Today's News

  • Kentucky leaps 20 spots in National Education Ranking

    Kentucky’s ranking in an annual grading of all states on key education indicators rose dramatically this year, placing the state 14th in the nation for its work on academic standards, the teaching profession and many other variables related to public education.
    Each year “Education Week,” a national publication that focuses on P-12 education, produces a special issue, “Quality Counts.” The report tracks key education indicators and grades states on their policy efforts and outcomes.

  • Historic district commission moves forward with proposal

    The historic district commission voted unanimously to move forward with its original recommendation for Lawrenceburg’s proposed historic district area, only adding one specific provision regarding potential demolition of buildings owned by First Baptist Church.
    About 17 Lawrenceburg citizens, many of whom represented First Baptist Church, attended the historic district commission’s Jan. 17 public meeting.

  • District court docket: 1-18-12

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on Dec. 5, 2011.

    John C. Mynhier Jr., hearing, operating a motor vehicle under the influence, failure to notify department of transportation of address change, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, two counts of second-degree possession of a controlled substance, third-degree possession of a controlled substance – continued to Dec. 8.

  • Danville Pediatrics opens first satellite clinic in Lawrenceburg

    Danville Pediatrics and Primary Care has opened a new medical practice in Lawrenceburg, its first endeavor to establish a satellite office.
    Nurse practitioner Angela Buck, who lives in Anderson County, works at Danville Pediatrics at its main office in Danville, and explained that there was a need for pediatric care in the Anderson County area.
    It’s the first satellite office for the Danville-based medical office, which was opened in 1976 by practicing physician Dr. Larry Scott.

  • Services you know about, and some you don’t

    During the course of daily operations in our office, we respond to calls regarding the duties of the circuit clerk’s office vs. the county clerk’s office.
    I hope the article this month will help clarify the county clerk’s duties. Our office is most commonly associated with the annual renewal of your license plate decal and paying yearly taxes on your vehicle, however we have many more duties.

  • Turn children’s snow days into grow days

    I thought I was ready for winter. Sure, I had plenty of wood. Yes, I had my bag of Winter Melt and the shovel handy. I had the truck inspected and prepped for everything, almost.
    The one thing I forgot to do was lube the rubber seals in the car door. Whoops.
    Last Thursday night, when we got our first winter weather, I ended up banging on the door with my little lunch cooler to break the ice, and it worked. Needless to say, I sprayed the rubber the next day with olive oil.  Standing outside, in the wind and snow is not my idea of a good time.

  • Diversity doesn’t need payment

    When I was in the sixth grade, I got paid for embracing diversity.
    In the interest of full disclosure, it wasn’t real money. Our school’s form of currency was the “Ram Buck,” a pink index card marked with an imprint of our mascot and used to award students for “good” character and behavior.
    Counselors would roam the halls, awarding good Samaritans at random.
    If you packed carrots in your lunch, you got a Ram Buck.
    Bring a book to read during study hall? One Ram Buck.

  • Higher broccoli prices would help save lives

    Column as I see ’em …
    Did you know that every single person who eats broccoli will die?
    It’s absolutely true, as is the case for anyone who eats carrots, peas or even a sweet ear of corn.
    I won’t explain these facts, but if you think about them for a few minutes, you’ll conclude I’m correct.
    No, this isn’t me picking on vegetables, although broccoli is truly disgusting. Instead, it’s to point out the frailties often associated with medical reports.

  • Completes basic training

    Christopher D. Ingram graduated as Airman First Class on Dec. 30 from Lackland Air Force Base in Texas.
    He will attend technical training for seven months in a specialized field.
    Ingram is a 2008 Anderson County High School graduate. He is married to the former Hannah Renee Allen and is a son of Douglas and Diana Ingram, all of Lawrenceburg.

  • Honoring their fallen ‘brothers’

    The funeral of Charles Woods Jr. in 2009 was not the first fireman’s funeral Keith Nowlin attended and participated in.
    It was, however, the first time the idea of establishing an honor guard for the city of Lawrenceburg's fire and rescue squad started to gain traction.
    Two years later, after receiving approval from Chief Robert Hume and attending a 16-hour precision drill course in Elizabethtown, Nowlin said Anderson County’s first honor guard is ready to serve.