Today's News

  • Weather radio sessions to be held Saturday

    The Anderson Radio Club will be hosting two NOAA weather radio programming sessions on March 8 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Locations are scheduled to be at the Lawrenceburg Kroger and Walmart, and both sessions will run concurrently.
    Community residents and others needing assistance with setting receivers properly will have trained members of the club to assist in setting the proper channel for use, event organizers said in a release. Specific Message Area Encoding (SAME) can be set on the radio at the same time, organizers said.

  • Tips for teenagers on dealing with Type 2 diabetes symptoms

    Dealing with Type 2 diabetes can be difficult at any age, but it can be especially troubling for teenagers, who must also deal with the pressures of youth including self-image and self-worth.
    As a parent, you can do some things to make managing this disease easier for your teen and your entire family.
    Obesity is one of the leading causes of Type 2 diabetes. Helping overweight teenagers with diabetes reach and maintain a healthy weight may help them feel physically and mentally better and may improve their glucose, or blood sugar, levels.

  • Happy birthday every four years?

    A riddle for you —
    If there’s no Leap Day this year, do you still celebrate your birthday?
    According to reader Peggy Ratliff, her sisters did.
    Peggy emailed and called last week in response to a column I wrote a few weeks ago, asking if readers knew anyone with a Leap Day birthday.
    Peggy did. She knew three.
    Anita Hawkins Landry was born Feb. 29, 1952.
    Two Leap Days and eight years later, Bette Hawkins Inman was born on Feb. 29, 1960.

  • What’s on my mind: kids and first jobs

    Teenage years are an interesting time of transition between childhood and adulthood.
    As teens we begin to develop skills, set some goals, must have a wireless data plan, and of course, most want their own automobile. Seems these “necessities” of today are much more costly that those of the yesteryear.

  • Ford program partners with public schools to develop students’ job skills

    By Chris Kenning
    The Courier-Journal
    At Southern High School, students in a machine-tool career program are fabricating model rockets while using chemistry to learn about fuel, and algebra to calculate flight paths.
    At Jeffersontown High, welding instructors do summer “externships” at local businesses to ensure they’re teaching students cutting-edge skills. Elsewhere, business leaders are helping shape what students learn, while teachers help map their students’ educational course.

  • Farm Bureau women’s committee organizes food drive

    The Anderson Counties Farm Bureau Women’s Committee, in honor of Food Check-Out week, organized a food drive for Backpack Buddies. Besides food that was collected, our Farm Bureau Federation donated $300 to go to the Backpack Program.
    Our committee also helped to pack the food that goes to our Backpack program here in Anderson County.
    American consumers spend, on average, just more than 10 percent of their disposable income for food, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research service.

  • Briarwood Drive garage goes up in flames Monday

    Firefighters were able to stop a fire from spreading to the rest of a Briarwood Drive residence Monday afternoon, County Fire Chief Mike Barnes said, but the two-story home’s garage and sunroom were completely destroyed by flames and smoke.
    Before firefighters arrived at about 3:15 p.m. Monday, the fire had already engulfed a garage and an attached sunroom that 1090 Briarwood Drive homeowners appeared to use as a dining room, Barnes said.

  • Three ‘suspicious’ grass fires near Anderson-Nelson line spark investigation

    Three grass fires that sprung up seemingly out of nowhere at the Anderson and Nelson County line are being investigated as “suspicious,” according to Anderson County Fire Chief Mike Barnes.
    Barnes was notified by dispatch at about 2:50 p.m. Thursday afternoon of a large grass fire across the road from 4718 Bardstown Road, about one mile from the Anderson-Nelson county line.
    Roughly 3-4 acres of bluegrass farmland had caught fire, Barnes said, and 23 mile per hour winds whipped the flames to heights of up to 6-8 feet tall.

  • Kentucky reaction mixed to same-sex marriage ruling

    By Katie Brandenburg and Laurel Wilson
    Bowling Green Daily News
    Not surprisingly, reaction was mixed to last Thursday’s federal ruling that Kentucky must recognize other states’ same-sex marriages.
    “I’m pretty proud of the state right now,” said Christin Mulwitz, who has been married more than three years to her wife Marcie.
    Conservative Christians have a different view.

  • Living with Alzheimer's: Her turn to care for Mom

    Doris is searching for her children.
    A baby doll is usually the only thing that will console her when she’s in the hospital, daughter Debbie Lottes said.
    Doris Halwes of Evansville, Ind. — former Girl Scout leader, Sunday school teacher and creative, thrifty stay-at-home mom — expects to see her two kids or grandchildren always running underfoot.
    Doris asks for them. She forgets. She asks again.
    She searches, always.