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Beasmore making movie at courthouse?

Gas pains for most, good deal for few

By Ben Carlson

Column as I see ’em …

I’ve heard several rumors lately about what might be coming to the land purchased several months ago by the joint economic development authority just south of the Bluegrass Parkway. I can neither confirm nor deny any of them, but have my doubts anything will be locating there anytime soon.

The problem is natural gas. That location doesn’t have it and getting it there will require someone to spend millions to do so.


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Salvaging belongings in wake of the flood

By Joan Martin

Anderson County as well as surrounding counties have experienced flooding. Recovery after the flooding presents many challenges.

Read about salvaging large appliances and carpeting and other flooring. The bad news is that frequently neither large appliances nor flooring can be saved.

It’s hard to say whether it’s harder to clean up after a flood or a fire. I personally think it’s more of a challenge after a flood.

Large electrical appliances


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Harrison’s words a reflection of society

By John Herndon

By now you know what Andrew Harrison supposedly said.

If you don’t know what the University of Kentucky basketball player uttered Saturday after the Wildcats were ousted from the NCAA Tournament, you obviously haven’t been paying attention.

In case you really did miss it, here is a little refresher.


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Taxing districts should take tip from Wright

Up to Supremes to make right call

By Ben Carlson, Publisher

It doesn’t matter which side you’re on when it comes to the disappointing decision of the Kentucky Court of Appeals regarding a lawsuit filed against our library and others in Northern Kentucky.

The bottom line is that with its decision in favor of the libraries, the Court of Appeals is allowing an unelected and wholly unaccountable body to set tax rates and spend other people’s money.

It’s called taxation without representation and, like the old TV cartoon said, that’s not fair.


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Is Shingleton answer to recycling problems?

Column as I see ’em …

Well, folks, it’s official. As of a week or so ago, the county government – and by extension, you – is now $400,000 deeper in debt after the fiscal court voted unanimously to borrow that much money to balance its next budget.

If you follow along you already know the reason why: the recycling program that costs a fortune and brings in almost no revenue.


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Time for local schools to look at more ways to deal with snow

By John Herndon

I will never be one complain that Anderson County Schools should be in session on a winter day when my street is clear.

While my home is now only a good snowball throw from the Lawrenceburg city limits, I lived well out in Anderson County for most of my life, including 15 years on a one-lane road. I have a pretty good idea of why schools are often dismissed when my friends who live in or close to town are wondering why.


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Make instant raised beds using pallets

By Cheryl Steenerson

We’re going green! Hello spring! I am so glad to see you! New life really is springing up everywhere and the prominent color is green. Those never ending carpets will soon bring forth more colorful flowers and food. I’m pretty fond of them both!


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Rainfall sets stage for nuisance pests

By Tommy Yankey

Springtails

Springtails are tiny wingless insects that can flip into the air, giving them the appearance of tiny fleas. They would go completely unnoticed except that hundreds of them can accumulate on surfaces like a small, dusty gray carpet that moves.


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Don’t be an idiot; go see high school play

It’s a good time to be a criminal

By Ben Carlson

Column as I see ’em …

It would be easy to slam the state’s Board of Corrections for allowing Lawrenceburg resident Kris Mitchell to serve just two years of a 10-year sentence for a rash of burglaries, some of them involving guns, for crying out loud.

Instead, I’ll slam the state legislature that a couple of years ago created God-awful HB 463, which basically allows crooks and schnooks a get-out-jail early card, provided their crimes are non-violent.


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Frog serenade a sure sign of spring

By Cheryl Steenerson

We’ve all heard the saying “when one door closes, another one opens.” Well, I’m slamming the door on winter and opening it for spring. Hallelujah! Though hiking up and down my driveway in 2 feet of snow gets me into great shape for gardening, let’s be realistic — muck boots and Carhartts are hardly business casual attire.


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