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Today's News

  • City/county tourism divided over restaurant tax

    City of Lawrenceburg Mayor Edwinna Baker and Anderson County Judge Executive John Wayne Conway have been in recent negotiations for a joint city county tourism commission.

    Negotiations broke down last week over lack of agreement on the possibility of a restaurant tax.

    In an interview Thursday, Conway said he’s not in favor of a restaurant tax, and he could not support a joint city and county tourism effort if it meant pursuing a restaurant tax.

  • Unit 34 members recognized at Department Legion and Auxiliary Convention

    The American Legion and Auxiliary Department of Kentucky Convention was held June 19-21. Unit 34 received many certificates and trophies. Those awards were best history, best press book, best scholarship program, best field service, best national security program. Unit 34 member Ann Ripy received Department of Kentucky Unit member of the year and community service member of the year.

    Members attending were Betty Butler, Pam Brough, Nettie Halvorson, Shirley Thornberry and Junior Chairmen Chrisie Halvorson and Robin Browning.

  • Anderson County Jail Log, July 23, 2014

    The following people were charged and transported to the Shelby County Detention Center during the past week, according to information provided by Anderson County Jailer, Joani Clark.

    July 13

    Joshua Gemmell for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of heroin by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

    July 14

    Zachary Holt for theft by unlawful taking under $500 and theft by deception under $500 by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

  • District Court Docket (Judge Springate), July 23, 2014

    Judge Betty A. Springate heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on July 7, 2014.

    Jessica Blackwell, hearing, theft by deception (less than $500) – pleaded guilty, sentenced to 29 days (conditionally discharged two years), $183, installment/deferred payment and restitution review Aug. 4.

    Keelan R. Dean, hearing, possession of marijuana, buy/possess drug paraphernalia – pleaded not guilty, continued to July 24.

    Mary L. Francis, arraignment, driving on DUI suspended license – bonded out.

  • District Court Docket (Judge Springate), July 23, 2014

    Judge Betty A. Springate heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on July 10, 2014.

    Edward C. Bryant, arraignment, flagrant non support – pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing July 17.

    Justin M. Christmas, hearing, theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting less than $500) – show cause July 24.

    Jason S. Hulker, arraignment, two counts of flagrant non support – pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing July 17.

  • District Court Docket (Judge Dutton), July 23, 2014

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on July 3, 2014.

    Tony Abner, hearing, operating on suspended/revoked operator’s license – fines and costs converted to seven days to serve (credit time served).

    David Allen Cox, arraignment, theft by unlawful taking (livestock less than $10,000) – pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing July 10.

    John M. Evans, hearing, operating a motor vehicle under the influence – contempt of court, five days to serve, failed to appear.

  • Looking to save money, try homemade laundry detergent

    I wouldn’t call myself crafty in any sense of the word. I’m terrible at gift wrapping. I know that when my husband and I have children we will most likely have to get our presents wrapped or else the kids will discover “gee, Santa wraps presents like mom,” and after watching numerous demonstrations and YouTube videos, I still cannot successfully tie a tie.

  • Centre’s good offer for Grimes, McConnell debate

    Kentucky New Era, Hopkinsville

    An offer Thursday from Centre College to host a debate between Kentucky’s U.S. Senate candidates — incumbent Republican Mitch McConnell and Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes — ought to light fire under the question of whether these two can agree on debate terms.

    They should debate.

    So far, though, Grimes and McConnell have not come to terms.

    Essentially, each accuses the other of political maneuvering on the details of when, where and how to debate.

  • Water your plants generously; prepare for harvest time

    It’s a good thing man invented hoses. Otherwise, I think our gardens would be filled with dehydrated everything. This is the time of year when Mother Nature decides to take a little siesta from doing the watering for us.

    If I ever win the lottery, I swear I’m going to have everything laser leveled and bermed so I can flood irrigate. It’s so much more efficient in time and effort. Our plants appreciate a good long drink way more than a few sips. Frequent light waterings lead to shallow roots.

  • Two-spotted spider mites can be formidable pests

    The two-spotted spider mite (TSSM) is a common and destructive pest with an extremely wide host range that includes many trees, shrubs, flowers, weeds, fruits, and vegetable crops. Problems increase during hot, dry weather but early signs and symptoms are easy to overlook. Not only are these mites tiny but they live out of sight on the underside of leaves (Figure 1).