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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Tips for growing popcorn and sweet corn

    Well, the best news I can share with you is that spring is only 53 days away. I am so ready for warm. Even the dogs are complaining about the cold, in their own way. It’s got to be a pretty inviting scent to get them to roam very far from the door. When the door opens they make a beeline straight for the wood stove. It’s too funny.

  • COLUMN: Kentucky should say no to slots without a vote

    The slot-machine-at-the-race-track crowd is trying to run daylight by the rooster. They got a Frankfort judge to rule that slot machines with pictures of dead horses can be placed in the race tracks when slot machines with pictures of cherries, oranges and lemons cannot.
    Obviously, that is a distinction without the difference, but the governor and the slot-machine-at-the-race-track crowd will go to any lengths to sock the people of this state with over $800 million in annual gambling losses, most of which will go to rich race track owners.

  • Junior Miss earns awards at state program

    Anderson County’s 2011 Junior Miss Allie White competed at the state program earlier this month and brought home two awards.

  • Thousands raised for Fairgrounds Drive-In

    The owners of Fairgrounds Drive-In got a major shot in the arm Saturday toward getting the restaurant reopened.
    A chili supper raised just short of $2,000 to help the Riley family purchase new equipment and supplies to replace items that were destroyed in a New Year’s Eve fire.
    “The response was just wonderful, and proves what a wonderful community we have,” said American Legion Auxiliary member Nettie Halvorson, who helped organize the event.
    Halvorson said the event drew a large crowd despite cold temperatures and a UK basketball game.

  • FRMC earns recognition for nursing excellence

    Dozens of nurses, several doctors and members of Frankfort Regional Medical Center’s administration filed into a conference room Wednesday afternoon and sat awaiting a very important phone call.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during District Court proceedings Jan. 3.
    Jason W. Bentley, hearing, theft by unlawful taking – convert fines and costs to jail time, five days to serve (credit time served).
    Traci L. Stief, hearing, operating motor vehicle under the influence, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance, operating on suspended/revoked operators license – contempt of court, five days to serve, convert fines and costs to jail time, 30 days to serve or pay $903 (credit time served).

  • Disc golfers really do Slide and Glide

    It would not be often that a golfer's score on a single hole would be above the temperature outside. It would be even more rare to find a golfer who would not be too upset over such a scenario.

    But the second annual Slide and Glide tournament put on by the Lawrenceburg Disc Golf Association on Saturday might be the exception.

    When a group of 32 golfers teed off on the Anderson County Community Park course, the temperature stood at 6 degrees. By the time they had finished 36 holes, it had warmed up to a balmy 26 degrees, according to Rex Richardson, a spokesman for the association.

  • The Way We Were — 1/26

    50 YEARS AGO
    Jan. 12, 1961
    R.C. Colvin, 47, Willisburg, was injured fatally while working at Brown Motors Company at Springfield.
    He was pinned against the rear of a truck when Mrs. Rosa James, who was having her tires checked at the garage, accidentally stepped on the accelerator.
    The accident occurred about noon. Colvin died of abdominal injuries an hour and a half later as he was undergoing surgery at the Lebanon hospital.

  • ACE announces class offerings

    Anderson Community Education recently announced its classes scheduled to begin in early February.
    A complete list of class offerings is available in the spring brochure, which can be accessed at www.anderson.kyschools.us under the “Our Schools” tab or at the Anderson Adult Education website http://ulearn.anderson.kyschools.us/sites/ACE.
    ACE also offers adult education programs with instruction for a GED diploma, college preparation, computer literacy or English as a second language.

  • Russell decides to pursue dream as a Wildcat

    (Editor's note: The following article was written by Anderson County resident Ryan Alves, the sports editor of The Eastern Progress at Eastern Kentucky University.)

    Jacob Russell has decided to pursue his dream.

    Russell, a 6-foot-2, 225-pound quarterback from Anderson County who was on scholarship at Eastern Kentucky University last fall, said he has started classes at the University of Kentucky and has decided to walk-on for head coach Joker Phillips and the Wildcats.