Today's News

  • 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.

  • House catches fire twice in same day

    Two fires at the same residence last Wednesday has sparked an investigation by the Kentucky State Police.
    An unoccupied home at 1061 Long Road in western Anderson County caught fire two times in the span of five hours, the second causing heavy damage.
    The first fire was called in at 2:19 p.m.; the second at 7:17.
    “Three of us were at the Fire Station 4 working on air packs when the first call came out,” said Anderson County Fire Chief Mike Barnes. “I was there in five minutes and it had fire burning through the back wall of the house.

  • BOYS' SOCCER: Bearcat soccer escapes at Shelby

    SHELBYVILLE – The smiles around the Anderson County boys’ soccer team only reinforced what the scoreboard was confirming last Thursday at Shelby County Athletic Complex.

    Not only had the Bearcats escaped with a 2-1 victory over a determined 30th District rival. They had also virtually sewed up the two-seed in the district tournament, to be held in early October.

    Anderson is now 6-2 on the season, after a loss Saturday at Madison Central, 2-1 in district play.

  • GIRLS' SOCCER: Lady Bearcat soccer looking for big district win

    Anderson County can put itself in very strong position to win the top seed in the 30th District Tournament tonight, Wednesday, Sept. 5, when the Lady Bearcats host Shelby County.

    The teams have played for many years but were not district rivals until a realignment took effect this year. Anderson is only 3-4-1 on the year, playing its perennially rugged schedule but is 1-0 in district play after beating Collins earlier in the year. Neither Shelby nor Spencer County had played a district game through the weekend.