Today's News

  • Austrian exchange student enjoys school year here

    Austria exchange student Christina Neuhauser says she has enjoyed her time and life here in Lawrenceburg over the past year.

    Neuhauser arrived from Guntramsdrf, Austria on Aug. 6, and is set to return May 30.

    “This is my first time as an exchange student. I was 15 when I left so that was young to go to a different country and live with different people. I think my mom was more worried than I was,” she said.

  • Agriculture commissioner initiates new Buy Local program

    Kentucky Proud has unveiled Buy Local, a new program intended to encourage restaurants and other food service businesses to purchase locally produced food products, Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles has announced.

  • High schoolers taught dangers of texting, driving

    Awareness for the danger of texting while driving was presented to Anderson County High School students on Monday. The high school partnered with AT&T’s “It Can Wait” campaign and provided students with PowerPoint presentations, videos, and even a driving simulator to show just how dangerous making this choice can be.

    This is the second year the high school has reached out to the students in Anderson County in their attempt to make them more aware of the fate that could be theirs if they choose to text and drive.

  • Top readers at ward treated to book-buying trip, lunch at Mickey D’s
  • We may never know why Crouch was fired

    Column as I see ’em …

    The reaction to last week’s front page story about the firing of former Lawrenceburg police officer Clay Crouch was remarkable.

    The paper’s Facebook friends — and more than a few apparent enemies — piled on shortly after the story broke. Most were outraged that the city would fire such a popular officer. Others jumped for joy, including more than a few of whom I suspect were at some point on the receiving end of a pair of Crouch’s handcuffs.

  • Grow your way to better health

    Let’s hear it for a fountain of youth. Old gardeners never die, they just spade away.

    I have a pillow that has that saying, given to me by an anonymous friend years ago. I love that pillow. I also have a T-shirt that says “Hanging on by the seed of my plants.” Notice a theme here?

  • No one called me snowflake, libtard during week at War College

    It was during a coffee break outside Bliss Hall that an Army colonel from Virginia shared his exasperation with TV news.

    “I was in one of those tanks,” he told me, clearly angry, “rolling down a street in Iraq. FOX, CNN, the networks, they all showed us throwing fistfuls of candy to crowds of kids with the caption ‘US troops greeted as liberators.’ I was so dang mad. Those kids weren’t the welcome wagon, they were starving.”

  • Woman killed when car slams wall

    A Frankfort woman was killed late Saturday afternoon when the car she was in went off U.S. 127 and smashed into a rock wall, throwing her from the vehicle.

    Tralaina Michelle Spence-Broughton, 34, was killed when the northbound vehicle went through the median near the Anderson-Franklin county line before striking the wall. Investigators said the driver of the vehicle apparently tried to overcorrection once the car went out of control. The car then overturned and struck the wall.

  • Student success drives top Turner Elementary teacher

    Special education teacher Jason Alexander is the teacher of the year at Robert B. Turner Elementary School, an award he said is both humbling and an honor.

    Alexander has been a teacher for 11 years at the school, where he teaches fourth and fifth grades. This is his first time winning this type of award.

  • Kiem, Fuqua named winners in Conservation Writing Contest

    Monynita Kiem was named the Anderson County winner in the recent 2016 Conservation Writing Contest, according to a news release.

    The contest was produced as a partnership between Kentucky Farm Bureau and the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts, and themed “Backyard Adventures: Exploring the Trees in Your Hometown.”

    Monynita is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chea Kiem and a student at Anderson Middle School.

    This contest was produced as a partnership and Monynita received a $25 check from Kentucky Farm Bureau for her winning artwork.