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Today's News

  • Taxpayers facing sticker shock this fall

    Column as I see ’em …

    If public hearings on tax increases by the school board and county fire district go as planned, county residents are going to be in for some serious sticker shock when their tax bills arrive in the mail this fall.

    The fire district’s plan to raise its tax rate 28 cents, coupled with the school district’s increase of 19 cents, means taxes on a $100,000 home will increase nearly $50 this year alone.

  • Praying, but not necessarily for Trump

    I recently received this note from a Methodist pastor.

    “I could assume you are one of the democratic Trump-haters in which case the president can do nothing that would please you. I am sorry you feel the way you do and that you would consider publishing such a mean piece about our president. I do not know you so this is not an attack on your person. I wonder how such a beautiful lady (picture) could have such ‘bad’ thoughts. Why don’t you join many of us in praying for our president and national leaders?”

  • Limiting weaning stress for beef cattle

    Weaning is usually a stressful time of year for calves. Limiting weaning stress in beef calves can increase their daily gain. Calves often experience four types of stress: physical, environmental, nutritional and social.

    You can help them avoid or minimize these with proper management.

  • Don’t let the end of another beautiful summer pass you by

    It’s always a surprise to see the end of the month. One week just rolls on into the next and before you know it a new month is here.

    I am in full-bore canning mode and planning mode. I’ve got lots of processing left to do in the kitchen and my brain just keeps going outside to all the possibilities.

  • Plums perfect for desserts, entrees

    It’s almost apple season but I’m not ready for fall yet. This year I’m already thinking about mastering the art of the cider doughnut but not until plum season is over.

  • New book quenches thirst for bourbon knowledge

    Carla Carlton has been coming to Anderson County for more than 30 years, and recently wrote a book about the explosive growth of bourbon that is available for purchase locally at Sweet Mash on Main Street.

    Titled “Barrel Strength Bourbon: The Explosive Growth of America’s Whiskey,” Carlton said her novel takes a controversial yet approachable tone which takes the reader through the evolution of the bourbon industry and focuses on its growth in the past decade.

  • Twin sisters fulfill dream of teaching at same school

    Twin Sisters Meghan Drennan and Mackenzie Durr knew their goal in life by the time they were 8 years old.

    Growing up, the two women wanted nothing more than to become teachers and eventually be blessed enough to teach together at the same school.

    This year they got that wish.

    Now not only are both woman teachers at Robert B. Turner Elementary School, but they were lucky enough to land positions on the same team, teaching the same grade, with classrooms just one door down from each other.

  • Sobriety group casting a wider net by including middle school

    A high school youth group dedicated to teaching sobriety has expanded its reach into Anderson County Middle School.

    The S.O.S. Youth Coalition meets every other month for 20-minutes at the high school, normally with the same 10-15 students in attendance.

    The group held an anonymous survey at the high school during its first year, saying results they were good, but also shocking.

    “The things that really stood out that we adults did not think about was the number one cause for alcohol and drug use was stress,” said Donna Drury.

  • Drone providing variety of uses for county fire district

    Anderson County firefighters have a new weapon in their arsenal, one that doesn’t involve hoses, fire trucks or oxygen tanks.

    The fire district recently obtained a drone that can be used for myriad purposes, including helping keep firefighters safe.

    With four whirring propellers, the remote-controlled unit can soar hundreds of feet into the air and travel miles from its user. It is equipped with a video camera that transmits images back to the operator, who mounts a cell phone into the remote control.

  • news briefs

    Chrisman Memorial 5K is Sept. 9

    The second annual Eric Chrisman Memorial 5K Walk and Run is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 9 in Lawrenceburg.

    The event is held to raise funds in memory of Chrisman, an Anderson County native and Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg graduate who was killed in the line of duty while serving as a trooper with the Kentucky State Police.

    Participants can register through the day of the race for $35 or $25 for police officers and children 12 and under.