Today's News

  • Fire rips through wrestling ring business

    A fire at Monster Rings and Cages, located at 1020 Cable Court near General Cable, destroyed the contents of the local business on Wednesday night, with the cause of the fire still under investigation by Kentucky State Police.
    The Anderson County Fire Department responded around 7:15 p.m. on Sept. 12. Anderson County Fire Chief Mike Barnes said firefighters had to fight the blaze defensively, spraying water from the outside in.

  • City council gives final nod to tax rate increase

    The city council voted 4-0 at its special-called meeting Monday afternoon to approve a 3.4 percent increase in real property taxes for 2012-2013.
    Council member Sandy Goodlett made the first motion to approve the tax rate, with Larry Giles seconding the motion. Council members Steve Rucker and Ken Evans were absent from Monday’s special-called meeting.

  • Training center move delayed as board learns nearly half of students get free/reduced lunch

    The Board of Education unanimously tabled its decision Monday night regarding the relocation of the Regional Training Center to Saffell Street Elementary from its current home at the former Early Childhood Center, now the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg.
    The Regional Training Center requested that it remain at 126 North Main St. and rent its space from the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg for $12,000 per year, or that it be allowed to stay at its current location until June 30, 2013, to accommodate its training schedule.

  • School board to take comments on $23M facility plan

    The Board of Education will hold a rescheduled public hearing Sept. 26 at 5:30 p.m. at central office on its proposed facility plan for the Anderson County school district.
    After approving a $23 million draft facilities plan in May, the board of education postponed a scheduled public hearing on the facility plan in June.  

  • Judges hear appeal in Waddy man’s penis amputation case

    By Lisa King
    Landmark News Service
    The man who sued his surgeon and lost when he said the doctor had no right to amputate his penis has taken his case to the state’s appellate process in a case that could have significant ramifications in medical procedure.
    Oral arguments were heard last Tuesday at the Kentucky Court of Appeals in the case of Phillip Seaton, 65, of Waddy vs. his urologist, Dr. John Patterson of Frankfort.

  • Complaints spur cleanup of junk pile on Beaver Lake

    After nearly a month of looking at a large stinking pile of trash and debris just feet from his residence on Beaver Lake Road, George Marcus had had enough.
    A Lexington resident who calls Beaver Lake his second home, Marcus raised a ruckus, made phone calls and by Monday, all of that junk was gone.

  • Cash Express shows thanks on 9/11
  • As fall approaches, so does apple harvest

    As our garden harvests wind down there is another crop just getting into full swing. In today’s world, with grocery stores stocking their produce isles with almost everything all year round, it’s difficult to know when the real seasons occur. So let me announce right now to one and all, it’s apple season.

  • What have you sacrificed?

    To appease the vengeful god known as the “economy,” it’s an imperative to offer our time, money and entertainment as budgetary sacrifices.
    No more vacations.
    Fewer trips to the salon or nail parlor. (There’s actually a direct relationship between the infrequency of haircuts and the depressed status of the economy, according to news reports).
    Want to start a family? If you’re anything like most young people in the U.S., you’ll want to wait.

  • Lower speed limit on Versailles Road now

    Column as I see ’em …
    Reducing the speed limit on Versailles Road isn’t going to bring back Marie Garmon or the other two women killed on that road last fall.
    It isn’t going to un-injure the woman whose car was rear-ended this summer, or any of the others hurt in the mounting number of accidents on that road.
    But it needs to happen, and it needs to happen now.