Today's News

  • Letters to the editor - 9.16

    Anderson sidestepped dog ordinance ‘disaster’

    To the editor: 

    Having lived in rural Kentucky, I understand the difference between city dogs and country dogs. 

    That said, I presently live in Jefferson County where, several years ago, a much longer version of the recently proposed Anderson County dog ordinance was passed into law.

    Both ordinances can be traced back to the same source. Both ordinances were touted as cures to communities ravaged by dog attacks.

  • COLUMN: Gillispie’s rehab comments music to prosecutor’s ears

    Column as I see ’em ...

    You know that whole spiel the police go through while making an arrest? The “anything you say can and will be used against you” spiel?

    Someone should tell Billy Gillispie that that includes comments made to the media after he popped off to a Houston-area television station shortly after entering alcohol rehabilitation.

  • Learning lesson from 12 years ago can help Bearcats repeat history

    Anderson County football coach Mark Peach hopes recent history repeats itself Friday night at Grant County.

    All the while, he can point to a cruel lesson the Bearcats learned 12 years ago.

    Anderson will be heavily favored at Grant, which stands at 2-2, but took a 49-6 pounding from Western Hills last week.

    According to the Rating the State poll in the Lexington Herald-Leader, Anderson is about a 36-point favorite. The Courier-Journal Litkenhous ratings have the Bearcats favored by more than 50 points.

  • Wanted: People to wave flags

    Hundreds of bikers will gather Saturday, Sept. 19 for the American Legion Auxiliary’s second-annual poker run to support the Healing Field.

    To send them off in style, the Auxiliary is asking for people to be at the park when the bikers rumble away by bringing a flag to wave.

    “We hope people will come out and show their support for those participating in the poker run,” said Auxiliary member Shirley Thornberry. “We’re asking people to bring flags to wave when they leave.”

  • Councilman charged after wreck

    A current city councilman and retired policeman was recently charged after his vehicle took out about 100 feet of fence on Ninevah Road.

    Paul Thomas “Tommy” Vaughn, 45, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident.

    The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a one vehicle collision on Ninevah Road at 10:01 p.m. on Aug. 19, according to police reports.

  • Man charged for stealing grandmother's pain pills

    A Lawrenceburg man faces a felony charge after allegedly stealing his grandmother’s pain medication, according to a news release issued by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department.

    Bobby Lance Sutton, 22, of Bonds Mill Road, stole 45 Vicodin pills after getting a prescription filled at a local pharmacy without his grandmother’s permission, police said.

    Several days later, Sutton returned the pill bottle back to his grandmother, but instead of Vicodin, he placed 21 500mg Naproxen pills in the bottle, police said.


    I refuse to be a statistic.

    In Kentucky alone, 175,000 women are victims of forcible rape, according to the Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center, and I refuse to become one of them.

    Thanks to the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, you can refuse to become one of them, too.

    Deputies Paul Blackhurst and Tony Likins were recently trained as Rape Aggression Defense instructors and will soon begin offering the nationally recognized courses as a service to the community.

  • Boil water advisory lifted

    The boil water advisory, which was issued for Mill Creek Pike last week, has been lifted, the South Anderson Water District announced in a news release.

  • Gillispie enters rehab; court date still Oct. 5

    Former UK basketball coach Billy Gillispie entered an alcohol rehabilitation center in Texas last week, but his Oct. 5 court date here on a DUI charge is still on.

    That’s according Bill Patrick, the Lawrenceburg attorney defending Gillispie against the drunk driving charge he received Aug. 27 near Emma B. Ward Elementary School.

  • Peach expects major test at Henry

    Chances are the mantra around both Anderson County and Henry County this week will be something to the effect of “It only takes 11.”

    Anderson travels to Henry County on Friday night for what could be a major test against one of the state's better Class 3A teams.

    However, many will point to the fact that Anderson is a 5A school and much has a much larger enrollment than Henry. Last year, Anderson enrolled just over 1,200 students while Henry was just under 700.