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Today's News

  • Business owner arrested for school kickbacks

    A Lawrenceburg man was arrested last Thursday for an alleged scheme that saw his business provide just over $115,000 in illicit kickbacks to a school official in Warsaw, Indiana, including a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, according to court documents and media reports.

    Brian Stowers, 54, of 1381 Birdie Road, waived extradition during his arraignment Monday morning in Anderson District Court, where he was also arraigned on a charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

  • Old paper not kind to Bourbon Trail

    Column as I see ’em …

    Did you know Lawrenceburg used to have two newspapers?

    Neither did I until I stumbled across the digital archive of a publication that existed around the turn of the last century oddly titled “It.”

    And let me tell you, “It” was a veritable hoot not only for it’s name but for some of the content “It” included.

  • As usual, mom was right

    I am convinced that there is no worse feeling than when your local gas station clerk looks at you with pity and informs you that your card was declined because you only have $2 left in your bank account.

    I stood there dumbfounded, mentally calculating all my recent purchases. There was no way I could have spent that much money in two days.

  • Now’s the time to check plant health

    Mother Nature sure has been generous with the rain. Of course, there are pros and cons to everything. The bugs have been snacking on my flowers big time, and every time I think about spraying a repellent or sulphur on the leaves, rain comes.

    My roses are having a really tough time with both insects and black spot. If black spot is just beginning to show itself, spray with a mixture of 2 teaspoons of baking soda and 2 teaspoons of vegetable or horticultural oil in a gallon of water and spray the entire plant.

  • Know when to treat for pesky weevil

    Yellow poplar weevils, also known as sassafras or magnolia weevils, are small black beetles that damage yellow poplar, sassafras, and magnolia. A distinct snout projecting from the front of the head occasionally causes them to be mistaken for ticks.

    Feeding damage

    Adults leave distinctive pockmark-type feeding pits in leaves that resemble curved rice grains in size and shape. Intense feeding may cause much of the leaf to turn brown. This insect occasionally becomes abundant enough to cause visible injury.

  • Cell company laying lines for enhanced service

    Those in rural Anderson County hoping the sight of crews laying fiber optic cable along US 62 meant the dawn of high speed internet are going to have to wait a little longer.

    According to Barry Nothstine, director of marketing and product development for Bluegrass Cellular, Inc., the fiber optic cable installation is merely network enhancements for existing lines.

    “I know it doesn’t sound very glamorous, but it’s less about expanding the network coverage and more about improving existing coverage,” he said.

  • EKU announces grads, honor students

    Eastern Kentucky University conferred three advanced degrees and eight baccalaureate degrees to 11 local students at the conclusion of the spring 2015 semester.

    Courtlyn A. Adams, MAED School Counseling

    Markus M. Brown, BS Criminal Justice

    Daniel Carlisle Goodlett, BS Criminal Justice

    Amanda M. Gritton, MAED Instructional Leadership

    Angel Dawn Hudson, BS Criminal Justice

    Gina Marie Lee, BSN Nursing

    Garrett Daniel Makowski, BA History Cum Laude

    Steven Paul Marraccini, BA History

  • Students participate in Barr’s youth program

    Congressman Andy Barr’s Youth Ambassador Program has come to a close for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Over 120 high school juniors and seniors from all 19 counties across the Sixth Congressional District participated in the leadership development program’s inaugural year.


    Local students participating included Chayse Abrams, a junior at Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg, and Hannah Wampler, a senior at Anderson County High School.

  • Carlton honored
  • Drury receives award from Midway College

    Donna Crain Drury of Anderson County was presented the Ruth Slack Roach Memorial Award from Midway College’s Alumni Association, according to a news release.

    Drury was honored with the award June 6 at the Alumni Association’s annual reunion on the Midway College campus.