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  • School board raises taxes again

    Property owners will see an increase in the amount of school taxes they pay for a second consecutive year following a decision Wednesday by the Anderson County Board of Education to take the maximum revenue increase allowed by law without voters having a chance to reverse the decision.

    The board voted 3-2 for a 4 percent property tax levy increase during a special called meeting, claiming the additional funds are needed to cover state-mandated pay increases for district employees.

  • Through the Trail of Tears and beyond

    After a journey of 826 miles, 52 days, enduring memories and the loss of a longtime friend and travel companion, Emma Swendsen returns with a changed prospective.

    Swendsen, a recent Anderson County High School graduate, spent her summer traveling through the Trail of Tears to gain an understanding of what some 16,000 Native Americans went through in 1838 when they were forcibly removed from their homelands in Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina and Georgia to Oklahoma.

  • Coroner investigating body found in storage unit as suicide

    The owner of AAA Storage on Bond Lillard Road made a startling discovery Monday afternoon when she found an unlocked storage unit.

    She opened the unit and discovered what appeared to be a deceased male, according to Anderson County Coroner Dr. Mark Tussey.

    The Anderson County Sherriff’s Office responded to the call around 2:20 p.m.

    Tussey confirmed that the body was David Kinder, 31, of Lawrenceburg. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Tussey.

  • Coroner investigating body found in storage unit as suicide

    Dr. Mark Tussey, Anderson County Coroner, said the owner of AAA Storage on Bond Lillard Road, discovered a storage unit that was unsecure and unlocked. She opened the unit and discovered what appeared to be a deceased male.

    The Anderson County Sherriff's Office responded to the call around 2:20 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 25.

    Tussey confirmed that the body was David Kinder, 31, of Lawrenceburg. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Tussey.

    Kinder was last seen alive by family at around 6:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 25., according to Tussey.

  • What does the County Clerk’s Office do?

    By Jason Denny

    Anderson County Clerk

    When most individuals think of the Anderson County Clerk’s Office, motor vehicles come to mind. However, motor vehicles are just a small portion of our job responsibility.

    Kentucky is one of only a few states that have numerous job titles in one office.

    Below is a short list of some of the duties that the county clerk’s office is responsible for:

    •Taking, recording and indexing the minutes of the fiscal court.

  • Try these methods to controls wasps, hornets

    Our office has received many calls over the last month regarding hornets and yellowjackets. Hornets are far more dangerous to control than paper wasps. Hornets nests can contain thousands of wasps which are extremely aggressive when disturbed. A full wasp suit sealed at the wrists, ankles and collar is recommended when disposing of a hornet nest.

  • Start canning your summer bounty

    Finally, a good long drink arrived and the gardens and wildflowers went “ahhhhhh.” Mother Nature sure has been stingy with her water this season, especially here on the farm. Even my purple cone flowers were looking droopy.

    Out here on “The Ridge,” rains frequently go around us. It can be pouring down in town and we may get only sprinkles here on the farm. Occasionally, the tables may turn, but that’s usually in the winter.

  • Extension conference offers support to grandparents who are raising children

    From staff reports

    The numbers are increasing. According to U.S. Census figures, from 2000 to 2010 the number of Kentucky children living with someone other than their parents increased by more than 200 percent in some counties.

    That shift in parenting responsibilities can often bring its own set of challenges, and those who find themselves caring for grandchildren or nephews or nieces can sometimes find themselves at a loss for support.

  • Women’s Fitness 24/7 to hold nutrition, exercise workshop Saturday

    Women’s Fitness 24/7, a gym and fitness facility located at 1085 Eagle Lake Drive, Suite 9, in Lawrenceburg, is hosting a free Wellness Workshop on Saturday, Aug. 23, at 9 a.m.

    According to a news release, the event will focus on the value of proper nutrition and exercise in a comprehensive healthcare regimen.

  • Even Christians can be depressed, but Christ understands our grief

    Last week, we were shocked and saddened by the news that comedian Robin Williams took his own life after an extended battle with depression. His death is shining a bright light on this dark malady that is associated with many stigmas and misunderstandings, particularly how this disease can touch anyone, no matter your position in life.