Today's News

  • Family Fun Fest set for Thursday

    The Anderson County school district will host its 11th Family Fun Fest on July 26 from 6-8 p.m. at the Anderson County Middle school.
    According to a press release from the school, the district plans to donate 800 backpacks again this year, filled with school supplies.
    If interested in donating school supplies, reserving a space for a business or making monetary donations toward Family Fun Fest, contact Beckey Johnson at beckey.johnson@anderson.kyschools.us.

  • State police bust man for growing pot

    A Lawrenceburg man was arrested last week after the Kentucky State Police uncovered 68 marijuana plants growing in his apartment Thursday afternoon on Lynn Drive, according to a news release.
    Arrested was Chester L. Byrd, 46. He has been charged with cultivating marijuana over five plants, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
    He was charged and transported to the Shelby County Detention Center, according to the news release.

  • Library board: lowered tax rate a ‘goodwill gesture’

    Homeowners can shave a few dollars off their property tax bill next year, at least when it comes to Anderson Public Library’s tax rate.
    The library board of trustees voted 3-2 at its July 24 meeting to lower both its real property and tangible personal property tax rates for the upcoming fiscal year.
    The board lowered its tax rate from 88 to 86 cents per $1,000 assessed value, a 2.3 percent decrease.
    The board also lowered its tangible personal property tax rate from $12.68 to $8.80 per $1,000 assessed value, a 30.6 percent decrease.

  • Woman says family court judge should be indicted

    As Margaret “Geri” Murphy was being sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday morning, a woman outside of the Anderson County Courthouse carried a sign lobbying for the indictment of a family court judge she says was complicit in Murphy’s crimes.
    Taylorsville resident Deborah Klotz, who failed to perform a citizen’s arrest on Family Court Judge John David Myles on July 2, carried a large cardboard sign that said “Indict Myles for Complicity,” drawing attention from area media and curious looks from passersby.

  • ‘Disturbed’

    The former social services worker who pleaded guilty to nine felony counts of falsifying child welfare investigations was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday in Anderson Circuit Court.
    Margaret “Geri” Murphy, 61, heard her fate, was taken into custody, shackled and placed among about a dozen other inmates as families affected by her actions looked on in delight.

  • COLUMN: Even with increased scrutiny, players today safer than before

    There is little doubt that the focus on the long-term effects of head injuries has become a hot topic over the last few years.

    Then when several prominent former NFL players committed suicide and other prominent current and former pros said they had reservations about their children playing the sport that made them rich, the critics pounced and predicted the game will be gone – or at least irrelevant – within 20 years.

    But football is not dead yet. Not by a long shot.

  • Middle School coach says helmets and awareness are better

    Anderson County Middle School football coach Brian Holloman knows he coaches a vulnerable age group. Not only are his players going through rapid physical changes, many are also getting professional instruction about playing football for the first time when they don a Mustang uniform.

    Head injuries are not common, but are a concern with coaches and equipment manufacturers, he says.

  • Batcats win 14-and-under ASA title

    The Central Kentucky Batcats' 14-and-under softball team captured first place in the Kentucky state championship of the American Softball Association A division last Saturday. The tournament was held in Bowling Green.

    The Batcats went 5-1 for the tournament and outscored their opponents 37-15.

  • Batcats win gold at Bluegrass Games

    The Central Kentucky Batcats' 12-and-under softball team earned a gold medal at the Bluegrass State games recently. Team members are, front row, from left: McKinley Walls, Lyndsay Day, Kynleigh Miller, Hannah Burgin and Lela Freeman. Back row: Lauren Boblitt, Kendra Wolcott, Lexi Tinsley, Lauren Heckel, Emily Hestand and Hailey Johnson.

  • Head injuries not just a football problem

    It is still one of the most gripping scenes etched in the memories of American sports fans.

    His left arm trembling as he lit his torch from swimmer Janet Evans, Muhammad Ali slowly turned to light the Olympic Flame at Turner Field to open the Atlanta Olympics in 1996. At one time perhaps the most recognizable face in the world, the man who could “float like a butterfly and sting like a bee” could only meet Evans on a platform.