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Today's News

  • LETTER: City thanked for Relay support

    To the editor:

    We would like to express a public thank-you to Mayor Edwinna Baker and the city of Lawrenceburg for their enormous show of support for the Relay for Life event that took place at the City Park on July 11.

    The park was in fantastic shape and many city employees were there well before 7 a.m. on the day of the event, making sure that everything was taken care of.

  • COLUMN: Farewell, Lawrenceburg, it was a great summer

    My 10 weeks at The Anderson News were technically up last week, but I simply could not resist the chance to address the people of Anderson County one last time in my final column.

    I hope I have provided some food for thought over the summer, or at least conveyed my views clearly and succinctly. But now I am at a total loss of what to say about my experience as a whole.

  • Extension inches closer to taxing authority

    The Anderson County Extension Service is one step closer to being able to collect property taxes.

    During its meeting Tuesday night, the Anderson County Fiscal Court allowed a first reading of an ordinance that would give taxing authority to the extension service.

    Although the rates could change during a required second reading of the ordinance, magistrates proposed a tax rate that means property owners will pay an additional tax of $16 per $100,000 of assessed value.

  • COLUMN: Five-week hike ends in Virginia

    After backpacking about 260 miles over some of the toughest trails I've ever hiked, I decided to leave New England in search of some drier and, much as I hate to admit it, easier trail.

    So I headed to northern Virginia to fill in a 40-mile section that also includes a short section of West Virginia. After completing that section, I have now hiked the entire southern half of the 2,170-miles long Appalachian Trail, as well as another 440 miles in New England.

  • Football, softball registration scheduled

    Registrations for Anderson County Parks and Recreation youth football and softball will be held Saturday, Aug. 2, and Saturday, Aug. 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Parks and Recreation Department office in the Stratton Building at 1026 County Park Road.

    Football divisions will be offered for grades 5-6 and grades 3-4. A non-contact division for second-graders also will be offered. Registration costs $60 for players in grades 3-6, $40 for second graders.

  • GOP selects Denny for clerk

    The race for county clerk is set now that the county's Republican Party has nominated Fiscal Court Magistrate Jason Denny.

    Denny, who is in the middle of his first term on the fiscal court, was selected among four candidates Friday night to challenge former judge-executive Anthony Stratton, a Democrat, to fulfill the remaining two years of the late Harold Ritchey's county clerk position.

    Ritchey collapsed and died earlier this summer.

    Denny said the job is one he's had his eye on for years.

  • Man arrested after report of gunshots

    A Lawrenceburg man was arrested July 13 after the Lawrenceburg Police Department responded to a report of gunshots on Township Square.

    Joseph A. Pratt, 39, Lawrenceburg, was arrested by Officer Josh Satterly on charges of wanton endangerment and alcohol intoxication.

    Other police reports from the past few weeks are:

    July 1

    Ashley N. Richardson, 19, Lawrenceburg, was arrested by Officer Teddy Melton on charges of possession of alcohol by a minor and alcohol intoxication after a suspicious person complaint was made on Dudley Street.

  • COLUMN: Changes come in groups, or at least pairs

    Change. It's something that supposedly none of us like, but it's also inevitable. It's necessary for life to progress and exist, and according to Sheryl Crow, it'll do you good.

    But no matter what the songs say and no matter how necessary it is, change can be difficult to deal with if for no other reason than it is what it is.

    By definition, change means to "make different" or "cause a transformation" (and if you ask me, the definition should say something about how a single change is impossible because when one thing changes, so do about a million others).

  • Mudcats split four games

    The Central Kentucky Mudcats split four games last week as the returned to action following the mandatory dead period for high school athletic teams.

    The Mudcats, a summer baseball team made up of players from the Anderson County program, swept a double-header from Bourbon County but lost to the Bluegrass Stars and Scott County last week.

  • Family Fun Fest set for July 31

    The seventh annual Anderson County Schools Family Fun Fest will be Thursday, July 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Anderson County Middle School.

    The first 800 Anderson County students in preschool to eighth grade to attend will receive free backpacks with school supplies.

    The event is sponsored by the district Family Resource and Youth Service Centers, Wal-Mart and the middle school