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Today's News

  • The Way We Were, 5-25-2011

    50 YEARS AGO
    April 27, 1961
    Curtis Baxter was elected commander of the Anderson Post No. 34 of the American Legion.
    Other officers to serve were: Billy Spencer, first vice commander; Paul Cottrell, second vice commander; Billy Goodlett, third vice commander; Herman Morris, adjutant; Ezra Sparrow, chaplain; Water Grace, historian; James Watts, master of arms; George Gilbert, service officer; Grover Beckett, child welfare; W.S.T. Johnson, publicity officer.

  • Students receive $100,000 from scholarship fund

    Scholarship grants totaling $100,000 for academic year 2011-12 have been made to 36 students, 32 of whom were selected by the selection committee of the Anderson County Scholarship Fund.
    The remaining four were selected by The United Methodist Church Scholarship Committee of Lawrenceburg, according to a news release.
    Awards of $3,000 each were made to 32 students by the selection committee, while awards totaling $4,000 were divided equally among the four students selected by The United Methodist Church Scholarship Committee.

  • City council suspends controversial cemetery ordinance

    The Lawrenceburg City Council suspended its cemetery policy last week after nearly two hours of angry comments from grieving family members, most of whom had already removed flowers and other items from gravesites.
    Dozens of angry family members railed against the policy filled the Senior Center, demanding that at least some of the items they adorn graves of loved ones be allowed to stay.
    The council also agreed to consider changes to the ordinance during a work session scheduled for Tuesday night at City Hall, the results of which were not available at press time.

  • Memorial Day, Healing Field, services set for Sunday

    The American Legion Auxiliary would like to invite everyone to the Healing Field on Sunday, May 29 at 3 p.m. for the Memorial and Healing Field Service.
    This ceremony is being hosted by the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34, the American Legion Post 34 and the Department of Kentucky Auxiliary in remembrance of our fallen service men and women and for all who have served.

  • ‘Rude’ Frankfort jailer prompts switch to Shelby County

    Franklin County will soon be kissing goodbye one of the main sources of funding for its jail.
    Starting in July, Anderson County’s inmates will be jailed in Shelby County, pending approval of the Anderson County Fiscal Court and a contract with the Shelby County Jail.
    Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway confirmed the switch, which comes on the heels of comments earlier this year about the treatment Anderson’s jailer and police agencies have received from Franklin County Jailer Billy Roberts.

  • Learn about Cub Scouting on May 26

    Boys interested in becoming Cub Scouts are invited to a informational meeting May 26 at Robert B. Turner Elementary School.
    The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.
    Boys ages 6 to 11 who have completed kindergarten through fourth grade are eligible. For more information, call Pack 38 Cubmaster Mark Eccles at 502-545-2037; Mark Cox at 502-645-1358; or Carolyn Wilkes at 859-325-5073.
     

  • Examining stupidity, ignorance

    As I observe my fellow classmates, peers and citizens in general, I see a common denominator. Stupidity at its best. Look around yourself right now; I’m sure you’ll see it, too. Whether on television, text (written documents, not text messaging), or coming straight from the person sitting in front of you, it’s highly prevalent in today’s society.
    Now, notice a child’s behavior and marvel at something truly remarkable: ignorance rather than stupidity.

  • Throw a tea party — for your garden

    I am a sunshine girl! After 23 years in Arizona, I have a hard time getting through weeks of rain and clouds. I was almost on the edge of depression, and then the sun came out. There’s always a silver lining. At least we haven’t had to water!
    All this cool and damp weather makes our plants prime targets for a whole host of problems. There is gray mold, dampening off (pythium), septoria and more, all making life difficult for plants to grow and thrive.

  • Mandatory pickup is only viable solution

    Column as I see ’em …
    My considerable gut tells me that at some point the trash issue is going to hit the fan.
    After discussing it with the judge-executive Monday afternoon, it’s clear that there is no shortage of folks who will kick and scream and vow ballot box revenge were the fiscal court to enact mandatory trash collection. They’ll scream poverty, property rights and claim that the idea is yet another example of government trying to control their lives.

  • Winning costume