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Today's News

  • Take precautions to avoid tick bites

    Lone star tick nymphs and adults are active now. American dog tick adults will be looking for hosts soon, too.

    Personal protection, frequent self-inspection and prompt tick removal are keys to reducing tick bites and potential health consequences.

    Ticks can be encountered throughout the Kentucky outdoors. They are most common in overgrown vegetation along forest edges and trails commonly transited by deer and other wildlife.

  • Select local foods for healthy eating

    Using local foods is a way you can support local growers and perhaps eat healthier. I say perhaps because freshness depends on how much time lapses between harvesting and eating and how the food was stored.

    Consumers want to know that the foods they choose to eat and drink are safe and healthy. At the same time, today’s food consumer expects great taste, convenience and good economic value. Sometimes it’s difficult to get all that in one package.

  • Skeletal remains ID’d

    Ben Carlson, News staff

    The skeletal remains of a man found last fall in western Anderson County were identified last week.

    The remains were of Justin Michael Smith, 27, of Indianapolis, according to Anderson County Coroner Mark Tussey.

    The cause of Smith’s death is not known.

    “There is no evidence of blunt force trauma,” Tussey said, “and no evidence of penetrating trauma.”

    Smith disappeared about a year ago but wasn’t found until last fall when hunters came across his remains.

  • Firefighters douse trailer fire

    Firefighters were able to douse a trailer fire that broke out around 8 a.m. today at 1141 Versailles Road, lot 43. Chief Bobby Hume of the Lawrenceburg Fire Department said the cause of the fire, which filled the trailer with smoke and forced firefighters to break out several windows, was likely electrical. A woman was home at the time and appeared uninjured. For a full report, see Wednesday’s edition of The Anderson News.

  • 25 years and some Nasty memories

    Twenty-five years and I still can’t believe it.

    But yes, it’s been 25 years since people in these parts wanted to “Get Nasty.”

    A quarter of a century since people who think a Hammer is something you hit a nail with were dancing to “You Can’t Touch This.”

    Twenty-five years since Wire-To-Wire, Eric Davis and Jose Rijo.

    And Billy Bates.

    If you don’t remember Billy Bates, well, on second thought, if you remotely care about the Cincinnati Reds, you remember Billy Bates.

  • SIMS JUMPS PAST LONG-STANDING MARK

    The nature of track and field is that records are made to be broken. That it took 50 years for someone to set a new Anderson County High School record for the girls’ long jump shows just how impressive both the new record is and the old mark was.

    Sophomore Alorra Sims soard 17-feet-3.5-inches Saturday in the Heart of the Bluegrass meet at Henry Clay High School in Lexington. Sims, considered one of the top jumpers in Kentucky, bested a school mark set in 1965 by Charlene Peyton, who leaped 16-11 at a time when girls’ track was in its infancy in Kentucky.

  • Team Blake adds an all-American

    By Ashley Wilkins, Landmark News Service

    In 2012, Blake Hundley – just 6-years-old at the time – was diagnosed with brain cancer.

    And in the last three years he has battled and beat cancer time and time again.

    A great-grandson of Mt. Eden residents Junie and Phyllis Temple, Shelby County’s poster boy of inspiration has been in our thoughts for several years, but more recently he’s captured the heart of his own hero, University of Kentucky basketball all-American Willie Cauley-Stein.

  • BUSTED! Heroin, meth, pot land eight behind bars

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    Last week wasn’t a good one for those involved in the use and sale of heroin and other drugs in Lawrenceburg.

    Police made several arrests, including one involving a man allegedly selling the heroin.

  • Trash ‘just everywhere’

    Ben Carlson, News staff

    Health officials suspended food service Saturday evening at Wildcat Championship Wrestling on Hilltop Drive and someone apparently wasn’t happy with the decision.

    While a Lawrenceburg police officer escorted an environmental inspector through the building, someone “keyed” the officer’s car in the parking lot, leaving large scratch marks on the cruiser. That incident remains under investigation, according to Lawrenceburg Police Chief Chris Atkins.

  • Peach excited as spring drills end

    Through a seven-minute interview following football spring practice, Anderson County head coach left little doubt about how he looks at the 2015 campaign.

    “We are excited!” he said.

    It’s not just a run-of-the-mill excitement, either. It’s the kind that prompted Peach to use that phrase, or one very similar, at least six times during the conversation.