Today's News

  • Lay that donkey down and rest in God’s love

    A young boy and an old man were walking with a donkey when a group of people passed by.
    “Isn’t that ridiculous that no one’s riding that donkey,” one person said.
    So, the old man told the boy to ride the donkey.
    Another group of people passed by and someone said, “That’s terrible! Look at that young boy riding that donkey while the old man walks.”

  • Small life changes can add up to big bucks

    I always get up with the birds. Thankfully, they’ve been sleeping in lately.
    As summer comes to an end, our daylight wanes and plants and animals adapt. It’s the cycle of life and adapting is the key to survival. If I didn’t get to hibernate a little in the winter, I’d never survive. I’d be too pooped.
    Sadly, hibernation is months away and we still have lots to do before then. Motivation is still the ticket to get us through. All I have to do to get my motor running is remember my relatives.

  • Don’t talk the talk if you can’t walk the walk

    Patience is not my virtue.
    I’m guessing it’s not yours, either.
    Time is precious, or so our strict schedules and ringing smart phones tell us.
    A typical nightmare for me: a never-ending line at the airport terminal with nothing to read.
    Honestly, that scares me more than Norman Bates or Freddy Krueger.  
    Parking downtown, however, isn’t exactly the Nightmare on Main Street that I’ve heard about.

  • It’s all about the children, sort of

    What would it hurt for children schooled at home to play athletics in the public schools?
    There certainly are plenty of rules that forbid that from happening here in Kentucky, and legal decisions from the courts to back them up, so spare me the usual oatmeal responses, please.
    Instead, answer the question as posed and tell me what it would actually hurt?

  • Lawrenceburg author finds road to first book

    About five years ago Dennis Cantrill received an inheritance from his late grandfather — 40 pages of writing.
    Cantrill’s grandfather wrote about growing up in Virginia and Kentucky, arriving at 1916 before his death in 1946.
    “I still thought those 40 pages were quite an inheritance to leave to his family,” Cantrill said.
    Now Cantrill has accomplished the same with his first published book.

  • Ex-social worker pleads not guilty to tampering

    A former social worker facing nine felony counts of tampering with public records pleaded not guilty Tuesday morning in Anderson County Circuit Court.
    Margaret “Geri” Murphy appeared only briefly before Judge Charles Hickman and smiled brightly as she walked out of the courtroom with her attorney, Bill Patrick.
    Murphy, who was indicted last month, has not been arrested or taken to jail because she was issued a criminal summons to appear in court.
    Murphy will return to court Nov. 22 for a pre-trial conference.

  • Hitting the open trail

    By Meaghan Downs
    Staff writer
    A caravan consisting of a married couple, four horses, a mule and a dog trotted along Fox Creek Road as cars slowed and drivers waved.
    But Jeannette and Richard McGrath of Jackson, Wyo., are used to it.
    They’ve been on horseback for a year and a half, raising money for Hearts Up Ranch, a Christian healing and prayer ministry focused on helping victims of trauma and abuse.

  • Train hits truck near Alton Station

    A Norfolk-Southern train plowed into a pickup truck Monday morning, sending the truck tumbling off the tracks before it landed upside down.
    The driver of the truck, Brock Messina, 20, of Louisville appeared to sustain only minor injuries and was transported from the scene by ambulance.
    The accident occurred around 11 a.m. on a farm trail off Avenstoke Road in northeastern Anderson County.
    The vehicle was apparently headed south when it crossed the tracks in front of the train, which was headed east toward Lawrenceburg about three miles from Alton Station.

  • Investigators: Ex-mail carrier stole veterans’ painkillers

    A Lexington jury indicted a Lawrenceburg mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service on Friday with stealing mail that contained prescription drugs for Anderson County veterans.
    From August 2009 to May 2011, according to indictment documents, 40-year-old Pamela J. Hawkins took 12 drug parcels containing hydrocodone meant for delivery to U.S. veterans in Anderson County.
    The Anderson News has confirmed that Hawkins is no longer employed at the Lawrenceburg post office.

  • Column: Short memory or long?

    A few days after Anderson County had been embarrassed by Bryan Station in the football season opener, a Bearcat football fan came by my office up on the hill.

    After seeing the team whipped in every facet of that game, I had wondered if the pre-season hype – much of it coming on the pages of a certain local newspaper – had been a bit much. After all, even though Anderson had won a district for only the third time in school history, the Bearcats did so by the skin of their teeth.