Today's News

  • District selects Teachers of the Year

    The Anderson County school district has selected its Teachers of the Year for the 2011-2012 school year.
    Teachers of the Year include Robin Ratliff, Early Childhood Center; Jennifer Darmsteadt, Robert B. Turner Elementary; Joel Maude, Saffell Street Elementary; Brandy Beasley, Emma B. Ward Elementary; Ginger Warren, Anderson County Middle School; and Micki Ray, Anderson County High School.  

  • Nothing common about 1 million baseball cards

    Jerry Milburn, a passionate Lawrenceburg baseball card collector, wanted to turn his hobby into something more.
    His mission: collect 1 million baseball cards and donate them to less fortunate children across Kentucky.
    It’d take at least a decade, Jerry said.
    Or so he thought.
    In only seven months since starting the Commons 4 Kids charity organization, however, Jerry will have donated more than a quarter million baseball cards to needy children and charities, with about 200,000 cards waiting to be given away.  

  • Frances Gay celebrates 102nd birthday
  • McKinney family offers thanks
  • Friends of Library to meet

    Friends of the Anderson Public Library is scheduled to meet April 11 at 5:30 p.m. at the library.
    New members are welcome. The group meets the second Wednesday of the month at the library at 5:30 p.m.
    If there is no school, there will be no meeting.

  • Lower speeds for Main and Woodford?

    City Council member Larry Giles requested last week that a letter be drafted to the Department of Transportation in an effort to reduce Main Street and Glensboro Road’s speed limits from 45 to 35 mph.  
    “What we’re doing in effect is cutting speeds to 35,” Giles said.
    The request is to reduce the speed limit from Mack Drive to Carlton Drive in both directions and from the Walmart intersection of Highway 44/Glensboro Road to about Saffell Street.

  • Early warmth sure to spawn plenty of pests

    As I write, Mother Nature is watering my garden. Listening to the patter of rain on the skylight is always peaceful. I think I can almost hear the couch and a book calling my name, but spring has sprung. There’s work to do, even in the rain.
    My peach and pear trees are enjoying their first blooming on the farm. The strawberries are starting to flower and so are my beautiful blue phlox.
    My asters are budding out, too.

  • The things we still carry

    I wonder what I’ll carry when I die.
    Probably my cell phone.
    Obviously, regrets. Maybe a pen or two.  
    Trayvon Martin, 17, was carrying Skittles and a bottle of iced tea.
    And now, the weight of a country more divided on race than we’d like to think.
    In the last few weeks, Martin’s tragic death incited anger against many — the NRA, racism, gun laws, government, police and vigilantes — with few answers to pacify the outrage.

  • Board of health just keeps getting better

    Column as I see ’em …
    Let’s start this week’s column off with some good news for a change, OK?
    One of former health director Brandon Hurley’s biggest supporters on the Anderson County Board of Health is no longer there, I’m happy to report.
    Joy Hoskins, a nurse who works for the state health department, was not reappointed.
    That’s a fact. Of course that wasn’t supposed to be known, so the official word from people in Frankfort who ultimately dodged my questions is that she “resigned.”

  • Thoughts on preserving the fruits (and veggies) of your labor

    I’m thinking about canning, pickling and jams, and I haven’t even planted the first seed.
    I’m hoping for good production from my garden. I don’t want to put all the work into it and just get enough to eat fresh.  
    We have a wonderful publication on Home Vegetable Gardening in Kentucky ID-128. You can search it on-line or you can pick up a free copy at the Anderson County Extension Office.
    Limited supplies of the publication are available.