Today's News

  • Teen charged with swapping stolen gun for weed

    From staff reports

    A teenager was charged with first-degree burglary after allegedly stealing a gun that he eventually for $80 worth of marijuana, according to police reports.

    Robert J. Butts, 19, of 995 Johnson Road was charged with the burglary Aug. 5 after police investigated the theft of two guns and a ring stolen from a Lakeview Drive residence in late July.

  • Movie studio may use Lawrenceburg sites in film

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Aug. 11, 1966

    Twentieth Century Fox movie studio of Hollywood, California was in and out of Lawrenceburg for several weeks looking at areas to shoot a movie.

    The movie was to be titled “Flim Flam Man,” and was a comedy starring George C. Scott and an unknown actor.

  • Back to school snacks can be healthy and easy

    Today was the first day of school.

    Did you survive? I put a very sleepy Junior on the bus with his very excited kindergarten little brother.

  • Calendar of events

    Aug. 10

    10:30 a.m. — “The Tommy Allen and Earl Harris Show” at the Anderson County Senior Center

    11:30 a.m. — Lunch at the Anderson County Senior Center

    1 to 3 p.m. — Card room activities at the Anderson County Senior Center

    5:30 p.m. — Friends of the Anderson Public Library meet at the library

    Aug. 11

    8:30 a.m. — Breakfast club at the Anderson County Senior Center

    9 a.m. — Shopping and errands at the Anderson County Senior Center

  • Ruggles anniversary

    Ed and Doris Ruggles marked both of their 90th birthdays and a 69th wedding anniversary on July 30. They celebrated with family and friends.

  • Keep an ‘eye on the prize’

    As a youngster, I grew up on what is known as a “hill” farm in western Kentucky. When I was five, I was unceremoniously dumped on my grandparents who had already raised six children of their own, and surely did not need another mouth to feed. We were poor and I had to work. Our only source of income was selling milk to the old Pet Milk Company. I had no exposure to church, but I always had an awareness that there is a God.

  • Church briefs

    Camp Calvary 3D Archery Shoot is Aug. 13

    The community is invited to the Camp Calvary 3D Archery Shoot at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 13.

    Participants can shoot for fun or enter the competition. The three catagories are: open, bow hunter, and traditional for men, women, and youth.

    Lunch is provided and door prizes will be awarded.

    Entry fee is $15. Children 12 and younger will pay $5.

    For more information, call Rusty Ruble at 502-600-1020.

    The shoot will take place at 475 Camp Calvary Lane, Mackville.

    Mt. Eden Christian

  • How could NFL botch big weekend of pre-season?

    Notes scribbled after trying to watch football at home Sunday night...

    Has there ever been a more bizarre scene than the one that unfolded for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game?

    Admittedly, I am not a huge fan of the pre-season games, especially the early part of August. Most of the time, the games are being played by rookies along with veterans who have been cut by one team and are trying to make an impression with another.

    It’s not the highest quality of pro football, but it’s...


  • Smallish Lady Bearcats dreaming big

    Replacing nearly every cog in a machine is not easy, but that is what awaits the Anderson County High School volleyball program in 2016.

    Not only did the Lady Bearcats lose nine seniors, they are without tall frontline players who had the ability to dominate at the net and a defensive specialist who is now playing college volleyball.

  • Parents, businesses raising money for Mustang grid program

    Beth McFarland does not claim to be a football expert but she knew something was wrong when she attended one of her son’s practices at Anderson County Middle School recently.

    “The blocking sled pads were literally falling off,” she says. “They were in terrible shape.”

    McFarland’s husband, Tommy, is a welder, so he volunteered to repair the frame of the five-station sled, but replacing the pads will cost money. Quite a bit of money that the program does not have.