Today's News

  • How they met

    An Hungarian tour guide and an American World War II history buff.
    A Lawrenceburg couple whose courtship started with a mother’s broken nose and survived 54 years of marriage and two open heart surgeries.
    A Kentucky boy and an Arizona girl who’ve laughed over ill-fated road trips and the darnest things their kids say for more than 13 years.
    Learn more about how a pair of newlyweds, two Lawrenceburg parents and two open heart surgery patients explain the ordinary and extraordinary ways they found each other.

    The Montgomerys

  • City council appoints Mefford to fill vacancy

    The city council unanimously voted Monday night to appoint Robert Mefford Sr. to fill the vacancy left by council member Larry Giles.
    Giles, who had been serving on the council for the last 15 years, died Saturday, Jan. 25 at the age of 74. He was re-elected in November 2012 to a two-year term.
    Prior to the start of Monday’s council meeting, a black table runner had been draped next to Giles’ nameplate over the spot where Giles typically sat during council proceedings.

  • Hatred is no respecter of age in Birmingham church bombing

    Sunday, Sept. 15, 1963.  
    It was Youth Sunday at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala.  

  • Granny in child-tying case to be arraigned on perjury charge Tuesday

    Carolyn Case, the woman charged with tying up her 3-year-old granddaughter, is scheduled for an arraignment in Anderson Circuit Court Tuesday on one charge of perjury after being indicted for allegedly falsifying her financial status to obtain a taxpayer-provided attorney.
    The Anderson Grand Jury indicted Case Wednesday with one count of first-degree perjury, a Class D felony, according to court documents.

  • Man helps rescue woman from fire

    Crawling on his hands and knees into the smoke, Jess Thompson of Lawrenceburg quickly noticed the unconscious woman.
    He helped to drag the woman out of her burning home last Wednesday afternoon with the assistance of a Frankfort police officer and a member of Thompson’s work crew, David Chadwell of Frankfort.
    Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton later commended Thompson and Chadwell for their bravery on the sheriff’s office Facebook page and in interviews with local media, saying he owed the two men a huge thank you for “their heroic actions.”

  • ‘Be the match’

    When friend and co-worker Laura Burke thinks about Friday’s “Be the Match” registry drive, she can’t help but think of her friend and fellow co-worker Donna Elam, a surgical scrub technician at Frankfort Regional Medical Center.
    “In my heart (the drive is) for Donna,” Laura, a nurse anesthetist who had been working with Donna for almost three years, said. “But of course, I’ve been on the bone marrow registry for 15 years. I would gladly give my blood if it meant saving someone’s life.”

  • COLUMN: Learning a hard lesson

    The times that hurt the worst are usually the times you remember most.

    It could be a spanking with a willow switch – my bottom still hurts when I think about how my grandmother used to, ahem, remind me I had done wrong – or it could be a little slap on the basketball court.

  • WRESTLING: Bearcats look to leave all on mat at regional tourney

    All Anderson County can do is leave everything it has on the mat.

    The Bearcat wrestlers will be seeing how they fare against new rivals in the Region 5 Tournament, scheduled for Saturday at Western Hills High School.

  • SWIMMING: Anderson swimmers looking for first state berth

    Anderson County swimmers will be looking for that first-ever berth in the state swimming meet when the regional competition gets underway on Friday, Feb. 14 at 12:30 p.m. The regional meet will be hosted by Russell County High School.

    The Swim Cats competed in the Shelby County Winter Classic on Feb. 1, with the girls placing 18th and the boys finishing 19th in the 23-team event.

  • Sports briefs for Feb. 12, 2014

    Boies places sixth at state

    Anderson County Middle School wrestler R.J. Boies, an eighth-grader, placed sixth in the 168-pound class of the Kentucky Middle School State Wrestling Championships, held Saturday at Montgomery County Arena in Mt. Sterling..