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Today's News

  • Library announces upcoming classes, events

    The Anderson County Library will offer the following free classes in August.
    All classes are subject to cancellation, and class space is limited to five students. Students will use the library’s laptops.
     Call the library at 839-6420 to sign up or contact Tami Elam at the library for more information.

    Computer classes
    Facebook 101
    When: Aug. 1
    Time: 6-7:30 p.m.

    Introduction to Computers
    When: Aug. 5
    Time: 6-7:30 p.m.

    Windows 8 Basics
    When: Aug. 6

  • Library director rejects tax rate demanded in lawsuit

    Taxpayers can expect their library tax rates to remain flat, or decrease slightly for the upcoming fiscal year.
    If they’re expecting the library board to drop rates to the level demanded by a taxpayer lawsuit against Anderson Public Library, it won’t be an option.
    Library director Pam Mullins said she found no reason to recommend the compensating rate, at 87 cents per $1,000 assessed value, or a 4 percent revenue increase, at 90 cents per $1,000 assessed value.

  • Final fiscal court vote on swimming facility unlikely until September

    A final vote on building a $2.8 million swimming facility in the county park likely won’t happen until September, if it happens at all.
    Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway said last week that the fiscal court will open architectural bids for the project during its meeting Aug. 6, but doesn’t expect a vote that day to hire one.
    Conway said the fiscal court’s parks and recreation committee will review those bids before being presented to the fiscal court for a vote.

  • Residents plea for help on ‘dangerous’ road

    A decades old fight to have the county take over maintenance of the end of Herndon Road resurfaced after residents presented a petition last Tuesday to the Anderson County Fiscal Court.
    Seven families live on the 2,500-foot stretch of narrow, rutted road that they say exposes their children to dangerous conditions and is inaccessible to fire trucks and ambulances.

  • Woman hurt in N. Main wreck

    Anissa Young, 41, of Lawrenceburg received minor injuries in a one-vehicle wreck that occurred at about 8:20 a.m. Tuesday on North Main/US 127 Business.
    Young, the sole passenger of a 2007 Kia Optima, was driving north on North Main Street/US 127 Business toward the Bypass on July 23 when her vehicle fell off the shoulder of the road, hit a telephone pole guide wire and crashed through a fence, Deputy Chad Cox of the sheriff’s office said.

  • Lions Club to discuss development

    The Lawrenceburg Lions Club will meet Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Bluebird Diner.
    Mayor Edwina Baker will talk about plans for community development and how non-profit organizations can be part of the growth and success of Lawrenceburg.
    The community is invited as well as prospective members and transfers. “We welcome Lions who have recently moved here and hope you will join us,” event organizers said.

  • Recipe good use of blackberries, peaches

    The peak season for blackberries in Kentucky is June and July. Look for firm, dry berries whether you are picking or purchasing.
    Avoid containers that are stained because that may indicate crushed or overripe berries.
    Blackberries should be shiny and black. Avoid berries that have a dull appearance or have a reddish color. Moisture will increase spoilage. Don’t wash berries until you are ready to use them.

  • What middle schoolers can expect 21 days from now

    Reader discretion for this column is advised.
    If you are an Anderson County student (some Anderson County teachers may find they feel the same), there is incredibly disturbing information in the following sentence.  
    There are only 21 days between today and the first day of school.
    I know this because I recently dreamed of a tornado (one of my tried and true “school is coming” nightmares) descending upon Lawrenceburg and swallowing up the Bypass.  

  • Law enforcement done the right way

    Column as I see ’em …
    Rather than discuss something negative this week, how about something positive?
    Positive if you share my opinion, that is.
    I have never been more proud to call Anderson County home than I was last Tuesday morning.
    After catching wind that a man dressed in black was walking north on the Bypass while carrying a military-styled rifle (they’re not assault rifles unless used in an assault), I hustled to the location to see what was going on.

  • Effective ways to battle beetles, other plant yuk

    There are lots of words to describe the weather we’ve been having. Saying you can wear the air or cut the air with a knife are just two. When the humidity got this high in the olden days, my Grandma would say it is “close” out.