Today's News

  • Listen to tree frogs for next storm forecast

    Those of us residing in the country have had the loudest of concerts, almost daily. It’s the peepers! Tree frogs have been making lots of noise, day and night, and it’s been wonderful! Did you know that peepers always get louder before a rain? True.
    There are more ways to predict rain. Spiders don’t weave their webs if it’s going to rain. Dewless mornings also predict rain.
    Dandelions and other flowers will close their blossoms before a rain.
    All are easy ways to lead you to the mower, instead of the lawn chair while the sun is out.

  • News versus the machine

    This column is brought to you by robots. Or soon, it could be.
    As Terminator-esque as that sounds, removing humans from the news making process isn’t science fiction.
    It is reality.  
    A start-up company called Narrative Science allows companies grappling with staff layoffs to employ computer software, as opposed to a staff writer, to format statistics and scores and even create their own angles for an article.  

  • Still want to spread Hurley around, doc?

    Column as I see ’em …
    While writing a news story this week about the financial foolishness that has been uncovered by the new interim health director, I couldn’t help but recall what our old buddy Dr. Steve Davis said about the previous health director.
    You remember Davis, right? He’s the interim state health director (God and Gov. Beshear know why, but I certainly don’t) who has some sort of man-crush on former Anderson County health director Brandon Hurley.

  • Auditions set for community theater

    Anderson County Community Theater announces auditions for its upcoming summer production “The 1940s Radio Hour.”
    Auditions will be held March 22-23 at the Anderson County High School  in the chorus room from 6:30-7:30 p.m. both nights.
    For more information, contact Kenneth Drake at 502-517-2467 or via e-mail at  kennethleedrake@yahoo.com.

  • Library to host job fair

    The Anderson Public Library will host a job fair on March 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Companies attending include ABM Industries, Path Forward of Kentucky, Kentucky State University, Advantage Sales and Marketing, and more.
    Those attending are asked to bring a current resume and references.
    For more information, contact the library, located at 114 North Main St., at 839-6420.

  • A century, and then some

    If Frances Gay could live life — all 102 years — over again, she’d be back in Ohio.
    Not that she didn’t enjoy being neighbors with former Kentucky governor Martha Layne Collins in Frankfort.
    Or marrying her husband at age 14 after knowing him for only two weeks.     
    Or cutting two gospel music records at a radio station.

  • Two admit to 100-plus car break-ins

    Two Lawrenceburg men confessed to breaking in and stealing property from more than 100 vehicles over the last three months, city police reported.  
    Lt. Chris Atkins, representing Chief Tommy Burris at the March 12 city council meeting, reported that city police had found the two male individuals responsible for more than 100 car break-ins across the county.  
    “They’re still recovering property every day,” Atkins said.

  • Business Expo set for Saturday

    Anderson County businesses will strut their stuff Saturday during the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Business Expo.
    The event will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Eagle Lake Convention Center. Admission is free.
    Businesses and organizations from across Anderson County will display their offerings, and there will be entertainment and a play area for children.
    A chili lunch will be offered by the high school band’s booster club.

  • ‘He killed my momma’

    Modena Branson’s family wept in the courtroom when the man charged with murdering her was escorted into court, and shook clenched fists at him in the street when he was whisked away after pleading not guilty.
    Timothy Lee Branson, 50, of 1600 Ballard Road was arraigned Tuesday morning in Anderson Circuit Court, where he entered his plea and learned his next court date will be May 8.
    He is charged in the shooting death of his wife, Modena Branson, earlier this month at their residence.

  • Three wrecks, DUI land woman in jail

    A Beaver Lake Road woman was arraigned Tuesday in Anderson Circuit Court on first-degree felony assault and other charges stemming from a string of motor vehicle accidents last fall.
    Jordan McDermott, 21, of 1308 Beaver Lake Road also faces a felony count of wanton endangerment; felony and misdemeanor counts for criminal mischief; a misdemeanor count of failure to stop and render aid; DUI; disregarding a traffic control device; failure to wear a seat belt; no motor vehicle insurance; and reckless driving.