Today's News

  • Trade Agreement could put tobacco producers at a disadvantage

    The United States, along with 11 other nations (Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam) recently approved provisions in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement, which could potentially impact consumers in about 40 percent of the world’s economy.

  • Get your last minute chores done before cold weather sets in

    Happy November! We’re one month closer to summer! Well, that what’s on my mind anyway.

    As we enjoy this Indian summer like weather this week, may I remind you that the Old Farmer’s Almanac is calling for snow by Nov. 11. That ought to get you out of the house and into those last minute chores.

    Keep getting those leaves off the lawn or chop them up with the mower. Take advantage of sales at the garden centers. Cut those mature mums back to the ground. Mulch those strawberry plants. Remove weak stems from your roses. Whew!

  • Let’s talk turkey: Follow food safety guidelines with your big bird

    Turkeys must be kept at a safe temperature during the “big thaw. When frozen, a turkey is safe indefinitely. To ensure that food-borne illness isn’t a guest at your holiday table, follow these tips from USDA when buying and preparing your turkey.

    When buying a turkey, allow one pound per person. If you buy a fresh turkey, check the “sell by” or “use by” date to make sure that it really is fresh, and buy it only one or two days before you cook it.

  • Police lives apparently don’t matter after all

    Column as I see ’em …

    Deputy Loren Wells won’t quit.

    Neither will troopers Matt Rogers, Brian Smith, Luke Vanhoose, Jeff Gabby or Jack Gabriel.

    But I would.

    After someone fired magazine after magazine at me from an AK-47 and other firearms, I’d turn in my police gear and go home.

  • Church News Briefs, Nov. 4

    New Hope Baptist to host Trinity Heirs

    The New Hope Baptist Church located on Tyrone Pike in Woodford County will host the Trinity Heirs Gospel Group on Nov. 15. The music starts at 6 p.m.

    On Nov. 22 there will be a church-wide traditional Thanksgiving meal at 5 p.m. Everyone is invited.

    Central Baptist annual holiday craft bazaar Saturday

    Central Baptist Church will have its annual holiday craft and bazaar sale on Saturday, Nov. 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

  • Senior Center Calendar Nov. 4

    The following activities will be taking place at the Anderson County Senior Citizens Center located on Township Square.


    Wednesday, Nov. 4

    10:30 a.m. Balloon volleyball

    11:30 a.m. Lunch

    12:30 p.m. Cards and games


    Thursday, Nov. 5

    8:30 a.m. Breakfast club

    9:00 a.m. Exercise, shopping and errands


    Friday, Nov. 6

    10:30 a.m. Hometown Manor Corn Hole Tournament

    11:30 a.m. Lunch

    12:30 p.m. Bingo


  • Cuttin’ Up Country Style Hair Salon open house set

    About 11 miles west of Lawrenceburg there is a nice white two-story frame farm house, landscaped with lots of flowers and a well-kept lawn. The distinctive house sits on about 70 acres of farmland.

    It was formerly the home of the late Earl and Louise Puckett. Now it’s the home of the Cuttin’ Up Country Style Hair Salon and Gift Shop.

  • “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, the Exhibit” opens Thursday in Frankfort

    The “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas Exhibit” is sponsored by the Kentucky Historical Society and will open at 5 p.m. during Frankfort’s Candlelight tradition, according to a news release.

    The exhibit will feature costumes, props and other items associated with the movie “White Christmas” displayed like the public never before has seen them.


    Finding someone predicting a running-clock blowout when Anderson County hosted Collins Friday night would have been as likely as Elvis showing up in Lawrenceburg.

    Both teams were limping to the end of the regular season with numerous injuries, 4-5 records and three seeds in the playoffs.

    But ladies and gentlemen, Elvis was in the stadium.

    Well, sort of.

    Anderson coach Mark Peach’s father, Al Peach, dressed as The King, swooped in on a helicopter, delivering the game ball at midfield about 10 minutes before kickoff.

  • Borwig plans state birthday bash

    Blake Borwig’s family has had a big change of plans for this weekend.

    “Saturday is my birthday,” the Anderson County High School junior says with a huge smile. “I’ll be 17.”

    Before his relatives, some driving in from Iowa, take time to eat the cake, there is the little business of the state cross country meet going on at the Kentucky Horse Park. Blake didn’t think he’d be there unless it would be as a spectator.