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Today's News

  • Judge: Building jail here a ‘dead issue’

    Those hoping or even thinking about Anderson County building its own jail had the cell door firmly slammed in their faces during last Tuesday night’s meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court.

    During a work session before the meeting, a leading jail expert disabused them of the notion quickly and thoroughly, saying emphatically that building a jail would be a risky, expensive proposition.

  • Wilson honored with statewide KACD award

    From staff reports

    Every year the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts (KACD) recognizes farmers who take the initiative to implement sound, innovative and cost-effective conservation techniques and best management practices. The state winners are selected on the basis of accomplishments in soil and water resource management and pollution prevention, according to a news release.

  • Winners named in annual Home, Craft Garden Fair

    From staff reports

    Following are the result of the 2016 Home, Craft and Garden Fair held last Tuesday and sponsored by the Anderson County Extension office.

    Best of show

    Sewing (Children Clothing)- Linda Marean

    Quilting (Wall Hanging)- Linda Marean

    Needlework- Jean Ann Riley

    Antique (Cloth Collection) - Betty Parrott

    Baking (Vegetable Bread)- Evelyn Smith

    Horticulture (Banana Peppers): Darlene Terrell

    Art (Acrylic)- Joan Beard

  • Man jailed for driving 100 mph on Main St.

    From staff reports

    A Lawrenceburg man remained behind bars Monday after police say drove in excess of 100 mph on South Main Street while trying to escape from them.

    Kevin W. Crowder, 41, of 1306 Bonnie Blue Loop was spotted traveling at a high rate of speed by an off-duty deputy from East Woodford Street to South Main, where a police officer pulled him over.

  • Grand jury indictments

    From staff reports

    The following people were indicted July 19 by the Anderson County Grand Jury.

    Melissa Gilliam of 118 Bell St., Lawrenceburg was indicted for first-degree illegal possession of a controlled substance (heroin); operating under the influence; reckless driving and failure to stop at a stop sign.

    The indictments stem from an incident May 28.

    Jennifer Cox of 200 Adams Lane, Frankfort was indicted on two counts of third-degree burglary, stemming from an incident April 26 at 1000 Bypass North.

  • News briefs

    Kampfer named site director

    Lindsay Kampfer has been named as the new site director for the Hospice of the Bluegrass — Frankfort office, the organization announced.

    As site director, Kampfer will manage day-to-day operations and oversee the staff who serve Hospice patients and their families in Anderson, Franklin, Owen and Woodford counties.

    Friends of NRA poker run slated

    The Central Kentucky Friends of the National Rifle Association will hold a motorcycle poker run Aug. 6 at the American Legion Post 7 in Frankfort.

  • News briefs

    Kampfer named site director

    Lindsay Kampfer has been named as the new site director for the Hospice of the Bluegrass — Frankfort office, the organization announced.

    As site director, Kampfer will manage day-to-day operations and oversee the staff who serve Hospice patients and their families in Anderson, Franklin, Owen and Woodford counties.

    Friends of NRA poker run slated

    The Central Kentucky Friends of the National Rifle Association will hold a motorcycle poker run Aug. 6 at the American Legion Post 7 in Frankfort.

  • Jail log

    From staff reports

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

    July 12

    Melanie Parker was charged with fourth-degree assault by the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    Johnathan Chaney was charged with fourth-degree assault by the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    July 15

    Kylee Hulick was charged with contempt and failure to appear or pay by the Shelby County Detention Center.

  • CARTINHOUR CELEBRATES 102ND BIRTHDAY

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, July 28, 1966

    Wanda Drury, 17, daughter of Susie B. Drury of Lawrenceburg, was crowned “Miss Mercer County Fair.”

    Wesley Sharp, 13, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Sharp, entered the Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington for the fifth operation on his hand. He had been injured when a dynamite cap exploded in his hand.

    Junior 4-H Beef show winners at the Lawrenceburg Fair were:

  • There are plenty of recipes for all that zucchini

    When is the only time people lock their car doors at church?

    Zucchini season!

    If you’ve ever come out of church and found a big bag of zucchini on your front seat, you know what I’m talking about. Have no fear, there are a lot of yummy things you can do with those magically appearing, green, farmer’s orphans.

    Chermoula or

    Charmoula (Arabic)