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Today's News

  • Local police to launch sober driving initiative starting Dec. 12

    “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” is an initiative being launched nationally Dec. 12 through the end of the year as police agencies crack down on alcohol and drug-related crashes, according to a joint news release from the Lawrenceburg Police Department and Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.
    Both are participating in the campaign “to make Kentucky highways safer,” according to the release.
    There were 5,639 alcohol and drug-related crashes last year in Kentucky, causing 3,082 injuries and 150 deaths, according to the news release.

  • Saffell Street teacher receives $1,000 grant for holiday musical

    Meredith Lewis, music specialist and instructor at Saffell Street, holds up a large, gray felt pigeon wing as large as her arm.
    Saffell Street’s upcoming musical production “Yes, Virginia the Musical” opens on a scene of New York City, circa 1897.
    So naturally, children will be dressed as city pigeons, Lewis says.
    Of course, Santa Claus will make an appearance.
    Eight Saffell Street Santas from all around the world will be singing and dancing, in fact.  

  • Education briefs: 12-5-12

    Students accept EKU scholarships
    Hundreds of incoming freshmen and transfer students have accepted merit-based scholarships to attend Eastern Kentucky University.
    Local recipients include Deanna Baxter, Anderson County High School, Lawrenceburg, Presidential Scholarship; Lauren Welsh, Anderson County High School, Lawrenceburg, Founders Scholarship; and Shelby Taylor, Anderson County High School, Lawrenceburg, Regents Scholarship.

    Bands to perform Christmas
    concert next week

  • No easy cure for battling the common cold

    First, a little explanation. Last week’s column was supposed to be printed the week before, but the paper got too full of news. So, my Thanksgiving thank you was one week late. Sorry. Now, let me tell you all about my Thanksgiving.

  • 10-pointer
  • First trophy
  • Family Affair
  • Keeping up with Lawrenceburg

    When I was a high school student in a one motel town with one bar and no stoplights, our tiny South Dakota weekly newspaper printed a popular feature second only to the police blotter.
    The coffee talk section.
    Following in the grand biblical tradition of genealogical listings, the coffee talk section was a litany of the week’s gossip and news: who had coffee with whom, who was out of town on vacation, and who hosted their black sheep relatives from who knows where.

  • When days turn chilly, look to soup recipes

    Hot soup is a welcome addition to lunch or supper when the days turn cold. I love tomatoes of every kind except for green tomatoes. The recipe below calls for canned diced tomatoes but you could substitute fresh tomatoes in season and add about 1 1/2 cups more liquid, half broth and the other half milk.
    Creamy Tomato Basil Soup
    Makes 5 servings (1 cup each)
    2 (14) ounce cans diced tomatoes
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1 yellow onion, diced (about 3/4 cup)
    Salt and pepper to taste
    2 tablespoons olive oil

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