Today's News

  • Take gardening inspiration from arboretums, garden shows

    Necessity is the mother of invention. Plato usually gets the credit for this quote, though no one really knows for sure. We all come up with brilliant ideas, eventually. Just look at Pinterest.

    I think environment also plays a key role. Our surroundings set the scene and our imagination takes off. When I see a pile of “junk,” I wonder what I could do with it.

    I think we should take this same approach to our landscape. Walk by the front of your house with a visitor’s eyes.

  • Voters head to polls Tuesday for primaries

    From staff reports

    Anderson County Republicans did their part to select their party’s nominee for president during a caucus earlier this year.

    On Tuesday, Democrats have their turn when they will head to polls for the primary election that features the ongoing battle between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

    But that doesn’t mean Republicans need to stay home.

    Two names appear on the ballot in a primary election for Sen. Rand Paul, including Stephen Howard Slaughter and James R. Gould.

  • Heritage Hall seniors dream of hitting the beach

    “I want to put my toes in the sand.”

    That’s what 88-year-old Charlotte Glass said of the prospect of being one of the two Heritage Hall residents chosen to go on a beach vacation this fall.

    “It’s real nice,” she added. “I don’t think I’ve ever been to the beach before.”

    Signature HealthCare, which bought Heritage Hall last year, offers two residents from each of its facilities a vacation to one of four predetermined destinations.

  • Tax increase likely as district rejects pay hikes

    The Anderson County School Board voted unanimously Monday to keep staff salaries in place for the coming fiscal year, with a step increase based on years of experience or service.

    “It really saddens me that we keep asking more from you all and we can’t give you all more,” board member James Sargent said, before he was interrupted by fellow member Roger McDowell.

    “It’s simple, Sarge,” he said. “We are probably one of the few boards in the state that doesn’t raise the tax rate 4 percent every single year.”

  • Fourth-graders ‘Stamp Out Hunger’

    The National Association of Letter Carriers’ “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive is planned for May 14.

    Residents are asked to collect and bag non-perishable food items and place them by the mailbox for the letter carrier to deliver to a local food bank or pantry.

    Non-perishable food items include: canned meat, fish, soup, juice, vegetables, pasta, cereal, peanut butter, and rice.

    Items that have expired or are in glass containers are unacceptable.

    Fresh food may be donated online at www.stampyourgood.com.

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  • Driver cited after wreck injures woman, infant

    From staff reports

    The driver of a truck hauling cars that injured a woman and her 8-month-old child in a wreck last week is facing a slew of charges, according to police reports.

    Kyle Andrew Skaggs, 34, of 1837 McClendon Ridge Road, Russell Springs was hauling cars from Copart when he allegedly pulled out in front of the woman’s vehicle, causing the woman’s vehicle to hit a trailer he was towing, according to first responders at the scene.

  • Jail log

    From staff reports

    The following people were recently charged and transported to jail, according to information provided by Anderson County Jailer Joani Clark.

    April 18

    Chad Hughes was charged with theft by unlawful taking by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

    Christopher Cox was charged with criminal simulation by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

    Heather Lenguardoro was charged with theft by unlawful taking by Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.


    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, May 5, 1966

    Mrs. R.E. Booker suffered a severe injury to her thumb and index finger of her right hand when she caught it in the wringer of her washing machine. About 16 stitches were required to close the wound. She was taken to Frankfort hospital for treatment.

    Carol Hanks, 8-year-old twin daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles T. Hanks, fell while skating at her home and broke both bones in her right wrist.

    Women’s blouses were $1.99 at the Ben Franklin Store. Seamless nylons were 98 cents a pair.

  • Warm weather brings fresh food ideas

    The warm weather is finally here.

    Any day now there will be fresh produce on at the local farmer’s market on U.S. 127 and the one in Frankfort. Gone are the Christmas cookies, and sadly the Girl Scout cookies I hid in the back of my freezer, devoured.

    This is the time of year I look forward to working in my kitchen; it’s a new beginning, a fresh start, eat healthier, walk more, get in the garden, drink more water.