Today's News

  • Library board: lowered tax rate a ‘goodwill gesture’

    Homeowners can shave a few dollars off their property tax bill next year, at least when it comes to Anderson Public Library’s tax rate.
    The library board of trustees voted 3-2 at its July 24 meeting to lower both its real property and tangible personal property tax rates for the upcoming fiscal year.
    The board lowered its tax rate from 88 to 86 cents per $1,000 assessed value, a 2.3 percent decrease.
    The board also lowered its tangible personal property tax rate from $12.68 to $8.80 per $1,000 assessed value, a 30.6 percent decrease.

  • Woman says family court judge should be indicted

    As Margaret “Geri” Murphy was being sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday morning, a woman outside of the Anderson County Courthouse carried a sign lobbying for the indictment of a family court judge she says was complicit in Murphy’s crimes.
    Taylorsville resident Deborah Klotz, who failed to perform a citizen’s arrest on Family Court Judge John David Myles on July 2, carried a large cardboard sign that said “Indict Myles for Complicity,” drawing attention from area media and curious looks from passersby.

  • ‘Disturbed’

    The former social services worker who pleaded guilty to nine felony counts of falsifying child welfare investigations was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday in Anderson Circuit Court.
    Margaret “Geri” Murphy, 61, heard her fate, was taken into custody, shackled and placed among about a dozen other inmates as families affected by her actions looked on in delight.

  • COLUMN: Even with increased scrutiny, players today safer than before

    There is little doubt that the focus on the long-term effects of head injuries has become a hot topic over the last few years.

    Then when several prominent former NFL players committed suicide and other prominent current and former pros said they had reservations about their children playing the sport that made them rich, the critics pounced and predicted the game will be gone – or at least irrelevant – within 20 years.

    But football is not dead yet. Not by a long shot.

  • Middle School coach says helmets and awareness are better

    Anderson County Middle School football coach Brian Holloman knows he coaches a vulnerable age group. Not only are his players going through rapid physical changes, many are also getting professional instruction about playing football for the first time when they don a Mustang uniform.

    Head injuries are not common, but are a concern with coaches and equipment manufacturers, he says.

  • Batcats win 14-and-under ASA title

    The Central Kentucky Batcats' 14-and-under softball team captured first place in the Kentucky state championship of the American Softball Association A division last Saturday. The tournament was held in Bowling Green.

    The Batcats went 5-1 for the tournament and outscored their opponents 37-15.

  • Batcats win gold at Bluegrass Games

    The Central Kentucky Batcats' 12-and-under softball team earned a gold medal at the Bluegrass State games recently. Team members are, front row, from left: McKinley Walls, Lyndsay Day, Kynleigh Miller, Hannah Burgin and Lela Freeman. Back row: Lauren Boblitt, Kendra Wolcott, Lexi Tinsley, Lauren Heckel, Emily Hestand and Hailey Johnson.

  • Head injuries not just a football problem

    It is still one of the most gripping scenes etched in the memories of American sports fans.

    His left arm trembling as he lit his torch from swimmer Janet Evans, Muhammad Ali slowly turned to light the Olympic Flame at Turner Field to open the Atlanta Olympics in 1996. At one time perhaps the most recognizable face in the world, the man who could “float like a butterfly and sting like a bee” could only meet Evans on a platform.

  • OUTDOORS: Trail cam shows what wildlife is doing

    Hot, hot, hot! I know that anyone reading this didn’t need to be reminded of just how hot the weather has been here in Kentucky. The drought is really taking a toll on everything seems like.  The yards, gardens, trees and even the wildlife seem to be taking a pretty stressful hit when things stay so hot and dry for so long. We went almost a month at my place without a decent rain.  It does save gas on mowing but it sure makes the grass awfully crispy walking to check out my trail cams.

  • Little Leaguers split first two state games

    The Anderson County Little League All-Stars split their first two pool play games in the state tournament, which began on Saturday in Prestonsburg.

    In the opener on Saturday, Marion County romped past Anderson, 10-0 in a game called after five innings because of the “mercy rule.”