Today's News

  • Pills taking back seat to heroin as drug of choice

    Last Tuesday’s heroin bust is a start, Det. Jeremy Cornish of the Lawrenceburg police department said, but one arrest can only do so much toward ending heroin trafficking and abuse in Anderson County.
    Demand in the U.S. is high and the drug is cheap, and the use of the opiate is definitely on the rise in Anderson County and across the state, according to Cornish and Det. Bryan Taylor of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Anderson County Jail Log: 3-5-14

    The following people were arrested and transported to jail during the past week, according to information released Monday by Anderson County Jailer Joani Clark. There were 91 people arrested in February, according to Clark.

    Feb. 24
    Ronnie Maples, Rockcastle County warrant, by the Kentucky state police.

    Feb. 25
    Glen Abner, failure to appear, by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.
    Elizabeth Dennis, two counts probation violation, by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

  • National Guard Memorial fundraiser to be held March 8

    A National Guard Memorial fundraiser and cook out is scheduled to be held March 8 at the Lawrenceburg Walmart beginning at 10 a.m., according to a news release.
    “At the present time our nation does not have a memorial for the U.S. National Guard men and women that have given their lives to keep us free,” organizers said. “Local Walmarts are helping raise funds to see that this happens.”
    The memorial is planned to be located in Frankfort at the Boone National Guard Armory.

  • Anderson finalist to compete in May pageant

    Abigail Alexander, daughter of Lucy Alexander, has been chosen as a state finalist for the National American Miss Kentucky pageant to be held May 9-11 in Louisville.
    The pageant is held for girls ages 7 to 9, according to a news release.
    Alexander, 9, is sponsored by Margaret Armstrong, Valerie Alexander, Bobby Alexander and Noal Cotton Jr.
    Her activities include soccer, gymnastics, cheerleading, reading and writing and she participates in the Girl Scouts.

  • Frankfort Regional offers new fast track in emergency room

    Frankfort Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Department is now offering a five-bed Fast Track area for less serious illnesses and injuries, according to a press release.
    The new Fast Track area is located within the ER and will be available seven days a week from 6 p.m. until 11 p.m., which are some of the peak hours for ER visits.
    The goal of the Fast Track program is to treat and discharge patients with non-life-threatening conditions within 60 minutes of arrival, the release said.

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  • 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.