Today's News

  • Flea infestations can be frustrating

    The cat flea is the most common external parasite of dogs and cats. These small, hopping insects also bite humans. In addition to the discomfort of bites and the chance of secondary infection by contamination of bite sites, the cat flea is an intermediate host of the dog tapeworm, the most common intestinal flatworm parasite of dogs and cats.

  • Children don’t realize all that they have

    I often wonder how our children will remember their childhood.

    This question is usually posed after one of them complains about something as anti-dramatic as wifi connectivity.

    I suppose it is at this point that I should start in on all the difficulties we faced back in the late 1980s and early 1990s, when I was their age.

    “Back in the ‘80s, we didn’t have google, we had a card catalog and an outdated set of World Book encyclopedias,” I’d say.

    (Insert tween eye rolls here.)

  • 127 yard sale officially begins Thursday

    Since 1987, folks have piled their wares on tables along US 127 in the blistering August heat to attract buyers during “the world’s longest yard sale.”

    Known as the 127 Corridor Sale, what started out as an idea to draw visitors from the interstates and to the back roads, has grown to include 690 miles — from Gadsden, Alabama to Hudson, Michigan.

    For Nancy Rucker, an Anderson County resident and a vendor, the 127 Sale is an opportunity to make a little money. “And I’m wanting to get rid of some stuff,” she explained.

  • Man who starved dog to serve 30 days in jail

    A Lawrenceburg man who pleaded guilty to allowing a dog to starve to death earlier this year was sentenced to 30 days in jail last Thursday morning in Anderson District Court.

  • Three vie for Distinguished Young Woman

    From staff reports

    Three young women will compete in the Distinguished Young Women of Anderson County scholarship program, scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6 at the high school.

    Competing will be Carly Lynch, a daughter of Tony and Lori Lynch; Amy Kate Smith, a daughter of Glenn and Sue Lou Smith; and Kaylee Snow, a daughter of Bob and Cheryl Snow.

    Admission to the annual program, now in its 35th year, is $12.

  • Man rescued from rising water on Hoophole Road

    A Lawrenceburg man was rescued early Tuesday morning when his pickup truck became trapped in high water on Hoophole Road.

    Josh Bowman became stranded when rising water in Sulphur Creek stalled his truck near the Mercer County line, according to Battalion Chief Chris Harrod of the Anderson County Fire Department.

    When first responders arrived, Bowman had climbed out of the cab and was seated on a toolbox in the truck’s bed.

  • Problem solved

    A Lanes Mill Road man got so fed up with the tall grasses and weeds alongside his road that he decided to take matters into his own hands last week and mow them down himself.

    “It didn’t look like the county was going to take care of it, so I did,” said resident Gerald Carroll, who hopped aboard his tractor and mowed about a quarter-mile stretch of the road.

    “With all of that old tall Johnson grass leaning out over the road, you couldn’t even see oncoming traffic.”

  • Title dream ends in championship game

    RICHMOND -- The Anderson County Little League 9- and 10-year-old all-star team went to Richmond with big dreams for last week’s state tournament at Lake Reba Park.

    Like all teams entering statewide play for the first time, the Anderson stars had visions of going home with the banner declaring them to be the best Little League team in Kentucky at their age level.

  • Enjoying the precious present

    As they gathered for a team photo last Wednesday, there were a few faint smiles and even fewer tears on the faces of the Anderson County Little League 9- and 10-year-old all-star team.

    They’d just taken a 17-4 beating from Owensboro Southern in the state championship game. The Owensboro team had gotten a leadoff home run, then sealed Anderson’s fate of being “mercy-ruled” with a grand slam that made it 17-3 in the top of the third.

  • Lady Bearcat golfers ‘can be as good as they want to be’

    Anderson County girls’ golf coach Robert Hanks leaves no doubt when it comes to his assessment of the potential of his team.

    “They can be as good as they want to be,” he says, “If they put in the time and effort.”

    Hanks knows he has several golfers with the ability to be very good high school players. But he also sees small numbers. Only seven girls had expressed interest in playing when Hanks talked about the season, which started Saturday in the Lady Rocket Classic at Weissinger Hills in Shelbyville.