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Today's News

  • Developer can teach local government a lesson

    Larry Cann and his attorney certainly don’t need nor have they solicited my advice, but I’m going to give it to them anyway.
    Were I them, I wouldn’t waste my time, money or effort squabbling with Harry Wise Road residents who are fighting Cann’s efforts to build a subdivision. Instead, I’d go to court have a judge declare invalid the planning and zoning commission’s recommendations to deny that subdivision, and here’s why.

  • Fall’s arrival brings with it plenty to do

    It’s official. Fall has arrived and the colors won’t be far behind, we just have to wait for cooler temperatures for the more colorful pallets.
    The dogs are patiently waiting for the leaves to fall so they can play in the piles. I think it’s going to be a spectacular fall and we have the weather to thank for it.
    Weather is the main factor in the brilliance and longevity of fall leaves. As the length of sunlight falls, the chlorophyll levels fall as well. The chlorophyll then gets blocked by a cell layer.

  • Strange beats normal any day

    Kentucky, you’re strange.
    Since I’ve crossed the state line, Kentucky’s fed me a steady diet of weirdness.
    Please, take that as the highest of compliments.
    I distrust normalcy, though I’ve spent the better part of two decades striving for it.  
    Perfectly hand-drawn circles.
    A flawless driver’s license photo.
    Walking and talking at the same time.
    I’ve concluded that these impossible feats must be symptomatic of the insane.  

  • It’s time to pick a Constitutional fight

    It’s time to take a stand, dear readers, against the usurpers in state government who hand down toothless, unconstitutional dictates on how we, as a county, govern ourselves.
    For months our city council and fiscal court have bounced around the idea of merged government, with the main impetus being to reign in what are clearly unconstitutional taxing districts that have no direct accountability to the people of Anderson County.

  • Burgoo Festival begins Friday

    The annual Anderson County Burgoo festival will begin at 10 a.m. Sept. 30 and end Oct. 2 at 5 p.m.
    Local merchants will be open during the festival on Main Street, and attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair to enjoy the activities.
    Rental chairs will also be available.
    The festival is located on both Main Street and Western Avenue, and these streets will be closed between Woodford Street and Court Street, including Jackson Street and a portion of Township Square.

  • News briefs: 9-28-11

    Burke graduates from basic training
    Kentucky National Guardsman PFC Paul C. Burke graduated from basic training May 12 in Fort Jackson, S.C. He completed his AIT training at Fort Gordon in Augusta, Ga., on Aug. 17.
    Paul is a son of Wayne and Christy Burke and the grandson of Danny and Alma Darnell.
    He is a 2007 graduate of the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg.
    Rotary to celebrate
    86th anniversary
    The Rotary Club of Lawrenceburg will celebrate its 86th anniversary Sept. 29.

  • Lawrenceburg woman needs help in battle with cancer

    A fundraiser featuring silent auctions, food and live music and more is set to help a Lawrenceburg woman battling Stage 4 colon and lung cancer.
    Tammy Matherly-Coomes, 39, is the mother of five and grandmother of one who was diagnosed in June and has already endured six weeks of chemotherapy and radiation, family members said.
    She also has a spot on her left lung and the cancer is in her bloodstream, they said.
    Next up is surgery to remove a tumor on her colon, followed by more chemotherapy, family members said.

  • Child found safe after massive search

    The Springfield Sun

  • Police zap suspect following foot chase on Main Street

    A Lawrenceburg woman who allegedly passed phony money at several fast-food restaurants added to her legal woes when she bolted from custody, forcing a police officer to shoot her with his Taser.
    The Anderson County Grand Jury on Sept. 20 indicted Katelyn Taylor, 21, of 316 Woodford St., Lawrenceburg on a host of felony charges, including first-degree fleeing or evading arrest, second-degree escape and three counts of first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

  • Burgoo, pullers highlight busy weekend

    Diesel-powered vehicles and burgoo will converge this weekend in Lawrenceburg.
    The annual Burgoo Festival and Kentuckiana Truck Pullers Association will highlight one of the busiest weekends of the year when both begin Friday in Lawrenceburg.
    The Burgoo Festival runs through Sunday and features plenty of food, music and other events.
    The truck and tractor pull is Friday and Saturday nights and is scheduled to feature pullers from as far away as California.
    New to the Burgoo Festival this year is a cook-off sponsored by The Anderson News.