Today's News

  • EDA gets windfall from Industrial Foundation

    The Lawrenceburg-Anderson County Economic Development Authority's budget swelled from a mere $35,000 to more than $1 million last week when the privately held Industrial Foundation voted to disband and hand over its funds.

    The decision, which was approved with a 3-2 vote by the foundation, means it will turn over an estimated $1.2 million, giving the EDA a large cash infusion to help attract industry and jobs to Anderson County.

  • Wreck on Bypass kills one, hurts two

    A Lawrenceburg man was killed and his passenger seriously injured when the motorcycle he was driving slammed broadside into a car Sunday night on U.S. 127 Bypass.

    Donald Miller, 60, of Beaver Lake Road, was pronounced dead at the scene, Anderson County Coroner Brian Ritchie said Monday morning.

    His passenger, Brenda Sparrow, 48, of Lawrenceburg, was airlifted from to the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, where she underwent surgery for multiple injuries. Ritchie said she was in serious condition.

  • An Unsung Hero

    If there is a poster boy for how football has changed over the last 40 years, it has to be Mitch Crawford.

    Standing in at 6-feet and weighing 150 pounds as the quarterback who directed the Anderson County attack in 1968, Crawford would look almost frail compared to current signal caller Jacob Russell's 6-4, 215-pound frame.

    But the size difference is small compared to the game itself.

    "If Coach (Ray) Hager had run a shotgun offense like a lot of teams do today, we could have really put up some numbers," Crawford says.

  • Lady Cats express fury in Boyle tournament

    Heav'n has no Rage, like Love to Hatred turn'd,

    Nor Hell a Fury, like a Woman scorn'd.

    - William Congreve, The Mourning Bride, 1697

    Sorry, AC - Boyle 3 - 1;

    Playing at home I like Boyle 4-0.

    - Posters on KyPreps.com, predicting the Anderson County-Boyle County soccer match, Sept. 19, 2008.

    DANVILLE - It really wasn't Boyle County's fault that Anderson County has not been feeling the love lately.

  • Bearcats, J-town set to meet after storm

    This was one time when football teams did not want the wind at their backs.

    Or any other direction for that matter.

    Anderson County got an unexpected week off last Friday when the Bearcats' game with Jeffersontown was a victim of the remnants of Hurricane Ike.

    The massive wind storm created the largest power outage in Louisville history, including the 1974 tornado, and prompted cancellation of all Jefferson County public school extra-curricular activities last week.

  • Daddy's Little Girl

    Refueling helicopters while fighting in the war in Iraq doesn't seem to faze Army Spec. Kyle Porteous.

    That was hardly the case, though, when he got his first glimpse of his infant daughter last Sunday night at the airport in Lexington.

    "I just froze," said Porteous, 21. "I couldn't believe she was actually real. I've seen pictures and talked on the phone, but when I saw her with my own eyes, it was the best feeling in the world."

    Porteous deployed for Iraq last October, leaving behind his wife of only two months, Lisa, who was pregnant with the couple's first child.

  • Webb crowned first Miss ACHS

    One of Megan Webb's favorite quotes is: "The number of times you lose makes you appreciate the times you win."

    And she appreciated winning Saturday night.

    Webb, a sophomore, was crowned the first Miss Anderson County High School during Saturday's pageant, which took place in the school's auditorium.

    "That's an honor in itself," Webb said. "It's not only an honor to be Miss ACHS, but to be the first Miss ACHS."

    Webb said a "burning sensation" went through her as she was listening to the master of ceremonies announce the runners-up.

  • LETTER: Forget a skate park, we need a pool

    To the editor:

    Yep, a skate park is going to be great for about a quarter of the youth population around age 8 to 19.

    Sure a few older folks will probably use it, too. I hope they have insurance and ibuprofen.

    But what about the rest of us age 4 weeks to 100 years?

    A pool would be a beneficial and fun source of exercise. Not a "fancy nancy" water park designed for toddlers and small children that would cost a lot.

  • COLUMN: Too much time on my hands

    Nowadays, I'm just working part-time at The Anderson News. While I do enjoy the additional time to myself, there is at least one downside-I have way too much time available to contemplate things that bug me but over which I have no control.

    While I can't control these things, I can fantasize about dealing with them when I'm king. Here are a few.

  • COLUMN: Motorcycles, ATVs are too risky a ride for me

    My cousin April is lucky to be alive, and she'd be the first person to say so.

    A few months ago, she was on a motorcycle day trip with her boyfriend. He was driving the bike, and two of their friends were following close behind on another bike.

    The same four people and the same two bikes had made the same exact trip the weekend before, but both bikes hit a rough patch of gravel this time around sending all four riders to the emergency room.