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Today's News

  • Walmart locations raise funds for Guard memorial

    Governor Steve Beshear visited the Lawrenceburg Walmart to thank employees statewide for raising money for the Kentucky National Guard Memorial.

    In total, 98 Walmart locations statewide raised $208,656.52 toward making the dream of the Kentucky Guard National Memorial a reality.

    Ground breaking on the memorial began in May at the Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort.

  • Marathon armed robbery suspect found dead

    The Anderson County Sheriff's Office confirmed Monday evening that a suspect identified in the Marathon gas station armed robbery Friday afternoon was found dead in Versailles.

    George “Daniel” Cheatham, of Salvisa, was identified as a suspect during the joint investigation with the Mercer County Sheriff's Office and the Lexington Police Department, and an arrest warrant was obtained, charging Cheatham with first-degree robbery.

  • Get Well, Senator Ford

    I am one of those guys that writes my congressman.

    No, I don't write about everything that comes up, but every so often some current issue, personal interaction with the government or proposed legislation prompts me to sit down at the computer and type out a few hundred words. Usually after giving it a day or so to rehash in my mind, I give the post office some change and send it on.

  • Seeing beauty, amidst tragedy

    As a reporter, I’ve encountered people who have witnessed or lost loved ones in a tragic event.

    I’ve often wondered, “What could I possibly say to comfort someone who lost their home in a house fire or lost a child in a car crash?”

    I turn on the news when I get home, more bad news. Sometimes, I just have to turn off the TV; “I’ve met my quota of tragedy for day. I can’t take anymore,” I sometimes think. Just this week it seems like there was plenty to go around.

  • Editorial Cartoon -- reporting from Fort Knox
  • Community Calendar, July 30, 2014

    Community calendar

    Red Cross is hosting the following events in August:
    Aug. 1 - Bloodmobile at the Chapter House at 318 Washington Street in Frankfort.
    Aug. 5 - Chapter Service Delivery Committee meeting
    Aug. 5 - Information booth at National Nite Out at Lakeview Park
    Aug. 8 - Bloodmobile at the Chapter House at 318 Washington Street, Frankfort.
    Aug. 11 - Chapter Board of Directors meeting
    Aug. 11 - Client Assistance System 2.0 training at the Chapter House

  • Allen Dennis Memorial scramble tees off Aug. 9

    The annual Allen Dennis Memorial Golf Scramble will be held on Saturday, Aug. 9 at Tanglewood Golf Course in Taylorsville. Benefits from the scramble will go to the Allen Dennis Scholarship Fund, named for a young man who drowned in 2001.

    The fee for the scramble is $50 per player or $200 per team. The scramble will feature a shotgun start at 8 a.m.

  • Good not good enough for Bearcat golf

    Being good is just not good enough for Anderson County boys' golf anymore.

    Not after the Bearcats tasted what it was like to be among the teams playing on the course at the Bowling Green Country Club the final week of the season last year.

    Anderson ended a 20-year state tournament drought when the Bearcats defeated Taylor County in a sudden death playoff in last year's regional tournament. The Bearcats used their depth to overcome a couple of subpar tee shots and Taylor's home-course advantage at the Campbellsville Country Club to  advance.

  • What a catch!

    It wasn't “Jaws” but Braxton Bostic had a catch he will always remember while fishing with his mother and step-father, Whitney and Joseph Coots, at Gulf Shores, Ala., earlier this summer.

    The 15-year-old caught a 5½-foot black fin shark while fishing on the beach at Gulf Shores. Braxton was using a 15-pound test line and a lady fish he had previously caught for bait.

    The shark weighed over 100 pounds.

  • PGA fans should note special parking plans for tourney

    Visitors to the PGA Tournament, being held at Louisville's Valhalla Golf Club, should utilize free parking and shuttle service to attend championship events through the seven-day period, beginning on Monday, Aug. 4, according to a news release.