Today's News

  • How to tell truth from fiction during election season

    The election campaigns are getting into high gear.  
    How do you know what’s true when one side says something about the other?  It’s hard to know the truth about all such claims. Some outrageous claims may actually be true and something that sounds true can be false.  I’m not taking sides on any issue.

  • Finding sanity on the road

    Right before checking into an insane asylum, I hit the open road.  
    Some people meditate. Contort themselves into yoga pretzels and sailors’ knots in an effort to relieve stress.
    I drive.
    Sanity, for me, is found in the silence behind the steering wheel.
    Both my hands grip the wheel at 10 and 2, freeing my mind to wander into the dark corners of things I don’t want to and need to think about.

  • COLUMN: Bearcats showed grit even in loss

    Thoughts on Friday's football season-opening football game...

  • City dog, country dog

    My dogs are city slickers.
    There, as painful as it is to admit, I’ve said it.
    Me? Uh-uh. No way. I’m not a city slicker and, despite some recent unsettling realizations to the contrary, I can prove it.
    It became obvious that my dogs had succumbed to city life when I visited a local farm during my never-ending quest to find the perfect place to hunt deer. (Fact: City slickers don’t hunt, although some of the posers will occasionally wear camouflage.)

  • District court docket: 8-22-12

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on July 16, 2012.
    Jordan Cornish, arraignment, fraudulent use of credit card (less than $500 in six month period), theft by unlawful taking – pleaded not guilty, pretrial conference Aug. 2.
    Larry D. Sams, hearing, theft by deception (less than $300) – paid.
    John W. Cox, arraignment, operating a motor vehicle under the influence – amended to third offense (aggravator), pleaded not guilty, pretrial conference Aug. 13.

  • A true fish story
  • First case of flu reported

    Staff at the Anderson County Health Department are encouraging residents to get vaccinated as soon as vaccines are available after news broke last week that the first cases of seasonal influenza has been reported in Kentucky.
    The reported cases are residents of Boyd County, and the seasonal H3N2 type of influenza virus was identified in each case, according to a news release from the health department.
    Acting local Health Director Tim Wright said his office hopes to begin providing vaccines by Sept. 1.

  • School board to ponder 4% revenue hike

    The Anderson County Board of Education is weighing a 4 percent revenue increase for the upcoming fiscal year, which would give it an additional $378,000 in revenue.
    The board of education has kept its tax rate flat since the 2008-09 school year, with the current tax rate set at $5.52 per $1,000 of assessed value on real estate.

  • High-speed chase leads to smashed bike, tickets

    A motorcyclist who led police on a high-speed chase through Lawrenceburg on Saturday night can add a host of charges to his bumps, bruises and the damages his bike received when it ended up smushed under the front end of two cars on North Main.
    Nicholas Reed, 22, of Harrodsburg received only minor injuries after a police cruiser chasing him on Ballard Street struck the rear end of his bike and sent him and his bike flying into a used car lot on the north side of the train tracks.

  • Want to eat melons without getting sick? Wash ’em

    Anderson County’s acting health director has a simple solution for those worried about contracting salmonella from eating tainted muskmelons or cantaloupes.
    A bleach solution, that is.
    With news spreading about two deaths in Kentucky and dozens of people sickened from melons likely grown in southwestern Indiana, Tim Wright said Tuesday morning that concerned Anderson County residents should wash melons in a simple bleach solution before cutting them.