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Today's News

  • Putting a face to the economy

    The economy.
    If you listen closely to the way people talk about the economy, you expect Frankenstein’s monster pieced together from the most terrifying of horror film creatures.
    Like the nameless beast hiding underneath the bed, the economy creates havoc without anyone physically seeing or touching it.
    “The economy” induces enough stress and fear, it seems, to launch a thousand nightmares.
    It starves. It steals. It turns decent people desperate.

  • Will attorney general’s office keep talking tough?

    Column as I see ’em …
    Don’t be surprised this week if a former social services employee who pleaded guilty to nine felony counts of falsifying her investigations is, in essence, released from prison.
    Yep, the five year sentence Margaret “Geri” Murphy received just a month ago could be set aside when she asks for, and odds are will receive, shock probation.

  • Giant sunflower
  • Truck tug will benefit Ramsey family

    A truck tug of war is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 8 at benefit the family of the late Cody Ramsey, a 17-year-old killed this summer in a car wreck.
    Sponsored by the Kentucky Truck Tuggers, the tug will be held in the county park starting at 6 p.m.
    Admission is $8, with children under 5 admitted free.
    Walmart will provide concessions, according to a news release.
    All funds raised at the gate and from concessions will be given to Ramsey’s family.

  • Man busted for growing ‘medical’ marijuana

    A Mount Eden man charged with growing five marijuana plants near his home allegedly told police he was growing the pot for medical reasons.
    John P. Patterson, 61, of 3503 Mount Eden Road, was arrested at his residence after troopers with the Kentucky State Police found pot plants growing in various locations outside of his home.
    Trooper Jason Woodside wrote in his arrest report that Patterson “stated he had a medical condition and he uses marijuana to treat the condition.”

  • Fire destroys contents of The Variety Store

    A forgotten candle was the cause of a Saturday afternoon fire at local business The Variety Store, located at 1090 Glensboro Road, Suite 7.
    According to City Fire Chief Robert Hume, the city fire department arrived at The Variety Store on Saturday, Sept. 1 at about 2:30 p.m.
    Reports filed by Deputy Fire Chief Tim Reed state a candle was left burning Friday night after The Variety Store closed for the Labor Day weekend.
    Hume said most of the contents of the suite were destroyed by heat and smoke, but did not have an estimated cost of the damage.

  • News briefs: 9-5-12

    Mackville Community Center, Lion’s Club host truck and tractor pull
    The Mackville Community Center and the Mackville Lion’s Club will host a truck and tractor pull on Sept. 15.
    The weigh-in will be at 4 p.m., with the pull starting at 5 p.m. Concessions will be available. For additional information, contact Eddie Noel at 859-262-5104.

    Grill-Off fundraiser for clinic
    to be held Sept. 22

  • Jailed ex-social services worker seeks shock probation

    The former social services employee sentenced to five years in prison on nine felony counts of falsifying her investigations is scheduled to return to Circuit Court on Thursday for a shock probation hearing.
    Margaret “Geri” Murphy, 61, was sentenced in late July after pleading guilty to a host of felony charges.
    At that time, her attorney, Bill Patrick, said he would attempt to have her placed on shock probation after she served the required 30 days in jail.
    Murphy is scheduled to appear at 9 a.m. in front of Circuit Court Judge Charles Hickman.

  • School board keeps tax rate flat, gets earful about ECC

    The tax rate for the Anderson County school district may be flat again this year, but the district’s overall revenue won’t be.  
    The Anderson County Board of Education unanimously voted to maintain a flat tax rate for the fourth year in a row, but because of tax base growth, the district’s tax revenue will actually increase by $129,581 for the upcoming fiscal year.
    Last year’s tax rate, at $5.52 for real and personal property per $1,000 assessed value, brought in roughly $7.943 million of tax revenue for the school district.

  • Frankfort Regional Medical opens new emergency department

    Frankfort Regional Medical Center opened its new emergency department, the first completed phase of the facility’s $8.4 million expansion and renovation project, to incoming patients Tuesday morning.
    The emergency department, a 7,000 square feet wing featuring additional private rooms with central cardiac monitor capabilities, a triage center, EMS lounge, new reception area, MRI center and upgrades in technology, is the first phase of a three-phase renovation project scheduled to be completed by May 2013.