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Today's News

  • Branson sentenced to 20 years

    Timothy Branson smiled and even laughed at the family of his late wife while being sentenced Friday for admittedly shooting and killing her in 2012.

    “Please don’t grin,” said Dudley “Trey” Darnell, 16, a grandson of the victim, Modena Sutton Branson. “You’ve torn apart a family and ruined lives. It’s mind-blowing that you have no remorse for someone else’s life.”

  • Robin Williams will be greatly missed

    Monday night, it was announced that Oscar-winning actor/comic Robin William, 63, was found dead in his California of an apparent suicide.

  • New UK program gives farmers tools to succeed

    UK Cooperative Extension programs in eight central Kentucky counties have joined together to offer the KyFarmStart beginning farmer program this fall. KyFarmStart is a comprehensive whole farm management education program designed for beginning farmers, defined as those who have been managing a farm for less than 10 years as a primary operator, as well as those considering a future in farming. The program will offer multiple educational opportunities, including: classroom instruction, field days, and farm demonstrations.

  • Taking control of diabetes begins with making healthy food choices a lifestyle

    Taking Control of Your Diabetes class will begin Aug. 26 at 5:30 p.m. This class is appropriate for anyone with Type 2 diabetes. You will taste healthy food and learn how to prepare it. You may be surprised to learn that you don’t need “special” food. Sugar-free foods are not the solution to healthy eating.

  • Don’t take short cuts; get your fall gardening off to a good start

    Well, the change has begun. School started today and the State Fair is close behind. To me, that marks the beginning of fall. The daylight gets shorter, too. Time to start the fall frenzy!

    We hopefully can count on more frequent rains now and that means planting new trees, shrubs, perennials and even a few fall vegetables. Extra work in the beginning means less work later. Shortcuts rarely save you anything.

  • District Court Docket, Aug. 13, 2014

    Judge Betty A. Springate heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on July 24, 2014.

    Ashley B. Fields, disposition, harassment (physical contact, no injury) – pleaded guilty in diversion, review July 23, 2015.

    Shella W. Burgess, hearing, theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting) – pretrial conference Sept. 4, bench warrant recalled.

  • Community Calendar, Aug. 13, 2014

    Anderson County Extension Office Upcoming Events

    •Taking Control of Your Diabetes – a six session class that begins on Tuesday, Aug. 26.  This class is recommended for anyone with Type 2 Diabetes.  If you have been recently diagnosed with diabetes or have been living with diabetes for a long time, this class will help you live healthier and manage diabetes for life.  Classes meet on Tuesdays – Aug. 26, Sept. 30, Oct. 14 and 21, Nov. 4 and 11. This class is a free event.

  • Legion Auxiliary to hold annual poker run for Healing Field

    From staff reports

    American Legion Auxiliary, Anderson Unit 34 in Lawrenceburg, will sponsor the seventh annual Poker Run for the Department of Kentucky Healing Field.

    The event will take place on Saturday, Aug. 30, at the American Legion Fairgrounds, located at 725 W. Broadway in Lawrenceburg.

    The local Healing Field is still the only permanent healing field in the United States.

    Each hero has flag pole, flag, marble marker with the name, rank, branch or service, hometown and the Kentucky and military seal etched upon it.

  • Westside Community Church holds VBS

    From staff reports

    Westside Community Church, located at 1311 Versailles Road, kicked off its annual vacation Bible school on July 18.  The kids said allegiance to the American flag, Christian flag and the Holy Bible.

    After two deacons of the church did a skit about Moses and the Ten Commandments, the kids went to their classrooms. They attended Bible study class, crafts class, class about respect and learned the “Ten Commandment Boogie” in music class.

  • Hoedown Party