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Today's News

  • Anderson Public Library events

    Here’s what’s happening in April at the Anderson County Public Libary.

  • Stratton family welcomes son

    Jedidiah and Aaren Stratton of Kennedale, Texas, announce the birth of a son, Brantley Easton Stratton, born Feb. 4, 2014, in Mansfield Texas. He weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 21 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Andrew and Laura Gigrel and Donna and John Nowlin, all of San Antonio, Texas.

    Paternal grandparents are Millie and Troy Clark Stratton of Bullard, Texas.

    He is the great-grandson of Faye Stratton of Harrodsburg and the late Sam Stratton Jr., and the great-great-grandson of the late Rosie and Sam Stratton Sr., formerly of Ballard.

  • Movers and Shakers

    Catlett is Impact Award winner

    Deborah Catlett has been selected as the Impact Award winner for Anderson County by The Bluegrass Alliance for Women.

    Judges review nominations for the annual award that recognizes women who are helping women and girls improve their lives in areas of economic sufficiency, education, equity, health and well-being, and leadership.

  • Closure of Danville restaurant rings in end of an era

    By Pam Wright
    Kentucky Press News Service

    After more years than anyone can seem to remember, a faithful group of customers have made their way to H&A Restaurant “where everybody knows your name” to enjoy a home-cooked breakfast before beginning their day.

    All that is left now are the memories as the iconic diner closed its doors for the last time Friday, leaving behind a legacy that has spanned the years.

  • Community Calendar
    • The Lawrenceburg Dairy Queen is teaming up with the Anderson County Relay for Life by donating 10 percent of all sales on Monday, April 7, to the organization. Show your support.
  • Job-seeking tips for retirees yearning to return to the workplace

    By Joan Martin

    If you were able to retire, but then decide to go back to work, what would you do?

    Some older Americans are looking for work because they want more involvement with people and ideas. Others seek to increase their income because they don’t have enough money to do the things they want to do in retirement.

    Some older Americans go back to work because they lost their savings due to economic problems beyond their control.

  • Vegetable gardens could offset high grocery bill

    There’s just something wrong about driving through snow while on spring break. On the bright side, I did get to spend some quality time up north in Indiana. Seeing everyone’s smiling faces always makes the trip worthwhile. I even got to bring home some of Ma’s brownies.

  • Court ruling a major victory for landowners

    The State Journal

    In his ruling Tuesday on the Bluegrass Pipeline, Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd said much the same as several legislators pushing for a bill addressing the issue of eminent domain.

    Shepherd’s decision saying the company does not have the power of eminent domain doesn’t preclude the construction of a pipeline through Kentucky; it only stops the real or threatened seizure of property from unwilling landowners.

  • Returning to the scene of the crime

    Lawrenceburg Police Detective Jeremy Cornish got the criminal version of a Tic Tac double-whack pack when he interviewed suspected thief Johnathan Michael Powell on March 22.

    Powell, 21, admitted to burglarizing the local Taco Bell in January while being questioned about an attempted robbery of Taco Bell employees earlier that day.

  • Magistrates or mathematicians?

    Reviewing bids for Anderson County Parks & Recreation softball shirts and caps took up nearly all of Anderson County Fiscal Court’s regular monthly meeting Tuesday.

    Because bids were not formatted the same, magistrates had to calculate potential total costs for each of the four bids. At one point, Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway had to call a Parks & Recreation official on his mobile phone to get an estimate for the various sizes that might be needed, because the shirts were bid at youth and adult sizes and in various colors.