubber bands — that was me in middle school.

    For whatever reason, I’ve been reminiscing about those years, 1997 and 1998 to be exact, a lot lately.

    Last Wednesday, I had the pleasure of speaking to Mrs. Lisa Winfrey’s classes at Anderson County Middle School. This is the fourth or fifth time I’ve talked to her students and it’s always a wonderful experience.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings Aug. 24.

    Samual L. Oates, show cause, operating on a suspended/revoked operator’s license -- failed to appear, bench warrant.

    Garnett L. Preston Jr., arraignment, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance -- dismissed; failure to notify Department of Transportation of change of address -- dismissed as warning.

    Daniel M. Pulliam, disposition, operating a motor vehicle under the influence -- continued to Oct. 5.

  • EDITORIAL: Let's grab our share if Harley shows up

    Opportunity is likely to knock fairly soon on Anderson County’s door. It will be interesting to see if we, as a community, are willing to let it in.

    By now most of you know that Harley-Davidson is considering moving its manufacturing operations from York, Pa., to Shelbyville. That move would create a reported 2,000 jobs there and give Shelbyville one heck of a shot in the arm.

  • Community calendar - 11.25 to 12.1

    Wednesday, Nov. 25

    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

  • From divots to potholes

    Driving a golf cart on a public road in Lawrenceburg still has a chance to be legalized by the Lawrenceburg City Council.

    After being approached by a couple of citizens, Mayor Edwinna Baker brought up for discussion the possibility of allowing golf carts on public roads at last week’s regular council meeting.

    The issue was discussed by the council during a July work session, but hadn’t been revisited. In July, council members suggested that the city gather more information from other Kentucky cities who have allowed the vehicles on public roads.

  • McKenney to celebrate 100th birthday on Nov. 20

    The first 100 years are the hardest — at least that’s what Edgar McKenney says, and he would know.

    Born Nov. 20, 1909, McKenney will reach the century mark on Friday.

    The real celebration, however, will be Sunday, Nov. 22 at the Lawrenceburg United Methodist Church from 1 to 3 p.m. Family and friends are invited to attend the birthday party.

    McKenney, who had two brothers and five sisters, was born in Harrison County. Two of his sisters are still living and reside in Lexington, he said.

  • Stevens to seek re-election

    Kent Stevens (D-Lawrenceburg) figured he had a pretty good idea what to expect after being elected in 2008 to the state’s House of Representatives.

    What he’s learned since is that politics, meetings and special sessions were only the beginning.

    “The thing about this position is that there are a lot of people out there who have situations I had never even thought about,” Stevens said between committee meetings Monday afternoon in Frankfort.

  • World-renowned builder will construct new skate park

    When Lawrenceburg’s skateboarders perform an ollie, nose grind or fakie (they understand those terms, trust us), they won’t be doing so on just any old obstacles.

    The same man who built scores of ramps and obstacles for Tony Hawk, the world’s most famous skateboarder, will construct the obstacles in the soon-to-be-built 12,000-square-foot skateboard park.

    Kelly Saad rose to fame over the years designing Hawk’s obstacles, and will be in Lawrenceburg once the park’s concrete foundation has been poured.

  • Peach looks for ways to carry success to post-season

    That loss that sends you home is the one you just can't get over.

    There is no game the next Friday. No Monday practice. No Saturday film session.

    You preach putting things behind you and focus on the next game. But try doing that when the next game is nine months away.

    "I have lost a lot of sleep over this one," Anderson County football coach Mark Peach said Thursday. Nearly a week had passed since the Bearcats had seen Doss roar back from a 30-19 fourth quarter deficit to upset Anderson 40-37 in the first round of the state playoffs.