Today's News

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings May 6.

    Jeffery C. Robinson, motion to revoke probation, operating on a suspended/revoked operator’s license, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security, failure to notify Department of Transportation of change of address -- installment/deferred payment Sept. 23.

    Anita M. Sallee, motion to revoke probation, theft by unlawful taking (under $300) -- revoked 30 days (10 days jail, 40 days home incarceration program), review June 3, work release approved.

  • COLUMN: The lowdown on cornfield beans, sweet potatoes

    One of the things I love best about gardening is hearing people’s stories.

    The “I remember when” stories are the best and I always learn something. It’s usually grandma stories that focus on the end product like a big ol’ pot of beans and grandpa stories that focus on the how to like putting boards down to germinate the seeds.

  • Colton Lane Buckley birth

    Kelli and Tyler Buckley of Lawrenceburg announce the birth of their son, Colton Lane Buckley, on May 3, 2010 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.

    He weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 19 3/4 inches long.

    His maternal grandparents are Vaughn and Sharon Quisenberry of Lawrenceburg. His maternal great-grandparents are Pete and Patsy Richardson of Versailles and Wayne and Gail Quisenberry of Versailles.

  • Turpin shines but Tennessee All-Stars win

    Courtney Turpin's high school softball career officially came to an end in a bittersweet fashion during the Kentucky-Tennessee all-star series, held at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green last Thursday.

    Turpin played four innings at first base in the first game, then pitched three scoreless innings and drove in Kentucky's only runs of the day in the second contest. However, Tennessee swept the best-of-three series, 2-0 and 3-2.

    Turpin said that she went 2-for-3 at the plate. Both of her hits were run-scoring singles in game two.

  • Community calendar - 7.7 to 7.13

    Wednesday, July 7


    11 a.m. to noon, Anderson Public Library summer reading program for kindergarten through fifth-grade students, 114 N. Main St.

    City/county government

    8:30 a.m., Registration for all road tests with the license examiner.

    8:30 to 10:30 a.m., All written tests for driving permits, reinstatements and commercial drivers licenses.

    Community groups

    7 p.m., Boy Scout Troop 37, First Christian Church, William Hunt Scout room, 300 South Main St.

    Thursday, July 8

    City/county government

  • Letters to the editor - 6.30

    Missed chance to protect dogs

    To the editor:

    As a man involved in promoting the protection of dogs in my own community and elsewhere, I have followed with interest the controversy surrounding the defeated proposal in Anderson County Fiscal Court which, if enacted, would have improved the quality of life for dogs in your locality.

    I agree with Stan Petry’s letter in the June 16 edition that the ordinance would “thrust Anderson County into a leadership position as a forward-thinking, humane community.”

  • Edgett 50th anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Thomas D. Edgett of Lawrenceburg will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a celebration mass at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 10 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church.

    The couple was married July 9, 1960 by the Rev. T.R. Koziol at St. Adalbert’s Catholic Church in St. Paul, Minn. As a family tradition, the couple was married in the same church as Mr. Edgett’s parents and maternal grandparents.

    Mrs. Edgett, the former Fern Sommers, is a daughter of Stanley Sommers and the late Gladys Sommers.

    She is retired.

  • COLUMN: Judge's '(snitch-session)' salvo at least tells truth

    Yes, I’ve let slip the occasional blue word or two, and no, after hanging out in locker rooms, hunting camps and at fishing holes for most of my life, I certainly don’t have what by any stretch would be considered virgin ears.

    But I can’t help but be taken aback at what appears to be a sudden rash of public cussing by local and national leaders.

  • Woman to cops: 'Let me go and I'll ... '

    A woman who allegedly swiped a van last Friday in Waddy was arrested and charged with a host of violations, including allegedly trying to bribe two state police officers by offering them oral sex.

    Jillian Fortier, 25, of Miami, Fla., was charged with receiving stolen property over $10,000, driving with a suspended license and two counts of bribery of public servants.

    The bribery charge stems from the offer she made to Trooper Marvin Kelly and a fellow officer while they interviewed her in the Lawrenceburg Police station, Kelly said.

  • COLUMN: Joey should have been Vottomatic

    Ballot-stuffing notes ...

    I am usually not for ballot-stuffing when selecting the Major League Baseball all-star teams. I'm not one that goes and makes up 10 new e-mail accounts just to vote for my favorite player, nor am I one that gets on my wife's e-mail to vote even more.

    It's usually not that big of a deal. No matter how MLB tries to spin it, the game just does not have the same luster as it did when Pete Rose was bowling over Ray Fosse and players really were playing for league pride.