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Today's News

  • Will tech replace reporters?

    By Shelley Spillman

    News Editor

    Recently I was discussing with my fellow journalism school graduates about the hardest part about our job.

  • Don’t be next victim of alcohol poisoning

    Alcohol poisoning is a serious and preventable public health problem.

    Kentucky (9.1) is in the middle of the third quartile for age-adjusted rates of death related to alcohol poisoning. Kentucky is surrounded by Indiana (8.6), North Carolina, New York, Kansas, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey and California (9.9.)

    Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, North Dakota and Vermont had less than seven deaths annually from alcohol poisoning and weren’t included in the statistics.

  • Dealing with stresses cold has on newborn calves

    When the weather is predicted to be bitterly cold, producers should take extra care of newborn calves to ensure their survival.

    A calf’s body temperature often falls below normal in extremely cold conditions due to a slow or difficult birth (dystocia) followed by delayed standing and nursing.  Returning the calf’s core body temperature to normal (100 degrees F for newborn calves) then maintaining that core temperature is of primary importance.  If at all possible, bring close-up cows indoors to calve in a heavily bedded, clean pen.

  • New Briefs

    Students named to Campbellsville University dean’s list

    Morgan Marie Cubert, a senior, Courtney Michelle Drury, a senior, and Jeffrey Tyler Harrod, a freshman, all of Lawrenceburg, have been named to Campbellsville University’s Dean’s List for fall 2014, according to a news release.

    The list recognizes students who achieve a grade point average of 3.50 or above for the semester with a course load of at least 12 hours, according to a news release.

  • ‘He was just a happy guy’

    News staff

    Pastor Charles Joseph McDonald, 82, better known as “Father Mac,” died Jan. 1 at his home in Lexington.

    McDonald served as a pastor at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Lawrenceburg from 1993 to 2006.

    He’s remembered for his outgoing personality and love of music.

    “He was just a happy guy. He was very kind and played piano at the nursing home,” said Jane Wade, music director at St. Lawrence Catholic Church. “He loved to play, and he didn’t even need a sheet of music.”

  • Joseph indicted for tattooing vulgar word on woman

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    A Lawrenceburg man was indicted last week on charges that include him allegedly tattooing the word “slut” on a female victim’s back while holding her at gunpoint.

    Michael Aaron Joseph, 30, was indicted by the Anderson County Grand Jury on charges that include second-degree assault, first-degree wanton endangerment and first-degree unlawful imprisonment.

    A warrant for Joseph’s arrest was issued in November of 2014 for the incident, which dates back to last May.

  • Heroin: ‘It’s here, it’s real and it’s a problem’

    By Ben Carlson

    News Staff

    Police are called to a domestic dispute involving a mother and her son arguing over a dirty needle.

    A man in his early 20s shoots heroin, climbs behind the wheel of his car and crashes into a telephone pole in front of the library.

    Another man shoots heroin in the parking lot of a local store. He overdoses, turns blue and passes out with his foot on his car’s gas pedal, revving the engine.

    Twenty people overdose in November and December, requiring life-saving actions from first responders.

  • Anti-heroin bill passes state Senate

    From staff reports

    Saying they’ve heard the call to fix Kentucky’s exploding heroin epidemic, state Senate members passed a bill without opposition last Thursday that would provide more treatment for abusers while increasing penalties for dealers.

    “It is no secret to the members of this body, those in the audience or the people of the commonwealth that heroin use has reached epidemic levels here in Kentucky,” Sen. Christian McDaniel, R-Taylor Mill, who introduced the legislation known as Senate Bill 5, said in a news release.

  • Three teens, driver injured in wreck

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    The last thing Austin Warford said he remembers before waking up in a CT scanner at the University of Kentucky Medical Center is turning onto Anderson City Road late last Friday afternoon.

    Warford and three teenagers sustained serious injuries when the car he was driving left the road and collided head-first with a tree.

    Warford and one of the teens had been released from the hospital as of Monday. The other teens remain hospitalized, including one with a fractured skull and other serious injuries.

  • Ritchie pleads not guilty to sexually abusing child

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    The sometimes gruesome testimony of a Lawrenceburg police officer resulted in a man charged with sticking his hand down the back of a 7-year-old girl’s pants being held in jail.

    Gary Wayne Ritchie, 53, remained in jail after having his probation revoked from a previous charge during his appearance last Thursday in Anderson District Court.