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Today's News

  • ‘Beyond the birds and the bees’

    Parents can say a lot to their children by not saying anything at all — especially when it comes to sex.

    That’s one of the messages Betsy Neale, Ph.D., hopes to convey to Anderson County parents during a workshop Feb. 5.

    “By not saying anything, children can pick up the message that (sex) is embarrassing and that it’s something our culture doesn’t talk about,” Neale said.

  • County employees’ insurance rate jumps 25 percent

    Renewing the county’s current health insurance policy would cost taxpayers an additional $80,000, Judge-Executive Steve Cornish announced at last Tuesday night’s Anderson County Fiscal Court meeting.

    “It will go from $425 a month per employee to $531,” Cornish said. “That’s just about a 25 percent increase.”

    The proposed increase comes about year after the county dropped its policy through the Kentucky Association of Counties and accepted a lower bid supplied by the Lawrenceburg-based Goodlett Group for Humana.

  • MainSource acquires local AFB branch

    UPDATED 9:25 A.M. THURSDAY — MainSource Bank has acquired the Lawrenceburg and Franklin County branches of American Founders Bank, MainSource announced this morning in a news release.

    The acquisition marks the second Lawrenceburg bank MainSource has purchased in the past several months. In November, the Indiana-based bank purchased the former 1st Independence Bank branch, located on U.S. 127 Bypass.

    American Founders has one branch in Lawrenceburg, located in front of Wal-Mart on the Bypass. The deal also includes two branches in Franklin County.

  • ICE STORM 2009: Have photos? Share them with us

    Have any photos of the sights produced by the wintry weather? Send them to The Anderson News at news@theandersonnews.com and we'll post them online.

  • Summer slipping away?

    The school year keeps getting longer in Anderson County.

    The storm that dropped several inches of snow and ice on the area early this week forced schools to close through at least Wednesday, meaning students have missed nine days already this year.

    One of those days will be made up on President’s Day, Feb. 16, but there isn’t any more wiggle room in the district’s calendar, Superintendent Kim Shaw told the Board of Education at its meeting Monday night.

  • Obtaining agricultural credit in troubled times

    Much has been said about the availability of credit in today’s world of troubled markets, failing businesses and loan losses.

    Credit is certainly still available, but in seeking a loan you need to visit your prospective lender armed with a proposal that is reasonable and easily understood by the loan officer.

    You need to address, in a written business plan, what are referred to as the “Five Cs of Credit,” namely character, capacity, conditions, capital and collateral.

    Character

  • Spring’s only seven Wednesdays away

    Are you getting the itch? Join the crowd.

    February is almost here and seeds will soon hit the dirt. It doesn’t matter that the dirt is in pots.

    Whether you want to be the first on the block to harvest or you just want to lower your grocery bill ASAP, you can get a head start by starting from seeds or cuttings.

    If you brought some plants inside to overwinter then you can start some cuttings now in pots. Good potting soil and sharp scissors are a good start. A rooting compound is helpful but not essential.

  • COLUMN: Drury dressing up for cause dear to his heart

    Glen Drury will be getting dressed up Saturday night.

    Not that we would expect his upgrade to make Rick Pitino sweat, but the Anderson County boys’ basketball coach is supposed to wear a coat and tie when the Bearcats play at Simon Kenton.

    “I will wear a tie,” chuckles Drury, who is fond of pullovers or open-collared shirts.

    The coat? Let’s just say that the last one Drury wore while coaching ripped straight down the back seam. That was back in December 1987 when his first Anderson team was playing at Christian Academy of Louisville.

  • County schools closed Wednesday

    Anderson County Schools will be closed Wednesday, school officials announced Tuesday afternoon.

    Schools were also closed Monday and Tuesday because of the weather.

  • ICE STORM 2009: Shelter relocates to Lawrenceburg Methodist Church

    An emergency shelter for those seeking refuge from power outages and freezing temperatures has been relocated to Lawrenceburg Methodist Church on Carlton Drive.

    The shelter opened this morning in the Anthony Stratton Building at the community park as an estimated 25 to 30 percent of households in the county were without power in the midst of a winter storm that dumped several inches of ice and snow in the area.

    But this afternoon, Lawrenceburg Methodist offered to open its doors, said Charlie O'Neal, emergency management director.