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Today's News

  • Letters to the editor - 3.10

    Stop being wasteful and recycle

    To the editor:

    We all hear and say things about going green. Why are we not doing our part? 

    I would love to be able to recycle my garbage that can be recycled. I hate the thought of throwing all the things that could be reused into the garbage. We could save so much land if we would just invest, as the new garbage company has invested in the new trucks and containers, in a program that maybe could provide for recyclables pick-up.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings Nov. 23.

    Danny L. Curtsinger, arraignment, operating a motor vehicle under the influence (BAC .194) -- pleaded guilty, sentenced to 30 days, to serve four days (balance conditionally discharged), 30-day operator’s license suspension, $728, show cause/installment/deferred payment May 24.

    Robert J. Dennis, show cause, operating a motor vehicle under the influence, license to be in possession -- proof in file.

  • COLUMN: Remembering when Lawrenceburg first felt like home

    We arrived in Lawrenceburg in January 1996 and literally drove up to a house I hadn’t seen since I was a child and had little memory about it.

    Mike and the kids had only seen pictures. We had followed a bad snowstorm cross-country from California. It was a less than joyous trip fraught with mishaps, making for cranky children.

  • COLUMN: Bring on the sunny days

    Before Monday night’s meeting of the city council was called to order, my feet were the center of attention for at least a few seconds.

    Someone pointed out that I was clearly taking advantage of the sunshine and warmer temperatures because on March 8 — nearly two weeks before the official start of spring — I was already sporting sandals.

    I smiled, simply replying, “Yep, and there’s no turning back now.”

    “I hope it doesn’t snow again,” Mayor Edwinna Baker said.

  • Short stay at state not sweet

    BOWLING GREEN – Making the state tournament is supposed to be the dream ending of a basketball season, but for Anderson County's girls, the dream morphed into what had the Lady Bearcats' worst fears.

    Size. An abundance of physical strength. Clay County had it last Wednesday night, pounding the paint and the glass on its way to a 70-55 win over the Lady Bearcats in the first round of the Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls' Sweet 16 at Diddle Arena on the campus of Western Kentucky University.

  • Community calendar - 3.17 to 3.23

    Wednesday, March 17

    St. Patrick’s Day

    Education

    8 a.m. to noon, GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    Noon to 4 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, U.S. 127 campus.

    4:30 to 7:30 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    6:30 to 8:30 p.m., English as a Second Language, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

  • COLUMN: Time and memories wait for no man

    I shared my favorite memory of my dying uncle with my mom by phone last Thursday night.

    By Friday morning it was too late to share it with him, and I will forever regret not doing so.

    My uncle fell ill about a week earlier, and his doctors didn’t give him long to live. Following a stay in the hospital, he returned home ostensibly to live out the remainder of his days.

    My dad gave me his brother’s address and my intention was to send him a note or card or something to let him know I was thinking about him and, frankly, to say goodbye.

  • Drug abuse forum set

    Think drug and alcohol abuse isn’t an issue in Anderson County? Think again.

    The Anderson County Champions for a Drug-Free Kentucky know that drug and alcohol abuse is a serious problem and are planning a town hall forum to bring the issue into light.

    The forum will be Thursday, March 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Anderson County Middle School.

  • Sweet!

    Someone forgot to tell the Anderson County Lady Bearcats they were too young, too small, too inexperienced and too much of any other drawback that would keep a basketball team from playing in the Sweet 16.

    And they were not supposed to beat the two-time defending Eighth Region champion and do it on its home court.

  • Fiscal court tells judge to pay park debt

    Warnings from the judge-executive about the possibility of having to lay off county employees and serious budgetary shortfalls didn’t stop magistrates from ordering him to pay down debt on the county park.

    Magistrates voted unanimously last Tuesday morning to use $40,000 in annual rent the county receives from the Extension District to make principle payments on the debt.

    The move enforces a 2008 fiscal court decision to use the rent to pay the debt after magistrates allowed the Extension to become its own taxing district.