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Today's News

  • Magistrates to consider charging for compactor

    Magistrate David Ruggles, who chairs the fiscal court’s solid waste committee, floated the idea of charging a fee to those who utilize the compactor at the county highway facility.
    Ruggles said the fees the fiscal court pays for the compactor are already $7,000 over this year’s budget, and that a change needs to be made.
    “It’s killing us,” he said.

  • County’s toothless laws allow trashed Hammond Road home, others, to stand

    It can huff and puff, but the fiscal court acknowledges that it can’t blow trashed houses down.
    That realization surfaced during Monday night’s meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court. During his department head report, code enforcement officer Doug Ingram discussed a number of crumbling structures, including one on Hammond Road that made headlines several weeks ago. At that time, Fire Chief Mike Barnes declared the house a fire hazard, and gave its owners 10 days to have it torn down.

  • Townsend completes basic training

    PFC Colton D. Townsend of Lawrenceburg graduated basic training from Fort Sill, Okla., on March 18.
    He is now stationed at Ft. Gordon, Ga., where he will complete his job training for computer and communications.
    Townsend is a son of Toni Townsend of Lawrenceburg and Kent Townsend of Danville, and is a 2010 graduate of Anderson County High School.

  • Extension wildlife specialist Barnes to speak at Ward Elementary

    Kentucky Extension wildlife specialist Thomas Barnes will discuss the state’s unique and beautiful natural world Thursday, May 12 from 7 to 8 p.m. at Emma B. Ward Elementary School, the Anderson County Humanities Council announced.
    Barnes will provide the audience with an opportunity to view outstanding photography showcasing the best Kentucky has to offer, from beautiful mountain vistas to southern swamps.
    The event is free and open to the public, organizers said.

  • Pageants set for Lawrenceburg Fair, Horse Show

    From staff reports
    Dates and times for the annual pageants held during the Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show have been announced.
    Miss Teen, Young Miss and Princess are scheduled for Saturday, June 25, organizers said.
    Miss Teen requirements include that contestants must be 13 but not 16 by Oct. 31 and live in Anderson County. A $30 sponsorship is also required from an Anderson County merchant.
    To register or for more information, call Courtney Sullivan at 502-598-6329 or Carolyn Cole at 502-680-1438 or e-mail itsme.carolync@gmail.com.

  • Lumber flies through windshield during wreck
  • Lumber flies through windshield during wreck
  • Auxiliary plans Memorial Day, Healing Field service

    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, the auxiliary announced.
    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.
    An additional 13 marble markers and American flags will be added to the Healing Field to honor our Kentucky service men who have given their life in the past year.

  • Garlic helps keep bloodsuckers at bay

    I love waking up with the birds. I don’t know the names of those serenading me, but I know who sings in the early morning and late at night.
    Special songs and sounds tell me the time. Everyone should have these neighbors. With acres upon acres of hay fields, woods and ponds, this is like the Beverly Hills for birds. It also serves as an all you can eat buffet of berries and bugs.

  • Leadership needed on cemetery issue

    When the Greek philosopher Aristotle famously quipped, “Nature abhors a vacuum,” he probably didn’t have the mayor of Lawrenceburg in mind.
    Were he alive today, though, that’s probably just what he’d think about the leadership vacuum that exists regarding the mayor’s cemetery debacle.