Today's News

  • Miserable snow day had its good moments, too

    By Ben Carlson

    Column as I see ’em …

    Having just returned from visiting my ailing dad near the Arctic Circle — OK, my folks live near Buffalo but these days it amounts to the same thing — I admittedly grumbled as I scraped ice from my windshield around 5 a.m. Monday as I prepared to cover a lousy snowstorm.

  • Tipton votes against smoking, minimum wage increase bills

    By Ben Carlson

    Saying his first legislative session in Frankfort has been “like getting a drink from a fire hydrant,” freshman state Rep. James Tipton (R-Spencer) has soaked up plenty of information and cast votes on what is proving to be the some of the session’s most controversial legislation.

    Tipton represents Anderson County as part of the 53rd House District, along with Spencer County and a portion of Bullitt County.

  • School district eyes revenue, spending increases

    By Ben Carlson

    A proposed budget for the school district calls for spending an additional $387,000 and revenue increases totaling just over $318,000.

    The bulk of the revenue increase comes from just over $200,000 in increases to local property taxes, coupled with a projected increase in state funds.

  • Man charged with threatening cop, choking wife

    It was a bad couple of days for Kenneth Sizemore.

    He was arrested Feb. 10 when Lawrenceburg police responded to a call at 1031A Stonecrest Court and charged him with choking his wife during a domestic dispute and threatening a police officer.

  • Storm wreaking havoc on roadways

    UPDATED 11 A.M. — The winter storm that is expected to blanket Anderson County with upwards of a foot of snow through tonight is already wreaking havoc on the roads.

    Drivers attempting to climb Wild Turkey Hill after crossing the bridge on Versailles Road were struggling mightily, forcing Anderson County Sheriff’s deputies to block the road while waiting for state plows to make a pass.

  • Fulfilling a dream

    By Ben Carlson

    As a child, Becky Hawkins sat enraptured on her front porch for hours, listening to her grandfather, Charles Bowman, tell stories of the time he fought in the Korean War.

    “It always fascinated me,” Hawkins said adding that each of her grandfathers served during wartime. “I give the highest honors to people who go and fight for our country.”

  • City firefighters hold annual awards ceremony
  • Every once in a while, it’s really not all ‘fine’

    By Nancy Kennedy

    Faith Columnist

    Everybody’s fine and everybody lies. That pretty much sums up the essence of life, doesn’t it?

  • Church plans Lenten Journey, clothing giveaway

    Salvisa Christian Church will host A Lenten Journey for six Mondays beginning Feb. 23, the church announced. The sanctuary will be open from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. A guided meditation will be provided to take participants on a journey through Lent via seven stations.

    The booklet “Fellowship of Prayer” by the Rev. Traci Smith will be used.

    Each week will have different scripture readings, meditations and prayers.

  • Pets of the week

    Sammy, a 9-month-old cat that was dropped off because its owner was moving, and Lily, a 2-year-old Aussie mix who got in trouble for chasing horses, are among the pets available for adoption through the Anderson Humane Society, located on Versailles Road near the county’s animal shelter. Call 839-8339 for more information.a