Today's News

  • Early warmth sure to spawn plenty of pests

    As I write, Mother Nature is watering my garden. Listening to the patter of rain on the skylight is always peaceful. I think I can almost hear the couch and a book calling my name, but spring has sprung. There’s work to do, even in the rain.
    My peach and pear trees are enjoying their first blooming on the farm. The strawberries are starting to flower and so are my beautiful blue phlox.
    My asters are budding out, too.

  • The things we still carry

    I wonder what I’ll carry when I die.
    Probably my cell phone.
    Obviously, regrets. Maybe a pen or two.  
    Trayvon Martin, 17, was carrying Skittles and a bottle of iced tea.
    And now, the weight of a country more divided on race than we’d like to think.
    In the last few weeks, Martin’s tragic death incited anger against many — the NRA, racism, gun laws, government, police and vigilantes — with few answers to pacify the outrage.

  • Board of health just keeps getting better

    Column as I see ’em …
    Let’s start this week’s column off with some good news for a change, OK?
    One of former health director Brandon Hurley’s biggest supporters on the Anderson County Board of Health is no longer there, I’m happy to report.
    Joy Hoskins, a nurse who works for the state health department, was not reappointed.
    That’s a fact. Of course that wasn’t supposed to be known, so the official word from people in Frankfort who ultimately dodged my questions is that she “resigned.”

  • Thoughts on preserving the fruits (and veggies) of your labor

    I’m thinking about canning, pickling and jams, and I haven’t even planted the first seed.
    I’m hoping for good production from my garden. I don’t want to put all the work into it and just get enough to eat fresh.  
    We have a wonderful publication on Home Vegetable Gardening in Kentucky ID-128. You can search it on-line or you can pick up a free copy at the Anderson County Extension Office.
    Limited supplies of the publication are available.

  • Brothers arrested, charged with car break-ins

    Justin Thornberry, 23, and his brother Jason Thornberry, 20, of 139 Ballard St., have been charged with eight counts each for more than 100 car break-ins in Anderson County over the last three months.
    Both Thornberry brothers were arrested March 14 and each charged with three counts of alleged theft by unlawful taking, distribution of firearms; one count of theft of uncontrolled substance; and four counts of fraudulent use of credit card after reported lost/stolen for under $500.

  • News briefs: 3-28-12

    Ruritans plan fish fry
    The Mount Eden Ruritan Club will host its annual fish fry April 6 from 5 to 8 p.m., the club announced.
    The meal will include fish, coleslaw, baked beans, potato wedges, drink and dessert.
    For more information, call 502-376-4291.

    Horseman receives
    Impact Award
    Barbara Horseman of Lawrenceburg was honored March 20 by the Bluegrass Alliance for Women for her efforts to improve the economic status of women and girls in Anderson County, according to a news release.

  • Egg hunt set at Legion for Saturday

    The American Legion Auxiliary and city of Lawrenceburg will host a community Easter egg hunt March 31 at 1 p.m. at the Legion.
    According to event organizers, the egg hunt will feature more than 8,000 eggs, free drinks, free pictures with Mr. and Mrs. Bunny, prize baskets and money eggs.
    The event is for children ages 1-12. The rain date for the event will be April 7.
    The American Legion is located at 725 West Broadway.

  • Lady Mustangs win Mercer tournament

    The Anderson County Middle School girls' soccer team won the King Middle School Pre-Season Tournament Saturday night. The Lady Mustangs beat Bondurant, 7-0, Friday, then defeated Elkhorn in a shootout to win the title.

    They were tied 1-1 with Elkhorn Middle 1-1 at the end of regulation and after a 10-minute overtime. Anderson won the shootout, 4-3. Anderson selections to the All- Tournament team were Madeline Wilson, Lyndsay Chelf and Hannah Drury.

  • Health board OKs massive payroll cuts

    Employees will soon be paying for the controversial new health department building out of their own paychecks.
    The Anderson County Board of Health unanimously approved a massive payroll decrease last Tuesday night as the final step of solving the fiscal crisis caused in part by the new $2 million building.
    The decision will chop roughly $155,000 from the department’s payroll through a series of furlough days and dropping positions from full- to part-time.
    The decision takes affect July 1, the first day of the health department’s new fiscal year.

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