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Today's News

  • Mornings are perfect for pickin’ beans... sunsets for breakin’

    It must be the old park ranger in me but I do love a good sunset. It is such a peaceful scene, with nothing but friendly conversations between feathered friends, hopping from branch to branch.

    The hay field lays clean and green in the foreground. After the raking and baling, dried brown shoots, nourished by the sun and rain, once again give me my verdant rolling hills.

    Far beyond, cattle graze on the uplands, seen only through a break between the trees.

  • It’s Japanese Beetle season so be prepared: consider these tips

    There have been two reports of Japanese beetle sightings for 2014: late last week from Lyon County and early this week from Franklin County.

    The beetles will continue to emerge over the next 2 weeks or so, especially following a soil softening rain.

    Individual beetles live for about 5 weeks; the season usually lasts for six to eight weeks, peaking in mid-July.

    Management

    Many insecticides are labeled for use against adult Japanese beetles, if control is needed.

  • Avoiding property tax penalties and other need to know information

    By Jason Denny

    County Clerk

    As property owners, we all dread the October mailing of tax bills.

    Over the past several years, our office has received questions regarding the process that goes into the assessment, calculation and collection of these bills. I thought this month was a good time to address this very issue.

  • District Court Docket 07.02.14

    Trial Commissioner S. Marie Hellard heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings June 9.

    Christina J. Phillips, show cause, license to be in possession – continued to June 23.

    Crystal D. West, hearing, three counts of endangering the welfare of a minor – motion to revoke June 26, bench warrant recalled.

  • Jail Log 07.02.14

    The following people were arrested and transported to jail June 19-28, according to Anderson County Jailer Joani Clark.

    June 19

    Robert Closson for failure to appear in court by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

    Christy Wilson for bond violation by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

    June 21

  • County Clerks pay it forward
  • Creative ways to increase your fruit and vegetable intake

    It’s healthy for us to eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables a day but many of us don’t eat that many servings.

    Fruits and vegetables are important to our diet, because they provide necessary nutrients and are high in dietary fiber and low in calories, fat and cholesterol.

    The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that you make half your plate fruits and vegetables.

  • Birdwhistell, Springate accept governor’s board appointments

    Gov. Steve Beshear has made the following appointments to Kentucky boards and commissions.

    Beshear reappointed Edwin Glenn Birdwhistell to the State Board of Auctioneers to serve for a term expiring June 30, 2017, effective July 1.

    Birdwhistell, of Lawrenceburg, is an auctioneer at Birdwhistell & Perry Realty & Auction.

    53rd Judicial District

    Beshear appointed Betty A. Springate to the office of district judge for the 53rd Judicial District to serve subject to the provisions of Section 152 of the Constitution of Kentucky.

  • Community Calendar 07.02.14

    Benefit Ride benefits Open Hands Food Pantry

    The Open Hands Community Food Pantry is sponsoring a benefit ride Sat., July 19.

    Registration starts at 11 a.m. and kick stands up at 12:30 p.m.

    The ride will begin and end at the pantry with all proceeds going to support the Pantry.

    For more information, contact David Montgomery at 502.680.6645, Dan Dunnum at 502.682.0956 or Ed Nivison at 502.803.1431.

    The Pantry is located at 1111 Industry Rd., Lawrenceburg KY 40342.

  • Stolen AMR ambulance is recovered in Shelby County

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, Kentucky State Police responded to the theft of an American Medical Response Ambulance transporting a patient from Patty A. Clay Hospital in Richmond to Our Lady of Peace in Louisville around 10:54 p.m. Tuesday of last week.

    During transport, the patient became combative, overpowering EMS workers, and left them on the side of I-64W near mile marker 48 in Franklin County.