Today's News

  • Mrs. Shannon goes to Washington

    Linda Shannon of Lawrenceburg became instant friends with Yvonne Lacy-Baskerville in line for the bathroom on the Annapolis pier.    
    Two weeks ago, the pair found themselves waiting in yet another line — this time, as invited guests to the 134th annual White House Easter Egg Roll.
    Shannon said she and Lacy-Baskerville realize the line to the ladies’ is an odd place to form a friendship.

  • Board of Ed weighs options for after school, wrap-around services

    Parents will need to rethink pick up and drop off schedules for students enrolled in one or all of the wrap-around, daycare and after school programs for the upcoming school year.
    After weighing three options for relocating after school services, the board of education voted 4-0 at its April 16 meeting to allow the ECC to be licensed to include daycare and after school care for students.

  • District court docket: 4-18-12

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on March 1.
    Brian Allen Dettmer, motion for shock probation, operating on suspended/revoked operator’s license, second-degree fleeing or evading police (on foot), second-degree disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, third-degree criminal mischief, operating a motor vehicle under the influence – motion granted.

  • Garden ministry providing crops for those in need

    The Roots Garden Ministry, based out of Anderson Christian Church, wants to provide for those in need from the roots on up.
    About a month ago, a ministry group from the church decided to clear a space for a garden on church property in order to provide fresh produce for local pantry Open Hands.
    “Hunger is a problem in Anderson County,” ministry team leader JR Holt said during the Roots’ ground breaking and dedication service on April 14.
    Becky Sparrow, a volunteer from Open Hands that attended Saturday’s service, agreed.

  • Military Child Appreciation Day to be held April 28 in Lawrenceburg

    The Kentucky National Guard will sponsor a Military Child Appreciation Day for all dependents from all branches of the military on April 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the American Legion Post 24 on 725 West Broadway in Lawrenceburg.
    According to event organizers, the event will include art and crafts activities, puppet shows, corn hole, archery, face painting and more. Food and drinks will be provided.
    Call to pre-register.
    For more information, contact Cindy Culver at 502-607-1751 or Linda Jones at 502-607-1593.

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  • April’s longer daylight hours a boon for plants

    Wow! It’s the middle of April and we have light.
    We already have better than 12 hours and by the time May 1 rolls around, we’ll be pushing 14 hours of daylight.  I love it. It gives me more time to do stuff outside, and believe me, I always need more time.

  • Manage stress in the midst of busy parenthood

    Men and women feel stress in their role as parents. Part of the challenge is balancing family life and work life plus community service. Some parents also go to school and others work more than one job. So how do you have peace and harmony at home?
    There are some things only you can do. There are others that you think you are the only one who can do it. Some things can wait. A few tasks just can’t or won’t get done. I encourage you to have a serious discussion as parents about the responsibilities that drive your stress as a parent. How do they fit into the list above?

  • Cal shows he gets it at UK

    Yep, John Calipari gets it.

    Like there was ever any doubt?

    Think about it. The guy showed he at least had some idea of what Kentucky basketball was about the day he was introduced as Wildcat coach three years ago. Less than 30 seconds into that press conference, he mentioned Bill Keightley.

    Later that day, he talked about imitating Kyle Macy and Joe B. Hall and just about every other Big Blue big name. '

  • The Iraq War happened? Sorry, I didn’t catch the movie

    Some things are guaranteed to make me angry.
    People who text during movies.
    Filling out my tax returns.
    But nothing inspires such fiery, unadulterated quivering fury as those people who flaunt their own ignorance like a trendy trophy.
    This is nothing new. I’m pretty sure I’ve written about the subject before.
    And here is a reincarnation of such complaints, in the form of the Titanic anniversary.