Today's News

  • Tobacco crop harvested in record time

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, August 12, 1965

    Breaks collar bone

    Kay Baxter, 14, fell from a horse Wednesday afternoon and suffered a broken collarbone. She was treated at the Frankfort hospital.

    Thursday, Aug. 19, 1965

    Chosen for honor

    Master Sergeant James I. Robinson was selected Outstanding Noncommissioned Officer of the month in his U.S. Air Force unit at Blytheville AFB, Arkansas.

  • County fire department reignites cadet program

    After a long hiatus, the Anderson County Fire Department has reinstated a Cadet Firefighter Program and is accepting applications from boys and girls ages 14 to 18.

    The program, which is designed to offer high school students the opportunity to gain knowledge and experience in the firefighting profession, is a partnership with the fire department, Boy Scouts of America and the Kentucky State Fire Commission.

  • Warrant leads to man’s arrest on meth charges

    A man pulling into Florida Tile last Wednesday night was charged with possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, according to a report filed by the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    Benjamin Wilson, 50, of 12701 Bethlehem Road, Bethlehem was stopped by Lawrenceburg police officer Clay Crouch on Florida Tile Drive in Alton.

    According to his report, Crouch found .4 grams of meth along with a meth smoking device, a snort straw and Suboxone strips while searching Wilson’s vehicle.

  • Hay baler destroyed Sunday in Jenny Lillard Road blaze

    The seemingly non-stop rain this summer has left farmers struggling mightily to get their cut hay dry enough to bale.

    For Beverly Hockersmith, became even harder Sunday afternoon.

    Hockersmith’s hay baler was destroyed by fire early when her brother-in-law, Marshall Hockersmith, was baling hay in a field she owns on Jenny Lillard Road, about 4 miles east of Lawrenceburg.

  • World War II vet celebrates birthday, visits Wall of Honor

    J.P. Disponett turned 92 years old this past Sunday.

    His family shared a collection of photos taken by Myles Young around the Fourth of July of him visiting the Wall of Honor at American Legion Post 34 in Lawrenceburg.

    His grandson, Chris Disponett, said J.P. is a veteran of World War II, during which he served under Gen. George Patton in the Third Army.

    Did he meet the famous general?

    “I’m sure he did,” his grandson said. “He’s told me a lot of stories about him, having seen him and whatnot.”

  • It’s OK to flirt when married

    Now that the headline of this column has your attention, it’s important to point out that flirting with your spouse leads to a healthier husband and wife and a successful marriage.

  • Not your typical cockroaches

    Wood cockroaches live under loose bark, in cavities of fallen or dying trees or in stumps.

    They are natives of moist woodland habitats where they feed on decaying organic matter. These cockroaches are accidental invaders in homes and buildings in and around wooded areas.

  • There is still plenty of garden work to do

    Do you know what the monkey said when he got his tail caught in the door? “Won’t be long now.”

    Summer is winding down, but that doesn’t mean the garden work is done. On the contrary, fall work saves you a bunch of spring and summer work, and I do mean a bunch.

    I always close my veggie stand Memorial Day weekend, which gives me all of September’s weekends to prepare the garden plots for next season. I’ll need it. It’s a multi-step process to prepare the soil and the growing area for next spring.

  • Bullies are no match for sneaky teacher

    I’m a sucker for a good psychological thriller, and while I try to avoid the movie theaters at all costs because of the outrageous prices for tickets (God-forbid a popcorn and soda for an additional $20) after a glowing review from a friend about “The Gift” – I had to see it for myself.

    The movie plot is chock full of everything a good thriller needs: long brooding silences, dark hallways, long camera pans on actors standing in front of windows and few jump scares sprinkled throughout.

  • Fuel truck wreck forces evacuations in Alton

    The wreck of a tanker truck filled with 2,000 gallons of gasoline and 5,500 gallons of diesel fuel forced the evacuation of dozens of homes in the Alton area Tuesday morning as first responders worked to plug the leak and contain the spill.

    The truck was headed into Alton on Highway 151 when it veered off the road, traveled several hundred yards in front of at least four homes and struck a tree in front of a residence owned by Jerry Hughes.