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Today's News

  • ‘I wanted to kill him’

    On a horrible morning in November, a woman in Waddy walked into a room and found a grown man with his hands down the pants of her 6-year-old daughter. She reacted with the sort of rush of rage that would embrace most parents.

    “I wanted to kill him,” she said.

    She quickly removed the child from the room and then reached for a weapon.

    “I grabbed the first gun I could find,” she said.

  • ‘A monumental event in history’

    FRANKFORT — Tuesday afternoon, Katianna Yates witnessed what she could only describe as a “monumental event in history.”

    Barack Obama was sworn into office and became the nation’s first black president.

    “It’s something I never thought I’d see,” Yates said. “I know it’s something my grandparents and parents never thought they’d see.”

    Yates, a Lawrenceburg resident who is a sophomore at Kentucky State University, said she believes Obama will be a great president.

  • Bearcats rally to beat North Oldham

    Anderson County overcame a 10-point deficit in the final three minutes to defeat visiting North Oldham 69-67 Tuesday night.

    The teams were ranked at the top of the Eighth Region entering the contest.

    North Oldham led 61-51 with three minutes remaining and was still in front 66-60 when Mustang star Tyler St. Julien went over Jacob Russell’s back for his fifth foul.

    Russell sank both ends of the double-bonus, then on  the ensuing possession, came up with a steal and  fed C.J. Penny for a layup.

  • Power outage puts Thoroughbred in deep freeze

    If you thought Friday’s sub-zero temperatures were bad, imagine waking up to discover you had no electricity.

    That nightmare was a reality for those who live in Thoroughbred Estates after an unusually high demand for electricity early Friday morning overloaded the community’s circuits, leaving residents there in the dark — and cold.

    The outage began around 6:30 a.m. and power was restored to all 275 homes by around 12:30 p.m., Cliff Feltham, KU’s statewide media relations manager said.

  • COLUMN - We know who will take last shot

    The question posed to Glen Drury at the Kentucky Prep Classic was sincere, and to someone who had never seen Anderson County play, it was certainly legitimate.

    It was about 15 minutes after Anderson lost to top-ranked Elliott County in overtime. The Bearcats sent the game to an extra period when Jacob Russell was unbelievably open for a buzzer-beating 3-pointer.

    The exchange between a writer, whose knowledge of Anderson County basketball was probably limited to reading recruiting service news about C.J. Penny, and Anderson coach Glen Drury went something like this.

  • COLUMN - Meet my buddy, Jack

    Times being what they are, it’s a fair bet that most of us (if we are willing to be honest) would be quick to pocket a lottery ticket we found on the floor — and the cash it produced were it a winner.

    After all, what are you going to do with a found lottery ticket? Go around asking people if it belongs to them?

    Not everyone thinks that way, especially Jack Patel, a man I’m proud to say is a friend who is as honest as the day is long.

  • Union effort squashed at General Cable

    Workers at General Cable overwhelmingly voted against joining a labor union last Thursday and Friday, squashing the effort that has been under way for the better part of the past decade.

    By nearly a 4-to-1 margin, workers rejected joining the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. The final vote was 203 no and 57 yes. Fourteen votes were challenged, according to a message on the factory’s telephone system.

  • COLUMN - Tinctures, poultices have worked as cures for centuries

    I’m so glad we live in Kentucky — it’s a whole lot colder in other places.

    I can’t even imagine 42 degrees below zero, like it was in Minnesota. On the bright side, kids up there have a great time throwing water up into the air and watching it freeze and come down like little diamonds. Give me my wood stove, hot chocolate and a book and I can get along just fine, all day, inside.

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  • Thoroughbred Estates loses electricty on coldest day of year

    UPDATED 8:30 P.M. FRIDAY — A heavy demand for electricity in Thoroughbred Estates is being blamed for the subdivision’s loss of power Friday morning, leaving homeowners in a deep freeze as utility workers scrambled to restore power.

    Crews with Kentucky Utilities and Atmos Energy, the area’s natural gas supplier, began working early Friday morning when the unusually heavy demand for electricity shut down the subdivision’s power grid.