Local News

  • 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.

  • Balloon art... with a twist

    His fingers are swift and nimble as he twists and turns them into a various shapes.

    Within moments, the magic happens and what was nothing more than a pile of otherwise lifeless balloons become a cute ladbug, complete with antennae, legs and telltale black dots.

    He fiddles with the ladybug for a moment, uses a marker to give it eyes and moves quickly on to his next project, turning yet another stack of balloons into a brown and tan monkey.

  • Veterans service is Sunday

    The American Legion Auxiliary Anderson Unit 34 will host a veterans’ service on Sunday, Nov. 8, at the American Legion Patriot Hall building at 3 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend the service.

    The meal will be served at the Legion clubhouse.

    Each veteran may bring one guest for the catered meal following the service. Call Pam Brough at 502-680-1268 to register for the meal.

  • Bigger calves, smaller heifers put money back in farmers’ wallets

    Mike Wilson smiles and pats the wallet in his jeans.

    That’s the bottom line of a cattle-management program in which he has participated over the past six years.

    “Feeding less groceries to the heifers and getting higher weaning weights on the calves means more money for me,” Wilson said.

    Wilson and about 17 other Anderson County cattle farmers are participating in a study conducted by the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Center.