Today's News

  • Life through a century

    By Brittany Fuller

    News Staff

    Ernest Watts was born May 20, 1915, in West Virginia, and has settled for the remainder of his life in Anderson County where he celebrated his 102nd birthday in May. Watts describes himself as very laid back, and said that may be the key to his long, eventful life.

    Growing up, Watts said he didn’t like country life.

    “We lived in the country, and I was never happy with the country,” said Watts. “But I made the best of it.”

  • Jail Log

    From staff reports

    The following people were recently arrested and transported to jail, according to information provided by Anderson County Jailer Joani Clark.

    July 2

    Glen Tillman was charged with DUI, possession of drug paraphernalia and marijuana and careless driving by the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    Dakota Phillips was charged on a Franklin County warrant by the Kentucky State Police.

    Dylan Watkins was charged with failure to appear by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

    July 3

  • Man allegedly tries to strangle stepdaughter, 16


    A Lawrenceburg man was arrested last Wednesday night on charges of fourth-degree dating violence assault and alcohol intoxication in a public place.

    Christopher Wheeler was taken into custody after he was involved in a domestic violence dispute at 1051 Melody Lane.

    According to a citation issued by the Kentucky State Police, Wheeler left the scene and was later brought back to the residence by a neighbor. Wheeler had blood on his nose and hands when officers finally made contact with him.


    80 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, July 22, 1937

    The inability of two men to get a car up a steep hill on the cliffs of the Kentucky River out toward Lock Five led to the discovery of what was a moonshine still and 52 barrels of mash and a stolen car.

    The recovery of the stolen car came about when a group of young men, who were camping near the Jessie May Lillard Camp, saw two men trying to get a car up the steep hill with little success.

  • Consider the Bible story of ‘the rich, young ruler’

    If you have attended Church or read the Bible much at all, you likely know the story of “the rich, young ruler.” Matt. 10:17-22 “As Jesus was setting out on a journey, a man ran up to Him, and knelt before Him, and asked Him, ‘Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?’ And Jesus said to him, ‘Why do you call me good? No one is good, except God alone.

  • church briefs

    Activities planned at Pigeon Fork Baptist

    Pigeon Fork Baptist Church will host a community “Bridge” event at the Waddy Ruritan Club on Friday, Aug. 4, from 7 to 9 pm.

    Come hear gospel and country groups sing, grab a hot dog or some popcorn, try out the inflatable obstacle course, play washers, corn toss, and ladder toss, or just enjoy fellowship with your neighbors, organizers said in a news release.

    On Saturday, Aug. 5, Revival will begin at 7 p.m., led by Ron Aldridge, following by a “pizza pig-out.”

  • Gearing up for dog days of summer

    Last week was a scorcher. I’m hoping this week will be a little cooler with the rain. I’m trying to gear myself up for the dog days of summer. The kids go back to school, traffic picks up, and I feel less and less like cooking. It’s time for big dinner salads, cold soups, lighter fare, and as much as possible on the grill. (no cleanup) .

    I like to use leftover corn that I’ve grilled previously. If using fresh, uncooked corn, you can char the outside in about 5 minutes over a gas flame.

    Roasted corn soup with avocado

  • Give KHSAA a hand over headgear rule

    I have often marveled at just how quickly things happen in fast-pitch softball.

    The pitching rubber is only 43 feet from home plate, which means a pitcher is usually less than 40 feet away as she completes her follow through. Given that slap-hitting is a common practice in softball, there are many times when the pitcher is probably no more than 12 yards from the bat when it connects with the ball.

  • Thompson completes sweep with world titles

    Anderson County Middle School archer Henry Thompson completed a clean sweep of his competition Saturday when he took first place in both the bullseye and 3D IBO competitions at the National Archery In the Schools Program World Tournament in Orlando, Fla.

    Thompson carded a 297 with 27 tens in the bulls eye division to finish first out of 1,744 male competitors. His teammate, Luke Slone, finished eighth with a 291.

  • Only rain could stop Mudcat bats

    As the Central Kentucky Mudcats were rolling through their own tournament last weekend, it appeared the only thing that might stop them was a force of nature.

    In the end, that proved true.