Today's News

  • Reward offered for missing dog

    A woman is frantically trying to find a dog she says was picked up by a local pet groomer and subsequently lost.
    The dog, a female Mastiff named Tasia, came up missing Saturday near Fairview Road in western Anderson County. A cash reward is being offered for the dog’s return.
    Owner Cherie Queen said a groomer picked up her dog and later told her the dog escaped.
    “We’ve passed out flyers and have been all over that area,” Queen said Monday afternoon. “She’s never been outside like this, and we’re very, very concerned.

  • Food safety tips to consider when anticipating severe weather storms

    In the aftermath of last Friday’s storms, we all have much to be grateful for in Anderson County.
    The storms convinced me to take shelter in a safe place when the warning is sounded. I’m not going to stand outside and look at it.
    In addition to having a safe room for shelter, it’s good to be prepared for a power outage. Follow these guidelines for food safety.
    Make a few simple preparations so you can put a plan into action when a tornado watch or severe thunderstorm watch is initiated.
    Keep the freezer full

  • Be ready for weather to drive you nuts

    Tree frogs in February? Honest to John, I heard them singing symphonies here on the farm last Thursday. I’m half expecting lightning bugs to show up next. This has certainly been a weird winter. I know we’re all itching to plant and I’m going to do just that.
    My peas, carrot and potato seeds and broccoli and cauliflower plants are going in just as soon as I get the time.

  • Time for a refresher course

    If you’re not too dizzy from the shift in damaging winds, hail and tornadoes to snowball-perfect winter weather, it may be a good time to catch up.
    Breaking news is important, but so is catching up on Anderson County news that has continued to change and evolve beyond what is initially reported.
    Let’s take this opportunity to catch our breath and recall some temporarily forgotten stories from just a few months ago.

    City travel and training policy

  • Near miss

    When a large chunk of hail shattered a window just feet from her ailing father, Margaret Cotton and her family quickly moved him to safety.
    Then they prayed.
    They certainly weren’t the only families praying in Anderson County last Friday when a storm that spawned dozens of killer tornadoes in Kentucky and Indiana rumbled through Anderson County, damaging dozens of cars and homes but leaving the area largely unscathed.
    But it was oh, so close.

  • Best way to deal with an annoying boss

    The next time the person who signs your paycheck pesters you with questions, do the following:
    1. Don’t respond.
    2. Say you won’t be available to answer any questions “until next Thursday.”
    If he or she sends me an email, ignore it.
    If he or she calls, pretend you’re not in and then ignore that little flashing light on your phone when they leave you a voicemail.

  • Eighth graders woeful in science, sophomores struggling with math

    The state of Kentucky improved in its PLAN and EXPLORE standardized test results for 2011-12, but the Anderson County school district reported mostly negative results.
    Sophomores who took the ACT PLAN test this past fall decreased in every content area except for science, while eighth grade students increased only in reading benchmarks.
    About 60 percent of high school sophomores met ACT PLAN English benchmarks, a 7.4 percent decrease from the 2010-11 results.

  • Husband indicted for murdering wife

    A Ballard Road man was indicted Tuesday for murder and two counts of wanton endangerment after allegedly shooting his wife to death and pointing a loaded firearm at her daughter and her daughter’s son.
    Modena Sutton Branson, 50, was shot to death Monday at her home, located at 1600 Ballard Road in western Anderson County near the Bluegrass Parkway.

  • No jerseys, no high-tops, no problem

    By Ben Sheroan

    Landmark News Service

    ELIZABETHTOWN – Operating in borrowed office space behind a desk relocated from the basement of his own home, Rick Whobrey began work as executive director of the new Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame.

    It’s a modest beginning for a 53-year-old Elizabethtown resident who spent nearly two decades as an executive with Kentucky Farm Bureau. The Hall of Fame has no site and no exhibits and has yet to name the first members of its inaugural class of 100 inductees.

  • BASEBALL: Bearcat baseball alumni game set

    The Anderson County High School baseball program invites all former players and coaches to take part in the Second Annual Anderson County High School Alumni Game.

    The game will be played at Barnes Field on Sunday, March 25. First pitch is set for 2 p.m. Even-numbered year graduates will take on odd-numbered year grads.

    Anderson County baseball coach L.W. Barnes says there will be raffles, door prizes, silent auctions and much more with all proceeds benefiting the Anderson baseball program.