Today's News

  • COLUMN: A basketball goal's lesson

    It is only a basketball goal.

    It's a cheap one at that. It's not used as much as I would like.

    But Friday, I found out just how important that pole, backboard and hoop standing in my backyard really is.

    After canceling a scheduled interview, doing the best I could to get the word out in the media that the girls' Eighth Region Tournament semi-finals had been postponed until Saturday afternoon and then checking on family, I drove back to my home in Shelbyville to ride out a potentially devastating storm with my wife and daughter.

  • Woman shot, killed on Ballard Road

    UPDATED 5 P.M. — A woman was apparently shot and killed earlier today at a residence on Ballard Road in western Anderson County.

    The man who apparently shot her also sustained a gunshot wound and was airlifted from the scene in a helicopter. It is unknown if the man shot himself or was shot.

    The Kentucky State Police is investigating, and have not released the names of the victim or suspected shooter.

    The shooting occurred around 1:45 p.m. Monday at the residence, located near the intersection of Ballard and Puncheon Creek roads.

  • Grapefruit-sized hail pounds Alton during killer storm

    Alton residents weathered the brunt of Friday's killer storm that claimed lives in Indiana and spawned countless tornadoes across Kentuckiana.

    The Cotton family had several harrowing moments when grapefruit-sized hail began to fall, battering their vehicles and smashing a hole in a window of the home where ailing Noel Cotton Sr. was resting in his hospital bed.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Clutch plays give Owen regional win over Bearcats

    NEW CASTLE – Owen County used an 8-0 run midway through the fourth quarter to power its way to a 48-40 win over Anderson County in the Eighth Region Tournament at Henry County High School.

    Trailing 37-35, Owen went to the region's Player of the Year, Sawyer Williams, who converted a three-point play.
    After the Bearcats missed from the outside, the 6-foot-7 Williams tipped in a miss to make it 40-37 with 2:50 left.

    After another missed three, Owen killed more than a minute of clock before Williams got free for a layup.

  • Auction to benefit CASA programs

    An auction titled “Bids for Kids” is scheduled for April 19 from 5 to 8 p.m., the Franklin County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) announced.
    The agency, which serves children in Anderson and Franklin counties, is a private, non-profit organization which provides trained volunteers to serve as personal, unbiased advocates for abused and neglected children involved in family court.
    The auction will be held at Bistro 241, located at 241 West Main St., Frankfort, and will raise funds to support the agency’s volunteer programs, organizers said.

  • Busy February weekend for Anderson County firefighters

    To say it was a busy weekend for the Anderson County Fire Department would be an understatement.
    During a 13-hour stretch, approximately 40 firefighters from stations 1, 2, 4 and 5 responded for four incidents, the first just after midnight Sunday morning when a vehicle went up in flames on Beaver Lake Road.
    At 3 a.m., firefighters responded to a fire at 2046 Fox Creek Road. The owner wasn’t home at the time of the fire, which was apparently caused by a space heater.

  • Child porn suspect gets new court date

    Landmark News Service
    A Lawrenceburg man who told police he had “sexual desires for children” has a new hearing set for Shelby Circuit Court.
    The Shelby County Commonwealth Attorney’s office will be working on a plea agreement for Mark Hawks, which could be presented on his next court date April 16.

  • Church briefs: 2-29-12

    Gospel quartet to perform Feb. 26
    The gospel quartet New Vision Gospel will appear at Fellowship Baptist Church on Feb. 26 at 6 p.m.
    Admission is free, but a love offering will be accepted.
    Fellowship Baptist Church is located on Hammonds Creek Road in Anderson County.

    Salvisa Christian sponsors
    free clothes day

  • Birth: Bast

    Joseph and Chelsey Bast of Lawrenceburg announce the birth of their son, Kolten Bryce Bast, born Dec. 22, 2011, at St. Joseph East.
    He weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 19 inches long.
    Big brothers Kendall Blake, 3, and Kayden Layne, 2, welcomed Kolten home.
    Maternal grandparents are Becky Peters of Lawrenceburg and Darrell Peters of Land O’ Lakes, Fla.
    Maternal great-grandparents are Robert and June Raymond, and the late Bill and Rose Peters.
    Paternal grandparents are Ricky and Angie Bast of Lawrenceburg.

  • Sowing your seed in thorns, rock or soil?

    I was talking with a friend of mine who does some work for me from time to time this week and found out some really interesting information.
    I’ve known “Ritchie” for quite some time, yet never really knew a lot about him personally. Out of the blue he tells me how he has spent much of his young life in jail and even federal prison.
    I was taken aback about that, and certainly had to ask lots of questions.