Today's News

  • Gardening is good way to combat food prices

    May is just around the corner. I don’t know about you, but my engines are revving and it’s about time to let the clutch out.
    I’ve been working outside every possible moment, trying to get projects done before I get busier than a three-legged cat in the sand box.
    The frost nipped my beans on the night before we were supposed to get frost and killed off most of my early squash. I really wanted the beans to make it and they may yet, but I’m replanting.

  • Don’t let cost chase fruits, veggies from plates

    The USDA low cost food plan allows 40 percent of the budget for vegetables and fruits.
    The plan calls for 2 – 3.5 cups of vegetables per day per person and 1.5 to 2.5 cups of fruits.  The amount depends on the age of the individual.
    The USDA plan calls for more vegetables and fruits than what people currently eat. I challenge you to look at your food budget to determine what percent you spend on fruits and vegetables.  

  • When we speak, does the library listen?

    A group of taxpayers had a few questions for the library board.
    And they wanted answers — about the tax rate, the potential expansion, the way trustees are appointed to serve this special taxing district.
    But is the library board listening?
    Trustee Amy Kennedy, president of the board, wondered if the board should reconsider its plans for expansion following an hour of being peppered with questions from these concerned citizens.
    After all, she said, even just talking about building expansion has proven to be controversial.

  • Nothing funny about politicians’ half-hearted effort

    Column as I see ’em …
    I inappropriately blurted out what at the time was intended to be a funny remark during last Tuesday night’s fiscal court meeting.
    I shouldn’t have done that because in retrospect what prompted that remark wasn’t the least bit humorous.

  • Vietnam vet stops here while walking to Washington

    Dan Lyon carries a 30-pound pack, food and water.  
    He carries the daily worry of not knowing where he’ll be sleeping that night.  
    The Reno, Nev., resident also carries the memories of seeing young homeless vets in the lines at soup kitchens and in shelters.
    Now the 60-year-old will walk about 2,800 miles to carry his message about the plight of homeless veterans straight to his representatives in the nation’s capitol.  

  • Fiscal court notebook: 4-25-12

    Grant would help
    purchase bleachers
    The fiscal court received no public comments during a public hearing to apply for a $59,000 grant to purchase bleachers for the pulling track and a hoped-for parks and recreation football field in the county park.
    Conway said the state Land and Water grant would require the county to match the funds, which would be half of the $59,000 total.

  • Anderson Fiscal Court: Planning needs more money, Extension needs less

    One’s going broke; the other already has enough money, thank you.
    Going broke is the joint city-county Planning and Zoning board, which asked for and just barely received an additional $4,000 in funding during last Tuesday night’s meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court when magistrates voted 4-3 to approve the request.

  • Library expansion questioned, put on hold

    According to some Anderson County citizens, who addressed the library board of trustees at its April 17 meeting, that’s how much one patron of the library costs taxpayers.
    And as the board weighs possible building expansion and its fiscal year budget, those concerned residents want to make sure the community’s getting their money’s worth.  

  • Post office delivers marijuana — to wrong address

    A post office screw-up resulted in a Lawrenceburg teenager’s arrest last week when a shipment of pot was delivered to the wrong address.
    Police say Garrett Bryant, 19, of 138 Hunter Ridge Drive arranged to have a pound of marijuana shipped to his residence from California, but the Lawrenceburg post office inadvertently delivered it last Monday to an address on Walker Lane.

  • Elk hunt deadline is April 30

    By Dave Baker

    Ky. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources

    The deadline to apply for Kentucky's hunt of a lifetime is fast approaching. 

    Hunters have until midnight, Monday, April 30 to apply for a Kentucky elk hunt. The quota hunt drawing for an elk permit is open to residents and non-residents. 

    Kentucky will issue 900 general quota hunt permits this year, an increase of 100 permits over the 2011 season. Kentucky's elk herd is expected to surpass 10,000 animals by fall.