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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Woman's sex toy, porn lawsuit heading from simmer to boil

    Column as I see ’em ...

    Remember the sexual harassment lawsuit filed last year by a fired county employee who alleges she had a sex toy left on her desk and was shown pornography on a coworker’s computer?

    Like the weather, that lawsuit is heating up and is likely headed for trial within the next several months.

    What a Dumpster fire that’s going to be.

  • Leap of faith

    Now, those closest to Ryan Ratliff have solved a bit of the question about one of his favorite activities as a young child: Why did he love constantly jumping from couch to couch in his family’s house?

  • Throw out your junk! City to kick off annual clean up days April 26

    Need to finally throw out that old sofa or get that water heater out of your back yard? Look no further than the curb in front of your house.

    Beginning April 26, the City of Lawrenceburg will pick up items that are no longer wanted by residents. All city officials ask is that those items be left curbside on the dates areas are scheduled for pick up.

    The city will pick up materials that the garbage collector does not normally pick up without an extra charge, said City Clerk Robbie Hume.

  • Child porn suspect nabbed

    The Alton Station man indicted last month on child pornography charges is no longer “at large.”

    Just days after the state’s attorney general’s office announced that the suspect, Mark C. Whitaker, 55, of 1140 Alton Station Road, remained at large following his March 16 grand jury indictment, he was arrested without incident at his home.

    Deputy Chad Cox with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department made the arrest March 31 after receiving a tip from an off-duty trooper.

  • Tea Party to bring anti-tax message to Lawrenceburg

    The Tea Party movement brings its anti-tax, pro-Constitution message to Eagle Lake on Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m., along with a host of politicians bent on receiving the largely conservative group’s support.

    The Tea Party movement gained national notoriety last year, in part for its strident opposition to the Obama administration’s successful efforts to have the federal government take over health care.

  • Burkhead sics state police on sign stealers, vandals

    A rash of damaged and stolen “Rex Burkhead for Sheriff” yard signs has triggered an investigation by the Kentucky State Police, Burkhead said Monday afternoon.

    Burkhead, who is challenging incumbent Sheriff Troy Young in the May 18 Democratic primary, said around 40 of his signs were damaged or stolen over the weekend. He said a number of his signs on South Main Street were damaged or removed, along with signs on Carlton Drive, Humston Drive, Highway 62 and some in Stringtown.

    Burkhead said he doesn’t have any “suspects” in mind.

  • Woman leaps from window to escape early-morning blaze

    A woman was forced to leap from her bedroom window to escape an early-morning blaze last Tuesday morning at 3580 Harry Wise Road.

    The woman was home alone and sleeping when the fire broke out, according to Anderson County Fire Chief Mike Barnes.

    “She tried to escape from the normal route out of her house, but the smoke was too thick to breathe,” he said. “She jumped out of the bedroom window, which was a 4- to 5-foot drop.”

  • Third candidate files for sheriff

    A surprise third candidate has filed to run for Anderson County sheriff.

    Donald J. “Jeff” McCormick, of 568 S. Main St., filed by the April 1 deadline as an independent candidate for sheriff, according to an open records request fulfilled by the Anderson County clerk’s office.

    McCormick, a former Kentucky Fish and Wildlife employee, will face the winner of the May 18 Democratic primary between incumbent Sheriff Troy Young and challenger Rex Burkhead, also a former Fish and Wildlife employee.

  • Lady Bearcats get win in Alabama; Bearcats playing well in Florida

    The Anderson County softball team got a much-needed win Wednesday when the Lady Bearcats defeated Whitesville Trinity 6-5 at Gulf Shores, Ala. The Lady Bearcats broke a four-game losing streak with the win.

    Anderson will play and perennial powers Gulf Shores and Robertsdale, Ala. on Friday before heading home.

  • COLUMN: It's a great time to start planting root crops

    Wow. March is over? I swear, the closer we get to summer, the more time speeds up. Good Friday is almost upon us and I have the day off. I’ll be planting my spuds. The moon is waning, which is perfect for below ground crops, and the weather forecast is good. That almost never happens for me and I’m thrilled.