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Today's News

  • Not the type of eggs you want

    Eastern tent caterpillar (ETC) eggs, which were laid last June, are hatching just as leaf buds are swelling on wild cherry trees.
    Newly hatched eggs are easy to identify by the small holes that the tiny larvae chew as they make their exit.  The small caterpillars will stay near their egg mass for a short time before moving to feed on expanding leaves.
    Eggs will continue to hatch through early April; caterpillars will be active for the next four to five weeks

  • Sneak more fruit, veggies into your diet

    Kentuckians need more fruits and vegetables on our plate daily.
    I teach healthy eating principles to preschoolers, families and seniors.
    There are many people from all age groups who do not eat enough fruits and vegetables. If we did eat the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables along with lean meat and dairy products which includes low-fat or fat-free milk, then we would not be as hungry for empty calorie foods and snacks.

  • For Republican caucus, solving public pension woes is No. 1 priority

    As the 2016 Session of the Kentucky General Assembly comes to a close, I have been hard at work in Frankfort fighting for a fiscally responsible budget and moving priority pieces of legislation on to the governor’s desk.

  • Student named state runner-up in art contest

    From staff reports
    Helaine “Lainie” Alsabrook, a student at Saffell Street Elementary, was honored during a special awards presentation at the Jane K. Beshear Capital Education Center in Frankfort for winning the 2015 Conservation Writing and Jim Claypool Art Contests.
    The competition, produced in partnership between Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) and the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts (KACD), was themed “The Wild Side of Kentucky” and had more than 66,000 total entries submitted.

  • Education briefs

    McNabb, Schuster graduate
    Emilie-Anne McNabb and Chelsea Schuster of Lawrenceburg were among the 1,082 graduates of Eastern Kentucky University recognized at the conclusion of the fall 2015 semester.
    The graduates were honored at separate academic college commencement ceremonies Dec. 11-12, 2015.

    HOSA students compete
    at state conference
    Ten Lawrenceburg students were among those who competed last month at the HOSA State Leadership Conference in Louisville.

  • News briefs

    CASA to conduct annual Boot Drive
    Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) will conduct its annual Boot Drive on Saturday, April 9, the organization announced.
    Volunteers are scheduled to be at Ace Hardware, Kroger, Tractor Supply and Walmart, accepting donations, which can also be mailed to CASA of the Bluegrass, Box 193, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342.
    The drive is being conducted in concert with Child Abuse Month.

  • Back in the saddle again
  • Woman charged for having ‘methball’

    A homeless Lawrenceburg woman was busted for possession of a “methball,” a street term for the mixture of methamphetamine and heroin that is used simultaneously.
    Joyce Waford, 53, was stopped last Tuesday morning on Waterfill Street for not wearing a seatbelt, which lead to Lawrenceburg police finding the toxic combination of meth and heroin along with an uncapped needle in her pocket, according to police reports.

  • Keeping it 'reel'

    It’s doubtful old family photos of Tyler Feaster wearing a diaper while playing in the live well of the family’s fishing boat will make it on the nationally televised fishing show he will star in this summer.
    It’s doubtful, too, that any old photos of him floating in a lifejacket while tethered to one of the fishing boat’s cleats as a toddler will air, either.

  • Pickin’ taters

    Doug Smith had two options: throw away nearly a quarter of a ton of potatoes at a produce depot in Louisville or haul them back to Lawrenceburg and give them away.
    “It was a no-brainer,” said Smith, owner of Smith’s Towing near the Bluegrass Parkway. “I told them I would take them back to my hometown and let the people there have them before anyone else.”
    The towing company posted a note on its Facebook page that it was giving away just over 46,000 pounds of potatoes and people came from near and far to get their share.