Today's News

  • COLUMN: Diplomacy, even for idiots

    It goes without saying that the world has no shortage of repugnant, awful people.

    Given my chosen profession, I happen across at least my fair share of those people, most of which are foul-mouthed agitators bent on telling me why they or someone they know shouldn't be listed in the paper's court docket or some such nonsense.

    I have never lost a moment's sleep over those people, mostly because along with their charges, we also print the outcomes of their cases. In short, if you're charged, it's in the paper; when you're exonerated or found guilty, that's in there, too.

  • Gallant upset bid comes up short

    VERSAILLES - Woodford County survived a scare from Anderson County but had enough firepower to post a 3-1 victory in boys' soccer action at Woodford County Park Thursday night.

    The 10th-ranked Yellow Jackets used a relentless attack that was able to overcome Anderson's aggressive play to go 10-1-1 on the year and 5-0 in 25th District play. Anderson fell to 7-3-3 and 3-1 in district action.

  • Squeeze all you like, she's not telling

    Squeezing Linda Apple for her lemonade secret is a waste of time.

    Not that her fellow Anderson County Fire Department Auxiliary members haven't tried.

    "Oh, they've tried," she said, taking a break from serving Lemon Shake Ups during last weekend's Burgoo Festival. "They've tried everything known to man and woman to get that recipe out of me, but I'm not saying."

  • Two recovering following fatal motorcycle wreck

    The survivors of the accident last week that claimed the life of a Lawrenceburg man are recovering from their injuries, according to family members and friends.

    Brenda Sparrow, 48, was a passenger on the motorcycle driven by Donald Miller, 60, who was pronounced dead at the scene after the bike he was driving south on U.S. 127 Bypass T-boned a vehicle that apparently pulled out in front of him from Eagle Lake Drive.

    Sparrow was thrown from the bike and sustained multiple injuries. She was airlifted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.

  • Man angered, files lawsuit after genital amputation

    Phillip Seaton struggled to control his emotions as he talked about waking up from surgery to discover he no longer had a penis.

    Seaton, 61, said he went into Jewish Hospital Shelbyville in last October to have a simple circumcision. During the procedure, he was to have his foreskin removed because the excess skin was contributing to what he was told was some type of infection on the tip of his penis.

    "The doctor knew that's all that was supposed to be done," he said Friday.

    "We even joked about it, like, don't take off too much."

  • Police: Daughter set up parents to be robbed

    An Anderson County woman is in custody after confessing to setting up a robbery of her mother and stepfather, said Detective Bryan Taylor of the Anderson County Sheriff's Office.

    Amanda Green, 19, was charged with first-degree robbery, a class B felony, which is punishable by 10 to 20 years in prison. She is being held at the Franklin County Jail on a $25,000 cash bond, Taylor said.

    The sheriff's office received a call at 5:30 a.m. on Aug. 4 saying that Michelle and Coley Wideman had been robbed at gunpoint at 321 Bypass North.

  • HIGH SCHOOL GOLF: Gillis, White head to state tournaments

    Anderson County High School golfers Taylor Gillis and Joseph White qualified for the state high school golf tournaments with strong individual performances at the regional meets.

    Gillis qualified for the girls' Region 7 Tournament when she shot an 87 over 18 holes at the regional golf tournament held at Picadome Golf Course in Lexington. Gillis becomes the first Anderson girls' golfer to advance to the state in over 20 years. She is scheduled to tee off at 8:45, Central time, Tuesday in the first round of the state tournament at Bowling Green Country Club.

  • Doctor's lawyer says genital amputation was necessary

    The attorney for a doctor being sued for removing a Waddy man's penis said Friday that the amputation was "medically necessary."

    Attorney Clay Robinson said in a written statement that though he had advised his client, Dr. John Patterson, not to respond to requests for interviews, the complaint and subsequent comments by Phillip Seaton's attorney merit some response.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings Aug. 11.

    Terry S. Allen, review, operating a motor vehicle under the influence (BAC .138) -- show cause/installment/deferred payment Nov. 23.

    Erin K. Anderson, continued first appearance, license to be in possession -- failed to appear.

    William W. Ballard IV, show cause, operating a motor vehicle under the influence (BAC .088) -- enrolled.

  • LETTER: Pray for skate park

    To the editor:

    I hope that everyone in Lawrenceburg and Anderson County will make the skate park a reality.

    With the help of the good Lord, we can get this skate park done soon by working and giving.

    Thank you, and thank God.

    Billy K. Thornton