Today's News

  • Boone County schools snow day message rocks

    By Melissa Stewart
    The Kentucky Enquirer
    BURLINGTON — It’s cold again and there’s snow. James Detwiler dreaded spreading the same old message of a school closing.
    So, the Stephens Elementary principal partnered with drama teacher Chad Caddell to rock it up.
    On Feb. 3 when school was canceled, they published a video on YouTube of the duo recording the school closing message to the tune of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.” The video can be found here: http://bit.ly/1dYiHYa.

  • While waiting for the thaw, find your seeds

    Hot chocolate is cheap! Hats make your hair look good! Boots are the fashionable footwear of choice! All good things that I can think of to make winter more positive in my brain. Think of some for yourself. February is typically the worst weather month for us, so let’s try a shift in our thinking, to make it less miserable.
    I’ve actually been breaking a sweat outside.

  • Be wary of credit check scams

    Credit scores are important because the higher your credit score, the more likely you are to qualify for the most desirable loan rates. Credit scores are often used to determine credit worthiness for home mortgages, car or truck loans and credit card applications.

  • How does winter 2013-2014 stack up?

    We’re only about half way through February but I thought it would be neat to look at how this winter stacks up to previous winters in central Kentucky. So for perspective, here are a few stats:

  • What is love? Hope, humor and hard work

    My mom once sold tickets to allow neighborhood kids to watch my father plunge to his death.
    My parents don’t usually share the story of how they first met because I’m sure they don’t remember.
    Their worlds never existed without the other being there in the background, waiting in the wings.
    My dad, Brian, lived in an ordinary, Wonder Years home in Eagle Estates in central Long Island, New York.
    My mom, a year older, lived in an ordinary, middle-class home two houses down.

  • How they met

    An Hungarian tour guide and an American World War II history buff.
    A Lawrenceburg couple whose courtship started with a mother’s broken nose and survived 54 years of marriage and two open heart surgeries.
    A Kentucky boy and an Arizona girl who’ve laughed over ill-fated road trips and the darnest things their kids say for more than 13 years.
    Learn more about how a pair of newlyweds, two Lawrenceburg parents and two open heart surgery patients explain the ordinary and extraordinary ways they found each other.

    The Montgomerys

  • City council appoints Mefford to fill vacancy

    The city council unanimously voted Monday night to appoint Robert Mefford Sr. to fill the vacancy left by council member Larry Giles.
    Giles, who had been serving on the council for the last 15 years, died Saturday, Jan. 25 at the age of 74. He was re-elected in November 2012 to a two-year term.
    Prior to the start of Monday’s council meeting, a black table runner had been draped next to Giles’ nameplate over the spot where Giles typically sat during council proceedings.

  • Hatred is no respecter of age in Birmingham church bombing

    Sunday, Sept. 15, 1963.  
    It was Youth Sunday at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala.  

  • Granny in child-tying case to be arraigned on perjury charge Tuesday

    Carolyn Case, the woman charged with tying up her 3-year-old granddaughter, is scheduled for an arraignment in Anderson Circuit Court Tuesday on one charge of perjury after being indicted for allegedly falsifying her financial status to obtain a taxpayer-provided attorney.
    The Anderson Grand Jury indicted Case Wednesday with one count of first-degree perjury, a Class D felony, according to court documents.

  • Man helps rescue woman from fire

    Crawling on his hands and knees into the smoke, Jess Thompson of Lawrenceburg quickly noticed the unconscious woman.
    He helped to drag the woman out of her burning home last Wednesday afternoon with the assistance of a Frankfort police officer and a member of Thompson’s work crew, David Chadwell of Frankfort.
    Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton later commended Thompson and Chadwell for their bravery on the sheriff’s office Facebook page and in interviews with local media, saying he owed the two men a huge thank you for “their heroic actions.”