Today's News

  • Way We Were: Janie Brown turns 100... at least

    15 YEARS AGO
    Jan. 1, 1997
    Every dog may have his day, but if he wants Ike Smith’s respect he better have some good nights, according to a story by Dwain Harris.
    That’s when the action is for coon hunters, and coon hunters are only as good as their dogs.
    Sky High Nitro, Smith’s 2 1/2-year-old registered Treeing Walker coon hound, had sniffed and barked his way onto Ike’s short list.

  • Training day at high school
  • District court docket: 1-4-12

    Judge Matthew K. Eckert heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on Nov. 17, 2011. George Guynup Jr., motion to revoke probation, two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument – motion sustained, 170 days to serve, bench warrant.
    Geroge A. Guynup Jr., motion to revoke probation, receiving stolen property (less than $500) – motion sustained, 23 days to serve, bench warrant.
    Donnie Dewayne Hardin, hearing, illegal take/pursue/molest any deer/wild turkey/elk – bond applied to fines and costs.

  • Woman recovers after stabbing herself while fleeing police

    A Frankfort woman who stabbed her self repeatedly in the neck during a high-speed police chase through Anderson and two other counties has been released from the hospital.
    Rebecca Manley, 31, had stabbed herself six times in the neck with a knife before being taken into custody by Kentucky State Police last Tuesday, but her injuries were not that serious, said Hunter Martin, the trooper who initiated the traffic stop that led to the pursuit.

  • Community ed offers fitness classes

    The following fitness classes will be offered in the coming weeks, Anderson Community Education announced.
    Pre-registration is required by calling 839-3754 or by email at jacque.zeller@anderson.kyschools.us.

    Aerobics, Tae Bo
    When: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from Jan. 9 to Feb. 16, 6 to 7 p.m.
    Where: Saffell Street Elementary cafeteria with certified instructor, Doris Thompson.
    Cost: $29

  • Teams sought, prizes offered for Lawrenceburg’s ‘Biggest Loser’

    Those interested in participating in Lawrenceburg’s version of the popular television show, “Biggest Loser,” will meet 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9 at Sovereign Grace Church, located in the West Park Shopping Plaza near Tractor Supply.
    Teams consisting of four members will be formed for the 12-week competition. Those unable to construct a four-person team will be paired with teams that need additional members.

  • It’s never too early to start selecting seeds

    Happy New Year. I don’t know about you all, but I’m feeling all warm and fuzzy.
    It’s primarily because I got lots of warm stuff for Christmas, but other things, too. I received numerous pictures of family and friends along with letters and messages catching me up on their lives. What a great way to start 2012. Now, if only I can remember to write it.

  • City wise to create travel policy

    “It’s the way we’ve always done it.”
    If I had a nickel for every time I’ve heard that response — well, I’d have a lot of nickels.
    I don’t want to make a mountain out of a seemingly insignificant city government oversight.  
    But frankly, I’m surprised city officials thought using the “honor system” in relation to reimbursing its employees was an effective and realistic tradition to uphold.

  • Will 2012 be better? Only time will tell

    Column as I see ’em …
    Agree or disagree with the order in which they appear, or if they should have been on the list at all, the stories that comprise this year’s top 10 certainly show that Anderson County had its share of ups and downs in 2011.

  • 2011: Year of joy, tears and one saucy trial

    Anderson County had plenty to celebrate during 2011, but it also had plenty of reasons to mourn, cry or simply be embarrassed at the admitted shenanigans in the former judge-executive’s office.
    It was a year when a small town rallied behind its underdog high school football team, came together as one to support unified government, and applauded its hometown sheriff for being named the state’s best.