Today's News


    50 YEARS AGO
    Thursday, March 12, 1964
    Conway Smith was re-elected president of the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce. Officers elected to fill positions to the four Chamber Divisions were:
    Industrial — Walter Patrick, vice-president; Joe White, John F. Lyons and Ralph Homan, directors.
    Agricultural — Walter Major, vice president; J.B. Sweeney and H.G. McRay, directors
    Civic — Ollie J. Bowen, vice president; Mrs. Dudley Short and Mrs. Margaret Shely, directors

  • Anderson Grand Jury indicts for trafficking, burglary

    The following people were indicted Feb. 18 by the Anderson Grand Jury.
    Daniel B. Simpson, 24, 100 Feland Dr., Lawrenceburg, and Natasha M. Robinson, 30, 209 Lynn Dr., Lawrenceburg, was indicted for complicity for second-degree burglary, a Class C felony.
    The indictment says Simpson and Robinson unlawfully entered a dwelling located at 1070 Mays Road on Dec. 26, 2013, with the intent to commit a crime.
    Simpson and Robinson were charged by Trooper Welch of the Kentucky state police.

  • Elementary schools dominate in District Governor’s Cup

    Ward, Turner and Saffell Street Elementary students “dominated” in the District 67 Governor’s Cup Competition on Saturday, March 1 in Mercer County, according to event organizers.
    All three elementary schools competed in the District 67 Governor’s Cup Competition held March 1.
    Emma B. Ward Elementary took Governor’s Cup championship and Robert B. Turner Elementary won runner-up. Saffell Street placed third, with Mercer County Intermediate coming in fourth.

  • ‘Oklahoma!’ spring musical opens Friday night

    This year’s spring musical may feature singing cowboys and farm girls riding in surreys, but “Oklahoma!” isn’t a production stuck in the past, students said.
    Junior McKenna Lewis, who portrays “sassy aunt” Aunt Eller in the famous Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, said “Oklahoma!” brings up questions of identity and of living up to an image that someone else has created for you.
    That’s something a modern audience can definitely identify with, she said.
    And who’s never dreamed of being a cowboy?

  • Kentucky state police accepting applications for incoming cadet class

    The Kentucky State Police is now accepting applications for its 92nd cadet class, which is scheduled to begin on Aug. 3, 2014, according to a news release. Interested applicants should visit the KSP website at www.kentuckystate police.org, click on the Career Opportunities, Recruitment Home and How To Become A Kentucky State Trooper links.

  • Garmon murder suspect to appear in court Tuesday

    The man indicted in the vehicular murder of Marie Garmon in September 2012 is scheduled to appear in Circuit Court on March 18 at 9 a.m. for a disposition hearing or trial date.
    Eric Jenkins, 42, of 208 Country Dr., Hustonville, was indicted in July 2013 for murder and DUI in the death of Marie Garmon, a Lawrenceburg woman who died after a dump truck driven by Jenkins collided head on with Garmon’s mini-van.
    Jenkins pleaded not guilty to his charges in August 2013.

  • Trooper Satterly facilitates future of Kentucky state police

    By Tammie Hetzer-Womack
    The Greater Ashland Beacon
    Friday’s leave-taking was especially bittersweet.
       Kentucky State Police Trooper Josh Satterly climbed into his cruiser, keyed-up his radio, and kissed his kind fiancée goodbye. Leaving his central Kentucky home for a few days – dawning a new day on the Ashland Post 14 beat – he already misses her.
    He bids farewell, for now.
    His sweetheart understands this job doesn’t know holidays. She’s beside him in heart.

  • Jury trial set for August for father charged with tying up child

    A final pretrial conference hearing and jury trial for Herbert Medley, one of three charged with criminal abuse of a 3-year-old girl, has been scheduled for Aug. 19 at 9 a.m. in Anderson Circuit Court, according to court documents.  
    Herbert Medley appeared in Anderson Circuit Court on March 4 for a status hearing, according to court documents.
    One of the suspects in the child-tying case has already been sentenced for criminal abuse — the child’s grandmother Carolyn Case.

  • Fire damages foreclosed Bluebird Court home

    A foreclosed home up for sale on Bluebird Court caught fire early Thursday morning, triggering the evacuation of residents living in two neighboring structures.
    According to City Fire Chief Bobby Hume, when firefighters arrived at 207 Bluebird Court at about 4:51 a.m. on Thursday morning, the entire roof was on fire.
    Hume said two neighboring residences were evacuated as a safety precaution given the fire’s close proximity to other buildings.
    “Apparently it had been burning for a while,” Hume said of the Bluebird Court home.

  • Come up with a family safety plan before tornado season hits

    Tornadoes can occur at any time of the year in the United States. In Kentucky, peak tornado occurrence is March through May, with secondary tornado maximum occurrences in September through November. Tornadoes occur at all hours of the day and night but are most likely to occur between 3 and 9 p.m.