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Today's News

  • Historical society to meet Aug. 22

    The Anderson County Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. in the Anderson Public Library. Tom B. Ripy, attorney and Ph.D., will present a program about Mary Dowling and her life as a distiller before and during Prohibition. The program is free and open to the public.

     

  • Artist to participate in Frankfort arts fair

    Marianne Brown of Lawrenceburg will participate in the second annual Art in the Gardens at Liberty Hall fair on Labor Day weekend from Aug. 31 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to Sept. 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    This year’s fair will feature over 50 juried artists and craftspeople selling their works in tents scattered throughout the four-acre garden at the Liberty Hall Historic Site on the Kentucky River in downtown Frankfort, 202 Wilkinson Street.
    Admission is $3 daily.

  • City council approves $147K in municipal road aid

    The city council unanimously approved $147,508 for its yearly allotment of municipal road aid, receiving about $2,000 more than last year.
    City Clerk Robbie Hume said Public Works Director Larry Hazlett was currently working on a list, but would like the council’s input as to what city streets and roads needed improvements.

    Street paving bid for $190,044 approved,
    roads selected
    The council approved the lowest bid of $190,044 from Colston Paving for the 2013 street paving contract.

  • Caught between tax rate hike and future budget cuts

    The school board’s “back is against the wall,” board vice president Scott Brown said, as it deliberates between two unpopular and difficult choices to sustain district services: raise taxes or cut program spending.
     “You can’t make something out of nothing,” Brown said as the school board debated during a work session on tax rates held last Thursday night. “We’ve got to get money somewhere.”

  • Know the rules before purchasing a vehicle

    Planning to buying a vehicle soon? If so, please be careful. We have seen an increase in problems that buyers are experiencing.
    Here are a few things that you need to watch for when buying a vehicle.
    Buying from an individual
    Is the person selling the vehicle the same person listed as the owner on the title? Ask for ID. Is the title the current one? Our office can verify this. Don’t accept the vehicle if not.

  • Put kids on path to school success

    The road to school success starts early. Having good health, loving relationships, encouragement and guidance from parents, and opportunities to learn all set the stage for success in school. Even if last year wasn’t a great year, you can set the stage to make this year be the one that your child really moves ahead in school. So whether your child is 5 or 10 or older, you can still help them be a success this year.

  • A father’s conversation about race

    I recently had a very serious talk with my 12-year-old daughter.

    We were driving to Louisville on US 60, west of Simpsonville, when I pulled into what is now known as the Whitney Young Job Corps Center.

    Fifty years ago, however, it was simply known as Lincoln Institute.

    We didn’t get out of the car, just drove around the campus while I told her how Lincoln Institute existed as a school for African-American children because most communities would not allow them to attend the local schools.

  • Lawrenceburg mom’s going back to school, too

    I can tell you exactly what high school senior Emily Gritton will be eating tonight: a steak dinner with potatoes and a “Malone’s restaurant style” salad.
    Emily’s mother, Crystal Gritton, said Monday that she makes her two daughters, Emily and Whitney, their favorite foods for dinner to celebrate the first day of school.
    Emily will be in the kitchen do the same for her mom on Aug. 29, the first day of classes for Crystal at the University of Kentucky.

  • Facts hard to find on pipeline issue

    Column as I see ’em …
    In retrospect, it’s not at all difficult to see why a representative of the company proposing the Bluegrass Pipeline opted out of attending last Tuesday’s special called meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court.
    One person at that meeting, for one brief moment, spoke out of lockstep with the crowd and was immediately and thoroughly drowned out in opposition — even after he said he isn’t in favor of the pipeline.

  • ‘The devil works hard to destroy the church, but he’s not going to do it here’

    Abigail Wilson, 12, burst into tears when she arrived at the only church she’s ever known last Thursday morning.
    “I’ve been coming here since I was 6 months old,” the Anderson County Middle School student said while joining other members of Mt. Pleasant Baptist in the church’s parking lot. “I had never seen anything like that. It just made me cry.”