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Today's News

  • Arming teachers no solution to violence

    We all want to help protect our children, to keep their names and class photos from being splashed onto the evening news as a newscaster smoothes his voice into a sympathic purr, the one he uses for tragedies.
    Constable Joe Kalil — parent, airline pilot and firearm instructor from Boone County — is trying to prevent school shooting tragedies like Newtown from happening ever again with a volunteer program to allow Kentucky teachers to carry firearms.

  • A more involved father results in a healthier child

    Fathers play an important role in their children’s lives. Fathers are not disposable. I was very fortunate to grow up in a home where I was always around my parents. We had a child-friendly family business. I was always with my parents until they sold the business when I was 10 years old.
    Think about the many things you learned from your father. I learned how to drive, use a few tools, solve math problems, read and make friends. There were many other things that I learned from my father but this is enough to list here.

  • Business, government officials discuss minimum wage hike

    By Kevin Wheatley
    The State Journal
    For Tommie Jenkins, feeding himself is enough of a struggle. Add a fiancée and four children — two his own — to the equation, and it becomes clear why he’s hunting for more lucrative work.
    Jenkins has sought positions in warehouses and through temporary employment services, but nothing has surfaced. The 34-year-old Chicago native has worked for minimum wage — $7.25 an hour — at Wendy’s on Lawrenceburg Road since arriving in Frankfort about a year ago.

  • Evidence of 1963 ‘home invasion’ still has profound effect today

    The home is a modest, nondescript house located at 2332 Margaret Walker Alexander Drive in Jackson, Miss. The house’s pale aqua exterior identifies its 1950s roots.
    It is the only house on the street that has no front door, an odd design chosen by its owners who felt they would be safer if the only front entryway was located off the carport.
    The same safety concerns prompted the parents of the home to put their children to bed on mattresses laid directly on the floor so they would be lower than the windows in their bedrooms when they went to sleep at night.

  • Anderson County Jail Log: 2-26-14

    The following people were arrested and transported to jail during the past week, according to information released Monday by Anderson County Jailer Joani Clark.

    Feb. 17
    Victoria Lopez, failure to appear or pay, by the Boyle County Sheriff’s Office.
    Jordan Cornish, probation violation, by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.
    Bryan Simpson, Fayette County warrant, by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.
    Thomas Burton, contempt, by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Bluegrass Pipeline postpones plans until 2016

    By Randy Patrick
    Landmark Media News Service
    Developers’ plans to complete the Bluegrass Pipeline have been postponed.
    The same day the Kentucky House of Representatives held its first hearing on legislation that would prohibit builders of natural gas liquids pipelines from acquiring easements through condemnation, and Gov. Steve Beshear said he favors such limits, the Tulsa, Okla., energy company Williams announced it has delayed its deadline for finishing the project from late 2015 to mid-to-late 2016.

  • Murder suspect to appear in court Tuesday

    The Lexington man charged with the murder of Fairview Road man Steven Briscoe is scheduled to appear in Circuit Court for a disposition hearing or trial date Tuesday at 9 a.m.
    Gary Luttrell, 39, is charged with shooting Steven Briscoe of 1433 Fairview Road, Lawrenceburg, in the chest Sept. 14, 2013, during a confrontation between the two in Briscoe’s driveway at 1433 Fairview Road.

  • School board seeks ‘immunity’ in lawsuit

    Anderson County Board of Education attorney Robert Chenoweth has filed a motion asking Circuit Court Judge Charles Hickman to reconsider removing the school board as a defendant in a lawsuit filed by former girls’ softball coach Brian Glass against the school board and Superintendent Sheila Mitchell.  

  • More voters registering with GOP

    Anderson County’s been mostly “blue” as long as long-time Republican chairman Dave Disponett can remember.
    No, not University of Kentucky Wildcat blue.
    Democratic Party blue.
    The number of voters registering as Democrats was traditionally about 10 Democrats to one Republican in Anderson County, Disponett said, and Lawrenceburg has been solid Democrat at least as long as he’s been Anderson County Republican Party Chairman in 1969.

  • Taxpayers may pay $69,000 to house inmates

    Anderson County taxpayers may be on the hook for more than $69,000 in additional expenses to house its inmates and pay their emergency medical costs should the governor’s current budget pass.
    Jailer Joani Clark said the $69,000 Anderson County usually receives in bail allotment funding is simply not there in the governor’s biennial budget, which is proposing a overall 5 percent cut to the Department of Corrections.