Today's News

  • Now’s a good time for an analysis

    Most cattle producers happily waved good-bye to 2008, while crossing their fingers that 2009 will be much better. Many are wrestling with challenging management decisions as a result of the profitability challenges they are facing.

    Production costs were extremely high in 2008 and feeder cattle prices fell dramatically from summer to winter.  However, it is difficult to make clear recommendations about strategies without good knowledge of the cost structure of the farm.

  • All the way to Westminster

    One Lawrenceburg resident is getting ready to compete on a national stage in front of thousands, if not millions, of viewers — but it’s not a human resident.

    Dugan, a 4 1/2-year-old Kerry Blue Terrier owned by George Geoghegan, will be shown at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden in New York this month.

    “This is the one (dog) show where all of them are champions,” Geoghegan said.

  • Time to re-examine Sunday alcohol sales

    Boy, it’s a good thing county law prevents Brody’s from serving alcohol on Sundays.

    Otherwise there might have been a big crowd of people out there to watch the Super Bowl, watching the game and (gasp!) drinking alcohol.

    Thankfully, calmer, more rational people have saved those sinners from their own weaknesses by maintaining a county law that forbids businesses outside city limits from serving alcohol on Sundays.

  • Christy Gemmell is still full-speed ahead

    CINCINNNATI — It was after a loss that Christy Gemmell showed she could be a big-time winner.

    “I saw Christy in the (Eighth) regional final last year and she really took it hard when Anderson County lost,” remembers Asbury College women’s basketball coach Bart Flener. “I liked that. She does not like to lose and she wants to do something about it.”

    For Gemmell, though, that last-minute loss to Simon Kenton meant no more opportunities to do something about it at the high school level.

  • Let there be light, please!

    Thousands are still without power and thousands more are just beginning a daunting clean-up effort following what is being called the worst ice storm in Kentucky history.

    As of Tuesday, around 1,600 Bluegrass Energy and 1,500 Kentucky Utility customers still did not have electricity, forcing residents to deal with freezing nights and continue their search for alternative sources of heat and light.

  • Top seed on line as Lady Cats host Shelby on Friday night

    Anderson County will be trying to make some major changes on Friday night.

    The Lady Bearcats will be hosting Shelby County in a game that will decide the top seed in the 30th District Tournament, which will be held the last week of February.

    While the Lady Bearcats and Lady Rockets don’t generate the same fan interest as the schools’ boys’ teams, it is still the biggest game on either team’s schedule.

  • ICE STORM 2009: Thousands here still without power

     UPDATED 10:30 A.M. FRIDAY — Thousands of Anderson Countians are still without electricity as homeowners continue seeking ways to keep their homes from freezing.

  • Court OKs funds for reverse 911

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court approved funding a system that can alert residents of pending emergencies.

    Magistrates approved the measure at their meeting Tuesday morning, and will use tax money it receives from residents who have landline phones.

    The county opted for a four-year contact with One Call Now, the same company currently used by Anderson County Schools to notify parents of school closings and other events.

  • Local teams did best they could in ice storm

    As a handful of Anderson County girls’ basketball players shot jump shots or worked on low post moves last Thursday, Lady Bearcat coach Tony Kays took a call on his cell phone.

    “I have three more coming,” he said as he put his phone away. “That gives me nine. If we have one more come in, we’ll have enough to scrimmage.”

    Kays could only chuckle about the bizarre week that started with a game cancellation and ended with his team wondering when it would ever play again.

  • Family loses home; candles could be cause

    A local family lost its home in a fire last Thursday.

    The home of Richard and Jackie Davenport, located at 1840 Bonds Mill Road, was a total loss, said Anderson County Fire Chief Mike Barnes.

    An official cause has not been named, but Barnes said he has an idea of how the fire started.

    “I can’t say with 100 percent certainty, but we’re leaning toward candles,” he said.

    “With so many people with their power off, we’re really lucky we didn’t see more of that.”