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Today's News

  • What’s on my mind: kids and first jobs

    Teenage years are an interesting time of transition between childhood and adulthood.
    As teens we begin to develop skills, set some goals, must have a wireless data plan, and of course, most want their own automobile. Seems these “necessities” of today are much more costly that those of the yesteryear.

  • Ford program partners with public schools to develop students’ job skills

    By Chris Kenning
    The Courier-Journal
    At Southern High School, students in a machine-tool career program are fabricating model rockets while using chemistry to learn about fuel, and algebra to calculate flight paths.
    At Jeffersontown High, welding instructors do summer “externships” at local businesses to ensure they’re teaching students cutting-edge skills. Elsewhere, business leaders are helping shape what students learn, while teachers help map their students’ educational course.

  • Farm Bureau women’s committee organizes food drive

    The Anderson Counties Farm Bureau Women’s Committee, in honor of Food Check-Out week, organized a food drive for Backpack Buddies. Besides food that was collected, our Farm Bureau Federation donated $300 to go to the Backpack Program.
    Our committee also helped to pack the food that goes to our Backpack program here in Anderson County.
    American consumers spend, on average, just more than 10 percent of their disposable income for food, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research service.

  • Briarwood Drive garage goes up in flames Monday

    Firefighters were able to stop a fire from spreading to the rest of a Briarwood Drive residence Monday afternoon, County Fire Chief Mike Barnes said, but the two-story home’s garage and sunroom were completely destroyed by flames and smoke.
    Before firefighters arrived at about 3:15 p.m. Monday, the fire had already engulfed a garage and an attached sunroom that 1090 Briarwood Drive homeowners appeared to use as a dining room, Barnes said.

  • Three ‘suspicious’ grass fires near Anderson-Nelson line spark investigation

    Three grass fires that sprung up seemingly out of nowhere at the Anderson and Nelson County line are being investigated as “suspicious,” according to Anderson County Fire Chief Mike Barnes.
    Barnes was notified by dispatch at about 2:50 p.m. Thursday afternoon of a large grass fire across the road from 4718 Bardstown Road, about one mile from the Anderson-Nelson county line.
    Roughly 3-4 acres of bluegrass farmland had caught fire, Barnes said, and 23 mile per hour winds whipped the flames to heights of up to 6-8 feet tall.

  • Kentucky reaction mixed to same-sex marriage ruling

    By Katie Brandenburg and Laurel Wilson
    Bowling Green Daily News
    Not surprisingly, reaction was mixed to last Thursday’s federal ruling that Kentucky must recognize other states’ same-sex marriages.
    “I’m pretty proud of the state right now,” said Christin Mulwitz, who has been married more than three years to her wife Marcie.
    Conservative Christians have a different view.

  • Living with Alzheimer's: Her turn to care for Mom

    Doris is searching for her children.
    A baby doll is usually the only thing that will console her when she’s in the hospital, daughter Debbie Lottes said.
    Doris Halwes of Evansville, Ind. — former Girl Scout leader, Sunday school teacher and creative, thrifty stay-at-home mom — expects to see her two kids or grandchildren always running underfoot.
    Doris asks for them. She forgets. She asks again.
    She searches, always.

  • Man flees police after heroin bust

    A 27-year-old Oldham County man led Lawrenceburg city police officers on a high-speed chase across three counties Tuesday afternoon after police observed the man allegedly trafficking heroin in Anderson County.
    According to Det. Jeremy Cornish and Det. Mike Schell, city police were conducting an investigation involving Ahmad M. Ghazawi, 3500 West Highway 22, Crestwood, a little after 4 p.m. when Ghazawi fled in his vehicle, weaving in and out of traffic at speeds over 100 miles per hour.

  • Couple plead not guilty to abuse

    A Lawrenceburg couple charged with allegedly abusing their 10-month-old child to the point that he was in danger of losing a kidney both pleaded not guilty to criminal abuse charges Tuesday morning in Anderson Circuit Court.
    Billi J. Combs, 20, and Aaron J. Hilbert, 21, of 1270 Jenny Lillard Road were arraigned March 4 in Anderson Circuit Court.
    A disposition or trial date for Combs and Hilbert has been scheduled for April 22 in Anderson Circuit Court.

  • Home invasion suspect released day before trial

    A Lawrenceburg man facing five felonies including robbery and stealing firearms was released the day before his jury trial after the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office filed a motion last Wednesday to dismiss all charges against him.   
    Charles D. Peach is one of four Lawrenceburg men arrested and charged for a February 2013 home invasion on Citation Lane, according to court documents.