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Today's News

  • COLUMN: A message from the heart

    Sometime around 4:30 Saturday afternoon, I checked my Facebook news feed much like I’d done about 50 times already that day, I’m sure.
    Typically, I can’t stand “chain statuses” — the Facebook equivalent of chain letters or e-mails. If it’s “best friend week,” or “pet week,” or “favorite food to eat when you were a fifth-grader week,” I just don’t care. I read just enough for the signal to go off in my head that this thought is unoriginal at best, and I move on.

  • COLUMN: Take advantage of odd November weather

    Who would have thought that we’d have 70-degree days in the middle of November?
    I just can’t figure out Kentucky’s weather and I’ve been trying for the past 14 years. Last year at this time the high was 54, with an average of 44 degrees. The year before that we had a high of 34 degrees. Maybe I brought a little Arizona weather back with me and it just took the scenic route.

  • Great American Smokeout is Nov. 18

    By April Thomas

    The American Cancer Society is marking the 35th Great American Smokeout on Nov. 18 by encouraging smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day.
    By doing so, smokers will be taking an important step toward a healthier life – one that can lead to reducing cancer risk. Quitting smoking is not easy, but it can be done.

  • Fitness program begins Nov. 20 at Ward Elementary

    A program titled “Boot-Camp Fitness” is scheduled for Saturday mornings from Nov. 20 to Dec. 17 at Ward Elementary School.
    The program will be from 9 to 10:30 in the school’s gymnasium, and is sponsored by Anderson Community Education.
    Structured to meet all fitness levels, the program will consist of circuit training, heart rate intervals, polymeric training and strength and core training, according to a news release. It will consist of five fitness interval sessions for those 16 and older. Cost is $30.

  • Judge: Monitoring device stays

    The man facing numerous felony charges of sexual abuse and sodomy of children under the age of 12 was denied a request to remove an electronic monitor from his ankle Tuesday morning in Anderson Circuit Court.

  • Fire destroys river cabin near Lovers Leap

    A fire Saturday night that destroyed a riverfront cabin near Lovers Leap remains under investigation, according to Anderson County Fire Chief Mike Barnes.

  • Murder suspect back in court Dec. 7

    The man accused of slashing his girlfriend’s throat earlier this year did not appear as scheduled Tuesday in Anderson Circuit Court, and is now scheduled to appear Dec. 7.

  • YMCA to sponsor Christmas Ball

    The Frankfort YMCA will sponsor the fifth annual YMCA Christmas Ball on Dec. 18, the agency announced this week.
    The event is scheduled from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Frankfort Convention Center.
    The ball is designated for Special Olympic athletes and individuals with special needs in the Central Kentucky area.

  • House of Trees lineup announced

    Organizers recently announced the entertainment lineup for the second annual House of Trees.
    The event is scheduled for Friday and Saturday at the former Bill Waits Auto Mall show room.

    Friday night lineup
    6:20 to 7:30, Jessie Crouch (from Anderson County High School)
    7:30 to 8:30, GBusy
    8:30 to 9, Men of Joy (from Sand Spring Baptist)
    9 to 10, GBusy

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during District Court proceedings Nov. 1.
    Jennifer L. Redding, arraignment, failure to notify Department of Transportation of address change – dismissed.
    Justin Reynolds, arraignment, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security – failed to appear.
    Shameka Richardson, arraignment, license to be in possession – dismissed.
    Sammy Rucker, arraignment, license to be in possession, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance – dismissed.