Today's News

  • Spanish, with a touch of Kentucky slang

    Kayla Fawbush of Lawrenceburg, a recent graduate of Western Kentucky University, taught her international students more than just chemistry and physics.
    She taught them how to say “y’all.”
    “They had heard English, but they had never heard that accent before,” she said.
    Fawbush, who spent a month overseas in La Garrita, Spain, student teaching this spring, said her students were very fluent in English, but not in accents.  

  • Hearing on $23M school building plan postponed

    The Anderson County school district’s long range planning committee has rescheduled its public hearing on its $23 million draft facilities plan for July, with the location and time unknown as of press time.  
    The plan, recently approved by the Board of Education at its May 21 meeting and previously scheduled for review at a June 7 public hearing, focuses on improvements, new construction and renovations over the next four years for the school district.
    Capital construction projects to be completed between 2012 and 2014 for the school district include:

  • County changes require checking vehicle insurance

    For the past five years Anderson County has been a test county for a new insurance program for vehicles.
    This program was implemented statewide on June 5.
    What does this mean to you?
    By law, your insurance company is required to send a list of Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN) that they have insured to the Department of Insurance each month.
    These VIN numbers are entered into the statewide computer database.

  • Rabbits and turtles are no match for determined farmers

    Ever have one of those days? I had one of those days, this past Sunday.
    It started out just great, with perfect weather for all my outdoor chores.
    I started at 7 a.m. and got all kinds of things done, projects completed and everything looked good. I even got to run a few errands off the farm and scored a great new indoor mini greenhouse, to boot.

  • Checklist to ensure child is kindergarten-ready

    Is your child ready for kindergarten?
    In Kentucky, children are admitted to kindergarten by age. If a child is age 5 by Oct. 1 of the school year, then the child is eligible for kindergarten.
    In Kentucky, school readiness means that each child enters school ready to benefit from early learning experiences that promote a child’s success. Beginning with the 2013-14 school year, all kindergarten students in Kentucky’s public schools will be screened with the BRIGANCE Kindergarten Screen.

  • Are we ignoring cancer?

    Cancer has become so common as to be ignored.
    We hear reports about it the news.
    We know it’s the No. 2 killer of American men and women, right behind heart disease.
    We see pink ribbons on bumper stickers, on license plates.
    I feel like the power of hearing a word like “cancer” has been reduced to a dull roar, mixed in with all of the other harmful things that could and might and probably will kill us someday.
    Car accidents.
    Alzheimer’s disease.

  • Four decades required to pay for city’s errors

    Column as I see ’em …
    If you could receive $5,500 from a state agency by simply responding to an email, would you do it?
    Of course you would, that is unless you are in city government.
    In the past two years, city officials have squandered $11,000 by not responding to emails from the state’s Division of Waste Management that required little more than clicking “reply,” typing in “We’ll take the money” and clicking “send.”

  • Benson Creek man recovering after four-wheeler wreck

    The friend of a Lawrenceburg man seriously injured May 3 in a four-wheeler wreck is hoping that the incident serves as a lesson for drivers of cars, and four-wheelers.
    John Bradley, 39, of Benson Creek Road sustained numerous injuries when the four-wheeler he was driving went off the road and hit a tree after nearly being struck by an oncoming motorist, according to friend and neighbor Bobby Denhart.

  • Spike in heroin use, overdoses cause for ‘concern’

    Last Wednesday’s heroin arrest of a Lawrenceburg mom who told police she is a “heroin fiend” is far from an isolated incident.
    Although most wouldn’t consider such a destructive narcotic common in Lawrenceburg, public safety officials say they are seeing plenty of the drug, and its devastating side effects with regularity.
    Emergency Management Services Director Bart Powell said Monday that paramedics have responded to five heroin overdoses in just the past two weeks.

  • Debris from truck blamed for wreck on Versailles Road

    A tree limb that flew out of the back of a pickup truck apparently caused a wreck last Thursday afternoon on Versailles Road that resulted in one woman being airlifted to an area hospital.