Today's News

  • Think about safety during fall harvest

    Fall harvest season is a busy time for Kentucky farmers and their families. It also is a peak season for agricultural injuries and an especially important time for farm families to pay attention to safety.

    Take time to talk to workers about safety. You need to be sure all workers are trained and physically capable of operating equipment and that they understand the safety procedures.

  • Finances an important topic for happy couples

    If you are engaged or soon-to-be engaged, you will most likely receive much advice before walking down the aisle. Marriage experts would agree that one of the most important pieces of advice that you can receive is to talk about finances with your future spouse.

    Talking about money before marriage is a great way to work toward building a successful financial future with your spouse. Below are four questions that can help to start the conversation.

    Financial questions to ask your future spouse

  • Good weather wanes as October temperatures decline

    I just can’t believe it’s October. Seems like I just closed the stand.

    I did get most of the beds ready to cover this weekend, along with a ton of weed eating. I picked a few green tomatoes and squash for salads this week. That will probably be the end of everything until Spring. Always makes me sad to see summer go.

  • Lawrenceburg’s Butler named Kentucky Auxiliary President

    From staff reports

    Unit 34 member Betty Butler is the Department of Kentucky Auxiliary President for the 2016-17.

    Many people from around the state attended Butler’s workshop in Lawrenceburg on Sept. 17.

    Auxiliary program chairmen reported on what was needed from all members. Department chairmen from Unit 34 are Donna Nicolette, president’s special project; and Shirley Thornberry, trophies and awards. Pam Brough is on the distinguished guest committee. Nettie Halvorson and Thornberry are Butler’s personal pages.

  • Library open for business
  • School district ‘distinguished’

    Anderson County Schools earned the designation of “distinguished” following a nearly 3-point jump in 2015-16 KPREP (Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress) scores district-wide, according to results released by the Kentucky Department of Education.

  • Fire district strikes deal with Mercer

    Life will soon be considerably cheaper for Anderson County residents living south of the Bluegrass Parkway.

    Considerably safer, too.

    The Anderson County Fire District recently approved a measure that is expected to cut in half fire insurance rates for about 90 residences by approving a mutual aid agreement with Mercer County.

    That agreement is expected to be finalized by Mercer fire officials Oct. 10.

  • ‘They’re trying to shut us down’

    A privately run recycling facility could be forced to close its doors later this month after racking up three violations of its conditional use permit.

    The county’s Board of Zoning Adjustments (BOZA) is expected to vote Oct. 20 on the future of Francis Pallets and Recycling, after the business received its third notice in August that it violated conditions that allowed it to open in 2011.

    The unelected board is appointed by the Anderson County Fiscal Court.

  • Marching band to strut its stuff

    From staff reports

    The Anderson County Marching Band will put on a community show at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at the high school football field.

    “We are giving the community a chance to see the full show,” band director Patrick Brady explained. “We can’t do the whole thing due to time constraints during halftime at a football game, so this is the time for the community to watch.”

  • Manhole cover takes flight on Plum Street

    Rowland Daniels was enjoying a leisurely cup of coffee on the front porch of his Suzanne Drive home around 7:30 this morning when he saw something he will likely never see again.

    “A truck came down [Plum Street], hit a manhole cover and flipped it 7 or 8 feet in the air,” said Daniels. “I’ve never seen anything like it.”