Local News

  • Bus skids, hits fire hyrdrant
  • Scenes from the snowstorm of 2015
  • God made sure Adam wouldn’t be alone

    In order to put content and value to our current narrative we’re going to take a short cul-de-sac walk this time and next. We need to examine a truth contained in the word “helpmeet.”

    It provides an impact that should be most valuable. It did for me early as a believer. Once I began to grasp its significance many, many of the misconceptions I grew up with and believed about woman began to disappear.

  • City's snowplows destroyed in early morning fire

    UPDATED 10:45 A.M. — City officials are beginning to sort out the devastating fire that destroyed all but one truck equipped to plow snow when the city’s maintenance building burned early Sunday morning.

    City Clerk Robbie Hume said the city now has only one pickup truck equipped with a plow after its main snowplow trucks, along with most of its other heavy equipment, were destroyed.

  • Storm packs a punch

    By Ben Carlson

    Not even venerable Walmart and Kroger could withstand Monday’s snowstorm that dumped upwards of 10 inches of snow on Anderson County.

    Both of the county’s largest shopping centers closed at 8 p.m. after many employees were unable to make it to work.

    “I’ve had 55 people call in today,” Walmart manager Mark Willard late Monday afternoon. “There are only 10 of us here right now.”

  • Tipton votes against smoking, minimum wage increase bills

    By Ben Carlson

    Saying his first legislative session in Frankfort has been “like getting a drink from a fire hydrant,” freshman state Rep. James Tipton (R-Spencer) has soaked up plenty of information and cast votes on what is proving to be the some of the session’s most controversial legislation.

    Tipton represents Anderson County as part of the 53rd House District, along with Spencer County and a portion of Bullitt County.

  • School district eyes revenue, spending increases

    By Ben Carlson

    A proposed budget for the school district calls for spending an additional $387,000 and revenue increases totaling just over $318,000.

    The bulk of the revenue increase comes from just over $200,000 in increases to local property taxes, coupled with a projected increase in state funds.

  • Man charged with threatening cop, choking wife

    It was a bad couple of days for Kenneth Sizemore.

    He was arrested Feb. 10 when Lawrenceburg police responded to a call at 1031A Stonecrest Court and charged him with choking his wife during a domestic dispute and threatening a police officer.

  • Miserable snow day had its good moments, too

    By Ben Carlson

    Column as I see ’em …

    Having just returned from visiting my ailing dad near the Arctic Circle — OK, my folks live near Buffalo but these days it amounts to the same thing — I admittedly grumbled as I scraped ice from my windshield around 5 a.m. Monday as I prepared to cover a lousy snowstorm.

  • Fulfilling a dream

    By Ben Carlson

    As a child, Becky Hawkins sat enraptured on her front porch for hours, listening to her grandfather, Charles Bowman, tell stories of the time he fought in the Korean War.

    “It always fascinated me,” Hawkins said adding that each of her grandfathers served during wartime. “I give the highest honors to people who go and fight for our country.”