Today's News

  • Swine flu confirmed in Mercer, Lincoln counties

    Mercer and Lincoln counties have each confirmed one case of the H1N1 virus, or swine flu, The Advocate-Messenger in Danville reports.

    Both cases were confirmed in adults.

    “The (Mercer County) person is recovering at home on anti-virals and feeling much better,” Kathy Crown-Weber, director of the Mercer County Health Department, told The Advocate-Messenger on Friday.

    The Mercer person had no contact with schools or day cares and did not require hospitalization, Crown-Weber said.

  • Scouts improve gravesites of Lawrenceburg’s poor

    They were among Lawrenceburg’s poorest.

    When they died, there was no money to bury them in a cemetery, leaving family members no option but to have them interred in a field that now borders the county’s solid waste facility and highway barns.

    Although they can’t do anything about what happened to these people in the past, Cub Scouts with Pack 38, Den 9 can make the area around the graves more visually pleasing, and began that work last Saturday afternoon.

  • Community calendar - 6.3 to 6.9

    Wednesday, June 3


  • Big dam problem

    The dam that keeps a 5-acre lake from swamping a house below it in Woodlake subdivision is leaking, and taxpayers could be on the hook to make it stop.

    The state’s Division of Water has for years pestered county officials about the dam, but now it appears that the agency is getting serious and is threatening the county with fines up to $1,000 a day unless corrective action is taken.

    Woodlake subdivision is located in the Stringtown area, just off Harrodsburg Road.

  • Pit bull issue handed to committee

    The fiscal court has placed the creation of a vicious dog ordinance in the hands of several private citizens and two magistrates.

    Judge-Executive Steve Cornish announced last Wednesday that the committee will include magistrates David Ruggles and Buddy Sims; local Humane Society Director Donna Callahan; veterinarian Aaron Goodpaster; Nick Risden, who owns a company called K-9 Motivation in Salvisa; and Pam Rogers, the state’s national representative to the Humane Society.

  • COLUMN: Strawberries a multi-purpose fruit

    Quick, name the only fruit with the seeds on the outside. They’re ripening right now and I’m eating them right now on my cereal. It’s a member of the rose family and it was a symbol for Venus, Goddess of Love, because of its heart shape and red color. It’s the strawberry.

    Man, they are so good. Strawberries ripen on the vine and not after so be sure you let it get just right before you pick. How do you know it’s ripe? It pops when you pluck it and it’s not a tough pull from the vine. Leave the green cap on it until you’re ready to eat.

  • Trinity hangs on to win semi-state

    LOUISVILLE – Before he could entertain any question, L.W. Barnes sported a look that combined the frustration and shock of the high school baseball season abruptly ending.

    “This was a tough one,” the Anderson County coach said moments after Louisville Trinity had held on for an 8-5 win in game two of the Semi-state 4 series at Eastern High School. Trinity clinched the series, 2-0, to move on to the state tournament at Lexington's Applebee's Park next week.

    Tough might not do justice to the way Anderson went down.

  • COLUMN: Cool Hand Luke lets cats escape

    Cool Hand Luke might have delivered his biggest escape yet last Wednesday.

    You know Cool Hand Luke. Forget that Paul Newman character in the classic movie.

    Think Luke Hawkins, who cemented his place in local sports lore one night before he picked up his high school diploma at the Frankfort Civic Center.

  • South Anderson lifts boil water advisory

    UPDATED 3 P.M., MAY 27: The South Anderson Water District lifted its boil water advisory, which had been in effect since Sunday.

    All customers west of Beaver Lake Road to the Spencer-Nelson county lines and north to the Mercer-Washington county lines may now resume regular use of their water.

  • Letters to the editor - 5.27

    Little League thankful for support

    To the editor:

    The Anderson County Little League Board would like to take the opportunity to express gratitude to the parents, the managers and coaches, the 83 sponsors and the over 100 volunteers who have made the 2009 Little League baseball season a great experience for the youth of Anderson County.