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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Please, no more Rocky Top in November

    LEXINGTON – I have gotten to the point that I wish someone could take a big orange and stuff it in every horn when the Tennessee band starts playing Rocky Top.

    Oh Rocky Top, you'll always be

    A sickening song to me...

    As I walked out of Commonwealth Stadium on Saturday night, the Volunteer band kept playing louder and louder. And I kept getting sicker and sicker at what I had just seen happen just a few feet in front of me.

  • COLUMN: Count your many blessings

    Monday was a beast of a morning. I hit snooze at least three times before I got up.

    While getting dressed I saw a stain on my pant leg, and it didn’t take long to realize the jacket I pulled from the back of the closet was about a size too small.

    I already didn’t feel great, and all the clothing chaos gave me a headache and made me later than I wanted to be for work.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Matthew K. Eckert heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings Sept. 10.

    Melissa D. Bamberger, arraignment, theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting) -- bonded out.

    Brian Lawson, arraignment, receiving stolen property (firearm) -- pleaded not guilty, continued to Sept. 17.

    Megan L. Reffett, arraignment, fraudulent use of credit cards (less than $10,000) -- pleaded not guilty, continued to Sept. 17.

  • Letters to the editor - 11.25

    Climb aboard ‘industrial bandwagon’

    To the editor:

    I am ecstatic to see that Harley-Davidson is looking into moving its current York, Pa., facility to our great state.

    Hopefully, our current county and city leaders will not be content with just “grabbing our share” of the move if it happens.

    Why not do whatever it takes to grab the whole pie?

  • State Christmas tree cut here

    Kevin D. Gritton loved giving unique Christmas gifts, and this year, his parents gave the state a unique gift in his memory.

    Joyce and Jackie Gritton, who live on Wilson Lane in Alton Station, donated a 30-foot-tall Norway Spruce to serve as the Commonwealth Christmas tree at the state capitol.

    “This is Kevin’s unique gift to the state of Kentucky,” Jackie Gritton said Thursday morning just minutes before the tree was cut from his yard.

  • Police look for suspects in smoke shop burglary (WITH VIDEO)

    The Anderson County Sheriff's Office is investigating a burglary that occurred Monday morning at Bo's Smoke Shop near Eagle Lake.

    The sheriff's office received an alarm drop at 12:15 a.m. Monday. When Deputy Patrick Beasley arrived, he found the front door to the business had been broken out and the store had been burglarized, according to a news release from the sheriff's office.

    An inventory estimate of $10,000 in cigarettes and cigars had been stolen, including some cash, the news release said.

  • Infant suffers broken bones, bleeding from shaking

    A Lawrenceburg man is accused of shaking his infant daughter so hard that she suffered rectal bleeding, a brain hemorrhage and multiple broken bones.

    Derek Hartley, 26, of 1016 Anderson City Road was arrested Nov. 19 on two charges of first-degree assault. He appeared Monday in Anderson District Court and is currently being held in Frankfort Regional Detention Center on $250,000 cash bail.

  • 'She's healed now'

    After fighting two battles with an inoperable brainstem tumor, Brianna Nicole Borwig died on Monday. She was 13.

    “We’re all going to miss her,” said Brenda Sadler, administrative assistant at Anderson Christian Church, where Brianna was a member.

    “She had such a beautifiul voice,” Sadler said. “She used to sit behind me, and it would just bring a smile to your face.”

    Sadler, who also taught Brianna in classes at the church, said it was heartbreaking to see such a beautiful young girl go through so much.

  • Bomb threat suspect nabbed

    The man accused of calling in a bomb threat last Thursday to Anderson County Head Start and Day Care is behind bars.

    Louisville Metro Police, following a search that was launched by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department, took Craig E. Nokes of Louisville into custody Friday night.

    Nokes, who has had numerous run-ins with the law, is charged with first-degree terroristic threatening, a Class C felony, according to Detective Bryan Taylor of the sheriff’s department. He is also charged with violating an emergency protection order.

  • Bearcats roll in opener

    Jacob Russell scored 18 points and pulled down 19 rebounds while Nick Humphries and Tyler Hyatt, making his first varsity start, both tallied 17 as Anderson County rolled past visiting Casey County 61-42 in the basketball season opener Monday night.

    Humphries also pulled down seven rebounds.

    Hyatt blistered Casey from the outside, nailing five 3-pointers in the first half. as the Bearcats built a double-digit lead by early in the second quarter and, for the mot part, kept it there the rest of the way.