Today's News

  • Erickson anniversary

    Carol and Larry Erickson of Versailles will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner at Eddie Montgomery’s Steakhouse in Harrodsburg on Oct. 15.

    The couple were married Oct. 15, 1960 in Minneapolis, Minn.

    Mrs. Erickson, the former Carol Gibson, is a daughter of the late Gordon and Virginia Gibson of Minneapolis, Minn.

    She is retired.

    Mr. Erickson is a son of the late Arnold and Sadie Erickson of Annandale, Minn.

    He is retired.

  • COLUMN: Sometimes unaffected, sometimes not

    Unaffected is not a word I would normally use to describe myself, but some aspects of this job require me to be just that.

    Take for instance a structure fire Monday night. Sitting at my desk, almost ready to go home, I heard the dispatcher call the fire out on the scanner.

    When packing up my things, I tossed the camera bag over my shoulder thinking I’d get a few photos before I went home.

  • Simpson-Proctor engagement

    Beverly Simpson of Lawrenceburg, Rodney Proctor of Lawrenceburg and Tamara Mercer of Houstonville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Tamara Simpson and Jeremy Proctor.

    The bride-to-be is a daughter of the late Edward Simpson, and a granddaughter of Kenneth and Joyce Sutherland and Johnnie Sr. and Ann Simpson, all of Lawrenceburg.

    She is a 2004 graduate of Anderson County High School, and is currently a stay-at-home mom to the couple’s 2-year-old daughter, Zadia.

  • COLUMN: Tips for apple goodness all winter long

    Columnist Cheryl Steenerson provides tips to enjoy apples all winter long.

    For her full column, see this week's Anderson News, available on newsstands across the county.

    Subscribe online or by calling 502-839-6906.

  • COLUMN: Nature's no beauty in casa de Carlson

    General Manager Ben Carlson explains that when it comes to your home, neither a drip nor a drop is beautiful.

    For his full column, see this week's Anderson News, available on newsstands across the county.

    Subscribe online or by calling 502-839-6906.

  • Letters to the editor - 10.6

    Give Conway a chance in November

    To the editor:

    I’m taking this opportunity to thank the many kind people who have opened doors for us during this campaign for the Nov. 2 general election.

    Now I’d like to ask a question: If computers, Facebook, YouTube and Topix could be weighed on the left hand, and experience, common sense, honesty and integrity could be weighed on the right, which hand would get your vote?

    The right hand will get my vote every time. I consider [judge-executive candidate] John Wayne Conway to be that right hand.

  • This week in Anderson County Sports, Oct. 13

    This week in Anderson County Sports

    Anderson County High School


    Friday, Oct. 15: Anderson Co. at South Oldham, 7:30 p.m.

    Junior varsity football

    Monday, Oct. 18: Anderson Co. at Oldham Co., 6 p.m.

    Freshman football

    Thursday, Oct. 14: Anderson Co. at South Oldham, 6 p.m.

    Cross Country

    Saturday, Oct. 16: Lexington Catholic Invitational, TBA

    Girls' soccer

    District 25 tournament at Owen County

  • Murder suspect pleads not guilty

    With a dozen family members of the woman he is accused of killing glaring at him, a shackled and visibly nervous Gary Bancroft made his first live appearance in an Anderson County courtroom Tuesday morning.

    Bancroft, the Bardstown Road man accused of slashing to death his girlfriend, Frances Renee Mobley, pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and tampering with physical evidence.

  • COLUMN: Automatic

    We have almost come to think of them as automatic, these extra point things in football.

    Line it up and kick. You can count on that one point as surely as you can count on a politician lying.

    Unless, of course, something goes haywire. You can hit 100 straight extra points and no one thinks a thing about it. Miss one, and everyone remembers. It's just the nature of the beast.

    Just ask Bullitt Central. And ask Anderson County, for that matter.

  • Fire ravages Fox Creek Road home

    A Fox Creek Road home was almost completely destroyed in a blaze Monday evening.

    Firefighters were dispatched to the scene at 1446 Fox Creek Road next to the Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course around 5:40 p.m. Monday, said Anderson County Fire Chief Mike Barnes.

    Firefighters spent a total of five hours putting out the fire, which started when a resident in the house was repairing plumbing.

    “He took all the steps necessary to prevent a fire,” Barnes said.