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Today's News

  • Red Cross officials: Need for donors urgent

    The American Red Cross is facing a looming blood shortage, leading to an urgent need for donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give, officials said in a news release.

    Donations were down about eight percent over the past 11 weeks, resulting in about 80,000 fewer donations than expected.

  • Several Lawrenceburg students named to MSU Dean’s List

    The following local students made the 2014 spring semester Morehead State University Dean’s List. To be eligible for dean’s list, a student must carry a semester grade point average of 3.5 or better and take a minimum of 12 letter-graded hours.  
    • Kristina Lynne Bragg of Lawrenceburg.
    • Donald James Burns of Lawrenceburg.
    • Brittany Denise Couch of Lawrenceburg.
    • Kimberly Rae Damron of Lawrenceburg.
    • Hannah Marie Martin of Lawrenceburg.
    • Sara Elizabeth Shouse of Lawrenceburg.

  • Is a three-day workweek feasible?

    Carlos Sims, the second richest man in the world, recently advocated for a global three-day workweek at a conference in Paraguay. Though the concept of a shorter workweek isn’t new, Sims’ comments have opened up an ongoing debate of Americans being overworked.

    Under Sims’ proposal, employees would work 11-hour shifts, making the work total 33 hours.

    “Four days off would be very important to generate new entertainment activities and other ways of being occupied,” Sims was quoted in The Washington Post.

  • District Court Docket

    Judge Betty A. Springate heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on July 24, 2014.

    Amber N. Hinkle, arraignment, first-degree trafficking in controlled substance (methamphetamine), first-degree possession of controlled substance (cocaine), buy/possess drug paraphernalia – pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing July 31.

    Joseph A. Kulin, arraignment, buy/possess drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, operating a motor vehicle under the influence – pleaded not guilty, pretrial conference July 31.

  • Anderson County Jail Log, Aug. 6, 2014

    From staff reports

    The following people were charged and transported to the Shelby County Detention Center during the past week, according to information provided by Anderson County Jailer, Joani Clark.

    July 27

    Laura Raymond for driving under the influence 2nd and open container the Kentucky State Police.

    July 28

    Stanford Adams for Failure to pay fines by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

    Monet Sutherland for failure to pay fines by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Tips to keep stable fly population under control

    The stable fly is a blood sucker that looks like a house fly but has a piercing-type mouthpart that projects forward from the front of its head. Males and females feed on warm-blooded animals and humans, usually around the lower leg or ankles. They also will attack dogs, biting them mostly in the ears. Stable flies are not limited to barns and stables; they will rest around houses and attack people, too. Stable flies are strong fliers; they can cause problems at least two miles from their breeding sites.

  • For a delicious Kentucky summer treat, try making blackberry peach crumble

    Blackberry peach crumble takes advantage of two favorite Kentucky fruits, which are at peak season now. Both fruits are low in calories and add fiber to your meals.

    Select peaches that are soft to the touch, blemish free and have a fragrant smell. Choose fruit that has a yellow or cream color and a fresh looking appearance, not a wrinkled peel.

    Peaches may have a blush appearance depending on the variety. Peaches that are just mildly fragrant will ripen after harvest into sweet and delicious fruit.

  • A few tips for selecting ripe melons

    Do you believe this weather? I love the cool nights. Windows are opened and the AC is turned off. I really appreciate the cost savings, since everything else is going up! Our summer vegetables, however, aren’t so thrilled. It seems to have slowed down the ripening process.

    I can’t count the number of people who have asked me about their tomatoes not ripening. Don’t worry, they will. You may also see some brown freckle- like spots on the tomato skins. It’s OK. It’s the weather and it eats just fine.

  • Fiscal court approves sign ordinance first reading

    After much deliberation, a first reading of a proposed new sign ordinance narrowly passed in a 4-2 vote at the Anderson County Fiscal Court regular session Tuesday.

    Voting in favor of the new sign ordinance was Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway, along with magistrates Juretta Wells, David Montgomery and Buddy Sims. Magistrates David Ruggles and Kenny Barnett voted against the ordinance, and Magistrate Forrest Dale Stevens was not present.

    Fiscal court approved the sign ordinance first reading with the following amendments:

  • Nonpartisan candidates file early

    Though Aug. 12 is the final day Kentucky candidates can file for this fall’s nonpartisan races, several candidates have already filed with the Anderson County Clerk’s Office.

    The positions that are part of the Anderson County 2014 nonpartisan race include: school board, city council, mayor and soil conversation.

    The following have filed candidacy for the general election as of Friday, Aug. 1:

    •Mayor: Robert D. “Sandy” Goodlett

    •City council: Paul Thomas Vaughn, Ken Evans, Bobby G. Durr and Dan Stumph