Today's News

  • Kudos for a national champion
  • Health board slashes spending, will not need tax increase

    A budget that will keep its tax rate flat, trim losses in several categories and add to its cash reserves was unanimously approved last Thursday night by the Anderson County Board of Health.

    The $1.3 million spending plan calls for a $254,000 cut in overall spending, the bulk of which comes from leasing out its walk-in clinic to a private health care provider.

    It also calls for a $217,000 cut in revenue, also a byproduct of leasing out its walk-in clinic.

  • District honors a dozen retirees

    Twelve Anderson County Schools’ retirees were honored at a retirement dinner Monday night.

    Sandy Hendry put in 32 years in Anderson County. She retired as instructional coach at Anderson County Middle School.

    Diane Lutz worked in education for 30 years, 15 ½ of which were in Anderson County. She retired as a special education teacher at Saffell Street Elementary School.

    Julie Milburn spent 29 years in education in Anderson County, retiring as a social studies teacher at Anderson County Middle School.

  • The Good, Bad and the Ugly


    Column as I see ’em …

    After beating the heat over the weekend by watching Clint Eastwood in “Gran Torino” (his best effort since “The Outlaw Josey Wales”), I’ll pay an homage to old Dirty Harry himself with my own version of the Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

    The good: Anderson County Health Department

  • Gardeners need to beware of ticks

    Like most folks, I am a creature of habit.

    It’s comforting to know something will always be the same, so you can count on it. Change is something that likes to really mess with comfort. I know in my head, that change is good. It keeps us on our toes and forces us to learn new things. Lifelong learner that I am, I really like that last part, but unless I’m really interested in learning it, it usually takes a chair and a whip.

  • Growing peppers? Better be on lookout out for bacterial spot

    Kentucky vegetable growers should be on the lookout for bacterial spot of pepper this week.

    As the most common disease of pepper in Kentucky, homeowners or growers not actively using preventative practices will likely experience at least some bacterial spot.

  • Lawrenceburg Fair, Horse Show kicks off Saturday

    A week of fun is planned at the 2016 Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show which runs Saturday, June 18 through June 25 at the American Legion Fairgrounds.

    While the carnival, with rides provided by Casey’s Rides, doesn’t open until Monday (June 20), pageants and the ATV Drag Race are planned for most of Saturday afternoon.

  • City OKs budget, congratulates champion golfer

    The Lawrenceburg City Council gave final approval to several resolutions, received an update on its fire hydrants and congratulated a champion collegiate golfer during its meeting Monday night at city hall.

    Mayor Sandy Goodlett started the meeting by reading a proclamation for Kaitlyn Riley, who captured the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) national women’s golf title recently while playing for the University of the Cumberlands.

  • Hume elected to international position

    Robbie Hume says he’s honored to achieve what only two other city clerks in Kentucky have done before, but he’s more interested in what being elected to an international post will do for the people he serves.

    Hume, who serves as clerk and administrator for the City of Lawrenceburg, was recently elected to the board of directors for the International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC), becoming just the third clerk from a Kentucky city to hold the position.

  • EDA approves budget, renews contract with Bluegrass ADD

    The Lawrenceburg-Anderson County Economic Development Authority elected officers, passed its annual budget and renewed its affiliation with the Bluegrass Area Development District (BGADD) during its meeting last Wednesday at Lawrenceburg City Hall.

    Re-elected to their current positions were Ricky Hawkins, chairman; Tom Smith, secretary-treasurer; and Charlie Cammack, vice chairman.

    All three previously held those positions, and no other authority members were nominated.