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Today's News

  • Consumers should be wary of greedy sharks

    I will get off the topic of religion this week.
    I have a different bone to pick with companies gouging consumers.
    Last year I installed gas logs to heat with propane to offset the unbelievably high electric costs I’m charged.
    I truly enjoyed the propane heat last year and filled my tank in the early fall to save some money.  The cost to fill 400 gallons was $1.69 per gallon, or roughly $700, last September.

  • Tackle your garden bounty with new recipes

    It occurred to me the other day that I haven’t thanked you all lately for reading this column so faithfully.  
    Your questions and comments are always wonderful and I really appreciate hearing them.  I know you don’t all live in Anderson County, but I got a question the other night all the way from Wisconsin and a comment from Texas a couple of weeks ago.   Now that is dedication, or maybe desperation.
    The most frequently asked question lately was what can I do with all this .... you fill in the vegetable.  

  • Fiddling with ethics while journalism burns

    Vulnerability is the kryptonite of the journalist.
    You’re not supposed to see us cry. Not even flinch.
    Reporters are known to sweat blood and eat the still-quivering flesh of our slain enemies.
    Phone hacking, however, is going too far. Even for a journalist.
    While most people bemoaned the shattered glass debt ceiling of the US government, I’ve been mourning the death of a tabloid.

  • Help us, Mr. Davis!

    To: Steve Davis, acting commissioner
    of the state Department of Public Health
    From: Worried Anderson County taxpayers

    Dear Mr. Davis;
    We are absolutely thrilled to hear that you will make an appearance during the Anderson County Board of Health meeting, scheduled for Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the lower level of the Extension building.

  • City-appointed commission seeks to create, control historic district

    If you preserve it, revitalization will come.
    That’s the hope of the historic district commission, an entity appointed by the city council in 2006 that seeks to establish an official historic district in Lawrenceburg, beginning at Carlton Street near the cemetery to just beyond the current Early Childhood Center.
    The commission’s purpose is the preservation of history, Commission Chairman George Geoghegan said. But what most concerns him is historic property in poor repair.

  • Fiscal court raises tax rate 3.25%

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court voted unanimously Friday afternoon to increase the tax rate property owners pay by 3.25 percent.
    The rate increased from $1.23 per $1,000 of assessed value to $1.27, meaning that the amount the fiscal court receives on a piece of property assessed at $100,000 will increase from $123 to $127.
    The decision will give the fiscal court an additional $63,000 in revenue for the coming year, and represents what is called the compensating rate, the formula for which is provided by the state’s Department of Local Government.

  • Bike rally a roaring success

    Saturday’s National Guard bike rally at the Lawrenceburg Healing Field raised more than $28,000, exceeding the expectations of its organizers.
    “It was fantastic for a first year’s event,” organizer Col. Charles Jones of the Kentucky National Guard said.
    About 500 bikes lined up inside the Anderson County Fairgrounds, bringing more than 580 people for an afternoon of barbecue, live music, booths, raffle tickets and door prizes.
    A L29 Cold War era jet made an appearance, flying over the heads of the rally goers.

  • Peeping Tom case settled for ‘nuisance’ money

    The Anderson County man accused of watching a mother and daughter use the restroom through a two-way mirror in his gas station has agreed to pay them an undisclosed amount of money to settle a civil lawsuit.
    John Ellis, owner of the Marathon station on US 127 just south of the Bluegrass Parkway, settled the case for what his attorney described as “nuisance” money two years after basically pleading no contest to a misdemeanor criminal charge in the case and being placed on probation.

  • FOOTBALL: Bearcats open season Friday night

    On paper, Anderson County should be a big favorite in Friday’s football season opener at Bryan Station.


    Consider that the Bearcats are coming off a 9-4 year, are ranked in the Top 5 in Class 5A and have their sights set on Bowling Green and the state championship game.


    Bryan Station? The Defenders are riding a 10-game losing streak and will be breaking in their third coach in three years, former Kentucky star and NFL player Craig Yeast.

  • COLUMN: Be optimistic, but be careful

    If you have been around Anderson County football for more than the last 10-15 years, you had seen it happen so many times before when the Bearcats took on Danville.


    Quick slant pass. Boom.


    Then after holding on defense, the team is backed up after a good kick. It doesn’t matter. Boom, this time with emphasis.


    Then a turnover. And, of course, boom again.


    It has happened so many times that you knew it was inevitable, just like it happened Friday night, with one exception.