Today's News

  • ‘Everybody loved Cody’

    Terri Ramsey sat in amazement Monday night as dozens of people filled Edwardo’s Pizza to show how much they cared about the son she and her husband, Gerald, lost earlier this month in a car wreck.
    “We are astonished there are so many people,” she said. “We loved Cody, but we didn’t know so many other people loved Cody, too.”
    Cody Ramsey, 17, was killed earlier this month when the mini-van he was driving slammed into a tree on US 62.

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  • Atkins discusses next steps for city police

    For about 20 years, Lt. Chris Atkins has served in the Lawrenceburg Police Department, moving from patrolman to corporal to lieutenant.
    Now he’ll be moving on a new role — interim police chief.
    “[Chief Tommy Burris] kind of introduced me to all of it already,” said Atkins, who has served under four city police chiefs during his tenure as officer. “It’s definitely going to be more administrative than what I do now.”

  • School board OKs $30,000 increase in district athletic budget

    The Anderson County Board of Education approved an $83,450 high school athletic budget, a 10-cent increase for school lunches and a change in its drug and alcohol policy at its July 16 meeting.
    All five board members were present, including new board member Scott Brown.
    High School Athletic Director Rick Sallee presented his annual budget to the board, with an additional $59,362 requested for cheerleading uniforms, baseball field resurfacing and new scoreboards.

  • Woman’s attempt to have Family Court judge arrested fails

    By Mallory Bilger
    Landmark News Service
    A Taylorsville woman who said she was treated unfairly by Family Court Judge John David Myles unsuccessfully called for the judge’s arrest during court July 2 and was removed from the court room.

  • Stevens’ campaign war chest nearly double King’s

    Democrat Kent Stevens (D-Lawrenceburg) outraised and outspent incumbent state Rep. Kim King (R-Harrodsburg) by a wide margin when the two squared off in 2010, and is well on his way to doing the same this year.
    Stevens, who is vying to regain the 55th District seat he lost to King in 2010, has raised $21,100 through June 21, nearly double King’s total of $10,869, according to totals posted on the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance’s website through last Friday.

  • Corn, tomatoes are nutritional summer treats

    I hope your garden is doing better than mine.
    I’m still waiting for the first tomatoes to ripen and gave up on the corn. My neighbor says that squirrels got the corn but I think it was raccoons.
    At any rate, every corn stalk was broken and some were strewn across the yard.
    Corn and tomatoes are plentiful in supply at the stores if not in your garden. Some people think that corn is not nutritious but they may need updated information.
    One-half cup of cooked corn contains only 90 calories, is low in fat and a good source of fiber and B vitamins.

  • Conservation tips for when rain is in short supply

    There is no typical summer here. Growing up in Indiana, I didn’t pay much attention to summer, except to have fun. I worked hard and played hard and enjoyed every day of it. It got hot and it rained, but I didn’t really pay attention to either. In Arizona, in was pretty much the same thing. Kentucky is a whole different ball of wax.
    Here, summer heat sneaks into spring and then leaves, only to come back again and again. It’s like a roller coaster of temperatures and precipitation. Over the past few years, summer just gets hot and dry.

  • Much ado about uniforms

    Made in America.
    Not so much anymore.
    This week in self-righteous Washington anger, some decided to take a strong, opinionated stance on an issue that affects all Americans:
    No, not tax cuts for more the middle class.

  • Fiddling while Anderson burns

    It has been said that Emperor Nero fiddled while Rome burned.
    Nearly 2,000 years later in a small central Kentucky county named Anderson, our Neros in city and county government spend more time rosining up their bows to do a little fiddling of their own instead of putting out the fires and getting down to business.