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Today's News

  • Trial team fares well at state competition

    Anderson County High School has produced more than its share of attorneys, and more could be on the way.
    Thirteen students competed earlier this month in a mock trial competition in Louisville, finishing 2-2 and impressing those who helped get them there.
    “I was just so proud of them,” said County Attorney Bobbi Jo Lewis, a 1981 Anderson graduate who served as one of the team’s coaches along with local attorney Marie Hellard.
    “They put their heart and soul into this, and they had a courtroom full of parents, all just beaming.”

  • Anderson County Grand Jury indicts three on drug-related charges

    The following people were indicted March 8 by the Anderson County Grand Jury.
    Gary W. Noe, 50, of 322 Walnut Street, was indicted on four charges; second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (hydrocodone); failure to notify Department of Transportation of change of address; operating a motor vehicle under the influence; and possession of an open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle.
    Gaige T. Colston, 18, of 213 Center Street, was indicted on a charge of first-degree possession of a controlled substance (oxycodone).

  • Burglary suspect nabbed on Enterprise Road

    A suspect in a rash of burglaries on Enterprise and Hammonds Creek roads is now under arrest.
    Frederick Kirchhoff, 27, was arrested on unrelated charges while walking on Enterprise Road on March 19, but is considered a suspect in a string of burglaries earlier that morning.
    The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a possible burglary on Hammonds Creek Road, where a homeowner observed an individual walking around his property.

  • Spring’s here so get going in the garden

    What a wild weather ride.
    It sometimes seems like we have all four seasons in one day.
    One thought keeps me moving, though, summer is coming. Despite the wild fluctuation of temperatures, we really have to get busy.
    If you haven’t sprayed your fruit trees with dormant oil to protect them against disease and bugs this summer, you better get cracking. You should fertilize them now, as well. Nitrogen in the form of ammonium nitrate or manure will work. Grass clippings add nitrogen as well.

  • Kentucky will finally put an end to the jinx

    Column as I see ’em …
    Several years ago I wrote a fairly unpopular column about my life as a jinx.
    Although somewhat tongue in cheek, it nevertheless has a foundation in reality because, frankly, no matter where I’ve lived nearby college and pro teams just can’t win a championship.
    As a kid, I suffered through my beloved Buffalo Sabres losing to Philly’s Broad Street Bullies for the Stanley Cup. They came close again years later, only to lose on an absolutely terrible call to the Dallas Stars.

  • Fallen dancer’s suit against Alton Ruritan Club dismissed

    A Frankfort couple apparently won’t receive a dime in a lawsuit they filed last year against the Alton Ruritan Club.
    Kathy and William Slaughter filed the lawsuit after she claimed she slipped and fell during a dance at the club.
    She and her husband, William, filed suit against the club and two Lawrenceburg men who sponsored a dance at the club.
    According to documents on file in Anderson Circuit Court, the case has been dismissed, with prejudice.

  • Lawless wins 2012 Junior Miss title

    Lynsey Kate Lawless has emerged from a field of 15 to be Anderson County’s 30th Junior Miss.
    The Anderson High junior was Overall Scholastic Achievement Winner and captured first place in her division in the Creative & Performing Arts category on her way to earning the top honor.
    She will advance on to the state competition, set for January in Lexington.
    The daughter of Scott and Rebecca Lawless, she plans to study dermatology at the University of Louisville.

  • Voting for the Wildcats!

    Forget the water. When your blood is blue, it is thicker than anything.
    Even thicker than minor matters such as how things should run in Frankfort or Washington, DC.
    Just ask Dave Disponett and Walter Patrick.
    For over 50 years, they have sparred over politics, usually on opposite sides of the fence. But when it’s time for tip-off in Rupp Arena, there they are, side-by-side in the lower level rooting on the Kentucky Wildcats.
    They have been sitting directly across from the opponent’s bench since Rupp opened in 1976.

  • Defending Beasmore lawsuit nears $50K

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court has burned through nearly half of its legal defense liability insurance coverage in defending itself against a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by a fired county employee.
    And that’s just through February.
    The most current records show that the law firm representing the fiscal court has billed and been paid just under $44,000, including $1,341 in expenses.

  • Local fans follow Cats to Final Four

    Vicki Peavler was in the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., last weekend, but chances are people watching the Kentucky Wildcats take care of Ohio State and North Carolina at home saw more of the last-minute heroics from Brandon Knight and DeAndre Liggins.

    “Scott Padgett and his wife were directly in front of us,” she says of one of the heroes of Kentucky’s last national championship team in 1998. “When I was hiding my eyes in the last few minutes, she was updating me on the score.”