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Today's News

  • Ponderosa Speedway looks to open Friday

    From staff reports

    Ponderosa Speedway, located in Junction City, will attempt to open the 2015 dirt track racing season on Friday, April 10. Practice laps begin at 7:20 p.m. with time trials commencing at 7:45. The green flag will go out at 8:30 p.m.

    According to a news release, Friday was originally scheduled to be an open date, but after the first two Friday dates were washed out by rains, the track promoters added a full racing card for this week.

  • All-Tournament team
  • Woman saved from flooded home

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    Ruth Wilhoit admits she held her breath when the damaged rescue boat she was in became caught in roiling floodwater and was swept across Bridge Hill Road.

    “We were all holding our breath when we went over that,” she said. “But I wasn’t worried about me. I was worried about my car and the dogs.”

    Wilhoit, 67, became trapped in her parents’ home last Friday morning after an estimated 6 inches of rain fell, causing the Salt River to spill over its banks and surround the house.

  • City council not giving up on splash park

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    The Lawrenceburg City Council isn’t taking no for an answer when it comes to getting a grant to build a splash park.

    Mayor Sandy Goodlett confirmed Monday that the city will again apply for a $75,000 Land and Water Conservation state grant to build the splash park in the city park located next to the American Legion.

    A grant submitted in 2013 was denied.

  • Krogman named Anderson County’s new fire chief

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Following a months-long search, the Anderson County Fire District has a new chief.

    Patrick Krogman, a retired captain who twice served as acting chief with Newport Fire and EMS in northern Kentucky, was selected by the fire district board late last month.

    A career public servant, Krogram’s career began in 1978 as a volunteer with the Bellevue Fire Department, where was promoted to the rank of lieutenant while serving as a firefighter and emergency medical technician.

  • Anderson Countians at The Final Four
  • Can anyone out there pass the Lawrenceburger Challenge?

    Jerry Turner sighed, looked at the small mountain of food remaining in front of him and used a napkin on the table as a makeshift white flag of surrender.

    He isn’t alone. Since Lane’s Diner opened in early March, Turner and about a dozen others have taken the Lawrenceburger Challenge, only to fail miserably.

    “Most people get about half way through before they give up,” said Bill Lane who, along with his wife, Glenda, owns the diner located at Eagle Lake South on US 127.

    That their customers made it that far is amazing.

  • Gas pains for most, good deal for few

    By Ben Carlson

    Column as I see ’em …

    I’ve heard several rumors lately about what might be coming to the land purchased several months ago by the joint economic development authority just south of the Bluegrass Parkway. I can neither confirm nor deny any of them, but have my doubts anything will be locating there anytime soon.

    The problem is natural gas. That location doesn’t have it and getting it there will require someone to spend millions to do so.

  • Salvaging belongings in wake of the flood

    Anderson County as well as surrounding counties have experienced flooding. Recovery after the flooding presents many challenges.

    Read about salvaging large appliances and carpeting and other flooring. The bad news is that frequently neither large appliances nor flooring can be saved.

    It’s hard to say whether it’s harder to clean up after a flood or a fire. I personally think it’s more of a challenge after a flood.

    Large electrical appliances

  • Spring a good time to be weather aware

    This is a good time of year to see how weather aware you are in your household.

    You don’t have to be a weather nut like me to take common sense precautions. Check your batteries in your flashlights. Bring pets inside. Check on a neighbor. Make sure the sump pump is working, if you have one.

    Last, but not least, make sure you have discussed hazardous spring weather with your family and make a plan on what to do and where to go.