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Today's News

  • High school to host freshman orientation, ‘Bearcat Bazaar’

    Anderson County High School will host its annual freshman orientation Transitional Insights for Pre-secondary Students (TIPS) on Aug. 8 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. TIPS registration will begin at 6 p.m in the high school gym lobby.    
    Highlights of the program will include administration, faculty and staff introductions, high school facility tour for students, class schedule distribution, parent session, and small group student break-out sessions, according to a news release from the high school.  

  • Cops & Rodders raises cash for pair of good causes

    The threat of rain Saturday might have kept some away from the second annual Cops & Rodders event in Lawrenceburg, but the event still raised thousands for a two good causes.
    “Despite the bad weather all around us, we still raised $3,000,” said Sheriff Troy Young.
    Rain was in the forecast but didn’t fall in Lawrenceburg. Surrounding counties, though, received plenty, likely keeping some competitors and spectators away.

  • Deputy uses ‘old fashioned police work’ to collar burglary suspects

    A Shelbyville couple, including a man who was just released from prison, are charged with a rash of burglaries in the Fox Creek Road area.
    Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Wooldridge arrested Hubert Smith, 31, and Emily Smith, 29, of 701 Southland Dr., Shelbyville on two counts each of second-degree burglary July 22.

  • South Anderson water tower comes tumbling down
  • Judge scolds attorneys during murder suspect’s hearing

    Circuit Court Judge Charles Hickman blasted the state’s Department of Public Advocacy last Tuesday afternoon for failing to adequately assign legal defense for the man charged with murdering an Anderson County woman a year and a half ago.
    Hickman scolded department officials after learning that they had yet to assign an attorney to Terrance Cram, who was scheduled to stand trial Monday for the January 2012 murder of his landlord, Clay Burgin Road resident Tena McNeely, 49.

  • Take appropriate precautions this summer when heat is on

    The heat is on! No, I’m not referring to the recent NBA championship of the Miami Heat basketball team, but rather the high heat index across Kentucky this summer.
    The recent heat wave accompanied by high humidity has created a dangerous environment in Central Kentucky and in Anderson County. At least one heat related death has already been reported in the state this year.

  • Bankruptcy, poor health and life without electricity

    Let’s call them Mr. and Mrs. Smith.
    They live in Anderson County.
    Mr. and Mrs. Smith may be your neighbors.
    Mr. Smith will be 65 in August.
    Mrs. Smith is 62.
    Mr. and Mrs. Smith don’t want to be identified by their real names because of you, their neighbors.
    “We don’t want to be looked down on,” Mrs. Smith told me last week.
    Don’t want to appear like they’re looking for a free handout, they said.

  • Gardening offers control of nutrition

    Life on the farm is filled with antics and anecdotes and all I have to do is watch.
    Well, I do occasionally stand in as a humane scratching post for Zeus, the newest member of the family. At 95 pounds, he is a mountain of muscle with a profound preference for butt rubbing.
    Spanky is half his weight, but pure muscle as well.
    To watch those two go racing down the hill to chase some critter, be it rabbit, bird or butterfly, is a spectacle all its own. It’s like watching greyhounds race.

  • Saudi prince doesn’t like fracking, either

    There will be plenty of dire predictions and scary scenarios on tap when the fiscal court hosts a meeting Tuesday to allow residents to share their views about the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline.
    The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the basement of the Extension office in the county park.

  • Teach children to ‘follow the money’

    Back to school shopping is happening now. School supplies are in the stores and most families are looking at clothes. Back to school shopping is second to holiday shopping as the busiest season of the year.