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Today's News

  • Historic district public hearing to be held April 30

    A public hearing regarding the creation of a Lawrenceburg historic district is scheduled for Tuesday, April 30 at 6 p.m. at the Anderson County Senior Citizens Center, 160 Township Square, Lawrenceburg.
    The city council voted 4-1 in its April meeting to table its final recommendation in order to hold a public hearing on the potential historic district.
    The specific area under consideration for designation as an historic district includes:

  • Splash park location just downright ridiculous

    Column as I see ’em …
    Just when I start to think the city council is ready to bury the hatchet with county government, it steps up and reaffirms just how wide the chasm between the two really is.
    The city’s decision to move forward with a splash park is the latest indicator of how unwilling it is to join forces with county government for the benefit of this community.

  • Prepare your trees for new breed of fruit-killing fly this spring

    I love the smell of fresh cut grass. To me, it carries the scent of watermelon, which always sends my brain to warm summer days and plenty of sunshine. Smell is the strongest memory trigger we have and that red fruit transforms me to childhood days of running through sprinklers and seed spitting contests. Summer isn’t here yet, but it is coming.
    Two of my most favorite holidays are coming, too. Earth Day will be here on the 22nd and Arbor Day is close behind on the 26th. This year, I’ve gotten a head start on my festivities.

  • Return to Haiti, the 12th edition

    Stepping off the plane in Haiti, David Montgomery first smelled the trash.
    “I’d been through some poor countries before, but when I hit Haiti, just the smell, the trash was everywhere, just like a tour of the landfill out here,” Montgomery said.
    The Anderson County magistrate’s memories of all he’s done, seen and heard on the Caribbean island run together.
    After 12 trips to Haiti in 14 years, it can be difficult to keep his timeline straight.

  • Guarantee your child is prepared for school by starting at home

    Is your child ready for school?
    Child assessments are revealing that the majority of Kentucky children are not ready for success in school. Statewide only 28 percent of children are ready for kindergarten without additional support. Anderson County didn’t participate in the pilot screening so no local information is available for 2012.

  • Five high school juniors vie for 2014 Distinguished Young Women title

    The 32nd annual 2014 Distinguished Young Women program, formerly known as Junior Miss, will be held April 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Anderson High School Auditorium.
    Admission will be $10 per person. Five high school juniors will compete for $4,250 in scholarship awards, provided by Anderson County individuals and businesses participants for the 2014 Distinguished Young Women program.

  • District court docket: 4-17-13

    Judge Matthew K. Eckert heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on March 4, 2013.
    Ryan C. Ashburn, arraignment, first-degree complicity robbery, first-degree complicity burglary, two counts of complicity theft by unlawful taking (firearm), tampering with physical evidence – pleaded not guilty, continued to March 14.
    Dustin Cinnamon, arraignment, attempted false statement for prescription/order/report – pleaded not guilty, continued to March 21.

  • Change of venue hearing postponed in child abuse case

    Last Friday’s circuit court hearing on a change of venue request for the three people charged with first-degree criminal child abuse of a 3-year-old girl was postponed.
    Commonwealth’s Attorney Laura Donnell said Monday that she could not disclose the reason for the postponement, and said another hearing on that request has not yet been scheduled.
    The child’s grandmother, Carolyn Case, and her mother and step-father, Herbert and Rebecca Medley, were each charged last year with tying up the child for up to 16 hours a day.

  • Schools might increase focus on evolution, climate change

    New national standards for science outline big changes in integrating engineering and technology into the science curriculum, as well as a stronger emphasis on biological evolution and global climate change.
    The final draft of guidelines known as Next Generation Science Standards were released last Tuesday in a 95-page guide to performance expectations for students from kindergarten to 12th grade.

  • Venturing Crew to host membership field day in county park

    Venturing Crew 120, a high-adventure program affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America, will be hosting a membership drive field day on April 20 from noon to 4 p.m. in the Anderson County community park.

    Field day activities will include fishing (casting accuracy competition), kayaking, air rifle, archery, tent pitching, marshmallow golf, ropes navigation course, basketball shoot, street hockey shoot, football and baseball throws, soccer kick, bicycle obstacle course, ambulance and first aid training and a firefighter hose exercise.