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Today's News

  • Majority of Anderson County graduates staying in college

    More Anderson County High School seniors are going to college and more than half of the class of 2010 came back for their sophomore year, according to data released by the state education department.
    The 2013 Kentucky High School feedback report, released last week by the Kentucky Department of Education, tracks the academic progress of former high school students as they seek college degrees.

  • School district ‘needs improvement’ in writing

    Three out of six Anderson County schools were reported as “proficient” in writing following the publication of program review data self-reported by Kentucky school districts and released at the end of October by the Kentucky Department of Education.

  • ‘Harvest for Haiti’ raises over $25,000

    Roughly 400 people packed meals for the hungry in Haiti on Nov. 9, sending more than 100,000 bags of rice and raising more than $25,000 for the “Harvest for Haiti” ministry, according to event organizers.
    Fox Creek Christian Church served as the host for “Harvest for Haiti,” a ministry sponsored by Mission Journeys.
    Two of the Lawrenceburg event organizers, Lisa Floyd and Donnie Campbell, set goals of 100,000 meals and $20,000 over the course of eight hours.

  • Veterans service held at American Legion

    From staff reports
    The American Legion Auxiliary and Legion members conducted a veterans service Nov. 10 at the Legion fairgrounds, according to a press release.
    Unit 34 President Betty Butler welcomed everyone and Chaplain Dolores Mefford had an opening prayer. Post 34 Commander Bill Sloan led the Pledge of Allegiance. Junior member Anna Boyles sang the National Anthem and “amazed everyone with her beautiful voice,” according to event organizers.

  • Avoid packing on additional holiday pounds

    The holiday season is full of wonderful tasty food that tends to add pounds to those who overindulge. The Weight Management for the Holidays program can help you avoid packing on the pounds as you enjoy the holidays with family, friends and coworkers.  

  • School district should live within its means

    We’re hoping that the Anderson County Board of Education already knew it had spent $660,000 more than it took in during the 2012-13 budget.
    We doubt it, though, and are fairly certain it took an auditor to let board members know.
    If the board knew it was spending so far beyond its income level, why didn’t that problem come up even once earlier this year when board members discussed the district’s budget?

  • To be heard by the men, she spoke through a man

    The Roman Catholic priest called, the sing-song lilt of his voice heard through the telephone:
    “So, what are we going to suggest today?” he asked her, the usual conversation necessary before the next committee meeting.
    Retired Disciples of Christ minister Pat Yates, sitting at her kitchen table last Friday afternoon, said her ideas on Christian education would only be heard if spoken through the mouth of her friend, a Roman Catholic priest also serving on a committee to develop programs for inner-city youth in Ohio.

  • Learn to stay warm when old man winter growls

    Yo-yo weather is here. This time of year, Kentucky’s temperatures can go up for hours or even days, teasing us, right before it slams back down to “Where’s my coat?” temps. We go from comfortable to cold, and back again, giving us four seasons in one day.
    I think it’s Mother Nature’s way of gently breaking us into winter. Kind of like the lights in a theater dimming, to let us know the show is about to begin. I just hope it’s not gearing up for a record breaking performance.

  • Gaines case a black eye for legal system

    Column as I see ’em …
    I’ll bet you’re curious about this photo, and I’ll get to that in a moment, but first let me say how disappointed I am that the fellow charged with drunk hunting and wanton endangerment has pleaded guilty instead of standing trial.
    David Gaines, a Lawrenceburg man who in my view was railroaded into this mess, pleaded out on three Class D felony counts and in essence now admits to shooting in the direction of other hunters earlier this year in a dove field.

  • Their big, happy Bulgarian wedding

    One piece of bread dipped in honey, one piece dipped in salt.
    Donna Phillips tore off a piece of Bulgarian bread dipped in honey and fed her stepson, Jeff, and his new wife, Valentina Vacheva to bring sweetness into their marriage.
    Sitting at her kitchen table in Lawrenceburg, Donna brushes off memories of nervousness as the center of this important Bulgarian wedding tradition.
    “It was important to Jeff that I participate in the wedding, too,” Donna said.