Today's News

  • Chili cook off to be held at Frankfort Regional Medical Center

    Frankfort Regional Medical Center is hosting a community chili cook-off Saturday, Oct. 6 at the hospital as a fundraiser for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
    Proceeds will benefit the Kentucky Pink Connection, an organization that provides support for breast cancer patients by reducing and eliminating barriers to screening, diagnosis and treatment.
    Tickets will be sold for $1 each to sample individual chili, or $5 for six tickets.

  • Springfield man injured in motorcycle wreck

    A Springfield man was injured Sept. 15 when a vehicle pulled out in front of his motorcycle on US 127, according to a news release from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.
    Garland Mann, 73, lost control of his motorcycle when a vehicle driven by Katelin Butler, 19, of Irvington pulled out in front of him near the intersection of US 127 and the Bluegrass Parkway.
    Mann tried to steer his motorcycle around Butler’s vehicle, but his rear tired started to skid and he lost control, according to the release.

  • Summer’s end brings fall, winter chores

    Well, summer is officially over. It certainly was a wild season.
    This summer was even hotter and dryer than the last. Many crops suffered, but the landscape as a whole, suffered as well. If we get any big storms, be it snow or ice, they’ll be even more limbs and trees down than usual.

  • The difference between sugar, honey

    Is honey better for you than sugar?
    Neither is considered healthy as both are sweets with no significant health benefit.
    Neither is going to harm you in the sense that one is toxic or poisonous to you while the other is not.
    Both honey and granulated sugar are occasional use foods.
    Sweeteners are found in many foods, including some that you might not suspect such as spaghetti sauce.
    The most reliable source of the nutritive value of food is USDA Home and Garden Bulletin- The Nutritive Value of Food. You can find it on-line.

  • A good sense of trust is hard to find

    Trust is becoming as rare as floppy disks these days.
    Both are relics for a future museum. I envision the working title: “Things Americans Once Used and Threw Away.”
    Other exhibits will showcase print volumes of the dictionary, instructions for dinner etiquette and glass milk bottles.
    Trust in anything — churches, media, banks, government, school districts — is becoming harder for people to commit to.  

  • Speeding tickets, not cars are flying on Versailles Road

    Column as I see ’em …
    Let’s kick off this week’s column with a bit of friendly advice.
    If you speed while driving on Versailles Road keep two things close at hand: your driver’s license and enough cash to pay for a speeding ticket.
    Since the tragic death of a Lawrenceburg woman whose mini-van was struck head-on by a dump truck a couple of weeks ago, the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office has been on that road like a duck on a jitterbug.

  • Home delivery

    Right before 22-year-old Lane Petrey gave birth to her first child, she had a nightmare about her son’s umbilical cord.
    She said she dreamed she was in labor, all alone, with no knowledge of what to do.
    A few weeks later, her boyfriend Ryan Pike faced the same scenario, cutting off his son’s umbilical cord after delivering their firstborn, Mason Ryder, at home with the help of an Anderson County 911 dispatcher.  

  • Homecoming parade, festivities canceled due to weather

    The festivities scheduled for Thursday, including the pep rally, parade and bonfire, have been canceled due to inclement weather, according to the Anderson County school district.

    The pep rally has been rescheduled for Friday, Sept. 28 to be held in the Anderson County High School gym from 2:20-3:10 p.m., according to Associate Principal Chris Glass.

  • Marine charged with first-degree rape of juvenile

    A Lawrenceburg man who is a member of US Marine Corps remains jailed without bail after being charged with the first-degree rape of a juvenile.
    Jake R. Gribbons, 19, of 301 Secretariat Drive is accused of raping a juvenile female Sept. 16 outside of a residence on Harrodsburg Road.
    Gribbons was arraigned last Thursday in Anderson District Court where he entered a plea of not guilty. District Court Judge Linda Armstrong ordered him held without bail.

  • Sheriff lights up ashtray dumper

    Dumping an ashtray overflowing with cigarette butts on Main Street is a bad idea.
    Dumping that ashtray with the sheriff watching is an even worse idea.
    But tossing a cigarette butt at the feet of a trooper getting ready to write you a ticket for dumping that ashtray? The worse idea of all.
    That scenario played itself out, however, landing a Nicholasville man behind bars.