Today's News

  • Try companion planting this spring

    When all else fails, go play in the dirt. Seriously, sometimes we just need to get our hands dirty to feel better.

    Soil has mycobacterium vaccae, and this stuff is like Prozac 2.0. Not only does it boost your serotonin levels (the feel-good stuff) it also increases your brain’s ability to learn while at the same time reducing stress.

    So next time you’re feeling a little down, go play in the dirt. If you need some just let me know and I’ll give you directions to the farm.

  • Bills address coal jobs, opioids and child abuse

    You will often notice that bills coming through the Kentucky General Assembly put people first. That person may be a child, a worker in need of a job, or a young adult living in a community plagued by criminal activity and drug abuse. All are important in the eyes of Kentucky lawmakers.

  • Edwards defends Rotary speech contest title


    Annie Edwards, 18, defended her title by winning last Thursday’s speech contest, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Lawrenceburg.

    “This is a wonderful community service project that Rotary does, and I wanted to take part in it,” she said.

    Her brother, Luke Edwards, 16, finished second, followed by Sophie Etherington, 17, in third.

  • Cast and crew of ‘Cinderella’ prepare for opening night

    By Brittany Fuller

    News staff

    Anderson County High School is busy rehearsing for their spring musical which is set to open next Friday, March 17. This year the students will perform “Cinderella.”

    The cast of the musical will hold a meet-and-greet March 11 from 10 a.m. to noon. At the high school. Children can have their pictures taken with Cinderella, dance with the prince and play games with members of the cast.

  • ’Lectric Legends prepping for Super Regional meet in Iowa

    The ’Lectric Legends have been competing for three years, and just won first place in The Tech Challenge Kentucky Championship. They will go on to compete against 72 teams at The Super Regional Competition this month in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. This competition will take place from March 30 - April 1.

    The ’Lectic Legends meets every Monday from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m where they work, build, and strategize what is next for their team. Some group members have been together since 2010 after attending the same home school group where they became friends.

  • Dixon champ in lanquage arts at Governor’s Cup

    80 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, March 11, 1937

    Dr. S.C. Gibbs, Glensboro physician, who had been in the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Frankfort for three weeks for stomach trouble, was reported as satisfactory by the attending physician, Dr. Winfrey Blackburn. The genial doctor had the best wishes of all Anderson county for a speedy recovery and return to his practice.

  • The perfect pie crust for Pi Day

    This is an exciting month; daylight savings on Sunday with a full moon, Pi Day on the 14th, St. Patrick’s Day on the 17th, and the first day of spring on the 20th.

    Today in Italy, they celebrate International Women’s day and the men give women yellow flowers. It’s the perfect excuse to bring yellow flower cupcakes to work in honor of all women.

  • New book revisits history of Cropper

    Author Mike Grimes recently released his third book, “Cropper Reflections,” described in a news release as a collection of stories and pictures related to the hamlet of Cropper, which is located in the northeast corner of Shelby County.

    “Cropper Reflections” is a collection of stories and pictures related to the small county hamlet of Cropper Kentucky, which is in the northeast corner of Shelby County.

  • Freedom threatened when Christians don’t do their job

    The War of Independence was won in 1781, and America was declared a free and independent nation.

    Great Britain had a vast empire, a far superior army, better training, greater numbers and better weapons, but Gen. George Washington prevailed with a rag-tag army mostly of volunteers who didn’t have enough weapons or ammunition, and could not even afford to buy shoes for its soldiers.

    It was perseverance, faith in their cause and a belief that they were in the right that allowed them to win against insurmountable odds.

  • ‘Family’ still with Lady Bearcats

    Mad notes …

    One of the traits of a successful high school athletic program is seeing alumni show up at big games. That is especially true in the highest profile sports like basketball and the enormous interest in March Madness.

    Over the last decade, the Anderson County girls’ basketball program has been enormously successful with over 250 wins, 8 district championships and 3 Eighth Region crowns.