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Today's News

  • District court docket: 2-20-13

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on Dec 27, 2012.
    Victor D. Trautwein, motion to revoke probation, operating a motor vehicle under the influence, possession of marijuana, license to be in possession – probable cause found for violation, bench warrant.
    William J. Tucker, review, possession of marijuana – continued to Jan. 10.
    Mark A. Vest, arraignment, second-degree criminal mischief – failed to appear, show cause.

  • Property owners told to clean up or pay up

    The Code Enforcement Board recently fined a Main Street property owner about $8,680 in contested code violations, with the board saying it will waive all fines if the land owners clean up the property within the next 45 days.
    According to City Attorney Robert Myles, the Code Enforcement Board spent about two and half hours last Tuesday night reviewing the civil offense citation against property owners John and Joann Bain of Mount Eden, listed as the owners of 618 North Main St. in Lawrenceburg.

  • Frankfort Regional offers new approach to hip replacement

    Frankfort Regional Medical Center orthopedic surgeon, Joseph Dobner, MD, now offers patients requiring hip replacement surgery a new approach with a specially designed hana table the hospital recently purchased, the hospital announced in a news release.
    The hana table is a specially designed surgical table that allows for hyperextension, adduction and external rotation of the hip to an extent not possible with conventional tables.
    While utilizing the table, Dobner is able to replace the hip without detachment of the muscles or tendons from the hip or thigh bones.

  • Lessons in etiquette

    Registration is now open for the newly created Lawrenceburg Junior Cotillion, “an opportunity for modern day teens to take time out of their busy lives to learn social skills and build character by practicing good, Southern manners,” according to event organizers.
    Participation in the Lawrenceburg Junior Cotillion is open to any sixth through eighth grade public, private or home schooled student. Youth from outside Anderson County are also welcome to register.

  • Fiscal court backs off killing business licenses

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court’s effort to rescind its decades-old business license tax has hit a $1 million snag.
    That’s the amount the fiscal court collects each year from its insurance premium tax, which is linked directly to the business license tax magistrates voted unanimously to kill two weeks ago.
    County Attorney Bobbi Jo Lewis said if one goes, the other goes right along with it, including the revenue they provide.
    “The business license ordinance is tied directly to the insurance premium tax,” she said.

  • Hemp law makes headway

    Hemp production in Kentucky may soon become more than a pipe dream.
    Back in November 2011, I wrote a column about industrial hemp as a source of biofuel.
    Now in 2013, industrial hemp is fueling conversations from the state senate to FFA debates at Anderson County High School.
    Last Monday the state senate passed Senate Bill 50 to allow the licensing and of hemp growers, should the state eventually receive a waiver from the federal government to produce industrial hemp.

  • Reverse foolish federal policy on industrial hemp

    Count me among those who wish the federal government would for once listen to Sen. Rand Paul and lift its ridiculous prohibition on industrial hemp.
    Count, too, our sheriff and judge-executive, both of whom have climbed on the hemp bandwagon based on the opportunities it provides for jobs and industry.
    All of Kentucky is buzzing on hemp, although not the way you might think. Unlike its ugly sister marijuana, hemp is the none-dopey version of the plant that can be used for everything from shingles to clothing to oil, plus it doesn’t get people stoned.

  • UK does more than create college grads

    Earlier this month I visited the Merchandising, Apparel and Textile Department at the University of Kentucky. The purpose of the visit was professional development including an update on current research. I thought you would be interested in the variety of research projects and relevance to Kentucky residents.

  • Feed appetite for gardening cravings online

    You know how it is when you walk into a kitchen and smell something wonderful cooking? Your mouth immediately starts to water. That’s kind of how I am when my little sprouts start to peek out of the soil. I want more! To satisfy that craving, I go online.

  • Put taxing districts under control of fiscal courts

    I moved to Kentucky in 2008 when the economy crashed. Our family decided that it was time for us to live by a budget in order to avoid our own fiscal cliff.
    Each of us puts our receipts into a jar. At the end of the month, we painstakingly open the lid and review each receipt to match our credit card statements, and to see how we are doing in meeting our budgeted expenses.
    By careful examination, we discovered unauthorized charges. We also realized that certain months we had to spend less in order to stay within our budget.