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Today's News

  • SPORTS BUZZ for June 6: Good riddance to semi-state series

    There's little doubt that crowning a champion in baseball is best done by just about any means other than a single-elimination tournament.

    There are so many quirks and nuances to the game that it is the only one I know of where fans generally shrug their shoulders when a really good team is beaten by one not so good.

    It happens and it's part of the game.

    But I am glad to see the death of the best-of-three semi-state series format in what is actually the first round of Kentucky's high school state tournament.

  • COLUMN: ‘Free to good home’ usually ends badly

    Most people have good intentions when they advertise a cat or dog as “free to good home.”

    They care what happens to the animal all they want to do is find a nice family that is willing to give the pet a loving, responsible home. The tragedy occurs when the animal is mistakenly put into a situation where it is neglected, abandoned, abused or even sold for lab experimentation.

    Sadly, this sort of thing happens thousands of times each day across America.

    What can happen to a pet that is given free to a casual, uncommitted owner?

  • Trinity takes lead in semi-state series

    LOUISVILLE – Oddly enough, Anderson County might have taken a bit of a confidence boost in a 7-4 loss to Louisville Trinity in the first game of the Semi-state 4 series at Eastern High School.

    “I think we had some bullets tonight,” said Anderson coach L.W. Barnes. “We just kept shooting ourselves in the foot. We picked the worst game of the year to play like we did. We’ve played 37 games and this was one of the worst games we have played all year.”

  • First Presbyterian Church welcomes new minister

    One of the oldest churches in the county is headed in a younger direction.

    Pete Jones, 29, became the pastor of First Presbyterian Church on May 1.

    The fact that church members sought out someone young to be their pastor, “says a lot about the direction they wanted to go,” Jones said.

    One of Jones’s goals for the church is to “open our doors” to the community and show community members that Christianity is also about having fun, he said.

  • Bearcats in awe of their fans

    Anderson County already had a reputation for supporting high school sports better than most places, but few were expecting the spectacle displayed at the Eighth Region championship game at Shelby County last Wednesday.

    Bearcat fans made the short trip in droves, far outnumbering the host school’s supporters. To be fair, it should be noted that Shelby’s softball team was also playing in a regional final on an adjacent field at the same time.

  • City officer injured during foot chase on Parkway

    A Lawrenceburg police officer was injured late Friday afternoon while chasing a suspect who fled on foot on the Bluegrass Parkway.

    Officer Jeremy Cornish sustained an arm injury when he fell while chasing the suspect.

    Lt. Chris Atkins of the Lawrenceburg Police Department said Cornish was taken to a hospital for treatment. He said Cornish had a cast on his arm Monday, but X-rays were negative.

    “He’s going to the doctor today to make sure there are no torn ligaments or anything,” Atkins said Tuesday morning.

  • EDITORIAL: More clarity needed in health, library budgets

    It would have been hard to blame magistrates had they voted against instead of for budgets presented by library and health officials at last Wednesday’s fiscal court meeting.

    Actually, those budgets weren’t presented by officials from those agencies because they didn’t even bother to show up.

    Health Director Brandon Hurley was there, but not until he was summoned by the judge-executive after magistrates found a typo in the budget.

  • Demolition derby, truck pull added to fair

    The Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show will include a host of new features this year.

    Added will be a diesel truck pull featuring five classes, and a demolition derby.

    The truck pull is scheduled for June 22 at 7:30 p.m. The demolition derby is scheduled for June 23 at 7:30 p.m. Local entrants are encouraged, organizers said.

    Other new attractions will include a clown act that will perform two shows each night and mingle with the crowd between shows.

  • Swine flu confirmed in Mercer, Lincoln counties

    Mercer and Lincoln counties have each confirmed one case of the H1N1 virus, or swine flu, The Advocate-Messenger in Danville reports.

    Both cases were confirmed in adults.

    “The (Mercer County) person is recovering at home on anti-virals and feeling much better,” Kathy Crown-Weber, director of the Mercer County Health Department, told The Advocate-Messenger on Friday.

    The Mercer person had no contact with schools or day cares and did not require hospitalization, Crown-Weber said.

  • Scouts improve gravesites of Lawrenceburg’s poor

    They were among Lawrenceburg’s poorest.

    When they died, there was no money to bury them in a cemetery, leaving family members no option but to have them interred in a field that now borders the county’s solid waste facility and highway barns.

    Although they can’t do anything about what happened to these people in the past, Cub Scouts with Pack 38, Den 9 can make the area around the graves more visually pleasing, and began that work last Saturday afternoon.