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Today's News

  • Need glasses for eclipse? Good luck

    If you haven’t purchased your 2017 Total Solar Eclipse glasses you may be out of luck.

    Local suppliers such as Kroger, Walmart, and Five Star have sold out and said they will not be getting in any further shipments before the eclipse takes place Aug. 21.

    Online retailers, including Amazon, are still offering the glasses despite having to recall pairs sold that don’t meet safety standards, but it’s anyone’s guess if purchases made at this late date will arrive before Monday’s historic event.

  • Kays claims 2018 DYW crown

    Evan Kays says she has always looked up to former Distinguished Young Woman winners, like Molly Kays and Lauren Fowler, hoping that one day she could be honored with the same title.

    This year she accomplished that goal when she was recognized as the Anderson County 2018 Distinguished Young Woman. Kays competed against eight other young woman in the community with a 10-minute pre-show interview, fitness routine, 90-second talent competition and an onstage interview question, all while keeping with the motto, “Put your best self forward.”

  • Police say DUI suspect litterbug, too

    A woman who was allegedly drunk when the vehicle she was driving struck a tree has also been charged with criminal littering, according to a citation issued by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

    Rebecca Block, 37, of 217 Brookview Drive, Shelbyville allegedly tossed five whiskey bottles and a brown paper sack over a fence and into a field before police arrived to the scene of her wreck Aug. 11 on Jenny Lillard Road, according to the citation.

  • Stratton lays tracks for new album

    Jarrod Stratton has had a guitar in his hands for as long as he can remember, and recently recorded four songs at Broken Crow Studios that he is getting ready to share with the public.

    Currently available on his Facebook page, Stratton’s songs will be available for download on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music and other digital platforms Aug. 22; with a release party scheduled for Sept. 8 at Bourbon on Main.

  • Olmsted attends VAMPY

    From the end of June through early July, Western Kentucky University hosted its 34th annual Summer Program for Verbally and Mathematically Precocious Youth.

    In order to qualify for attendance, students are required to earn a qualifying score on their SAT or ACT.

  • Unpopular but effective advice for dealing with bullies

    Column as I see ’em …

    What you are about to read will make many educators and the weak-kneed alike audibly gasp.

    Frankly, I don’t care.

    A young mother who lives in another state called me over the weekend, saying that her newly minted second grader had already been the victim of a bully, a mouth-breathing little creep (my description, not hers) who has spent the first week of school picking on her son and has even hit him once.

  • There’s still enough time to plant some late-season vegetables

    My life is far from perfect, but some days are pretty darn close! Sunday was just beautiful. Got lots of chores done and even made a big batch of vegetable soup to can for this winter. Where did this summer go?

    Maybe the wacky weather made it seem like summer came through like an Indy 500 pace car, with a slow start and a fast exit. The walnuts are already dropping and I’m still playing catch up. I do love my summer chores though. Now that my allergies are under control.

  • Donations to improve farming research

    During its last meeting, The Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation Board of Directors voted to donate more than $1 million in incentives toward the facility’s new Grain and Forage Center of Excellence.

    The funds will be divided between two specific projects, with $500,000 spent over a five-year period for the naming rights of the main entrance, and the remaining $500,000 paid over a five-year period that will support statewide water recourses targeted specifically to enhance water management as part of ongoing research.

  • District presents scholarships

    The Anderson County Conservation District recently presented scholarship awards to three students.

    Buddy Smith, the organization’s vice president, presented scholarships to Robert Bird, a freshman at Georgetown College and a 2017 graduate of the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg.

    Smith also presented a scholarship to Michala Frederick, a student at Western Kentucky University who is studying veterinary medicine.

  • Woman allegedly snorts Suboxone, slams head into cop car

    A woman sustained what was described by police as a “large gash” to her forehead after she slammed her head into the divider in the back of a patrol car.

    The woman, Elizabeth Carolyn Gilbert, of 107 Adair St., Frankfort allegedly told she snorted Suboxone before police found her sitting in the middle of Fairview Avenue in Lawrenceburg just after midnight Aug. 8.