Today's News

  • No easy answers for domestic abuse

    While reporting on the murder last Monday afternoon on Ballard Road, I’ve had several folks who know say there was no shortage of domestic problems at that residence.
    I have no reason to doubt them. Any man who would allegedly shoot and kill the woman he was supposed to love and then point a gun at her daughter and grandson is certainly capable of less lethal forms of abuse before finally flipping his lid.
    It’s a tragedy, but one that plays itself out all too often in today’s pill- and alcohol-fueled world.

  • Now’s the time to get out and start getting your fingernails dirty

    As the sunshine-yellow blossoms of daffodils open, spring rolls in to warm our hearts and we get to roll up our sleeves.
    On March 20, the sun will officially shift into our vernal equinox, bringing the lively weather of spring with it. All I can say is expect everything, all four seasons, throughout the month.
    If nothing else, it will certainly keep us on our toes, as if the mud isn’t enough.

  • Corned beef always a hit on Saint Patrick’s Day

    I’m a member of the Anderson County Cattlemen’s Association.
    Every pound of beef I own is in the freezer, not on the hoof in the pasture. I produce good meals, not healthy calves and heifers. I’ll leave that end of the business to someone else.
    If you are interested in educational programs on beef production, please contact the Extension Office and consider joining the Anderson County Cattlemen’s Association.

  • Historical Society to meet March 22

    The Anderson County Historical Society will meet March 22 at 7 p.m. at the Anderson Public Library.
    This month’s speaker, Victor Brown, will present a program titled “Berea College and Segregation in Kentucky.”
    Admission is free.

  • Library board meets Tuesday

    The Anderson Public Library’s board of trustees will meet March 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the library for its monthly meeting.
    The board of trustees includes Amy Kennedy, Bryan Proctor, Jane Scott Bentley, Martha McNaghten and Katie Hutton.

  • Business Expo will help park

    Sports and business have plenty in common at the professional level.
    They’ll now have something in common at the local youth level, too, thanks to a decision last week by the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce to donate some of the proceeds it receives from its upcoming Business Expo to purchase athletic equipment for the county park.
    The chamber will donate the funds it receives for each booth over 110 that register for the event, according to event chairman John Rennels.

  • Scenic location now a ‘disgusting’ dump

    One of Anderson County’s most scenic wonders could soon be declared an illegal dump.
    The gravel portion of Wildcat Road, which connects Stringtown to Tyrone, has been inundated over the past several weeks with old mattresses, furniture, TV sets and even a hot tub, not to mention a small mountain of household trash.
    That has 1st District Magistrate David Ruggles fuming, and could lead the Anderson County Fiscal Court to consider closing it to through traffic.

  • Main Street man to be arraigned on incest charges

    A Lawrenceburg man is scheduled to be arraigned next Tuesday in Anderson Circuit Court on incest charges dating back to the mid 1990s, according to documents on file in Anderson Circuit Court.
    Jeffrey Wolverton, 50, of 309 Main St. is charged with four counts of incest from allegations in 1994 and 1995, according to court documents.
    Wolverton was originally arraigned in Anderson District Court, but those charges were later sent to Anderson Circuit Court.

  • Man charged with selling oxycodone to teen

    A Lawrenceburg man indicted for allegedly selling oxycodone to a 16-year-old girl will be arraigned next Tuesday in Anderson Circuit Court at 9 a.m.
    John Wolverton, 29, of 4107 Citation Lane was indicted last month on charges including first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor; first-degree trafficking of opiates; trafficking marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to documents on file in Anderson Circuit Court.
    In his report, Lawrenceburg police officer Jeremy Cornish wrote that Wolverton admitted selling oxycodone to the teen.

  • Murder suspect charged

    With what appeared to be a self-inflicted bullet hole just above his left temple and wearing a hospital gown and handcuffs, the man indicted for shooting his wife to death was charged with murder last Thursday night.
    Timothy Lee Branson, 48, of 1600 Ballard Road was taken from his hospital bed at the University of Kentucky Medical Center to the Kentucky State Police barracks in Frankfort to be charged with murder and two counts of wanton endangerment.
    Branson allegedly shot his wife, Modena Branson, 50, during a March 5 domestic dispute, according to police reports.