Today's News

  • Former Bearcat star QB, NFL eyeing each other

    All Jacob Russell wants is a shot. Just any kind of shot.

    That’s all the Anderson County High School graduate can ask now. He just wants a chance to pursue his dream of playing professional football.

    After an illustrious three-sport career at Anderson ended in the spring of 2010, Russell’s collegiate journey has taken him to three schools and through two sports before finding a home at Campbellsville University.

  • Note to self: It’s the cars, stupid, not the trucks

    Column as I see ’em …

    I jumped at the chance to take photos of (alleged) guilty truckers getting speeding tickets while they barreled through the treacherous stretch of Highway 151 in Alton.

    Det. Sgt. Bryan Taylor of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office called and asked me to join him for a couple of hours of speed monitoring, saying it would help me “gain some perspective” following my column last week that hit the state DOT fairly hard for not shutting down that road to large trucks.

  • Time is right to divide day lilies, iris, peonies

    I am loving the evenings. Watching the sun set is one of my all-time favorite things to do and lately we had some spectacular ones.

    Not only is the weather delightful, the evening concerts are, too. Mother Nature provides it all for free.

  • Make sure your teenager gets enough sleep

    Teens are more adversely affected by sleep issues and missed sleep than younger children.

    Habits that may interfere with getting enough sleep include: staying up late chatting with friends, watching TV, playing video games, or staying up late to study or finish homework.

    For teens it may seem like a waste of time when you’ve got so much going on. But sleep can help you do better in school, stress less, and generally be more pleasant to have around.

    Sound good?

  • As summer winds down, flea problems become worse

    Flea problems tend to peak at the end of summer.

    Dealing with an infestation requires a significant amount of time, patience, and effort, as well as an approach that includes consideration of both the pet and its environment.

    Only an estimated 5 percent of the fleas in an infestation on animals are adults. About 50 percent are in the egg stage, 35 percent are larvae and about 10 percent are pupae.

  • Football team's bus vandalized in Winchester

    When players with the Anderson County High School football team went to board their team bus after defeating Clark County last night in Winchester, they found the bus vandalized with graffiti, including at least one vulgarity.

    Athletic Director Rick Sallee said the driver of the bus followed protocol and reported the incident to local police in Winchester. He said that local officials there are going to rectify the situation.

    "There was never a safety issue and we had a good win in a tough environment," Sallee said.

  • Bearcats grow, rally past Clark

    WINCHESTER – Growing up is never easy. It's not supposed to be, whether it is learning from that first bad grade, first breakup with a girlfriend or the first traffic accident.

    Life happens. You learn to deal with it.

    Football happens too. A team can deal with it in many different ways. The best ones grow up, learning from the mistakes – and the good things – that happen along the way.

  • Fiscal court pulls plug on joint tourism vote

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court earlier today (Thursday) cancelled a Sept. 1 joint meeting with the Lawrenceburg City Council that was expected to include a vote to allow the city to join the county’s tourism commission.

    It wasn’t immediately clear why the fiscal court, which had already held a first reading on an ordinance that would have created a joint tourism commission, cancelled the meeting, other than to say that the fiscal court needs “more information” before proceeding.

    The meeting has not been rescheduled.

  • Promo business learned to deal with success

    Lawrenceburg-based Splatter, Inc. started small, grew fast and learned the importance of being ready for success.

    Splatter Inc was started in the summer of 2004 by Gabe Uebel, Andrew Eaton, Nick Cann, Warren Kinne, Jay Springate, David Sawyer and Charles Humston.

    Andrew, Nick, Warn, Jay and David had just graduated from Anderson County High School and were poised to enter their respective colleges that fall.

    Splatter, Inc. began very modestly by creating, marketing and selling “Support the Troops” magnetic ribbons.

  • ENGAGEMENT: McDowell-Coulter

    Roger and Janet McDowell of Lawrenceburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Caroline McDowell, to Caleb Coulter, son of Calvin Coulter and Elanor Griffin of Lawrenceburg.

    The bride-to-be is a granddaughter of Phyllis Reas.

    She is a graduate of Western Kentucky University and is employed as a cost accountant by Berry Plastics in Franklin.

    The groom-to-be is a grandson of Mary Lee Coulter. He is a four-year veteran of the United States Marine Corps and a student at Western Kentucky University.