Local News

  • Tipton votes against smoking, minimum wage increase bills

    By Ben Carlson

    Saying his first legislative session in Frankfort has been “like getting a drink from a fire hydrant,” freshman state Rep. James Tipton (R-Spencer) has soaked up plenty of information and cast votes on what is proving to be the some of the session’s most controversial legislation.

    Tipton represents Anderson County as part of the 53rd House District, along with Spencer County and a portion of Bullitt County.

  • School district eyes revenue, spending increases

    By Ben Carlson

    A proposed budget for the school district calls for spending an additional $387,000 and revenue increases totaling just over $318,000.

    The bulk of the revenue increase comes from just over $200,000 in increases to local property taxes, coupled with a projected increase in state funds.

  • Man charged with threatening cop, choking wife

    It was a bad couple of days for Kenneth Sizemore.

    He was arrested Feb. 10 when Lawrenceburg police responded to a call at 1031A Stonecrest Court and charged him with choking his wife during a domestic dispute and threatening a police officer.

  • Miserable snow day had its good moments, too

    By Ben Carlson

    Column as I see ’em …

    Having just returned from visiting my ailing dad near the Arctic Circle — OK, my folks live near Buffalo but these days it amounts to the same thing — I admittedly grumbled as I scraped ice from my windshield around 5 a.m. Monday as I prepared to cover a lousy snowstorm.

  • Fulfilling a dream

    By Ben Carlson

    As a child, Becky Hawkins sat enraptured on her front porch for hours, listening to her grandfather, Charles Bowman, tell stories of the time he fought in the Korean War.

    “It always fascinated me,” Hawkins said adding that each of her grandfathers served during wartime. “I give the highest honors to people who go and fight for our country.”

  • City firefighters hold annual awards ceremony
  • All you ever wanted to know about alfalfa

    Alfalfa is the oldest and most widely grown forage legume in the world and in Kentucky, where approximately 250,000 acres are produced.

    It has gained this top position through producing forage suitable for most classes of livestock, by being drought tolerant, and by fixing atmosphere nitrogen.

  • Never too early (or cold) to plan summer garden

    Brrr! I just keep looking at the calendar and think to myself, warmth is just days away.

    OK, its several days, but it gives me strength to carry on when the mercury drops. Yes, we have had a mild winter so far, however, February’s full moon is called the full snow moon for a reason, so let’s don’t start dancing yet. March 5 is the full worm moon, signaling a thawing ground, but we can still get some winter weather even after that. Having said all of that, I’m starting my garden.

  • Chance to teach children the joys of live theater

    The Rockin’ Adventures of Peter the Rabbit is coming to town and you are invited.

    Children from ages 3 to 8 will enjoy this free play. All children must be accompanied by an adult. The play will be at Robert B. Turner Elementary on Thursday, Feb. 19. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The play begins promptly at 6:45 p.m. and ends at 7:30 with questions and answers afterward.

    It’s an opportunity for children to experience live theater and interact with the characters.

  • Kindergarten registration dates set

    From staff reports

    Kindergarten registration dates for the 2015-16 school are scheduled for March 16 at the Anderson County Board of Education from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and March 23 at the Sparrow Early Childhood Center from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., the school district announced.

    Students are eligible to attend kindergarten if they turn 5 on or before Oct 1.

    Registration is required for all students, including those who are currently attending pre-school at Sparrow Early Childhood Center.