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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Tragic Louisville case brings new awareness to heat illness

    It's so easy to point fingers.

    Especially when we have no explanation for something tragic, bizarre or both. We want to know. We analyze and try to find answers. Then when the answers we uncover don't add up, someone has to pay the price.

    Over the last 11 months, I, like just about anyone who has access to the Louisville media market, have been following the tragic case of Max Gilpin, the young man who played football at Pleasure Ridge Park High School in Louisville before his death last August.

  • Are travel teams pricing some kids out of opportunity?

     

    (Editor's note: This is the second installment of a three-part series, "Have Game, Will Travel." A complete report, including a look at the issue of burnout in travel team sports, can be found in the print edition of The Anderson News.)

    If an Anderson County Little League baseball team ever makes it all the way to Williamsport, Pa., you won't have to worry about getting in to see the World Series.

    ESPN will be there, putting 11- and 12-year-olds on live TV around the world. The crowd? Standing room, of course,

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings April 13.

    Jeffrey A. Lovins, hearing, operating a motor vehicle under the influence (BAC .178) -- to serve 166 days (credit time served from April 7).

    Marcus A. Maxberry, arraignment, fourth-degree assault (domestic violence, no visible injury), third-degree criminal mischief -- bonded out.

    William Nathaniel Pope, motion, theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting, less than $300) -- granted.

  • Lawrenceburg’s Webb wins state crown

    Megan Alisa Webb was crowned the 2009-10 National American Miss Kentucky Junior Teen on June 29.

    The event took place at the Hyatt Regency in Lexington, and Webb was selected from 115 girls from across the state.

    For more on this story, including a photo of Webb in her crown, see this week's Anderson News available on newsstands across the county.

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  • Community calendar 7.15-7.21

    Wednesday, July 15

    Education

    8 a.m. to noon, GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Story Time for Toddlers, Anderson Public Library. (No school, no program.)

    11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., Story Time for Preschoolers, Anderson Public Library. (No school, no program.)

    Noon to 4 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, U.S. 127 campus.

  • EDITORIAL: County staring into a budgetary abyss

    Anderson County had budget reserves of around $1.2 million (depending on whom you ask) when Democrats booted former judge-executive Anthony Stratton from office in the May 2006 primary.

    Three budget years later, the county has budgeted to spend what remains of that amount and is staring into the abyss of a $600,000 budget shortfall next year (again, depending on whom you ask).

  • COLUMN: What, me worry?

    Four years, just four more years.

    Oh, no! Last week I sent off my postcard from the high school, letting them know I would be going for registration and getting acquainted with the classes and school.

  • Fireworks rained out, moved to Friday

    It may have rained on the Fourth of July parade last Saturday, but the show will still go on.

    Festivities in celebration of the Fourth of July, which were rained out Saturday, have been rescheduled for this Friday, July 10.

    The schedule of events is basically the same, with the only major change being that the parade will line up at the American Legion at 5 p.m. instead of 4.

    The parade will start at 5:30 at the Legion on Broadway, travel up Main Street, turn on Woodford and end at the Lawrenceburg Green, said City Clerk Robbie Hume.

  • A hero's education

    Never in a million years did Truman Wells think he would receive his high school diploma in the same year as his grandson, and given another 100 years, Wells doesn’t think it could happen again.

    Wells, an 85-year-old World War II veteran who lives in Lawrenceburg, was awarded his diploma from Waddy High School by the Shelby County Board of Education on June 25 — 66 years after being drafted out of high school into WWII and within a month of his grandson, Graham Young, graduating from Anderson County High School.

  • Judge's budget 'nightmare' comes true

    Anderson County started its new fiscal year more than $50,000 in the hole after a hoped-for budget surplus didn’t materialize.

    Judge-Executive Steve Cornish made the announcement during last Tuesday’s special-called meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court.

    “My worse nightmare has come true,” Cornish said. “We needed to carry over a little more than $600,000 to balance the new budget and that’s not going to happen.”