Local News

  • Revenue bond OK’d to help Florida Tile expand

    By Jonna Spelbring Priester

    Landmark News Service

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court last week gave preliminary approval of an industrial revenue bond that would help expand Florida Tile.

    George Leamon, executive directory of the Lawrenceburg-Anderson County Economic Development Authority, said the bond would allow the county to abate taxes.

  • Local trio featured in KET documentary

    Three Lawrenceburg men will be included in a behind-the-scenes look at the Kentucky Chautauqua program next Monday and Wednesday on KET.

    The documentary will feature Marty Harley, Greg Breeding and Jim Sayre, each of who travel the state to portray historical characters as part of the Chautauqua program.

    Harley and Breeding portray the Carlisle Brothers, two of the pioneers of country music who were raised in nearby Wakefield, a small community near Taylorsville.

    Sayre portrays Abe Lincoln.

  • Bevin looks to Indiana model to replace Kynect

    By Melissa Patrick

    Kentucky Health News

    From a Republican nomination won by only 83 votes to an unexpected 84,764-vote election margin, Matt Bevin will be Kentucky’s next governor, and that means the way Kentucky has embraced the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is about to change.

  • Magistrates haggle over road-paving plan

    By Jonna Spelbring Priester

    Landmark News Service

    Just how county roads are picked for paving projects varies from county to county.

    In Anderson County, magistrates select the worst roads in their district and submit them to the state, typically in the spring, just before roadwork begins. The roads are not ranked in terms of their severity, and are tackled district-by-district. The fiscal court’s transportation committee wants a better way.

  • Frankfort Regional Hospital earns an ‘A’ grade for patient safety

    Frankfort Regional Medical Center earned a high grade for patient safety in a recent survey conducted by The Leapfrog Group.

    In the Fall 2015 Hospital Safety Score — which rates how well hospitals protect patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections — FRMC earned an ‘A’ in this elite national ratings program, recognizing its strong commitment to patient safety.

  • Man airlifted following wreck in Tyrone

    A 19-year-old man had to be airlifted to an area hospital after the car he was driving struck a phone pole and tree around 4:15 this afternoon on Bishop Street in Tyrone.

    Marcus Beasley sustained head and chest injuries after his car veered off Bishop Street. It sideswiped a phone pole, continued on and struck a tree just several yards in front of a child’s swingset.

    Witnesses said he was driving much too fast for the narrow street when his car missed a curve and crashed.

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  • Marching Bearcats take 3rd at State

    This time there were few tears. The ones that traced their way through eye black signified the end of a marching band season, or in a few cases, the final performance of one’s lifetime.

    When the public address announcer at Western Kentucky University revealed that Anderson County had been awarded third place in Class 4A of the Kentucky Music Educators Association band competition, the Marching Bearcats reacted with predictable grimaces and stunned expressions.

  • Man who shot at cops found guilty

    A jury found the man who fired what police said were hundreds of rounds at them last March guilty of attempted manslaughter and wanton endangerment following his trial last week in Anderson Circuit Court.

    Timothy Nutgrass now faces a maximum of 20 years in prison, with sentencing scheduled for later this year.

    He could have faced up to 120 years had the jury found him guilty of six charges of attempted murder of police officers.