Today's News

  • One final shot

    For more than four years now, their names have been intertwined at almost every turn.

    Jordan Sloan and John Updike. John Updike and Jordan Sloan. But in many ways, they are as different as the events they will participate in for the final time as high schoolers in this weekend's state meet.

    Updike belies his body type – think an undersized basketball center –to be one of Kentucky's best in an event marked by monsters twice his size. The discus throw is marked by the grunts and screams of brute strength.

  • COLUMN: Learn from life's lessons and move on to the next

    It’s not what happens to you that’s important, it’s how you respond to it.

    It’s a simple sentence my high school soccer coach told our team one day before practice. Standing around 5-foot-6 at the time, I wasn’t your prototypical goalkeeper. I was just a freshman and I had earned a starting spot on the varsity team at a high school with a rich soccer history.

    Needless to say, I was terrified. It didn’t help my older brother was a senior, all-district captain. If there was one person who wasn’t afraid to chew into me, it was him.

  • Letters to the editor - 5.26

    County clerk says thanks for voter patience

    To the editor:

    I would like to thank voters for their patience on May 18.

    Several changes have taken place since the 2008 General Election. The Anderson County Board of Elections was forced to move several voting locations due to disability guidelines and other regulations.

    We also replaced the old outdated machines with new paper ballot scanners which will reduce the time and long lines at the polls.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Matthew K. Eckert heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings April 22.

    James A. Rice, hearing, complicity to receiving stolen property ($10,000/more), complicity to receiving stolen property (less than $10,000) -- remanded.

    Virginia T. Hilterbran, disposition, operating a motor vehicle under the influence -- pleaded guilty, sentenced to 215 days, to serve 150 days (credit time served, balance conditionally discharged for two years), 12-month operator’s license suspension, $1028, show cause Nov. 29.

  • Russell 50th anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. “Dickie” Russell will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception on June 4, 2010 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Graefenburg Baptist Church in Waddy.

    The couple was married June 3, 1960 by the Rev. Gilbert Shely, the bride’s uncle, at the bride’s home in Graefenburg.

    Betty Russell, the former Betty Sue Cogswell, is a daughter of the late James and Oneta Cogswell.

    She is retired from the Administrative Office of the Courts in Frankfort.

  • LITTLE LEAGUE: Red Sox bend don’t break, come out with 9-3 win

    When a pitch gets hammered for a home run, when a fly ball drops harmlessly to the ground when it should have been caught, or a batter strikes out, Red Sox manager Scott Brown wants his team to forget about it and live in the moment instead of dwelling on the mistake.

    On Friday evening, the Red Sox did just that and left MainSource Field with a 9-3 win over the Rockies. They also stand near the top of the standings with only one week remaining in the regular season.

  • Turner-Carlton engagement

    Randel Turner of Harrodsburg, Sandra Griffin of Nicholasville, Jerry Carlton and Cheri Carlton, both of Lawrenceburg, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Miranda Elizabeth Turner and Graham Brown Carlton.

    The bride-to-be is a granddaughter of Shirley and Louise Turner of Harrodsburg, the late George Stamper Sr. and the late Millie Swango.

    She is a 2005 graduate of Mercer County High School and a 2009 graduate of Murray State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice.

  • LITTLE LEAGUE: Roundup

    Tuesday, May 25

    Red Sox 4 — Cubs 9

    Paced by a strong opening three innings, the Cubs defeated the Red Sox by a count of 9-4. Puckett belted out his 10th home run of the season, and four Cubs pitchers combined for nine strikeouts.

    The Cubs scored three runs in the opening frame, followed by another two in the second to take a 5-0 lead heading into the top-half of the third.

  • Funnel clouds spotted over Anderson County

    At least two funnel clouds were spotted Friday night in Anderson County, but none reportedly touched down.

    Deputy Emergency Management Director Mike Barnes said one of the clouds was spotted in Alton around 7:30 p.m.

    “I was in Alton and saw that one myself,” Barnes said. “It was rotating pretty severely but never touched down.”

    The storm cell over Alton produced at least two funnel clouds, Barnes said.

  • So much more than curls

    Shawn Tucker loves horses so much she was willing to suffer for them — but thanks to a special breed, she doesn’t have to.

    Throughout college, Tucker made it a point to take one “fun” class each semester. At least one of those classes was an equitation class.

    Despite her love for riding, there was one thing she couldn’t avoid: her allergic reactions to horses were as strong as her love for them.

    Several years after college, while home-schooling her son, Trevor, Shawn and her husband, Louis, were ready to invest in horses.