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    Community drug

    forum is Oct. 17

    A community education drug forum featuring a variety of state and public officials is planned for Monday, Oct. 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Anderson County High School auditorium.

    “The character and use of drugs in our community is changing rapidly and resulting in heart-breaking consequences for families in our community,” said County Attorney Bobbi Jo Lewis, whose office is coordinating the forum.

  • Greetings from Germany
  • Nothing sad about going to Heaven

    The message was as simple as it was stark: “Cancel this subscription, please. I’m going to Heaven.”

    That message came to me last week on a subscription renewal form, one of thousands upon thousands we mail out each year, usually with nothing more in return than a check or credit card number.

  • Think about safety during fall harvest

    Fall harvest season is a busy time for Kentucky farmers and their families. It also is a peak season for agricultural injuries and an especially important time for farm families to pay attention to safety.

    Take time to talk to workers about safety. You need to be sure all workers are trained and physically capable of operating equipment and that they understand the safety procedures.

  • Finances an important topic for happy couples

    If you are engaged or soon-to-be engaged, you will most likely receive much advice before walking down the aisle. Marriage experts would agree that one of the most important pieces of advice that you can receive is to talk about finances with your future spouse.

    Talking about money before marriage is a great way to work toward building a successful financial future with your spouse. Below are four questions that can help to start the conversation.

    Financial questions to ask your future spouse

  • Good weather wanes as October temperatures decline

    I just can’t believe it’s October. Seems like I just closed the stand.

    I did get most of the beds ready to cover this weekend, along with a ton of weed eating. I picked a few green tomatoes and squash for salads this week. That will probably be the end of everything until Spring. Always makes me sad to see summer go.

  • Lawrenceburg’s Butler named Kentucky Auxiliary President

    From staff reports

    Unit 34 member Betty Butler is the Department of Kentucky Auxiliary President for the 2016-17.

    Many people from around the state attended Butler’s workshop in Lawrenceburg on Sept. 17.

    Auxiliary program chairmen reported on what was needed from all members. Department chairmen from Unit 34 are Donna Nicolette, president’s special project; and Shirley Thornberry, trophies and awards. Pam Brough is on the distinguished guest committee. Nettie Halvorson and Thornberry are Butler’s personal pages.

  • Library open for business
  • School district ‘distinguished’

    Anderson County Schools earned the designation of “distinguished” following a nearly 3-point jump in 2015-16 KPREP (Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress) scores district-wide, according to results released by the Kentucky Department of Education.

  • Fire district strikes deal with Mercer

    Life will soon be considerably cheaper for Anderson County residents living south of the Bluegrass Parkway.

    Considerably safer, too.

    The Anderson County Fire District recently approved a measure that is expected to cut in half fire insurance rates for about 90 residences by approving a mutual aid agreement with Mercer County.

    That agreement is expected to be finalized by Mercer fire officials Oct. 10.