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Today's News

  • A good sense of trust is hard to find

    Trust is becoming as rare as floppy disks these days.
    Both are relics for a future museum. I envision the working title: “Things Americans Once Used and Threw Away.”
    Other exhibits will showcase print volumes of the dictionary, instructions for dinner etiquette and glass milk bottles.
    Trust in anything — churches, media, banks, government, school districts — is becoming harder for people to commit to.  

  • Speeding tickets, not cars are flying on Versailles Road

    Column as I see ’em …
    Let’s kick off this week’s column with a bit of friendly advice.
    If you speed while driving on Versailles Road keep two things close at hand: your driver’s license and enough cash to pay for a speeding ticket.
    Since the tragic death of a Lawrenceburg woman whose mini-van was struck head-on by a dump truck a couple of weeks ago, the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office has been on that road like a duck on a jitterbug.

  • Home delivery

    Right before 22-year-old Lane Petrey gave birth to her first child, she had a nightmare about her son’s umbilical cord.
    She said she dreamed she was in labor, all alone, with no knowledge of what to do.
    A few weeks later, her boyfriend Ryan Pike faced the same scenario, cutting off his son’s umbilical cord after delivering their firstborn, Mason Ryder, at home with the help of an Anderson County 911 dispatcher.  

  • Homecoming parade, festivities canceled due to weather

    The festivities scheduled for Thursday, including the pep rally, parade and bonfire, have been canceled due to inclement weather, according to the Anderson County school district.

    The pep rally has been rescheduled for Friday, Sept. 28 to be held in the Anderson County High School gym from 2:20-3:10 p.m., according to Associate Principal Chris Glass.

  • Marine charged with first-degree rape of juvenile

    A Lawrenceburg man who is a member of US Marine Corps remains jailed without bail after being charged with the first-degree rape of a juvenile.
    Jake R. Gribbons, 19, of 301 Secretariat Drive is accused of raping a juvenile female Sept. 16 outside of a residence on Harrodsburg Road.
    Gribbons was arraigned last Thursday in Anderson District Court where he entered a plea of not guilty. District Court Judge Linda Armstrong ordered him held without bail.

  • Sheriff lights up ashtray dumper

    Dumping an ashtray overflowing with cigarette butts on Main Street is a bad idea.
    Dumping that ashtray with the sheriff watching is an even worse idea.
    But tossing a cigarette butt at the feet of a trooper getting ready to write you a ticket for dumping that ashtray? The worse idea of all.
    That scenario played itself out, however, landing a Nicholasville man behind bars.

  • Family busted for tying 3-year-old to bed, chair up to 16 hours a day

    The parents and grandmother of a 3-year-old Lawrenceburg girl are charged with tying her up “very tightly” for up to 16 hours a day.
    Charged with first-degree criminal child abuse are her parents Rebecca Leah Medley, 30, and Herbert Charles Medley, 53, and the girl’s grandmother Carolyn Case, 64.
    The girl was tied up on a bed at Case’s residence at 1024 Terri Lane from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. each day, according to documents on file in Anderson Circuit Court.

  • OUTDOORS: Anderson 4-H shooting sports team on target for state title

    The Anderson County 4-H shooting sports team produced three individual state champions and four team champions in the state meet held recently. Eighteen local youth participated in the event, competing for the championships in two separate disciplines: archery and shotgun.

    Those earning state championships were Adam Steele in the 9-11 year old Bare Bow Division; Justin Mehs in the 15-18 year old Bare Bow Division; and Ethan Steel in the 15-18 year old Target Bow Division.

    Steele is repeating as state champion in the same division.

  • BASKETBALL: Tourney Champs
  • FOOTBALL: No contest as Bearcats hand Montgomery first loss

    MOUNT STERLING – Granville Hayes had the perfect analysis of Anderson County's 27-8 win at Montgomery County Friday night.

    “Have a feeling imma be taking an ice bath in the morning,” he said on his Twitter account not long after the Bearcats had won their first district match-up of the season.

    Anyone who was in attendance at Cunningham Field knows why. Hayes ran for 126 yards, a career-high, and scored a touchdown. He caught 10 passes, also a career-best, for 104 yards and a score.