Today's News

  • Candle blamed Friday fire

    Residents were evacuated from a small fire at 1010 Paula Drive late Friday morning
    Anderson County Fire Chief Mike Barnes said someone at the residence had lit a candle on the countertop next to flammable material in the bathroom.
    No one was injured in the fire, he said. Barnes said the bathroom was pretty burnt up from the smoke, but that residents should be able to continue living in their home.
    Anderson County fire, sheriff’s office, EMS and city fire and rescue responded to the scene.

  • Anderson County residents raise money to help find cure for diabetes

    Members of Anderson County’s Diabetes Step Out Team traveled on June 2 to Lexington to participate in the annual Step Out event sponsored by the American Diabetes Association.
    According to a press release, the team walked one and two miles to raise money and awareness for the need of a cure for diabetes.
    The team, called “Sweet Treats - Sugar Free” of Anderson County raised $791, according to a news release.
    The team was sponsored by Luci Lou’s Frozen Yogurt of Lawrenceburg.

  • Central Kentucky residents called to participate in study

    Residents throughout Central Kentucky have an opportunity to participate in the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3), being conducted Aug. 7-11.
    Men and women between the ages of 30 and 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer are needed to participate CPS-3 will enroll a diverse population of up to half a million people across the United States and Puerto Rico.

  • Long drinks better than short for thirsty plants

    Caliente. Heiss. Chaud. Het.
    Those are just a few other words that mean hot in Spanish, German. French and Norwegian (I couldn’t resist).
    I just thought you’d like a few other terms to use while we’re sweating bullets in this heat. Even I think it’s hot, and that takes some doing.

  • Program to teach diabetics to take control

    Approximately 3.8 percent of the residents of Anderson County have been diagnosed with diabetes.
    The national average is 7.8 percent. That makes Anderson County look good.
    However, if you or your loved one has diabetes, then it doesn’t matter what the percentages are. It’s still a concern for you.
    Whether you have been recently diagnosed or have had diabetes for a long time, the 12-week class on Taking Ownership of Your Diabetes will help you learn about living with and managing diabetes.

  • Where did all the thinkers go?

    I was complaining about technology. Again.
    This was not a new conversation. It’s one I repeat time and time again, with friends, family, random people in line at the grocery store, and most recently, my cousin, a self-professed technofile.
    “This is the best time to be living in,” he told me, as my SUV purred along the highway and he pored over the glow of his smart phone.
    For him, technology is exciting, revolutionary. An evolution of industries building toward a brighter, better future.
    In my mind, technology equals anxiety.  

  • More questions than answers about sale of ECC land, building

    Column as I see ’em …
    Count me among the many still scratching their heads at the tremendous deal the Christian Academy got in buying the old Early Childhood Center building and land for $75,100.
    Frankly, I couldn’t be happier for those folks, especially considering the hard work and due diligence they did before making what turned out to be the only bid on that building.

  • Lightning strikes same spot twice
  • Carlton visits family history in DC
  • Stolen car triggers Crime Stoppers reward offer from police

    The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office and Crime Stoppers are seeking tips assisting in the identification and location of anyone involved with a case of a car stolen from Shawn’s Exhaust and Auto Service, the sheriff’s office announced.
    A cash reward is being offered for any information leading to an arrest based on a caller’s tip.
    Callers are requested to call Crime Stoppers at 502-839-6969.
    Any and all tips are anonymous.