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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Celebrate ‘Adopt a Cat Month’ with a kitten or maybe two

    The Anderson Humane Society is celebrating Adopt a Cat Month with the American Humane Association and all animal organizations across the United States.

    The purpose of this special month is to locate more homes for shelter cats. This is the perfect time to promote cat adoptions since the spring and summer months typically bring a surge of cats to the nation’s shelters.

  • Drury wants to be first female judge-executive

    Edwinna Baker became the city’s first female mayor two years ago, and now a woman is gunning to become the county’s first female judge-executive.

    Donna Drury confirmed Monday afternoon that she is running as a non-registered independent for judge-executive when the election is held next November.

    “Yes, I am,” she said. “I sent out letters to my friends and family telling them that I’m running, and joked that Anderson County might not be ready for a woman to be judge, but maybe it’s time.”

  • Police under fire after toddler murdered

    A 21-month-old who was apparently shot by his father should have never been in the man’s custody, according to attorney Marie Hellard, who is representing the child’s mother.

    Timothy L. Frazier, 28, and his son, Cole Lance Frazier, were found dead at 110 Tree Top Drive in Bardstown on May 26. Their deaths are being investigated as a murder-suicide, according to Nelson County Coroner Field Houghlin.

    The child’s mother is Candice Dempsey of Lawrenceburg.

  • Pit bulls given a reprieve

    Owning a pit bull in Anderson County won’t become more difficult if a committee seated to help the county create an updated dog ordinance gets its way.

    The committee met for nearly five hours last Thursday afternoon, but immediately made it clear that the majority of its members would not support breed specific legislation.

    “My agenda here is to not have breed specific legislation passed,” said committee member and veterinarian Aaron Goodpaster. “That would create more hate and discontent than anyone could imagine.”

  • Teacher suspended on student's complaint

    An Anderson County High School teacher has been suspended with pay following a complaint lodged by a student.

    The teacher’s name and the nature of the complaint are not being released, Superintendent Kim Shaw said Monday afternoon.

    The teacher was suspended May 21, Shaw said, a couple of days after the unidentified student lodged the complaint.

  • Living for the good days

    Michael Bishop has good days and bad days.

    On his good days, you’ll find the 5-year-old outside playing with his trucks, camping or fishing.

    On his bad days, he’ll be inside, weak and without the energy to do the things he loves.

    Michael, son of Terri and James Bishop, was diagnosed with leukemia in September 2007.

    His cancer is in remission now, but the maintenance stage still keeps his parents guessing as to which days will be the good ones.

    The week of Michael’s diagnosis is one his mother, Terri, won’t forget.

  • SPORTS BUZZ for June 6: Good riddance to semi-state series

    There's little doubt that crowning a champion in baseball is best done by just about any means other than a single-elimination tournament.

    There are so many quirks and nuances to the game that it is the only one I know of where fans generally shrug their shoulders when a really good team is beaten by one not so good.

    It happens and it's part of the game.

    But I am glad to see the death of the best-of-three semi-state series format in what is actually the first round of Kentucky's high school state tournament.

  • COLUMN: ‘Free to good home’ usually ends badly

    Most people have good intentions when they advertise a cat or dog as “free to good home.”

    They care what happens to the animal all they want to do is find a nice family that is willing to give the pet a loving, responsible home. The tragedy occurs when the animal is mistakenly put into a situation where it is neglected, abandoned, abused or even sold for lab experimentation.

    Sadly, this sort of thing happens thousands of times each day across America.

    What can happen to a pet that is given free to a casual, uncommitted owner?

  • Trinity takes lead in semi-state series

    LOUISVILLE – Oddly enough, Anderson County might have taken a bit of a confidence boost in a 7-4 loss to Louisville Trinity in the first game of the Semi-state 4 series at Eastern High School.

    “I think we had some bullets tonight,” said Anderson coach L.W. Barnes. “We just kept shooting ourselves in the foot. We picked the worst game of the year to play like we did. We’ve played 37 games and this was one of the worst games we have played all year.”

  • First Presbyterian Church welcomes new minister

    One of the oldest churches in the county is headed in a younger direction.

    Pete Jones, 29, became the pastor of First Presbyterian Church on May 1.

    The fact that church members sought out someone young to be their pastor, “says a lot about the direction they wanted to go,” Jones said.

    One of Jones’s goals for the church is to “open our doors” to the community and show community members that Christianity is also about having fun, he said.