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Today's News

  • The little corn that could

    Its peers stand as high as an elephant's eye this time of year, their silk-covered ears ready for husking.

    But not this lonely stalk of corn. It likely sprang to life accidentally when its seed fell from a passing truck and settled into a crevice on the shoulder of North Main Street.

    So far, the little fellow has defied the odds, finding just enough soil beneath the pavement and water above it to eek out a life.

  • Better than Gold

    The first time Charlie Klink met his future wife, he bought her a balloon at a church festival.

    "It probably cost about a nickel then," Charlie said.

    A friend introduced the two while they were walking around the festival, but that balloon must have sealed the deal.

    Charlie and his wife, Ginny, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Sept. 8.

    The Klinks were married in 1943.

    "But I'll tell you what, it's gone by in a hurry," Charlie said.

    At the time of the wedding, Charlie was 22 and Ginny was 20, he said.

  • Candidates set for general election

    Candidates for four local elections have been set as the last day to file to run in the general election was Aug. 12.

    The election will be Nov. 4.

    County clerk

    Republican Jason Denny will face Democrat Anthony Stratton in the race for county clerk.

    Denny is a magistrate on the Anderson County Fiscal Court. Stratton is a former magistrate and judge-executive.

    City council

  • Putts - and records - falling for Bearcats

    Tiger Woods might be on the shelf right now, but members of the Anderson County boys' golf team are playing like they are shooting for a chance to take his spot at the Ryder Cup.

    "We had a record-setting week!" exclaimed Anderson coach Will Carlton, whose team improved to 5-0 in dual meets and placed very high in the Warren East Invitational, played at Shady Hollow course in Cub Run, Ky.

    Individually, senior Graham Young showed the ability many had seen for his entire career when he shot a one-under 70 to win the individual championship of the Warren East tournament.

  • COLUMN: If Ann comes back, judge, watch out

    If Steve Cornish is feeling haunted lately, I know a likely suspect.

    The way things have been going between the county judge-executive and the Anderson Humane Society, I'm surprised Ann Garrison hasn't exploded from her place in Lawrenceburg Cemetery and planted herself permanently in Cornish's office.

    Decades ago, my mother-in-law founded the local Humane Society on sheer determination. Ann understood our duty as a compassionate society to look out for those among us who are unable to care for themselves.

  • Peach 'pleased but not satisfied'

    There are certain steps a football team - make that any athletic program - has to take if it wants to bring home state championships.

    The words "state championship" and "Anderson County football" had not been intertwined in even the wildest of dreams for nearly a decade when Mark Peach officially took the challenge of restoring Bearcat football glory on Dec. 2, 2004.

    But on that Thursday, after Peach met with some of what would be his first Bearcat team and took time for the obligatory photo ops, he sat down with me for what turned out to be a 90-minute interview.

  • Smokey wouldn't like this one bit

    Smokey Bear would take a narrow view of the likely cause of a fire that toppled a massive oak tree Monday afternoon behind the Briar Creek subdivision in Lawrenceburg.

    City Fire Chief Robert Hume said it appeared the fire was set, likely by kids hanging out next to it and tossing cigarette butts in the tree's hollow trunk.

    "You can see a couple of wooden blocks at the base ... kind of like someone was sitting there," Hume said. "There certainly weren't any lightning strikes today."

  • Manhunt continues

    Lawrenceburg police were still searching Tuesday for a third suspect in a bizarre home invasion investigation that has resulted in two arrests and left the community on edge for several days.

  • COLUMN: A working stiff at heart

    After a two-month hiatus, I returned to The Anderson News on Monday.

    As is frequently the case when one takes an extended break from work, several colleagues couldn't wait to rib me about returning to the daily grind.

    "Are you surviving your first day back?" asked one colleague at about noon. "Did you have a hard time getting up this morning?" queried another.

  • More than a close one

    The huge smiles and even bigger sighs underscored the simultaneous relief and joy surrounding Anderson County volleyball last Thursday.

    The host Lady Bearcats dug themselves out of two deep holes to register a thrilling 25-23, 26-24 win over defending 28th District champion Henry County.

    It was more than just a nail-biter, though.