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Today's News

  • EDITORIAL: Can common sense outwit the feds?

    Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway exited the county courthouse Friday morning as an everyman’s hero, fresh off getting restored (for the time being, at least) several polling locations in rural Anderson County.
    Flanked by a couple dozen folks from his own 6th District neck of the woods, Conway spoke from the crowd at the end of the board of elections meeting.

  • COLUMN: Young teacher was an inspiration

    Monday morning at the office came with a piece of news I certainly didn’t want to hear.
    Rhonda Napier, a local 29-year-old Head Start teacher, was found dead in her home on Saturday.
    No foul play is suspected, but, so far, no one can quite put their finger on why she died.
    According to friends and Coroner Dr. Mark Tussey, she’d been experiencing flu-like symptoms, but healthy 29-year-olds just don’t die from the flu.

  • COLUMN: Gear yourselves and your plants up for spring

    We’re done. Bring on the warmth. The Vernal Equinox is only 32 days away and I know I’m not alone when I say, “Come on spring.”
    The Old Farmer’s Almanac says we’ll get a couple of dustings in March, but by then it will be warm enough not to bother us. Time marches on.
    The hours in the day seem to whiz by even faster as the sun rises in the sky. Have you ever thought of what it would be like if we didn’t have hours in the day? There was a time when folks counted only days, not hours and minutes.

  • COLUMN: Campaign sign restrictions violate First Amendment

    Editor’s note: The proposed ordinance referenced below has since been dropped by Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway.

    The proposed fiscal court ordinance restricting the displays of campaign signs is yet another example of government intrusion that must be stopped.
    First and foremost, this violates our First Amendment rights to freely express our opinions. Secondly, this ordinance exposes on a local level the ideology that government is the solution to our complaints.

  • COLUMN: Farm, commercial vehicle tags renewed next month

    As we approach our busiest month of the year, I thought that the column this month should be on licensing and transfer of vehicles.
    As clerk, I see many people who aren’t aware of some very important issues that can arise with each of these procedures.
    About a month before your vehicle tags expire, you will receive a card from the state with the Anderson County Clerk’s contact information on it. This card is to remind you of your expiration date, provides you with the amount that you owe and can be used for tax purposes.

  • Golf carts on streets passes first reading; water rates increased

    Mayor Edwinna Baker cast a yes vote Monday night to break a tie and put the city in motion to legalize golf carts on city streets.
    Council members voted 3-3 on the first reading of the ordinance — Ken Evans, Larry Giles and Sandy Goodlett voted in favor; Bobby Durr, Steve Rucker and Tommy Vaughn were opposed.
    The council will vote next month on the second reading and, if it passes then, it will go into effect.
    City attorney Robert Myles said the ordinance approved by council members was a mirror of the statute authorized by the state in KRS 189.286.

  • The Way We Were — 2/16

    50 YEARS AGO
    Feb. 9, 1961
    Anderson County schools opened this morning after being closed again for several days, due to bad road conditions.
    County Superintendent Mrs. C.T. Ward said not all children were able to get to schools. Bus drivers were given instructions not to travel any gravel roads in the county and buses were to be take off some of the blacktop highways this afternoon as they were found to be in a dangerous condition.
    Mrs. Ward said ice on some of the roads was 3 inches thick.

  • Anderson Senior Center calendar — 2/16

    Wednesday, Feb. 16
    10:30 a.m., Blood pressure check
    10:30 a.m., Arnold Clark and friends
    12 p.m., Potluck
    1:30 p.m., Grief support
    1:30 p.m. Games/cards

    Thursday, Feb. 17
    9 a.m., Exercise
    10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., AARP Tax Aide
    Shopping and errands
    6 p.m., Yoga

    Friday, Feb. 18
    10:30 a.m., Bring Back the Beatles — Stewart Home School
    11:30 a.m., Lunch
    12:30 p.m., Red Hat Owls

  • McDaniel anniversary

    Marilyn L. and William A. “Bill” McDaniel Sr. of Lawrenceburg celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary over the weekend with a trip to Pigeon Forge, Tenn., with their children.

  • Ryan Joseph Rowsey birth

    Joe and Jennifer Rowsey of Lawrenceburg announce the birth of their son, Ryan Joseph Rowsey, on Dec. 11, 2010 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.

    He weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces and was 21 inches long.
    He was welcomed home by two brothers, Brandon, 16, and Matthew, 10, and a sister, Cassidy, 14.
    His maternal grandparents are Barbara D. Stratton and the late Ralph Stratton of Lawrenceburg.
    His paternal grandparents are Shirley Hibbard of Hamilton, Ohio, and Walter Rowsey of Wilmington, Ohio.