Today's News

  • District court docket: 2-12-14

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on December 12, 2013.
    Aaron J. Hilbert, arraignment, second-degree criminal abuse – pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing Dec. 19.
    Rachel Barker, review, seven counts of theft by deception (less than $500) – continued to Mar. 6.
    Laura M. Blankenship, motion for review, three counts of theft by deception (less than $500) – show cause.
    Whitney Brock, review, theft by deception (less than $500) – commonwealth to file motion to revoke.

  • Kentuckians overwhelmingly back minimum wage increase

    By Tom Loftus and Jere Downs
    The Courier-Journal
    Preparing for her 4 p.m.-to-midnight shift at a Louisville convenience store on Friday, 33-year-old Lyn Riley said a hike in minimum wage would have a significant impact on her life — lifting her from welfare.
    The $7.25 hourly wage she earns now is just not enough to cover rent and utilities for her one-room basement apartment in Smoketown, and food and diapers for her 18-month-old daughter, Riley said.

  • Anderson County Jail Log: 2-5-14 and 2-12-14

    The following people were arrested and transported to jail during the past two weeks, according to information released by Anderson County Jailer Joani Clark. According to information from Clark, a total of 68 people were arrested in January 2014.

    Jan. 26
    Justin Reynolds, fourth-degree assault domestic violence, by the Kentucky state police.
    Darla Gravitt, Kenton County warrant, by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.
    Richard Trent, second count DUI, speeding, no license in possession, by Kentucky state police.

  • 78-year-old sentenced to prison on sexual abuse charge

    Donald S. Geach Sr., 78, was sentenced to eight years in prison at the Department of Corrections for two counts of first-degree sexual abuse during a sentencing appearance last Tuesday in Anderson County Circuit Court.
    Prior to the sentencing handed down by Circuit Judge Charles Hickman, Geach’s attorney asked for probation, citing the “undue burden on the prison system” that his client, a veteran, would have if sentenced without probation.

  • Rotary to host pancake breakfast

    The Lawrenceburg Rotary Club will host its 57th annual pancake breakfast March 1 at the Emma B. Ward Elementary cafeteria from 7 a.m. to noon.  
    The cost of the breakfast is $7.  The menu includes pancakes, sausage, sausage biscuits, biscuits and gravy, coffee, milk and juice. Children under the age of 5 eat free with a paying adult.
    There will also be a silent auction which includes two tickets to opening day with the Lexington Legends.  All proceeds go to fund the Rotary’s annual scholarship fund for Anderson County High School students.

  • Boone County schools snow day message rocks

    By Melissa Stewart
    The Kentucky Enquirer
    BURLINGTON — It’s cold again and there’s snow. James Detwiler dreaded spreading the same old message of a school closing.
    So, the Stephens Elementary principal partnered with drama teacher Chad Caddell to rock it up.
    On Feb. 3 when school was canceled, they published a video on YouTube of the duo recording the school closing message to the tune of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.” The video can be found here: http://bit.ly/1dYiHYa.

  • While waiting for the thaw, find your seeds

    Hot chocolate is cheap! Hats make your hair look good! Boots are the fashionable footwear of choice! All good things that I can think of to make winter more positive in my brain. Think of some for yourself. February is typically the worst weather month for us, so let’s try a shift in our thinking, to make it less miserable.
    I’ve actually been breaking a sweat outside.

  • Be wary of credit check scams

    Credit scores are important because the higher your credit score, the more likely you are to qualify for the most desirable loan rates. Credit scores are often used to determine credit worthiness for home mortgages, car or truck loans and credit card applications.

  • How does winter 2013-2014 stack up?

    We’re only about half way through February but I thought it would be neat to look at how this winter stacks up to previous winters in central Kentucky. So for perspective, here are a few stats:

  • What is love? Hope, humor and hard work

    My mom once sold tickets to allow neighborhood kids to watch my father plunge to his death.
    My parents don’t usually share the story of how they first met because I’m sure they don’t remember.
    Their worlds never existed without the other being there in the background, waiting in the wings.
    My dad, Brian, lived in an ordinary, Wonder Years home in Eagle Estates in central Long Island, New York.
    My mom, a year older, lived in an ordinary, middle-class home two houses down.