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Today's News

  • Fruit and vegetable conference coming Jan. 9-10

    The 2017 Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference will have something of interest for all fruit and vegetable producers. The event runs from 8 a.m. EST Jan. 9 until 5 p.m. Jan. 10 at Lexington’s Embassy Suites Hotel.

    Preconference activities on Jan. 8 will include tree fruit, small fruit and vegetable roundtable discussions as well as a plasticulture strawberry short course.

  • Grow some diversity in the new year

    I have fallen down on the job and for that I apologize. Life got a little hectic with getting my new wheels, visiting family and doing all those other holiday things packed in with regular life. As we send this year packin', we should reflect on all the lessons learned.

       I learned to be prepared for anything, from droughts and floods to floating beds and hungry critters in between. I learned that time speeds up with accumulating years and that it's the people in our lives that make it worth living.

  • Editorial cartoon
  • Electoral College worked as intended

    By Jim Paxton

    The Paducah Sun

       The Electoral College system performed just as the Founders intended in the 2016 presidential election.

       The institution has taken a lot of criticism in recent years. It has been referred to as archaic, particularly after elections in which the successful candidate won both the electoral and popular votes.

  • Tourism commission making progress toward hiring director

    It might not be at a breakneck pace, but progress is being made by the joint tourism commission created one year ago by city and county government.

       Gabe Uebel, who chairs the still-fledgling group, said it is inching ever closer to hiring a full-time director, a position authorized when the commission was created by the Anderson County Fiscal Court and Lawrenceburg City Council.

  • Help sought for deceased girl’s family

    Donations are being sought to help a family whose 14-year-old daughter died suddenly Tuesday, Dec. 20.

       Gabrielle “Gabby” Elize Saylor, whose family had recently moved into the Alton area, passed away at her family’s home.

       A Go Fund Me page has been established by Exit Crutcher Realty at gofundme/gabrielle-elize-saylor-funeral-fund, the local real estate office announced Thursday afternoon.

       Services were Dec. 23 at Anderson Christian.

  • Fiscal court notebook

    Taxes rolling in

       Sheriff Joe Milam delivered a short report during last Thursday’s meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court, saying that property taxes are roughly 90 percent collected for bills mailed out in October.

       He said a minor computer glitch retained about $12,000 that should have gone to the Anderson County Fire District, but that had been fixed and money sent.

     

    Fiscal court on Santa’s good list

  • Magistrates look to boost county’s housing starts

      Hoping to kick-start new home construction, the Anderson County Fiscal Court voted last Thursday to modify a rule that dictates when the county takes over new roads built in subdivisions.

       The fiscal court voted unanimously to lower from 90 to 60 the percentage a subdivision must be filled before it allows the developer to reduce a bond set in place to ensure the road remains in good condition.

  • Wild Turkey is county’s top taxpayer — by a lot

       Wild Turkey Distillery (Campari America) remained Anderson County’s top property tax payer in 2016, and it wasn’t even close, according to figures obtained from Property Value Administrator Brian Stivers.

       The world’s largest producer of Kentucky bourbon paid $652,234 in county property taxes and an additional $143,163 in tangible taxes for a grand total of just short of $800,000.

       Combined, the top 10 property tax payers listed here pay $1.8 million.

  • Lady Bearcats win big in Bardstown

    The Anderson County High School girls' basketball team ran its winning streak to seven games by dominating its division of the Bardstown Christmas Classic, held last week at Bardstown High School.

    The Lady Bearcats defeated Pleasure Ridge Park, West Jessamine and Bardstown Bethlehem by an average of 35 points to win their four-team pool in the 12-team affair. The tournament format consisted of three separate pools and three different winners.

    Anderson now stands at 8-2 on the year.