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Today's News

  • As fuel skyrockets, schools might consider shortening week

    With the costs of gasoline and diesel fuel rising, several school districts in Kentucky are throwing around the idea of a four-day school week, but Anderson County isn't one of them - yet.

    Superintendent Kim Shaw said there has been no talk of a four-day school week in this district, but it is something the school system might need to look into.

    "As fuel costs and other energy costs go up, we have to consider all our options," Shaw said. "It's something our district probably needs to study."

    But Shaw said he's not a fan of cutting back the days students are in school.

  • Weekend horse show 'as big as they get'

    Lawrenceburg will host the Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse Association State Horse Show this weekend at the American Legion Fairgrounds.

    The association has 52 classes and seven championship classes. The turnout for the show is expected to be high, said David Hufana, sales and marketing manager of KMSHA, since this is a triple A rated, national show.

    "We expect upwards of 300 entries," he said. "This show is as big as they get."

    What makes this show unique is the horses, Hufana said. The Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse is the only horse native to Kentucky.

  • Anderson disc golfers lead UK to success at national meet

    Josh Winfrey might have had a country club taste, but grew up with a putt-putt budget.

    Until he discovered disc golf, that is.

    "I always watched golf on TV, but I couldn't afford to play," said Winfrey, an Anderson County resident who will be starting his junior year at the University of Kentucky next month. "I heard about disc golf my senior year in high school.

    Winfrey, who had played basketball at Anderson County, got on a course in Lexington and was hooked.

  • EDITORIAL: North Main residents deserve better from city

    The Lawrenceburg City Council had no legal obligation Monday under the law to vote for or against a planning and zoning board decision to allow a developer to build a senior citizen complex on North Main Street.

    Council members did, however, have a moral obligation to their constituents to listen to those who came to speak and subsequently vote on issue rather than hiding behind a measure of the law that's so vague that even the city council's attorney couldn't immediately render an opinion.

  • NSA softball tourney planned for this weekend

    The National Softball Association Appreciation Classic will be held Friday, July 18 through Sunday, July 20 at Anderson County Community Park.

    Fast pitch softball teams of all ages will be competing in the tournament, which drew teams from Kentucky and several surrounding states last year.

    Locally, the Central Kentucky Batcats will be entering teams in the 10-and-under, 12-u, 14-u and 18-u divisions.

  • LETTER: Reader fulfills lifelong sailing dream

    My girlfriend Linda Richardson and I recently returned from our vacation to Key West, Fla.

    It was preceded by a trip to Panama Beach, Fla., where Linda and I participated in the beach wedding of my cousin, Eddie Durr, and his new wife, Missy Quisenberry.

    After the wedding we flew to Key West to view the sights, take in the museums and aquarium, and enjoy the tropical life. But while there, I wanted to fulfill a dream I have carried for over thirty years: to take the helm of a schooner on open sea.

  • COLUMN: Maine makes for tough hike

    After hiking about 150 to 160 miles through the soggy, mosquito-infested mountains and bogs of southern New England, I headed north to finish the final 60 miles of the Appalachian Trail that meanders through Maine before it crosses into New Hampshire.

    I'd already completed the rest of Maine's 280 AT miles in a 2004 hike.

  • Anderson County couple win big with $20 scratch-off lottery ticket

    Terry and Tracy Durham of Lawrenceburg recently won $140,000 with a scratch-off lottery ticket they bought in town.

    According to a news release from the Kentucky Lottery, Terry Durham bought a $20 ticket from Murphy USA on Hwy 127 Bypass North and took it back to the car. When he and his wife scratched it off, they had won $100.

    The couple decided to take $80 in cash and buy another ticket. Terry bought a different $20 ticket this time, called Royal Riches.

  • Internet scam leaves woman $4,000 in debt

    What started as an Internet romance left one Anderson County woman $4,000 in debt.

    The woman, who asked not to be identified, said she began chatting with a man on a romance site for divorcees about five weeks ago. The two started building a relationship, talking online and on the phone.

    "I really believed this guy really cared," the woman said, adding that the man had even sent her flowers and planned to visit her Friday, July 4.

    One day, the man asked her to wire $50 to help his son who had gotten sick while on a digging expedition in Nigeria.

  • What will high fuel prices mean for High School Sports?

    Anderson went on to an undefeated season.

    Spring forward to last fall. On a beautiful Saturday afternoon, Anderson County football traveled to Mitchell, Ind. While Mitchell was certainly not Pikeville, that day, Anderson showed some resilience that said the Bearcats might just have what it takes to record the second undefeated season in school history.

    With gas and diesel fuel prices hovering at or above $4 a gallon, such future trips might be very rare or even a thing of the past.