Today's News

  • Marching Bearcats take Grand Champion at Butler contest

    The Anderson County High School Marching Bearcats added more hardware to the 2015 season haul when they took the grand champion trophy at the Butler Traditional Invitational Band Contest, held Saturday in Louisville.

    The Anderson band was selected grand champion out of 17 bands, also winning the Best Overall Color Guard, Best Overall Percussion and Best Overall Visual.

  • Enough is enough on Graefenburg Road

    Enough already!

    If you live on or travel Graefenburg Road with any sort of regularity, you know exactly what I am talking about.

    Enough of the ridiculous situation that finds what seems to be a new tractor-trailer accident on the road north of Alton, also known as Highway 151, every few weeks. Or sooner.

  • Fall is making its presence known

    If you haven’t caught a sunrise lately, I sure hope you’ve seen some of our gorgeous sunsets! It’s like watching the final act of a beautiful play. Here on the farm, I have an exceptional view from which to watch the sun go down over the horizon. As fall makes its presence known, the view changes, and so does the time.

  • Farmers wonder how low calf prices will go

    Cattle producers have benefitted from high calf and feeder prices in the not too distant past.

    More recently, however, cattle markets appear to be weakening, and farmers are wondering just how low the prices could go.

    I don’t think many cattlemen and women are surprised that the cattle market has softened. But I do think that many have been surprised at how quickly things have changed and how much lower prices have gone.

    Calf markets usually reach seasonal lows in October or November.

  • Versatile spinach is easy to prepare

    Spinach has been a versatile and commonly used vegetable in the United States since the early 1800’s.  It’s easy to prepare and it tastes good raw or cooked.  It can be easily incorporated in many dishes including spaghetti sauce, salads and casseroles.  It’s easy to serve raw in salads, sandwiches or slaw.

  • End the waiting ­game, investigate county jails

    From the Lexington Herald-Leader

    People who think what happens in county jails is someone else’s problem should think carefully about what happened to a teenage boy, arrested for a traffic violation, in the Grant County Jail in 2003.

  • The homeless need aid, short and long term

    From The Kentucky Standard

    Sometimes people just need a helping hand — if only for one night. That’s the focus of the Bardstown-Nelson County Ministerial Association’s transient aid program. The program is designed to help people who are passing through our area with food, fuel or lodging for the night, or all three. But the program has currently run out of funds and there is no organization to help these individuals.

  • Iraq and Afghanistan war veteran finds peace with animals

    By Ricki Barker, News staff

    There is a saying that a dog is man’s best friend, a saying that Gary Blanton knows all too well is true.

    As a veteran with 20 years of service to our country, Gary Blanton said he never expected to have a large extended family, but he does now.

    Along with his wife, Shannon, and his stepdaughter Eliza, Blanton shares his small Anderson County home with numerous cats, three dogs and four ferrets.

  • Wash looking to perform at Breeders’ Cup event

    From staff reports

    Lauren Wash is one step closer to performing at Keeneland during Breeder’s Cup weekend.

    The Anderson County Middle School student performed the National Anthem at the Lexington race track on Oct. 11 after being selected from hundreds of entries in the Star Spangled Stakes contest.

    Lauren, a daughter of Ben and Adrienne Wash, has already enjoyed a special experience in the selection process.

  • Muns sentenced to 17 years in plea agreement

    Andrew Muns entered a guilty plea in Anderson Circuit Court Monday, and was sentenced to 17 years in prison for his part in a 2013 home invasion.

    Muns, 20, was one of four men charged in the early 2013 home invasion during which two teenagers were allegedly held at gunpoint at a residence on Citation Lane in Lawrenceburg.

    Muns absconded after being indicted and released on bail by allegedly cutting off a monitoring device and leaving the state.

    He was returned to custody in March and has been incarcerated at the Shelby County Detention Center since.