Today's News

  • Stevens’ campaign war chest nearly double King’s

    Democrat Kent Stevens (D-Lawrenceburg) outraised and outspent incumbent state Rep. Kim King (R-Harrodsburg) by a wide margin when the two squared off in 2010, and is well on his way to doing the same this year.
    Stevens, who is vying to regain the 55th District seat he lost to King in 2010, has raised $21,100 through June 21, nearly double King’s total of $10,869, according to totals posted on the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance’s website through last Friday.

  • Corn, tomatoes are nutritional summer treats

    I hope your garden is doing better than mine.
    I’m still waiting for the first tomatoes to ripen and gave up on the corn. My neighbor says that squirrels got the corn but I think it was raccoons.
    At any rate, every corn stalk was broken and some were strewn across the yard.
    Corn and tomatoes are plentiful in supply at the stores if not in your garden. Some people think that corn is not nutritious but they may need updated information.
    One-half cup of cooked corn contains only 90 calories, is low in fat and a good source of fiber and B vitamins.

  • Conservation tips for when rain is in short supply

    There is no typical summer here. Growing up in Indiana, I didn’t pay much attention to summer, except to have fun. I worked hard and played hard and enjoyed every day of it. It got hot and it rained, but I didn’t really pay attention to either. In Arizona, in was pretty much the same thing. Kentucky is a whole different ball of wax.
    Here, summer heat sneaks into spring and then leaves, only to come back again and again. It’s like a roller coaster of temperatures and precipitation. Over the past few years, summer just gets hot and dry.

  • Much ado about uniforms

    Made in America.
    Not so much anymore.
    This week in self-righteous Washington anger, some decided to take a strong, opinionated stance on an issue that affects all Americans:
    No, not tax cuts for more the middle class.

  • Fiddling while Anderson burns

    It has been said that Emperor Nero fiddled while Rome burned.
    Nearly 2,000 years later in a small central Kentucky county named Anderson, our Neros in city and county government spend more time rosining up their bows to do a little fiddling of their own instead of putting out the fires and getting down to business.

  • Mission: Possible

    By Jess Thompson, faith columnist

  • Watson joins sales staff at The Anderson News

    Jack Watson joined The Anderson News staff as an advertising representative on July 11.  
    Watson, a southern Kentucky native, was previously employed at the Frankfort State-Journal newspaper as an advertising executive for more than nine years.
    Prior to his position at the State-Journal, Watson worked in retail management for Rite-Aid, Goody’s Family Clothing and Roses Stores for more than 22 years.
    Watson graduated from Western Kentucky University with a degree in business administration.

  • Bypass to close Tuesday to film car crash

    Hollywood is coming to Lawrenceburg.
    Color Green films is set to shoot a car crash scene on US 127 Bypass on Tuesday, July 24 for its upcoming feature film, and will require sections of the highway to be closed for filming.
    US 127 Bypass South is anticipated to be closed starting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday until 2 a.m. the following morning, July 25, according to a press kit released to the city.
    The US 127 bypass will be closed and traffic rerouted at the following intersections:

  • Man jailed for holding woman at knifepoint

    A Lawrenceburg man is accused of holding a knife to a woman’s throat and threatening to kill her during a domestic dispute earlier this month.
    Jeremy Grant Thornton, 37, of 104 Scott Court is charged with first-degree wanton endangerment and unlawful imprisonment from an incident at his residence July 7. He was ordered held on a $5,000 bond July 9 by Anderson District Court Judge Linda Armstrong, and is scheduled to appear in court July 19.

  • Trying to be the best in the world

    Three members of the Lawrenceburg Disc Golf Association are competing in the PDGA World Championship this week in Charlotte, N.C. From left are Michael Martin, Cannon Beasley and Jordan Spaulding. Spaulding is playing in the advanced division with over 300 disc golfers participating while Beasley and Martin will be playing against 33 other participants in the boys' 16-and-under division.