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Today's News

  • ‘One big bruise’

    God leaped out of the passenger seat to protect Phyllis Oates when a log truck struck her car last Wednesday afternoon on Highway 555.
    That’s how Oates, 57, explains how she survived the violent wreck that left her battered, broken and bruised, but alive to talk about it.
    Speaking by phone Monday from her hospital bed at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, Oates said she expects to fully recover from her injuries, which include a broken neck, wrist, sternum and ribs.

  • Fireworks rescheduled for Saturday

    From staff reports
    Anderson Countians might just get to see fireworks after all — weather permitting.
    After rain forced July 4 activities to be cancelled twice last week, the fireworks display is now scheduled for dusk in the county park this Saturday night.
    The veterans parade has been cancelled, but city officials said Tuesday morning there will be live entertainment on the Green that evening.
    The weather for Saturday was expected to be clear, but if it rains, the fireworks display will not be rescheduled, local officials said.

  • Services today for Democratic Party stalwart

    A woman credited by many as being the heart and soul of the Democrat Party in Anderson County has died.

    Gayle Dadisman, 79, passed away Sunday after a lengthy battle with cancer.

    Those who knew and worked with her said she will be greatly missed.

    “She meant everything to the party,” said local attorney Betty Springate. “She was the lifeblood of the Democratic Party in Anderson County.”

    Gov. Steve Beshear lauded Dadisman as someone who understood the role of government in people’s lives.

  • Storm wreaks heavy damage to tobacco crop

    Unrelenting rain last week proved disastrous for local farmers who on Monday were still trying to determine exactly how much damage it caused.

    Heavy rain started pounding Anderson County on Thursday and continued almost non-stop through Saturday night.

    Amounts vary by location, but Emergency Management Director Bart Powell said rain gauges he uses showed Anderson got around 6.5 inches during that period, but others reported getting significantly more over the past couple of weeks.

  • Letting go of his baby

    It's never easy walking away from something you love.

    It's doubly hard when that something is a job where you got your first experience and elevated the performance from the good to the great.

    But Clay Birdwhistell just felt it was time.

    After seven years leading the girls' basketball program at Anderson County Middle School and doubling as an assistant coach at the high school, Birdwhistell announced he was giving up the middle school part of his duties in the spring.

  • Fish offshore for post-spawn largemouth bass

     By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    The wet and unseasonably cool weather pattern lately seems more consistent with Kentucky Derby week than early July.

    Chris Hickey, black bass research biologist for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, said the cool weather delayed the largemouth bass spawn a couple of weeks, but now everything is on schedule as we head into the heat of summer.

    He said anglers report largemouth bass gathering on the channel ledges on Kentucky and Barkley lakes.

  • A no-no after a no-no

    It seems like I can't quite catch a break when it comes to seeing a no-hitter.

    At least at the major league level, I can't.

    Since the day my parents took me to Cincinnati’s Crosley Field for my first game in 1964, I have seen, by my best guesstimate, over 200 major league games. I have seen games in 11 different stadiums in nine different cities. I have seen some of the greats – Gibson, Drysdale, Glavine and Seaver, among others — pitch.

    But never have I seen a no-no.

  • Youth teams compete

    Youth softball teams have been competing in Anderson County this summer.

  • We’re soaked

    SATURDAY 11 A.M. — Anderson County remains under a flash flood watch with more rain expected to fall through Sunday.

    The county was under a flash flood warning through 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

    At least three roads are closed due to nearly 6 inches of rain that has fallen through Saturday morning, with several more inches expected by Sunday.

    Emergency Management Director Bart Powell said Rice, Gilberts Creek and Dry Dock roads are and will likely remain closed, with others, including Hammonds Creek, being accessible only when the rain relents.

  • Lawrenceburg woman in critical condition following wreck

    A Lawrenceburg woman was seriously hurt Wednesday afternoon when the vehicle she was driving collided with a log truck.

    Phyllis Oates, 57, of Long Road attempted to make a U-turn onto her road from Highway 555 when her vehicle was struck by a tractor-trailer driven by Rodney W. Peace, 69, of Magnolia, according to a news release from the Kentucky State Police.

    The collision caused the tractor-trailer to overturn, spilling its load of logs onto Highway 555, about 20 miles west of Lawrenceburg.