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Today's News

  • Frankfort Regional Hospital names wound care center after surgeon

    From staff reports

    The Wound Care Center & Hyperbaric Medicine at Frankfort Regional Medical Center recently recognized Dr. Willis P. McKee Jr., retired general surgeon, for his dedication and commitment to the hospital, community and Wound Care Center by renaming it to the “Dr. Willis P. McKee, Jr. Wound Care Center & Hyperbaric Medicine.”

    “We are proud to honor Dr. McKee by renaming the Wound Care Center after him,” said Chip Peal, chief executive officer, in a news release.

  • County clerk’s office announces holiday hours

    From staff reports

    The Anderson County Clerk’s Office will close at noon on Christmas Eve, according to a news release.

    The office will also be closed on Christmas Day and Friday, Dec. 26. All state computers will be down.

    The office will also be closed 1 p.m. New Years Eve, New Year’s Day and Friday, Jan. 2. All state computers will be down at that time as well.

  • Circuit clerk’s office announces holiday hours

    From staff reports

    The Anderson Circuit Clerk and drivers licensing offices has announced its holiday hours, according to a news release.

    The offices will close at noon Dec. 24 and be closed Dec. 25 and 26. Only the written portion of the drivers license test will be given Dec. 24. No road tests will be given that day.

    The offices will be open during normal hours Dec. 31, but closed Jan. 1 and 2, 2015. Road and written driver tests will be given Dec. 31.

  • 12-17 published district court docket

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on Nov. 20.

    Donnie R. Campbell, review, no operator/moped license, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security, third-degree terroristic threatening, operating a motor vehicle under the influence – show cause Dec. 4.

    Samantha J. Combs, arraignment, theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting less than $500) – pleaded guilty, sentenced to 30 days (conditionally discharged two years), $153, installment/deferred payment Feb. 26.

  • 12-17 Anderson County Jail Log

    From staff reports

    The following people were recently arrested and transported to jail, according to information released by Anderson County Jailer Joani Clark.

    Dec. 8

    Billy Dean was charged with a Franklin County warrant by the Kentucky State Police.

    Matthew Young was charged with a Shelby Count warrant by the Kentucky State Police.

    Dec. 9

  • Chance to see police as they really are

    By Ben Carlson

    Publisher

    It’s a shame that when police get together to congratulate each other on a job well done that they are typically the only ones who know about it.

    When something goes wrong, though, most have what usually amounts to an under-informed or downright ignorant opinion on the issue and are more interested in advancing the problem rather than fixing it.

  • Concert proves classical music still has a place

    By Shelley Spillman

    News Editor

    Sunday, I had the pleasure of attending the Handel’s “Messiah” concert and I want credit to Sue Lou Smith, Anderson County High School staff, students and the First Christian Church Chancel Choir for hosting a fantastic concert.

    Members of the Lexington Philharmonic added to the experience, making it a truly unforgettable concert.

  • Poinsettias remain a beautiful holiday staple

    By Tommy Yankey

    columnist

    Poinsettias are synonymous with the holiday season. Their bright red, pink or white leaves are beautiful as standalone plants or as components of bigger holiday displays.

    It may surprise many to know that in their native climate, this subtropical plant can grow to lofty heights of more than 10 feet. In the United States, poinsettias are grown as indoor potted plants, most in heated greenhouses.

  • Parents: It’s OK to say no to overindulgence

    By Joan Martin

    Guest Columnist

    As the calendar creeps closer to the winter holidays, it is worth asking the following questions: Isn’t it good to give children what they want, when they want it, and won’t they love us more if we do that?

  • Gift giving advice: give from heart

    By Cheryl Steenerson

    Columnist

    A week before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. OK, so there was plenty of stirring of dog hair, but no mice so far this winter.

    I must have found all the nooks and crannies, because unlike last year, I haven’t seen a drop of evidence. The cat has been really bored.