Today's News

  • Peavler's perfection punctuates August Blowout

    Mackenzie Peavler fired a perfect game as the Central Kentucky Batcats 14-and-under softball team routed the Gateway Heat, 9-0, in the championship game of the August Blowout, held over the weekend at Anderson County Community Park.

    The gem was a fitting end to a tournament in which Peavler went 3-0 and allowed one earned run.

    The Batcats are made up primarily of players from Anderson County and saw their record for the summer improve to 18-8 with the tournament title.

  • A voice for freedom

    BASRA, Iraq — Matt Hackathorn would love to be spending his time working on his Anderson City Road farm or hanging out with his buddies at Wash’s Cycles.

    But for now the lieutenant colonel has more pressing issues, including working to advance the voice of freed Iraqi soldiers, police officers and citizens.

    Hackathorn, a public affairs officer with the US Army, is stationed in Basra, Iraq’s southern most province that includes its only seaport, and an area key to making the war-torn fledgling democracy economically vibrant.

  • COLUMN: Bless our bourbon for helping fund schools

    Column as I see ’em ...

    Bet you didn’t know that money from the sale of bourbon will help buy your child or grandchild’s textbooks this coming school year.

    It will also help feed them, pay their teachers, put fuel in their buses and keep their classrooms warm on cold days.

    Yep, those awful, evil distilleries that pollute our souls with their wicked brew are without question our public school system’s greatest benefactors, and there’s not a thing you anti-alcohol types can do about it.

  • Detherage-Causey engagement

    Lisa and Mike Detherage and Larry and Judy Causey announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Catherine Detherage and Drew Causey.

    The bride-to-be is a granddaughter of Ethel Eastman of Frankfort and Eloise Detherage of Lawrenceburg.

    She is a 2005 graduate of Anderson County High School and plans to graduate in 2011 from Eastern Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in graphic design with a minor in art history.

    She is currently employed as a pharmacy technician at Kroger in Lawrenceburg.

  • Community calendar - 7.28 to 8.3

    Wednesday, July 28


    11 a.m. to noon, Anderson Public Library summer reading program for kindergarten through fifth-grade students, 114 N. Main St.

    City/county government

    8:30 a.m., Registration for all road tests with the license examiner.

    8:30 to 10:30 a.m., All written tests for driving permits, reinstatements and commercial drivers licenses.

    Community groups

    7 p.m., Boy Scout Troop 37, First Christian Church, William Hunt Scout room, 300 South Main St.

    Thursday, July 29

    Community groups

  • COLUMN: Thanks for a great experience in a foreign town

    I am not a Kentuckian.

    I hail from little Crozet, Va., just outside of Charlottesville, Va., at the foot of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.

    I came to Kentucky to get a journalism degree at the University of Kentucky and have enjoyed the experience along the way. After being awarded the opportunity to intern here at The Anderson News I was really excited, but also quite nervous.

    After all, I was going to be spending my first summer away from my home in Virginia, I was going to be working in a foreign town, and I didn’t want to mess anything up.

  • COLUMN: Socially acceptable football talk

    Scouring through old editions of The Anderson News looking for completely unrelated information, I ran across one of my columns from almost exactly a year ago.

    “Is it football season yet?” the headline asked.

    Oddly enough, my thoughts have been walking a similar path this year, but at least now I know why.

    The obvious answer is that I’m a football junkie, which is most certainly true, but it has only been true for two years.

    So pardon me if I’m slow to this conclusion, or if it’s an obvious one.

  • Letters to the editor - 7.21

    America is caught up in ‘out-of-kilter’ times

    To the editor:

    Lindsay Lohan’s probationary violations received live television coverage and made the front pages in New York.

    Thousands of words were devoted to her, but little attention was paid to the three American soldiers killed in Afghanistan the day she appeared in court.

  • Collins-Peach engagement

    Melony and Troy Stephenson of Frankfort announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jessica Carol Collins, to Justin Lee Peach, son of Ellie and Roger Peach of Frankfort.

    The bride-to-be is a granddaughter of Janet and Steve Skelton and Judy and Jerry Stephenson, all of Frankfort, and Missy and Danny Collins of Lawrenceburg.

    She is a 2008 graduate of Western Hills High School and is employed at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center and the law office of Christopher M. Hill and Associates.

  • Cops nab paddle boat bandits

    Charges are pending against two teenagers who police say went on a theft spree by paddle boat over the Fourth of July weekend.

    The two juveniles — males ages 15 and 17 — apparently stole a paddle boat and used it as a means of transportation around Beaver Lake while stealing fishing equipment and other items from several locations, said Deputy Matt Rogers, with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department.

    The teenagers then loaded the stolen items into the bed of a pickup truck, he said.