Today's News

  • Spring headed our way with full force

    Whew, did someone push fast forward on my life’s remote control?
    This last week flew by and it’s because I’ve been on the road. I’ve been commuting to Louisville every day for training and it sure gives me the opportunity to watch the wild life, including some behind the wheel.

  • Attacking bed bugs expensive, tedious

    Last week I had a call from someone who remembered my column on bed bugs from last August.
    They had a serious infestation and wanted to know what could be done and what it would cost. The answer is bad news – lots of work and lots of expense.
    Bed bugs were found at one of the Department of Transportation offices in Frankfort. Although it was reported that very few bed bugs found, the entire floor was treated the second time around.

  • On my mind: Judd’s voice needed in Senate

    Will someone please wake me up?
    I just had a dream that Ashley Judd was running for Mitch McConnell’s Senate seat.
    OMG! It was not a dream; perhaps I was just in a dozing state of denial as it appears she is taking this challenge more serious every day.
    Rumor is she recently met with Democrat insiders in Louisville to seriously discuss the possibility. She’s also met with New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Democrat bean counters to conduct some poll research.

  • Second Christian Church looks to future leaders

    At Second Christian Church, there’s no need to look far to find history.
    It’s in the colorful, traditional garb that congregation members wore to celebrate Black History Month during Sunday worship.
    It’s in the words of the Rev. Ramon E. Smith’s sermon.
     “You are our history, dear God,” Smith prayed during the Sunday church service on Feb. 24. “But we’re thankful we’ve got a history.”

  • Car blazes near Ward Elementary
  • Public works committee OKs parking changes on Court Street

    A public works committee voted last Friday to change some of the parking spots on Court Street between Main and College streets after a local business owner expressed concerns about parking availability.
    According to city council member and public works committee member Bobby Durr, there will be one-hour parking signs on all Court Street parking spaces near the courthouse from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
    There will also be a handicap spot designated on the corner of Main and Court Street on the courthouse side of the street, according to Durr.

  • Fed action looms if schools don’t cut calories

    If the average school lunch doesn’t shave off 94 calories by the end of the year, then the district’s food service program may find itself under administrative review by the federal government.
    Food service director Marsha Rogers said during Monday night’s board meeting that an Anderson County school district lunch, on average, has 94 more calories than what is required by the federal Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.

  • Search for suspected bridge jumper scaled back

    The man suspected of leaping from the Tyrone Bridge last Monday is now considered a missing person after ongoing efforts to find his body proved unsuccessful.
    The Versailles Police Department, the agency investigating the incident, is not yet releasing the suspected jumper’s name, despite notification of family members.
    Lt. Daniel Clark of the Versailles Police Department said the man is now considered a missing person, and that his name has been registered in a missing person’s database accessible to police nationwide, but not the public.

  • Man charged after parents find meth under bed

    A Lawrenceburg man is behind bars after his parents turned him in for having what police say is methamphetamine hidden beneath his bed.
    Christopher “Kyle” Kessinger, 33, of 1031 Woodspoint Road was taken into custody Feb. 8 when Det. Bryan Taylor of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call from Kessinger’s parents.
    In his report, Taylor wrote that he received a call from Kessinger’s father, asking him to come to the residence regarding narcotics.

  • Man charged with drunk hunting will stand trial

    The Lawrenceburg man charged with hunting under the influence and wanton endangerment allegedly fired a shot that struck retired state Fish and Wildlife officer Rex Burkhead while dove hunting last September, according to documents on file in Anderson District Court.
    David Gaines, 44, of 1040 Lakeshore Drive is scheduled to stand trial on those charges March 11.
    In a statement on file in the courthouse, Burkhead claims he and several others were hunting doves when Gaines “stood up, aimed his gun directly at us and fired twice.”