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Today's News

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  • Crushing the Competition
  • Summer program makes sure no child goes hungry

    Anderson County is again this year taking part in the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program, which provides a free breakfast and lunch to anyone 18 and younger.

    The goal is to make sure that no children goes hungry during the summer by providing them with a meal through Aug. 4 at Saffell Street Elementary, located at 210 Saffell St.

    Breakfast is from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.; lunch from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

  • Tourism commission inches closer to hiring first director

    The Lawrenceburg/Anderson County Tourism Commission called a special meeting last Friday at City Hall to discuss the hiring of a new executive director. Although the commission has yet to offer the position to anyone, it is getting closer to reaching a decision and hopes to have the position filed by mid-July or early August, according to chairman Gabe Uebel.

    The commission has set aside $30,000 - $40,000 for the position, which includes benefits.

  • Check under your own hood first, governor

    Column as I see ’em …

    Like most of you who follow politics, I’ve taken notice during the past month or so of Gov. Bevin’s bare-knuckle brawl with a couple of TV stations and the daily papers in Lexington and Louisville, questioning their biases against him.

  • Keep your hay from going up in smoke

    You can prevent hay bale or barn fires if you bale hay at appropriate moistures and monitor the temperature of recently baled hay.

    Generally, hay will go through a heating phase within one to two weeks after baling. During this time, you should monitor the hay to make sure it doesn’t reach temperatures that can damage the hay or lead to spontaneous combustion.

  • County, youth soccer league to negotiate new lease for fields

    The youth soccer league that leases fields in the county park for a $1 a year will almost certainly pay more when it’s current lease runs out early next year.

    During the work session portion of a recent meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court, Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton told magistrates that he had a brief discussion with a representative of the Anderson Independent Youth Soccer Association (AIYSA), who said she acknowledged that renewing the lease for what amounts to a ceremonial amount of $1 year likely won’t happen.

  • Governor signs variety of Senate, House bills into law

    Gov. Matt Bevin, joined by state legislators and constituents, last week when he ceremonially signed more than a dozen pieces of recently enacted legislation at the State Capitol. Among the acts signed were House bills (HB) 128 and 161 and Senate bills (SB) 4 and 79, according to a news release from his office.

    Bevin has called the General Assembly’s 2017 regular session “the most successful in Kentucky history.”

  • Man slams head after being Tasered, charged with DUI

    A Lawrenceburg man allegedly smashed his head into the center divider of the rear seat of a patrol car June 27 after police used a Taser on him and charged him with a DUI and resisting arrest.

    Robert Eric Lackey, 20, of 1072 Butler Drive was traveling south on Main Street when he was pulled over for allegedly crossing the center line, according to a police report.

    When the officer attempted to pull him over, Lackey allegedly pulled into a yard off North Main near Broadway, got out and started walking away.

  • Barr votes for Kate’s Law, against sanctuary cities

    Congressman Andy Barr (R-Lexington) voted in favor of two bills to “enhance public safety and to combat sanctuary cities,” his office announced last week.