Today's News

  • When food is sugar free, look more closely

    Last week I met with the group at the Senior Center to discuss carbohydrate counting, diabetes management and sugar free foods.
    The big question was if sugar free foods are really good for you.  
    The true definition of a sugar free food is that it has less than .5g of sugars. Some manufacturers are not complying with the FDA regulations that any sugar free food that is not low or reduced in calories should disclose that fact.  

  • High school student’s art to hang in U.S. Capitol

    It seems fitting that the artwork chosen to represent the Sixth Congressional District during the coming year will be a scene from its representative’s home town.
    Christina Wallace, a high school senior, said the inspiration for her work titled “Three Houses” came while driving through Versailles, the lifelong home of Congressman Ben Chandler.

  • Meth bust lands five behind bars

    A routine traffic stop for Lawrenceburg police led to five arrests and methamphetamine trafficking and manufacturing charges on Tuesday afternoon and evening.  
    Officer Jeremy Cornish said he had been checking for traffic and seat belt violations at about 3:30 p.m. when he observed Robert Medley, 25, who Cornish knew had a suspended license, operating a motor vehicle without a seat belt on.
    But Cornish noticed something else once he pulled Medley over by Plaza Drive and gained verbal consent to search his vehicle.

  • Daycare worker fired, charged for being drunk

    A Lawrenceburg daycare worker was arrested and charged with public intoxication after co-workers noticed her falling asleep while feeding children in the nursery.
    According a report obtained from the Lawrenceburg Police Department, a Cradle to Crayons worker smelled alcohol coming from former employee Gina York of 101 Saffell St., who was described in the report as being unsteady on her feet, with glassy eyes and slurred speech.

  • Mayor, council get automatic salary increase

    All six city council members and Mayor Edwinna Baker will receive an automatic salary raise due to an increase for this year’s consumer price index rate.  
    City clerk Robbie Hume said that effective July 1 of this year, the city council and the mayor will get a salary increase of 2.96 percent, the current CPI rate, as mandated by city ordinance.
    The CPI, or the rate at which the Kentucky Governor’s Office for Local Government determines the cost of living, is set in late February each year.

  • BASEBALL: Collins rips Bearcats in key district contest

    You might say that Collins High's baseball team had a titanic effort Monday night.

    The Titans broke a four-game losing streak with a total performance in routing homestanding Anderson County 8-0 in a decision that ended Anderson's hope for the top seed in the 30th District Tournament.

    Senior right-hander Chris Cervantes silenced the Anderson bats, pitching 5.2 innings of hitless ball before Cole Sayre ripped a ground-rule double. Granville Hayes followed Sayre with a single but Sayre had to hold up at third.

  • BASKETBALL: Bearcat basketball team celebrates season

    The Anderson County High School boys' basketball team celebrated a very successful season with the annual team awards banquet, held on April 29 at the high school.

    The Bearcats finished the season at 21-9 and advanced to the Eighth Region tournament as the 30th District runner-up. Anderson opened the season with 11 straight wins, the best start ever for an Anderson team, then went on to earn the top seed in the 30th District Tournament.

  • COLLEGE: Campbellsville teams going to nationals

    Three Campellsville University teams with Anderson County residents on the respective rosters have received bids to various post-season tournaments according to news releases from the school.

  • Carlton honored for 100th win

    Anderson County Middle School baseball coach Graham Carlton received a commemorative bat and plaque from his team and assistant coaches after earning his 100th coaching victory Wednesday, May 2. The Mustangs defeated Bardstown 7-5 at Anderson County Community Park. Pictured, from left, are Nathan McGregor, Lane Marquardt, Josh Lindsey, Kyler Campbell, Andrew Mitchell, Evan Flora, Coach Carlton, Mason Hardin, Cade Cotton, John Paul Garmon, Conner Wells, Tanner Walker, Logan Stephens, Joe Dan Crawford, Mason Baker, Caleb Boyles, Garryn Wood, Daniel Whalen and Bryndon Labhart.

  • COLUMN: Oh mercy!

    In case you missed it, there will be a major change in high school basketball next year.

    A few weeks ago, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association announced it would begin using a form of the “mercy rule” by having a running clock after one team is ahead by 35 points or more in the second half.

    It was met with a lot of applause, usually for an emphasis on sportsmanship and not beating a team mercilessly.

    Here is one, though, that is not crazy about the rule. And I base my take on things based on experience.