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Today's News

  • Tuggers set to kick off season Saturday with FFA fundraiser

    The Kentucky Truck Tuggers will kick off its season Saturday with an event to support the Anderson County High School branch of Future Farmers of America.

    The tug is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. in the county park. Weigh-ins will begin at 5 p.m.

    Admission is $7, and children under 6 are admitted free.

  • Two teens charged with first-degree sodomy

    Two 13-year-olds were charged with first-degree sodomy and fourth-degree assault following a sexual assault complaint filed with the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    Their names are being withheld because of their ages, and police did not release specific details about the charges, other than that the suspects are from Lawrenceburg and that the alleged incident occurred April 21. Detective Mike Schell is investigating the case, according to a report issued by Lawrenceburg police.

  • Bearcat pride can be found at Cincinnati Zoo

    We finally found a way to make Mark Peach speechless.

    The Anderson County High School football coach is a talkative sort that rarely meets a stranger. During his playing days at Campbellsville University, he also earned academic all-american honors, so we know Peach is quite adept.

    Until, that is, I asked the simple question, "What is a bearcat?"

    Peach stammered, laughed and finally admitted, "I don't know" before deferring to running back B.J. Robinson, who was working out in the school weight room.

  • Cash my traveler's check, please

    Upon returning from a week spent lazing on Jamaica's beaches, basking in the sun and surf and trying to be discreet while ogling the ladies from behind the safety of dark sunglasses, I discovered an unused $20 American Express check in my wallet. Never one to allow money to remain in my possession longer than necessary, I headed to a bank here in town to cash in.

  • Anderson teachers willing to endure pain at the pump

    Suzanne Farmer drives through three school districts five days a week to get to her job at the Early Childhood Center - and she notices the gas prices along the way.

    Farmer, the math intervention teacher at ECC, lives in Danville and with the price of fuel on the rise, estimates she spends upwards of $60 a week getting to and from work.

    And she's not alone.

    About 50 percent of the certified staff at ECC commutes each day. On average, those staff members spend more than $50 a week - or $200 per month - on fuel, and those numbers don't seem to be getting any lower.

  • Brown comes tantalizingly close to no-hitter in third varsity start

    Someone wanting to buy a hot dog and soft drink could have forgiven the delay in service at the Anderson County baseball concession stand Thursday night.

    James Brown, one of the workers, had better things to do as Anderson County took the field for one final inning against Spencer County. Anderson had scored 15 runs over the third and fourth innings and led 18-0 over its 30th District rival, but Brown's son, Jacob, had 3 outs to go for a no-hitter.

    "I was trying to watch," Brown, the father, said with a big smile. "I knew he had a chance."

  • Budget Woes to Budget Whoa!

    Just one week after freezing employee salaries, the Anderson County Fiscal Court shifted gears and decided to dole out 4 percent pay raises.

    The pay freeze wasn't the only portion of the county's proposed budget to thaw during the court's meeting Tuesday morning. Along with about $70,000 in pay increases, the court added another $50,000 to restore cuts proposed last week to the Extension and Soil Conservation services and other programs.

  • Can you help solve this mystery?

    Do you ever hear things that go bump in the night?

    Aside from the never-ending parade of freight trains that seems to squawk, squeal and blow their incessant horns, I rarely hear a thing.

    That's not the case for one woman who lives in the community behind The Soap Factory car wash.

    The woman, who does not want her name used, called me last week, wondering if I could put on my investigative reporter's hat and figure out what the heck is making such a racket four nights a week near her home.

  • A heart in the home

    No one could blame Carolyn Barnes if she just sits back, props her feet and enjoys life again.

    She's finally home.

    And as Mother's Day approaches, the Lawrenceburg resident is loving every moment of her new assignment of just being a wife, mom and grandmother.

    A nurse in the Army reserves, Carolyn Barnes ended an assignment of more than 2 years to Fort Dix, N.J. in January amid tears, laughter and a welcome home party a month later.

    While it is always possible to be called back to active duty, chances are that her days away from home are over.

  • CORRECTION: Advanced Chorus' final performance will be May 6

    The final performance of the Anderson County High School Advanced Chorus will be Tuesday, May 6, at 7 p.m. in the Bearcat Theater. Admission is free. The date was reported incorrectly in the April 30 edition of The Anderson News.