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Today's News

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    Hello, everyone. I know it’s been a little while, but life has a way of throwing curveballs. So I am back at it and saving even more money.

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  • School board to decide on tax rate

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Although no formal decision on a tax rate has been made, the Anderson County School Board will consider a maximum increase in its tax rate when it meets Aug. 31, according to a legal notice issued in last week’s paper.

    If the board opts to increase its revenue a full 4 percent, the rate property owners pay would increase 3.75 percent, going from $5.86 per $1,000 in assessed value to $6.08.

    The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the district office on U.S. 127 near Emma B. Ward Elementary School.

  • Honor Flight set for WWII veteran

    On Aug. 27, 94-year-old Earnest “Pete” Cox will do something he’s never done before — fly in an airplane.

    That airplane, which will depart around 6 a.m. from Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, will carry Cox and 51 other World War II veterans to the nation’s capital for a day of sightseeing and camaraderie.

    “There’ll be quite a few vets there,” Cox’s daughter, Donna Franklin, who will be accompanying him on the adventure, said. “They told us to ‘be prepared and bring tissues.’”

  • Driver safety urged around school buses

    “Distracted driving is our number one problem,” Jeff Young, director of transportation for Anderson County Schools, said.

    He said a lot of drivers don’t stop for school buses. “It’s been a problem for years, but it seems like it’s getting worse,” he added.

    Young said most of these incidents occur on the main thoroughfares. “On the smaller roads it’s not a problem because the bus takes up enough of the road that motorists must pay attention,” Young explained.

  • Following her dreams

    Leah Fowler, DMD, knew she wanted to be a dentist in sixth grade.

    After attending her aunt Heather’s high school graduation, she and her mom got to talking about careers. “She impressed upon me to be thinking about it,” Fowler explained.

  • Tourism commission elects officers again

    The newly formed Lawrenceburg/Anderson County Joint Tourism Commission elected its officers at its second monthly meeting last Wednesday.

    Gabe Ueble was named chairman. Marlene Yung assumed the position of secretary, and Gene Wilhoit will serve as treasurer.

    “I’d be honored to do it. My door is always open” Ueble told the eight people gathered around a large table at Heavens to Betsy! “We aren’t coming in with an agenda. Everything is open.”

  • ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ playing Friday on Green

    From staff reports

    The latest Star Wars movie, “The Force Awakens” will play at dark at Lawrenceburg Green on Friday.

    “I think there is a good deal of excitement about it,” city attorney Robert Miles said. “It will have a more of an event feel.”

    Movie-goers are urged to dress in Star Wars costumes to be eligible for a special giveaways. Among the prizes being awarded are a tablet, a flat-screen television, and a Keurig coffeemaker, according to Miles.

  • Hahn wins 14 canning awards at the state fair

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Aug. 25, 1966

    Charlene Peach, 13, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Peach, was stung three times by bumble bees on the face Tuesday afternoon while gathering weeds for a pet rabbit.

    Mrs. Peach said a swarm of bees was in a stump near the child and she was stung in the corner of her left eye, on the eyelid and on the nose.

    She was treated by a local physical and then admitted to the Versailles hospital Tuesday night for further treatment. She returned home Wednesday.

  • August is sandwich month

    It seems to me, there is a day, week, month, holiday for everything.

    Every profession has a day, every food has a day. Being on so many food blogs and pages every week, I am reminded to honor bagels, cupcakes, bacon, broccoli and this month — the sandwich. August apparently is the month for sandwiches, goat cheese and catfish.

    I decided to offer three recipes this week that will satisfactorily cover all the bases.

  • Calendar of events

    Aug. 24

    8:30 a.m. — Breakfast club at the Anderson County Senior Center

    10:30 a.m. — Carnival Day at the Anderson County Senior Center

    11:30 a.m. — Lunch at the Anderson County Senior Center

    1 to 3 p.m. — Classic shows and popcorn at the Anderson County Senior Center

    Aug. 25

    8:30 a.m. — Breakfast club at the Anderson County Senior Center

    9 a.m. — Exercise videos, shopping, and errands at the Anderson County Senior Center