Today's News

  • Veterans service held at American Legion

    From staff reports
    The American Legion Auxiliary and Legion members conducted a veterans service Nov. 10 at the Legion fairgrounds, according to a press release.
    Unit 34 President Betty Butler welcomed everyone and Chaplain Dolores Mefford had an opening prayer. Post 34 Commander Bill Sloan led the Pledge of Allegiance. Junior member Anna Boyles sang the National Anthem and “amazed everyone with her beautiful voice,” according to event organizers.

  • Avoid packing on additional holiday pounds

    The holiday season is full of wonderful tasty food that tends to add pounds to those who overindulge. The Weight Management for the Holidays program can help you avoid packing on the pounds as you enjoy the holidays with family, friends and coworkers.  

  • School district should live within its means

    We’re hoping that the Anderson County Board of Education already knew it had spent $660,000 more than it took in during the 2012-13 budget.
    We doubt it, though, and are fairly certain it took an auditor to let board members know.
    If the board knew it was spending so far beyond its income level, why didn’t that problem come up even once earlier this year when board members discussed the district’s budget?

  • To be heard by the men, she spoke through a man

    The Roman Catholic priest called, the sing-song lilt of his voice heard through the telephone:
    “So, what are we going to suggest today?” he asked her, the usual conversation necessary before the next committee meeting.
    Retired Disciples of Christ minister Pat Yates, sitting at her kitchen table last Friday afternoon, said her ideas on Christian education would only be heard if spoken through the mouth of her friend, a Roman Catholic priest also serving on a committee to develop programs for inner-city youth in Ohio.

  • Learn to stay warm when old man winter growls

    Yo-yo weather is here. This time of year, Kentucky’s temperatures can go up for hours or even days, teasing us, right before it slams back down to “Where’s my coat?” temps. We go from comfortable to cold, and back again, giving us four seasons in one day.
    I think it’s Mother Nature’s way of gently breaking us into winter. Kind of like the lights in a theater dimming, to let us know the show is about to begin. I just hope it’s not gearing up for a record breaking performance.

  • Gaines case a black eye for legal system

    Column as I see ’em …
    I’ll bet you’re curious about this photo, and I’ll get to that in a moment, but first let me say how disappointed I am that the fellow charged with drunk hunting and wanton endangerment has pleaded guilty instead of standing trial.
    David Gaines, a Lawrenceburg man who in my view was railroaded into this mess, pleaded out on three Class D felony counts and in essence now admits to shooting in the direction of other hunters earlier this year in a dove field.

  • Their big, happy Bulgarian wedding

    One piece of bread dipped in honey, one piece dipped in salt.
    Donna Phillips tore off a piece of Bulgarian bread dipped in honey and fed her stepson, Jeff, and his new wife, Valentina Vacheva to bring sweetness into their marriage.
    Sitting at her kitchen table in Lawrenceburg, Donna brushes off memories of nervousness as the center of this important Bulgarian wedding tradition.
    “It was important to Jeff that I participate in the wedding, too,” Donna said.

  • Man found dead in car at gas station near Walmart

    A gas station attendant checking on a vehicle with a motor still running but hadn’t moved after several hours found a man dead in his vehicle on Nov. 10 at the Murphy’s station in front of Walmart, according to city police.
    Felix Nelson Slone, 59, of 120 North Main St., Apt. 4, Harrodsburg died suddenly late Sunday night of apparent cardiac-related natural causes, according to Anderson County Coroner Mark Tussey.
    Tussey said he’s still waiting on final autopsy and toxicology reports, but has no suspicion of foul play.

  • Bus bumped by vehicle on Edmondson Road

    No students were injured in what is being described as a very minor incident involving a vehicle and a school bus Tuesday morning on Edmondson Road.
    According to Anderson County Sheriff Troy Young, bus 65 and another vehicle met on the narrow gravel road and both came to a stop. The driver of the vehicle attempted to get around the bus by driving off the edge of the road on a slight embankment. When the driver’s vehicle hit a bump, it rubbed against the rear corner of the bus, breaking the vehicle’s side mirror and leaving a small smudge mark on the bus.

  • Search on for new principal at Ward

    The Anderson County school district will begin a search for a new principal of Emma B. Ward Elementary starting Nov. 18, according to Superintendent Sheila Mitchell.
    Current Principal Amanda Ellis will be leaving her position at Ward after 10 years as principal to fill a new job as an academic program manager with the Kentucky Department of Education and Kentucky Board of Education.