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Today's News

  • Plenty of time left to get garden planted

    OK, enough with the rain already. Let’s expect the sun to come out. It will and it will warm up and dry up. Remember how it stayed warm long into fall? Well, keep that in mind. Our gardens will flourish. They just won’t be producing as early as we want.
    Big deal.
    Those of you down hearted because you haven’t even tilled yet need to just chill. It is not too late to get the garden going. We have plenty of time to grow our favorite veggies. It may be late August before we start canning, but we will can.

  • Polling places are changed

    As we enter the home stretch toward the May 17 Primary Election for state officials, I thought it to be important to talk about the final decisions for the polling locations.
    During April’s meeting of Anderson County Board of Elections, the board gave until May 9 at 10:30 a.m. (special called meeting) for Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway to get approval from fiscal court to spend up to $10,000 on the Rutherford and Hickory Grove precinct voting locations to bring them up to ADA guidelines.

  • Editorial: A fungus among us

    Help wanted

  • Borrowing, spending in proposed county budget

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court passed on first reading last Tuesday a borrowing-heavy budget that will increase spending nearly $500,000 from the previous year.
    If approved, spending will go from $6.320 million in the 2010-11 budget to $6.794 million in 2011-12, a 7 percent increase.
    The proposed amount includes using roughly $140,000 from the fiscal court’s reserves to balance the budget, which will leave the court roughly $900,000 in unrestricted funds.

  • Mold found on voting machines

    Seventeen of Anderson County’s voting machines were apparently contaminated with mold after the building in which they are stored in leaked during recent heavy rain.
    Getting them cleaned and ready for next Tuesday’s primary is likely to happen, but is also likely to cost taxpayers thousands of dollars, County Clerk Jason Denny said Monday morning during an emergency meeting of the Anderson County Board of Elections.

  • Primary election set for May 17

    The polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 17 for the 2011 Primary Election.
    Only voters who were registered with a specific party before Jan. 1 or first-time voters who registered with a party after Jan. 1 are eligible to participate in the primary.
    Voters who do not know if they are eligible to vote can call the Anderson County Clerk’s Office at 839-3041. To find out where to vote, citizens can call the county clerk’s office or visit www.elect.ky.gov and follow the “Where Do I Vote” link.

  • Proposed library spending up $100K

    The Anderson Public Library’s board of trustees will consider a $100,000 proposed spending increase when it meets tonight (Wednesday) at 6:30 at the library.
    The meeting is open to the public.
    The library’s proposed budget calls for spending to increase from last year’s proposed total of $1.243 million to $1.343 million.
    That $100,000 spending increase equals the amount of budgeted tax receipts the library expects to receive, documents show.
    The documents also show that the library has $1.8 million in reserve.

  • Search continues for man who apparently leaped from bridge

    The Kentucky River is refusing to give up the body of a man believed to have leaped to his death Friday morning from the Tyrone Bridge.
    Search crews entered day five of the efforts Tuesday morning, but had not been able to locate the body of Brian “Scotty” Stewart, 39, of Versailles. Anderson County Fire Chief Mike Barnes said as of Tuesday night, his body had yet to be recovered.
    Stewart’s vehicle was found abandoned on the bridge mid-morning Friday, according to Barnes, whose office is leading the recovery effort.

  • Local soldier seriously wounded in Afghanistan

    A Lawrenceburg soldier was seriously wounded Monday while fighting in Afghanistan, the Army has confirmed

    Spc. Seth Goodlett, 21, sustained a broken vertebrae, a severe concussion and broken shoulder.

    He is a son of Rodney Goodlett and Debbie Cummins of Lawrenceburg.

    He is listed in serious condition after being transported to a hospital in Baghram, Afghanistan, his father said, and is expected to fully recover.

    His father said he will next be transported to Germany before returning to the United States.

  • COLUMN: Something just doesn't seem right

    If back on April 2, a few minutes after UConn ended Kentucky’s season in the Final Four, you would have said Terrence Jones had more games to play as a Kentucky Wildcat, you could have gotten a lot of weird looks.

    That was about as likely to happen as a horse that had never run on dirt winning the Kentucky Derby. Or the Lakers being swept.

    But Jones tweeted out Saturday that he would be back in Lexington for another year, officially taking Kentucky from “loaded” to “you have got to be kidding me.”