Today's News

  • ONLINE ONLY: State tournament notes, Pre-tournament

    This will be Anderson County's fifth trip to the state softball tournament, all since 2002. The Lady Bearcats' best finish was last year when they made the Final Four, losing to Male in the consolation bracket semifinal.

    In 2008, Anderson finished fifth.


  • Story behind the story

    When the story of the “mystery photo” (See page A1) landed in my lap a few weeks ago, I was in a spot that reporters rarely find themselves — a part of the story. Rather than simply stating the facts, asking questions and writing from an outsider’s standpoint, I found I was a character in the story.

    Of course, as all this was unfolding, I was never really certain if I had a story or not.

  • Farm, home safety tips for stormy weather

    It’s that time of year when we get more thunderstorms. Weather patterns are more active, and storms thrive with the moisture and rapidly rising warm air that is very common during the transition to warmer seasons.

    Stormy conditions also increase the potential for lightning to strike people at work or play outdoors and, possibly, while they’re inside a building. Although thunderstorms are more common during the spring and summer, they can take place all year long and at all hours.

  • Vacation leads to memory recall

    I took a vacation.

    Besides a few one day-ers in my Hoosier hometown, I’ve taken exactly two vacations in 20 years of living in Kentucky. I took three days to meet up with a Phoenix friend in Pennsylvania almost four years ago, and, last week, I headed west again. It was wonderful.

    The plan was to be in Bakersfield, California for the birth of a child. My friend Anne, who used to own the Mt. Eden Greenhouse, had a new husband for me to meet and was expecting their first baby any day. Baby Lucas had his own plans.

  • Waiting to see what OSHA does with morgue

    Column as I see ’em …

    I’d like to be a fly on the wall when folks in the state’s omnipresent labor cabinet get a glimpse of the article in this week’s paper about the county morgue. (See A1).

    Those folks don’t mess around when it comes to OSHA compliance, and for good reason. People have every expectation that their workplaces are relatively free of preventable hazards, and without those pesky OSHA types beating the bushes looking for violations, that expectation wouldn’t be met nearly as often.

  • EDA approves budget, names officers

    The Lawrenceburg-Anderson County Economic Development Authority elected officers, passed its annual budget and renewed its affiliation with the Bluegrass Area Development District (BGADD) during its meeting this morning (Wednesday) at Lawrenceburg City Hall.

    Re-elected to their current positions were Ricky Hawkins, chairman; Tom Smith, secretary-treasurer; and Charlie Cammack, vice chairman.

    All three previously held those positions, and no other authority members were nominated.

  • Church briefs

    Pigeon Fork Baptist plans vacation Bible school

    Pigeon Fork Baptist Church will host vacation Bible school June 29 through July 1 from 6 to 8 p.m.

    Family Fun Night is planned for 5 p.m. July 2.

    Pre-register by calling 502-803-6508.

    The church is located at 5090 Hickory Ridge Road, Waddy.

    Vacation Bible school set at First Church of God

    “Pets Unleashed” is the theme for vacation Bible school at First Church of God from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 11.

    All children are welcome.

  • Goodies for a good cause

    Members of Ninevah Christian Church pose for a photo last Saturday while raising money to send a local person on a mission trip to Eastern Kentucky as part of the Christian Appalachian Project. Set up at the entrance to Walmart, the group offered homemade baked goods for donations to help raise money for the effort.

  • Food is big part of family life

    Growing up in New Jersey and being from a very large, Italian-Irish family gave me my love for cooking and entertaining.

    My family doesn’t just gather and eat — they embrace any opportunity to celebrate life with food, family and friends.

  • Warford-Cooley engagement

    Kevin and Danette Warford of Nashville announce the engagement of their daughter Brittany to Corey Cooley, son of Rick and Betsy Cooley of Lawrenceburg.

    The bride to be is a 2009 graduate of Anderson County High School. She graduated from the University of Louisville in 2013, and is employed by MCM CPAs and Advisors as a certified public accountant tax supervisor.

    The groom to be is a 2008 graduate of Anderson County High School and is a student at the University of Louisville. He is employed as an operations analyst at Conifer Health Solutions.