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Today's News

  • Thinking ahead to fall hunting in the heat of summer

    By Kevin Kelly

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Fall can seem like an eternity away when the heat index soars into the triple digits and air conditioners must work overtime to meet unrelenting demand.

  • Sportsman’s Club to host Tim Farmer Classic

    The Anderson County Sportsman’s Club will host the 22nd Annual Tim Farmer Classic archery shoot on Sunday, July 30, according to a news release.

    The festivities will begin at 8 a.m. at the club, located at 1070 Old Joe Road, Lawrenceburg.

    All archers, from National Archery in the Schools Program participants to professionals are welcome, according to the release.

    The shoot will include 30 targets with a bowhunter class, open class, kids class and more.

  • Local archery teams place high in NASP World Tournament

    Anderson County archers were on target in the 2017 National Archery in the Schools Program World Archery Tournament, held last week in Orlando, Fla.

    In the bulls eye competition, the Turner Elementary School team finished in the elementary school division with 3,211 of a possible 6,000 points.

    Anderson County Middle School’s team score 3,164 of a possible 3,600 points and placed 23rd in the middle school competition.

  • Capital City Crush announces softball tryouts

    The Capital City Crush travel softball team will be holding tryouts on two different occasions next week.

    Tryouts will be conducted on Wednesday, Aug. 2 from 6-8 p.m. and on Saturday, Aug. 5 from 10 a.m. until noon. Both sessions will be held at Sally Gaines Field at Franklin County High School in Frankfort.

    The team will be competing in the 12-and-under division and is looking for players born in 2005 and 2006, according to a news release.

  • Shooting at police no longer a big deal

    Column as I see ’em …

    I’m now fully convinced that the only way someone in Anderson County will be convicted of attempting to murder a police officer is to actually shoot one.

    Just in the past two years, two suspects have been charged with that crime, only to walk out of the courtroom without being convicted.

    The first was Timmy Nutgrass, who called the police for help and greeted them after they arrived by unloading hundreds of rounds from an AK-47 on a deputy and four state troopers.

  • Pesky little chiggers are unwelcome summer guests

    Chiggers are the parasitic immature stage of a mite that feeds on other arthropods as an adult. Chigger bites are lingering souvenirs of time spent in brushy areas or tall grass.

    Chiggers are too small to see (1/150 of an inch long) and you will not feel them until several hours after they have fed and dropped off. This information is intended to reduce your problems with them.

    How do they find us?

  • Not your daddy’s 911

    Imagine the day when instead of describing a sick or injured person’s emergency over the phone, a 911 caller can simply stream live video to first responders, or shoot them a text message, asking for help.

    That day isn’t here, yet, but got a little closer recently when Lawrenceburg’s 911 call center received a $41,677 grant from the state’s office of Homeland Security.

    Todd Sparrow, the center’s director and chairman of the joint city-county 911 board, said the grant will be used to replace older radio consoles with digital ones.

  • Born to write

    Local well-known author Ann Gabhart, an Anderson County native and graduate of Anderson County High School, has received recognition for her latest novel published last March which has the possibility of winning the American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Award next month. Her novel, “Murder Comes by Mail” as part of her Hidden Springs mystery series, is one-in-three finalists competing for the award.

  • Hall gets a second chance at recovery

    Cocaine and alcohol destroyed former Anderson County resident Denzil Hall’s business, and nearly cost him his life.

    Thanks to Isaiah House, a non-profit drug and alcohol abuse treatment center, he’s making a second effort to change all that.

  • MAN SHOT AFTER NOT STOPPING TO PAY TOLL AT BRIDGE

    80 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, July 15, 1937

    A man in a car containing four occupants was injured Saturday night at the Tyrone bridge when struck by a bullet, shot by the toll collector, William Cox.

    Cox, of Lawrenceburg, and others were slightly cut when the driver stopped the car so suddenly that they were thrown through the windshield. The four men passed the toll house and started across the bridge without paying the toll.