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Today's News

  • Tips to keep stable fly population under control

    The stable fly is a blood sucker that looks like a house fly but has a piercing-type mouthpart that projects forward from the front of its head. Males and females feed on warm-blooded animals and humans, usually around the lower leg or ankles. They also will attack dogs, biting them mostly in the ears. Stable flies are not limited to barns and stables; they will rest around houses and attack people, too. Stable flies are strong fliers; they can cause problems at least two miles from their breeding sites.

  • For a delicious Kentucky summer treat, try making blackberry peach crumble

    Blackberry peach crumble takes advantage of two favorite Kentucky fruits, which are at peak season now. Both fruits are low in calories and add fiber to your meals.

    Select peaches that are soft to the touch, blemish free and have a fragrant smell. Choose fruit that has a yellow or cream color and a fresh looking appearance, not a wrinkled peel.

    Peaches may have a blush appearance depending on the variety. Peaches that are just mildly fragrant will ripen after harvest into sweet and delicious fruit.

  • A few tips for selecting ripe melons

    Do you believe this weather? I love the cool nights. Windows are opened and the AC is turned off. I really appreciate the cost savings, since everything else is going up! Our summer vegetables, however, aren’t so thrilled. It seems to have slowed down the ripening process.

    I can’t count the number of people who have asked me about their tomatoes not ripening. Don’t worry, they will. You may also see some brown freckle- like spots on the tomato skins. It’s OK. It’s the weather and it eats just fine.

  • Fiscal court approves sign ordinance first reading

    After much deliberation, a first reading of a proposed new sign ordinance narrowly passed in a 4-2 vote at the Anderson County Fiscal Court regular session Tuesday.

    Voting in favor of the new sign ordinance was Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway, along with magistrates Juretta Wells, David Montgomery and Buddy Sims. Magistrates David Ruggles and Kenny Barnett voted against the ordinance, and Magistrate Forrest Dale Stevens was not present.

    Fiscal court approved the sign ordinance first reading with the following amendments:

  • Nonpartisan candidates file early

    Though Aug. 12 is the final day Kentucky candidates can file for this fall’s nonpartisan races, several candidates have already filed with the Anderson County Clerk’s Office.

    The positions that are part of the Anderson County 2014 nonpartisan race include: school board, city council, mayor and soil conversation.

    The following have filed candidacy for the general election as of Friday, Aug. 1:

    •Mayor: Robert D. “Sandy” Goodlett

    •City council: Paul Thomas Vaughn, Ken Evans, Bobby G. Durr and Dan Stumph

  • Clerk’s Office move on track

    Great strides have been made in getting closer to moving the Anderson County Clerk’s Office into the former Town & Country Bank building on Main Street.

    County Attorney Bobbi Jo Lewis said the FDIC recently released the deed to the property, and the deed was signed and a title insurance policy was purchase Wednesday.

  • O’Neal recieves Emergency Nurses Association achievement award

    Frankfort Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce that Charlotte O’Neal, MSN, RN, CEN, is the recipient of the Emergency Nurses Association’s 2014 Barbara A. Foley Quality, Safety and Injury Prevention Award.

    The Barbara A. Foley Quality, Safety and Injury Prevention Award is one of the Association’s 12 achievement awards bestowed annually. The Annual Awards recognize emergency nurses who exemplify exceptional professional practice, innovation, leadership and advocacy in emergency nursing.

  • Lawrenceburg Lions host KidSight eye screening

    On Monday, Aug. 11, KidSight Screening will be available to all pre-school children in Anderson County. Times will be in conjunction with pre-school open houses in the Anderson Co. School system at both the Early Childhood Center and at Turner Elementary in the late afternoon until 6 p.m.

    KidSight is a screening technique that detects six different eye difficulties that if not addressed can result in permanent blindness to the eye involved. The earlier that a difficulty is caught – the easier the problem can be addressed as the eye and optic nerves develops.

  • Distinguished Young Women program set for Saturday

    Distinguished Young Women of Kentucky is an official state preliminary of Distinguished Young Women, a national scholarship program that promotes and rewards scholarship, leadership and talent in young women.

    In addition to earning scholarships for college, those who participate in the program develop friendships, self-confidence and other life skills that pave the way for future success, official said.

  • Community Calendar, Aug. 6, 2-14

    Anderson Public Library

    114 N. Main Street, Lawrenceburg

    502-839-6420

    The Anderson Public Library will offer the following free classes in August.

    Computer Classes

    Basic Computers

    When: Tuesday, August 5

    Time: 10-11 a.m.

    Basic Email

    When: Wednesday, August 6

    Time: 10-11 a.m.

    Basic Internet

    When: Tuesday, August 12

    Time: 10-11 a.m.

    Basic Word

    When: Wednesday, August 20

    Time: 10-11 a.m.