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Today's News

  • A moment in the midst of real greatness

    I was in the midst of greatness last month. There is no question about that.

    Sports writing pays my bills and over the years I have been in venues ranging from quirky old high school gyms to locker rooms in the National Footall League and Major League Baseball.

    I have talked with the latest hot shot high school player all the way up to Hall of Famers.

    I’ve even gotten some chances to interview entertainers, politicians and business people. I’ve talked with those content to make a name locally and those who are known around the world.

  • Digging down to words’ roots

    As a gardener, I’m very familiar with roots. As a writer, I’m very familiar with words. I thought I’d put the two together this week and look into the origins of some of the phrases we use or hear regularly. That’s a bit unusual for a gardening column and you may think me “mad as a hatter” for doing it.

  • New host confirmed for emerald ash borer

    On Oct. 14, the USDA Systematic Entomology Laboratory (SEL) at the Smithsonian confirmed the partial adult and larval specimens recovered from a white fringetree (Chionanthus virginicus) as emerald ash borer (EAB) (Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire). EAB larvae and a partial adult specimen were collected from four white fringetrees up to 20 miles distant from one another in the Dayton, Ohio area. Also present in the infested material were D-shaped exit holes and fully developed galleries identical to those caused by EAB.

  • Apply now for Shop With a Cop assistance

    Families of children in need are encouraged to apply for Christmas assistance through Sheriff Troy Young’s Shop With a Cop program, the sheriff announced.

    Applications are available at the sheriff’s office on Main Street along with the sheriff’s website at www.andersoncountysheriff.com. Applications can also be found at any of the county’s schools.

    The deadline to have applications turned it is Wednesday, Nov. 26.

  • Two Lawrenceburg troopers receive promotions

    Kentucky State Troopers Douglas L. Carter and Franklin K. Flowers were among 37 troopers recognized Monday during a ceremony held at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort.

    Flowers was promoted from senior trooper to sergeant, Post 6, Dry Ridge.

    He is a 12-year veteran of the agency.

    Carter was promoted from senior trooper to sergeant, aircraft branch.

    He is a seven year veteran of the agency.

  • 11-12 We Won political cartoon
  • Lawrenceburg Junior Cotillion members attend Fall Fling

    From staff reports

    Several Lawrenceburg Junior Cotillion members and their guests attended the program’s Fall Fling, held Nov. 2 at the American Legion Hall, according to a news release.

    More than 40 young men and women enjoyed a casual, autumn-themed party, complete with fall festival games, prizes, a meal and dancing, organizers said.

    Those attending were reminded of the importance of giving. Each was asked to bring canned or boxed food items that have since then been donated to the local food pantry.

  • ‘Café on the Corner’ paints picture of small-town life

    After four years of work and dedication, the members of Puncheon Creek have their first album to show for their efforts, and they couldn’t be happier.

    The locally produced and mixed album “Café on the Corner” paints a picture of small town life from the “Café on the Corner” about Jocko’s, a local café in Corydon, Indiana where townspeople would talk about the game over a burger and apple pie, to an ode to a late barber at the Zandale Barber Shop in Lexington.

  • Local veterans honored with a service and meal

    Anderson County veterans were honored Sunday afternoon with a service and a catered meal.

    The service was hosted by members of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34, and the meal was provided by local churches Family Worship Center, Open Bible and New Life Christian Fellowship.

    Col. Charles T. Jones of the Kentucky Army National Guard was the guest speaker for the event. He spoke of the sacrifice made by soldiers and their families and hoped to start a conversation about what more can be done to support veterans, especially to aid them in returning to civilian life.

  • Families enjoy literacy night at childhood center

    Ezra Sparrow Early Childhood Center students and families were invited to a Family Literacy Night Thursday. The theme for the day was “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie,” based off the popular children’s book. There were several cookie themed hands-on activities and a book fair in the library. Many parents said they enjoyed Family Literacy Night and the opportunity to see their child’s classroom environment. The main goal of the event was to encourage parents to read with their children.