Today's News

  • We may never know why Crouch was fired

    Column as I see ’em …

    The reaction to last week’s front page story about the firing of former Lawrenceburg police officer Clay Crouch was remarkable.

    The paper’s Facebook friends — and more than a few apparent enemies — piled on shortly after the story broke. Most were outraged that the city would fire such a popular officer. Others jumped for joy, including more than a few of whom I suspect were at some point on the receiving end of a pair of Crouch’s handcuffs.

  • Grow your way to better health

    Let’s hear it for a fountain of youth. Old gardeners never die, they just spade away.

    I have a pillow that has that saying, given to me by an anonymous friend years ago. I love that pillow. I also have a T-shirt that says “Hanging on by the seed of my plants.” Notice a theme here?

  • No one called me snowflake, libtard during week at War College

    It was during a coffee break outside Bliss Hall that an Army colonel from Virginia shared his exasperation with TV news.

    “I was in one of those tanks,” he told me, clearly angry, “rolling down a street in Iraq. FOX, CNN, the networks, they all showed us throwing fistfuls of candy to crowds of kids with the caption ‘US troops greeted as liberators.’ I was so dang mad. Those kids weren’t the welcome wagon, they were starving.”

  • Woman killed when car slams wall

    A Frankfort woman was killed late Saturday afternoon when the car she was in went off U.S. 127 and smashed into a rock wall, throwing her from the vehicle.

    Tralaina Michelle Spence-Broughton, 34, was killed when the northbound vehicle went through the median near the Anderson-Franklin county line before striking the wall. Investigators said the driver of the vehicle apparently tried to overcorrection once the car went out of control. The car then overturned and struck the wall.

  • Student success drives top Turner Elementary teacher

    Special education teacher Jason Alexander is the teacher of the year at Robert B. Turner Elementary School, an award he said is both humbling and an honor.

    Alexander has been a teacher for 11 years at the school, where he teaches fourth and fifth grades. This is his first time winning this type of award.

  • Kiem, Fuqua named winners in Conservation Writing Contest

    Monynita Kiem was named the Anderson County winner in the recent 2016 Conservation Writing Contest, according to a news release.

    The contest was produced as a partnership between Kentucky Farm Bureau and the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts, and themed “Backyard Adventures: Exploring the Trees in Your Hometown.”

    Monynita is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chea Kiem and a student at Anderson Middle School.

    This contest was produced as a partnership and Monynita received a $25 check from Kentucky Farm Bureau for her winning artwork.

  • Woman arrested after pointing loaded handgun at man


    A Lawrenceburg woman was arrested last Friday morning for allegedly pointing a loaded handgun at a man.

    Lorrie Roberts, 53, of 105 Lakeview Drive was charged with first-degree wanton endangerment after police say she pointed a 9 mm semi-automatic at the man after police arrived at her home.

  • Fresh cucumbers to more than simply taste good

    For those of us wanting to eat healthier and change some eating habits, we do a lot of research. It can seem overwhelming and at times, we want to give up.

    My advice, and my approach has always been to pick one item or one subject and concentrate on that. If you wanted to fix the brakes on your car, you wouldn’t read a manual on the transmission.

  • Births

    Courtney Akins and Nathan Chandler announce the birth of their daughter, Grace Emilia Chandler, on March 4, 2017 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.

    She weighed 6 pounds, 7.3 ounces and measured 18 ¾ inches at birth.

    Maternal grandparents are Jason and Sherry Smith of Harrodsburg.

    Maternal great-grandparents are Claude and Henrietta Akins, and Ike and Ruby Smith.

    Paternal grandparents are Theresa Chandler of Nicholasville and Philip Chandler of West Row, Norfolk, United Kingdom.

  • Bottle Buddy Parade a hit at Ward

    Fourth graders at Emma B. Ward Elementary school showcased their Bear Cat day project at the Bottle Buddy Parade last Friday, April 14. Students from the elementary school were given the task of taking a bottle and transforming it into a person they admire who was born in Kentucky.

    “It has been a big hit in the past,” said Principal Bobby Murphy.