Today's News

  • Community calendar: 2-22-12

    Feb. 22-24: GED instruction and college preparation, community education building, 8 a.m. to noon, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Bluegrass Community and Technical College, noon to 4 p.m., times subject to change depending on day
    Feb. 20-24: GED instruction and college preparation, 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Friday hours by appointment, Adult Learning Center, 839-3754

    Public meetings
    Feb. 23: road test registration with examiner, 8:30 a.m.; all written tests, 8:30-10:30 a.m.

  • District court docket: 2-22-12

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on January 30, 2012.
    Leslie A. Abney, pretrial conference, no operator/moped license, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance, leaving scene of accident/failure to render aid or assistance – continued to Feb. 2
    Erin L. Jones, arraignment, receiving stolen property (less than $500) – bonded out.

  • Way We Were: New Liberty celebrated 100th anniversary

    In going back over Mr. Shely’s columns in the four or five papers it took to run his places in Anderson County information, one was inadvertently left out. The columns ran in 1972.
    Shely was a teacher and resident historian.

    JOHNSONVILLE — Located 18 miles west of Lawrenceburg on U.S. 62. It was named for the first settler, David Johnson, who built a log house there about 1835. A post office was started in 1854 and the community was incorporated in 1856.

    50 YEARS AGO
    Feb. 22, 1962

  • Band of Brothers works to send care packages to Afghanistan

    Football season is over, but the Band of Brothers, as a service organization, isn’t finished when it comes to helping out its community.
    The Band of Brothers collected garbage for five hours along five miles of US 62 on Jan. 29, receiving $100 per mile through a county grant.
    Now the group will use the $500 they earned to send care packages to U.S. soldiers serving in Afghanistan.

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  • Pesticide training set at Extension

    The Anderson County Extension Service has scheduled private applicator pesticide training sessions on March 8 at 1:30 p.m., and on April 10 at 6:30 p.m.
    All sessions will be held at the Extension Office at 1026 County Park Road.
    According to the Extension’s release, “By law anyone using chemicals classified as ‘restricted use’ must have a valid private applicator certification card. The only way to keep this card current is to attend pesticide update training on proper use and handling.”

  • Historical society to meet Feb. 23

    The monthly meeting of the Anderson County historical society will be held Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. at the Anderson Public Library. This month’s speaker, George Geoghegan, will discuss “An Architectural History of Lawrenceburg.” This meeting is free and open to the public.

  • Support the children of military personnel April 28

    Anderson County residents include at least 70 children who are military dependents from all branches of the military.
    Frequent deployments have become a way of life in the past 10 years. Returning home is not necessarily easy for the families or military personnel.
    Community members can help military families by understanding that no one reacts the same to coming home. Rejoice together at reunions and give families time and space to re-integrate.

  • Nothing normal about this winter season

    Mark your calendars. The Heirloom Seed Workshop will be held at 10 a.m. on March 24 at the public library’s large meeting room.
    Pre-registration is required (to make sure everyone gets a chair). You can call the library at 839-6420 or stop in to register. It is a free workshop.