Today's News

  • COLUMN: Take action now against tomato problems

    Have you been following the news about the oil spill in the Gulf? It’s bad news, any way you look at it. Just because it’s not happening here in Anderson County doesn’t mean that it won’t affect you. The people in Spain didn’t think a volcano in Iceland would affect them either. This spill is an environmental disaster that will touch each and every one of us, as well as our children’s children.

  • LITTLE LEAGUE: Cubs 1-2 pitching punch is too much for Yankees

    Relief pitchers cannot control what happens in the innings preceding them, only what happens after they enter the game. For the Cubs’ Jordan Adams, that’s just fine.

    Adams entered the game with his Cubs holding on to a 4-2 lead with one out down in the top of the fifth inning. When the final out was recorded, Adams walked off the mound having faced the minimal number of batters possible, five. And had the maximum number of strikeouts possible, five. More importantly for the Cubs, the 4-2 win put them back in the race for the league championship.

  • COLUMN: Behind closed doors, selection process has extra importance

    Much of the process of selecting a new superintendent for Anderson County Schools is done behind closed doors.

    The process is entirely legal because elected bodies are allowed to discuss personnel issues, among a limited list of other things, during an executive session as long as no official action is taken.

    Still, it’s no reason for those elected to their positions to take the task lightly.

    This is not to say that they do or that they will, but instead to serve as a reminder of the importance of the task at hand.

  • Callie Ann-Marie Lentz birth

    Melissa S. and David A. Lentz of Lawrenceburg announce the birth of their daughter, Callie Ann-Marie Lentz, on April 22, 2010 at the Women’s Hospital at Saint Joseph East.

    She weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long.

    Her maternal grandparents are Carl and Sue Smoak of Frankfort.

    Her paternal grandparents are Jim and Helen Hammonds of Paducah and Charles and Vickie Lentz of Ocala, Fla. 

  • Rucker-Haddix engagement

    Timothy and Scarlet Rucker and Steven and Vickie Haddix, all of Lawrenceburg, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Vanessa Caitlin Rucker and Jonathan Dean Haddix.

    The bride-to-be is a 2010 graduate of Anderson County High School and will be enrolling at the University of Kentucky this fall.

    The groom-elect is a 2009 graduate of Anderson County High School.

    He is currently serving in the military police with the Kentucky National Guard.

    A wedding is planned for 8:30 p.m. on June 9, 2010 at Hope Community Church in Frankfort.

  • Tuttle-Sebastian engagement

    Sandra R. Tuttle and Matthew C. Sebastian announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    The bride-to-be is a daughter of Jack Tuttle and the late Geneva Tuttle of London.

    She is a 2000 graduate of North Laurel High School and a 2010 graduate of Somerset Community College.

    The groom elect is a son of Tim and Lisa Sebastian of Lawrenceburg and Julie Heatherly of Mobile, Ala.

    He is a 2001 graduate of Anderson County High School and is a retail manager in Lexington.

  • One final shot

    For more than four years now, their names have been intertwined at almost every turn.

    Jordan Sloan and John Updike. John Updike and Jordan Sloan. But in many ways, they are as different as the events they will participate in for the final time as high schoolers in this weekend's state meet.

    Updike belies his body type – think an undersized basketball center –to be one of Kentucky's best in an event marked by monsters twice his size. The discus throw is marked by the grunts and screams of brute strength.

  • COLUMN: Learn from life's lessons and move on to the next

    It’s not what happens to you that’s important, it’s how you respond to it.

    It’s a simple sentence my high school soccer coach told our team one day before practice. Standing around 5-foot-6 at the time, I wasn’t your prototypical goalkeeper. I was just a freshman and I had earned a starting spot on the varsity team at a high school with a rich soccer history.

    Needless to say, I was terrified. It didn’t help my older brother was a senior, all-district captain. If there was one person who wasn’t afraid to chew into me, it was him.

  • Letters to the editor - 5.26

    County clerk says thanks for voter patience

    To the editor:

    I would like to thank voters for their patience on May 18.

    Several changes have taken place since the 2008 General Election. The Anderson County Board of Elections was forced to move several voting locations due to disability guidelines and other regulations.

    We also replaced the old outdated machines with new paper ballot scanners which will reduce the time and long lines at the polls.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Matthew K. Eckert heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings April 22.

    James A. Rice, hearing, complicity to receiving stolen property ($10,000/more), complicity to receiving stolen property (less than $10,000) -- remanded.

    Virginia T. Hilterbran, disposition, operating a motor vehicle under the influence -- pleaded guilty, sentenced to 215 days, to serve 150 days (credit time served, balance conditionally discharged for two years), 12-month operator’s license suspension, $1028, show cause Nov. 29.