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Today's News

  • Dairy Cheer owner wanted by police

    The owner of the now-closed Dairy Cheer restaurant who allegedly stiffed employees out of thousands of dollars in pay just before Christmas is facing numerous felony and misdemeanor charges.
    Lou Compton, who operated the store for just a couple of months before skipping town, is wanted on 14 arrest warrants, including five Class D felonies for theft by deception over $500, and nine Class A misdemeanors for theft by deception under $500, according to information obtained from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Supreme Court sides with King

    It took only three hours last week for the Kentucky Supreme Court to confirm what state Rep. Kim King has been saying all along — that a redistricting map signed into law by the governor earlier this year was unconstitutional.
    That ruling means King, who represents the 55th District comprised of Anderson, Mercer and a portion of Spencer County, will be able to seek re-election here this fall.

  • Pancake breakfast is Saturday

    The Rotary Club of Lawrenceburg will host its annual pancake breakfast Saturday from 7 a.m. to noon at Saffell Street Elementary School, the club announced.
    The breakfast, now in its 55th year, is one of the club’s biggest annual fundraisers, with proceeds used to support the its annual scholarship fund.
    Cost is $7, and children under 5 are free.
    Tickets are available through Rotarians or at the door.

  • Blaze destroys Versailles Road home
  • PG rating needed for Family Court?

    By Lisa King
    Landmark News Service
    A cuss word uttered in court Feb. 15 by Family Court Judge John David Myles has prompted a Bowling Green attorney to file a complaint.
    Myles, who represents Anderson, Shelby and Spencer counties in the 53rd Judicial District, told attorney Travis Lock that he didn’t “give a rat’s ass” when Lock addressed Myles during a divorce hearing.
    Lock said that Myles’ behavior was unacceptable to him.

  • Soldier, farmer, lawyer

    By Meaghan Downs
    Staff writer
    The late Walter Patrick could speak with the richest man and the poorest farmer, and still have respect for both.
    Many have described the renowned local attorney, who died last Wednesday at the age of 85, as a true statesman: a humble man devoted to the law, his commonwealth and the county he called home for 60 years.  
    Community members, friends and family filled the First Christian Church sanctuary on Feb. 25 to remember the life of someone who didn’t want pomp and circumstance.

  • ‘Jobs jobs jobs!’

    Last summer’s $50 million expansion at the Wild Turkey Distillery created long-term stability.
    Last week’s announced $44 million expansion will create jobs, and plenty of them.
    Bottling of the world-famous bourbon will return to Anderson County next year, bringing with it up to 62 jobs, according to a news release from Gov. Steve Beshear’s office.

  • ‘Contact’ during wreck triggers charges against former cop

    Allegedly being intoxicated and giving false answers to police officers didn’t get him arrested, but a sexual act that caused an accident did.
    Former city police officer Kyle Lucas, 32, of 208 Hamlin Way was charged last week with second-degree wanton endangerment, several weeks after an accident that occurred while he was a passenger in a vehicle on US 127 in Franklin County.
    The driver, Courtney Chesser, 19, of 803 Leawood, Frankfort was also charged with second-degree wanton endangerment and leaving the scene of an accident.

  • BASKETBALL: Three Anderson players named all-region

    Three Anderson County High School basketball players have been named named to the All-Eighth Region basketball team in a vote of the region's coaches.

    Sophomores Eriel McKee and Makenzie Cann were selected to the girls' team while senior Lowell Gordon was named to the boys' team.

    Owen County's Rianna Gayheart and South Oldham's Jasmine Whitfield were named the girls' Co-Eighth Region Players of the Year while Owen County's Sawyer Williams was named the boys' Player of the Year.

  • BASKETBALL: Seven Anderson players named to district all-tournament teams

    Seven Anderson County High School basketball players were selected to the 30th District All-Tournament Team by the district's coaches.

    Makenzie Cann, Eriel McKee, Corrin Robinson and Danielle Watson were selected by the girls' coaches. Others selected to the team were Hayley Powell and Katie Hudgens of Shelby County, MacKenzie Myers and Sidney Pfeiffer of Spencer County and Aaliyah Wells, Leeara Cardwell and Rebecca Mouser of Collins.