Today's News

  • Taylor takes fifth in Midwest Nationals

    Joe Taylor, an eighth-grade wrestler at Anderson County Middle School, recently placed fifth at the Midwest National Finals, held in Bloomington, Illinois, July 12.

    Taylor competed in the seventh- and eighth-grade, 133- to 137-pound class.

    Taylor, wrestling with the Bluegrass Warriors wrestling club of Louisville, split four bouts to place in the tournament.

  • Cotton to suit up for Milligan College

    Conor Cotton, a member of the Anderson County High School Class of 2014, signed to play baseball at Milligan College during a ceremony at the school last Wednesday.

    Cotton, who was a pitcher and outfielder for Anderson County’s regional runner-up team this spring, will man the same positions at Milligan, a Christian liberal arts college located near Johnson City, Tennessee. Cotton was named to the 30th District and Eighth Region all-tournament teams and received Anderson’s Derek Wells Pitching Award and Bearcats’ Most Valuable Player award.

  • WEDDINGS: Phillips-Thorpe

    John David Thorpe of Hazard and Kimberly Dawn Phillips of Lawrenceburg announce their marriage on June 7, 2014 in the hometown of the bride. The couple was joined in marriage at the home of the bride’s mother in Honeysuckle Estates.

    The outside ceremony was officiated by Rev. Bob Karsner. The bride was presented in marriage by her father. The bride was attended by matron of honor Robin Sutcliffe and bridesmaid Kayla Tracy.

  • WEDDINGS: York-Fryar

    Elizabeth York, daughter of Richard and Elizabeth York of Lawrenceburg, and Michael Edwin Fryar, son of Alan Fryar and Carol Ruthven of Lawrenceburg, were married June 7, 2014.

    The bride is a granddaughter of Jim York, the late Vicki Shelburne York; the late Dr. Lewis Wash and Doris Wash.

    The groom is the grandson of William and Mary Alice Fryar; Amy Ruthven and the late Melvin Ruthven.

    The wedding and reception took place at the home of the bride’s parents in Lawrenceburg.

  • Red Cross officials: Need for donors urgent

    The American Red Cross is facing a looming blood shortage, leading to an urgent need for donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give, officials said in a news release.

    Donations were down about eight percent over the past 11 weeks, resulting in about 80,000 fewer donations than expected.

  • Several Lawrenceburg students named to MSU Dean’s List

    The following local students made the 2014 spring semester Morehead State University Dean’s List. To be eligible for dean’s list, a student must carry a semester grade point average of 3.5 or better and take a minimum of 12 letter-graded hours.  
    • Kristina Lynne Bragg of Lawrenceburg.
    • Donald James Burns of Lawrenceburg.
    • Brittany Denise Couch of Lawrenceburg.
    • Kimberly Rae Damron of Lawrenceburg.
    • Hannah Marie Martin of Lawrenceburg.
    • Sara Elizabeth Shouse of Lawrenceburg.

  • Is a three-day workweek feasible?

    Carlos Sims, the second richest man in the world, recently advocated for a global three-day workweek at a conference in Paraguay. Though the concept of a shorter workweek isn’t new, Sims’ comments have opened up an ongoing debate of Americans being overworked.

    Under Sims’ proposal, employees would work 11-hour shifts, making the work total 33 hours.

    “Four days off would be very important to generate new entertainment activities and other ways of being occupied,” Sims was quoted in The Washington Post.

  • District Court Docket

    Judge Betty A. Springate heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on July 24, 2014.

    Amber N. Hinkle, arraignment, first-degree trafficking in controlled substance (methamphetamine), first-degree possession of controlled substance (cocaine), buy/possess drug paraphernalia – pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing July 31.

    Joseph A. Kulin, arraignment, buy/possess drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, operating a motor vehicle under the influence – pleaded not guilty, pretrial conference July 31.

  • Anderson County Jail Log, Aug. 6, 2014

    From staff reports

    The following people were charged and transported to the Shelby County Detention Center during the past week, according to information provided by Anderson County Jailer, Joani Clark.

    July 27

    Laura Raymond for driving under the influence 2nd and open container the Kentucky State Police.

    July 28

    Stanford Adams for Failure to pay fines by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

    Monet Sutherland for failure to pay fines by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Tips to keep stable fly population under control

    The stable fly is a blood sucker that looks like a house fly but has a piercing-type mouthpart that projects forward from the front of its head. Males and females feed on warm-blooded animals and humans, usually around the lower leg or ankles. They also will attack dogs, biting them mostly in the ears. Stable flies are not limited to barns and stables; they will rest around houses and attack people, too. Stable flies are strong fliers; they can cause problems at least two miles from their breeding sites.