Thirty-six year old Lawrenceburg native J.R. Todd exults with the hefty NHRA Funny Car World Championship trophy after capping his magical 2018 season with the Auto Club Finals title Sunday at Pomona, Calif. (

J.R. Todd and his Kalitta Motorsports DHL/WIX Filters Toyota Camry Racing Team whoop it up with the trophy in celebration of their NHRA Mello Yello Series Funny Car World Championship following their sixth win of the season in Sunday’s Auto Club NHRA Finals victory at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, California. (

Todd's Kalitta Motorsports DHL/WIX Filters Toyota Camry spouts flame as he duels with Tommy Johnson Jr. in the Auto Club NHRA Finals Funny Car championship elimination race late Sunday at Pomona, Calif. Todd posted an elapsed time of 3.872 seconds at 329.10 mph for his sixth race victory of the season, having clinched the points title earlier. (

Confetti flies as Lawrenceburg's J.R. Todd (far left) hoists his NHRA Mello Yello Series Funny Car championship trophy Sunday alongside fellow 2018 World Champions Steve Torrence (Top Fuel), Tanner Gray (Pro Stock) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycles). (

Lawrenceburg’s J.R. Todd displays his $500,000 winner’s check for the NHRA Mello Yello Funny Car Series 2018 season championship Sunday, Nov. 11, at Pomona, California. (


POMONA, California - J.R. Todd has made history on many occasions during his nine-year career in the National Hot Rod Association.

East Central High School girls basketball senior center/forward Alyssa Robben, seated between parents Ann and Kevin Robben, signed her NCAA Division I letter of intent to attend Indiana State University and play for the Sycamore women's team, Wednesday, Nov. 15, on National Signing Day. The 6'3" senior averaged 11.5 points and 6.6 rebounds per game for Coach Kevin Moore's Lady Trojans a year ago, earning second team All-State honors from the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association. (Robben Family)


Lawrenceburg's Juliana Kemper (12) led the Lady Tigers with a game-high 22 points, 7 rebounds, 3 steals in Tuesday night's 49-47 squeaker over Oldenburg Academy back on their LHS home court.

LHS junior Macey Radenheimer (left) deflects the basketball away from Oldenburg Academy's Katie Kinker in Tuesday night's 49-47 nailbiter home win by the Lady Tigers.

Senior Justic Chambers (11) of Lawrenceburg drives and shoots in the Lady Tigers' 49-47 varsity basketball win over Oldenburg Academy Tuesday night, Nov. 13.


LAWRENCEBURG - Lawrenceburg girls basketball needed every one of Juliana Kemper's game-high 22 points - with a little luck - for its fourth win of the season, 49-47 over visiting Oldenburg Academy,


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