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Today's News

  • Swimming pool fund increases, budget amendments top agenda

    The intent to pursue construction of a public swimming pool was revisited but the pool of money being saved is still wet behind the ears.

    During Friday’s special-called Anderson County Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates approved a budget amendment that added $15,000 to the Swimming Pool Project.

    According to Anderson County Treasurer Dudley Shryock, money has been generated for the fund over several years with business license fees and some money raised by the public.

  • Kentucky River locks will reopen, boats will be able to travel far

    By Chris Brooke

    Editor/Henry County Local

    An effort to refurbish locks and dams on the Kentucky River will open 64 miles of waterway to recreational users no later than next spring.

    After the completion of the renovations, boaters will be able to take the river all the way from the Ohio to Frankfort, according to the Kentucky River Authority’s Jerry Graves.

    The effort to make the river navigable over long distances arose after boaters expressed interest in floating to the state capital.

  • Lawrenceburg’s rep as safe place continues to grow

    The summer temperatures are rising and so is Lawrenceburg’s rating as a safe city.

    Hot on the heals of a SafeWise.com ranking as the ninth safest city in Kentucky, the Movoto Real Estate Blog has declared Lawrenceburg as the safest.

  • Three injured in Bypass South crash

    Kentucky State Police Post 12 confirmed that three were injured in the 127 Bypass South car crash Tuesday of last week around 4 p.m.

    Speed was a factor in the crash involving two vehicles and a semi-tractor trailer, according to police.

    Roy L. Myers, 65, of Bardstown, driving a 2013 Chevrolet Equinox, was traveling northbound on 127 Bypass South when he saw a KSP trooper was about to pull him over for speeding.

    Johnston was allegedly looking through his rearview mirror when he ran a red light and hit a 2007 Chevrolet 4-door vehicle.

  • City/county fireworks are Friday

    The upcoming Lawrenceburg Fourth of July festivities will be held Fri., July 4.

    The event lineup is:

    •Veterans Parade Line up at 4:30 p.m. at the American Legion Fairgrounds located at 725 W Broadway St, Lawrenceburg KY 40342.

    There will be hot dogs, chips and other refreshments provided for all participants during line-up. The Anderson County American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34 sponsors this event.

    •Veteran’s parade starts at 5:30 p.m. from American Legion park to Lawrenceburg Green.

  • My stay was brief but this community truly won me over

    I’ve become attached to Lawrenceburg and Anderson County.

    When I arrived 4 months ago, my familiarity was based on drives to Frankfort and stopping at the now defunct food court here on KY 127.

    My cousin was married in the Kavanaugh House and still lives in Lawrenceburg to this day.

    But next week will mark my final week at the helm of The Anderson News. While my stay was brief, my leaving is still bittersweet.

    Here is the view of an outsider who got to be an insider for a brief period.

  • Darland made large corporate store all hers

    When I pulled up to Walmart Monday morning, I felt like I knew Kim Darland from all the secondhand stories passed down to me.

    Each person gave me a small piece of her.

    Mark Willard, an assistant manager at Walmart who has worked with Darland for 23 years, told me about her strong leadership.

    Darland nurtured a young cart boy who had a desire to work his way up to become more.

  • Mornings are perfect for pickin’ beans... sunsets for breakin’

    It must be the old park ranger in me but I do love a good sunset. It is such a peaceful scene, with nothing but friendly conversations between feathered friends, hopping from branch to branch.

    The hay field lays clean and green in the foreground. After the raking and baling, dried brown shoots, nourished by the sun and rain, once again give me my verdant rolling hills.

    Far beyond, cattle graze on the uplands, seen only through a break between the trees.

  • It’s Japanese Beetle season so be prepared: consider these tips

    There have been two reports of Japanese beetle sightings for 2014: late last week from Lyon County and early this week from Franklin County.

    The beetles will continue to emerge over the next 2 weeks or so, especially following a soil softening rain.

    Individual beetles live for about 5 weeks; the season usually lasts for six to eight weeks, peaking in mid-July.

    Management

    Many insecticides are labeled for use against adult Japanese beetles, if control is needed.

  • Avoiding property tax penalties and other need to know information

    By Jason Denny

    County Clerk

    As property owners, we all dread the October mailing of tax bills.

    Over the past several years, our office has received questions regarding the process that goes into the assessment, calculation and collection of these bills. I thought this month was a good time to address this very issue.