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Today's News

  • Flu hits Kentucky hard, forces local schools to close

    By Shelley Spillman

    News staff

    Tim Wright, Anderson County Health Department director, said he’s noticed more sick people coming in the Family Care Clinic now than when the clinic first opened last month.

    “We’ve seen plenty of flu cases confirmed in the county by rapid flu test,” said Wright.

  • Carroll named minority whip, will run again
  • Daycare center offers raffle to benefit family

    From staff reports

    Little Acorns Daycare is having a raffle with the proceeds to be donated to an anonymous family.

    The first basket contains The Pink Zebra products donated by Ellyssa Christen Wise, Bath & Body Works products donated by Hannah Ellet and a $20 gift certificate to Homemade Takeout in Lawrenceburg donated by Little Acorns and Ciara Bostow Hyatt. Tickets are $5.

    The second contains A Meep tablet, Bob Marley headphones, an MP3 player and VTech cordless phone donated by Victor A Orlov. Tickets are $5.

  • Lawrenceburg author plans book signing Jan. 3

    From staff reports

    Local author Don Giles will hold a book signing Jan. 3 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Antiques, Uniques & Metaphysics, located at 700 West Broadway No. 3, according to a news release.

    Don Giles, a professor of philosophy and religion at St. Catharine College, recently released a book titled “The The Shao Lin Chronicles: The Wisdom of Bodhidharma,” according to the release.

    Autographed copies of the book will be available for $15; $12 for students. The price in Amazon is $17.50, according to the release.

  • Sides brace for ruling in lawsuit vs. library

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    An answer could be coming within the next few weeks regarding a lawsuit filed against the Anderson Public Library that alleges its board of trustees has illegally set its tax rate for the past three decades.

    The Kentucky Court of Appeals heard arguments last week on nearly identical suits filed in Campbell and Kenton counties that seek to have millions of dollars in taxes refunded and to force libraries formed by petition, like Anderson’s, to follow the law when raising or lowering tax rates.

  • Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

    Editor’s note: The following was written by Francis P. Church and was first published in The New York Sun in 1897. Church married shortly after the editorial appeared. He died in April, 1906, leaving no children.

    Virginia O’Hanlon went on to graduate from Hunter College with a Bachelor of Arts degree at age 21.

    Virginia O’Hanlon Douglas died on May 13, 1971, at the age of 81, in a nursing home in Valatie, New York.

  • Strange Christmas news

    I decided what better way to celebrate the Christmas season than a collection of weird news to gather with your family to laugh and/or scratch your head at.

    In Riverdale, New Jersey a man dressed as “the elf on the shelf” was charged with driving while intoxicated Friday, according to the Associated Press. Police say they found Brian Chellis passed out behind the wheel with lights on and music blaring. He reportedly seemed confused and there was an open can of beer found in the vehicle.

  • Throw a yule log on the fire and relax

    All it takes is one hand, or one cough or one sneeze and you too could be joining the ranks of the miserable. There’s a lot of sickness going around out there and of course it’s the worst time of year for it.

    I don’t think I can harp on you any more about washing your hands, eating right and getting enough sleep. Think of it as doing a good deed, because if you get it, you spread it.

  • Smashed potatoes make nice complete meal

    Potatoes are available in different colors, sizes and types. Russets or a variation of russets are the most common. They are high starch, low moisture potatoes. They produce a dry, fluffy potato. Almost all russets are white potatoes but not all white potatoes are russets.

    Waxy potatoes are lower in starch, but higher in moisture. This makes them more dense and able to hold their shape when cooked, making them more suitable for boiling, frying and in recipes requiring a firmer potato, such as potato salad. These potatoes can be red or white.

  • Ag economy strong despite lingering concerns for 2015

    Though the forecast for 2014 crop receipts is down 2 percent, a 15 percent increase in beef, poultry, dairy and hog prices is expected to boost 2014 Kentucky agricultural cash receipts to $6 billion, up slightly from $5.7 billion in 2013. The outlook for 2015, however, is expected to drop back to the $5.7 billion range.