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Today's News

  • Two weeks plenty for absence option

    As red roses and helium balloons rotated in and out of the middle school doors last Friday morning, I found myself in a vicious conversation cycle.
    Again.
    I fought so hard not to talk about the snow, the ice, the salt, the weather: conversation starters so common as to bore everyone to tears by now. (Sorry, board members, teachers and other Anderson County district staff. I’ll try to be a better conversationalist in the future.)

  • A little nitrate goes long way for fruit trees

    I love it when the temperature is a little closer to my age now than when I was born. Wowzer. What a winter we have had so far. I went 10 days without driving up the drive. It sure got me in shape.
    You can be sure that I’m going to take advantage of this warm spell to restock and reload. Carrying a 40-pound bag of dog food or 3-gallon box of water, up a 60 percent grade, on slippery snow and ice, is not my idea of a good time.

  • For health nuts, cauliflower should be new go-to vegetable

    Cauliflower is low in calories and carbs. It has crunch that contributes to a sense of fullness when we eat it raw. When compared to a potato, ounce for ounce, cauliflower has fewer calories (15 per half cup compared to 74) and carbohydrates (2.5 per half cup compared to 17.)  Cauliflower is fat and cholesterol free just like potatoes, very low in sodium and low in calories. Cauliflower is high in vitamin C and a good source of folate.

  • Slone serves as page for Senate president
  • News briefs: 2-19-14

    Smith promoted to manager
    at Department of Corrections
    Kentucky Department of Corrections Deputy Commissioner Kim Potter-Blair recently announced the promotion of Kristin Smith of Lawrenceburg to branch manager for the department’s re-entry and home incarceration branch, according to a news release.

  • Kentucky state police warns of one-ring cell phone scam

    From the Kentucky Press News Service
    The Kentucky State Police is warning cell phone users to be aware of a new scam called “The One-Ring Scam.”
    KSP spokesman Sgt. Michael Webb said scammers profit from individuals who are curious enough to return a missed call from an unknown number, and can be charged $20 for call and $9 for every additional minute.
    The following is a list of area codes the BBB said is connected with the scam:
    · Dominican Republic - 809
    · Jamaica - 876
    · British Virgin Islands - 284

  • Anderson County Jail Log: 2-19-14

    The following people were arrested and transported to jail during the past week, according to information released Monday by Anderson County Jailer Joani Clark.

    Feb. 10
    Donna Brock, contempt, by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.

    Feb. 11
    Richard Johnson, theft by unlawful taking-gasoline, by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Jury trial begins Thursday for home invasion suspect

    Charles D. Peach, one of four suspects charged with robbing and threatening two Lawrenceburg teenagers at gunpoint last February, is scheduled to hear his charges reviewed by a jury beginning Thursday in Circuit Court.
    A trial by jury is set for Feb. 27-28 starting at 9 a.m. on Thursday in Circuit Court, according to the Circuit Court docket.

  • Judge-Executive candidate Gritton shares thoughts on race

    Orbrey Gritton, Republican candidate for Anderson County Judge-Executive, said he plans to not only bring a listening ear to the role of judge-executive, but decades of financial experience in seeking opportunities for growth and change.
    “I would like to see Anderson County grow,” Gritton said in a nearly hour-long interview with The Anderson News Monday morning. “I’ve gotten to a place in my business and financial background where I think that would make a positive influence for the county.”

  • For Valentine’s Day, Mount Eden woman gets new heart

    Not everyone can say they received a new heart for Valentine’s Day.
    Alisha Stamper, a Lawrenceburg native and Mount Eden, can.
    “Everybody around here is so excited that (the surgery is) over for her because she has a chance to live many, many more years,” Alisha’s sister, Delilah Hopper of Mount Eden, said the day after Alisha’s 13 1/2 hours of open heart surgery at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. “I mean she got a heart for Valentine’s Day, what more perfect gift could you get than the gift of life.”