Today's News

  • COLUMN: Thankful for the ‘dark ages’

    Don’t you just love that it gets dark at 5:30 p.m. these days?
    Yeah, me neither.
    However, while staring out the office window at the moon at 6 p.m. on a Monday night, I decided not to dwell on that.
    Sure, we all hate that it gets dark so early. It’s no fun to get home from work after the sun sets, but (in the spirit of the upcoming holiday) I’ve decided to compile a list of things I’m thankful for now that Daylight Saving Time has ended.

  • COLUMN: Now’s the time for nesting, hot cocoa and warm food

    Well, we fell back and got a little more daylight, for a time.
    As we move closer to the winter solstice, those few precious hours allow us to get ready for the long, dark nights. It’s amazing how it changes our behavior.
    In the summer, I don’t think twice about popping over to the neighbors at 9 p.m. Shoot, most of us were still outside enjoying the weather and the garden. Now, as the long night moves closer, we’re probably already in our jammies by then.

  • Auction will benefit Shop with a Cop, Toys for Tots program

    Redi-Mart, located at the corner of US 127 Bypass and US 62, is planning a silent auction to benefit both the Shop with a Cop and Toys for Tots programs here in Lawrenceburg, according to store employees.
    The store will accept donations of items to be auctioned through Monday, Nov. 15.
    The silent auction will run from Monday, Nov. 22 through Tuesday, Nov. 30.
    Items already donated for auction include a quilt, NASCAR memorabilia and other packages from local businesses.

  • Century Bank celebrates ‘Pinktober’

    To celebrate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Century Bank hosted “Pinktober.”

  • Duguay appointed as warrant officer one

    Jeffrey S. Duguay graduated from the U.S. Army Warrant Officer Candidate School at Fort Rucker, Daleville, Ala., and was appointed to the rank of warrant officer one, according to a news release.
    He completed an intense six-week course conducted in a demanding, rigorous, high-stressed, and deadline-required environment.
    Duguay is a son of Joseph and Patricia Duguay of Elizabeth City, N.C., and the father of David Duguay Baker of Rockaway Place, Lexington. His son, Christian T. Duguay, resides on Harrodsburg Road in Lawrenceburg.

  • Trash company urges proper disposal of waste

    Cleaning the garage or closing your pool for the summer can result in challenges on how to dispose of chemicals, paint and other potentially hazardous materials, according to a news release from M&M Sanitation, the company contracted to collect garbage in Anderson County.

  • City council OKs safety policy, supports flute gathering

    The Lawrenceburg City Council voted Monday night to update its safety policy for city employees.

  • Relay for Life’s annual House of Trees set for Nov. 19-20

    Anderson County Relay for Life recently announced that the second annual House of Trees will be Friday, Nov. 19 and Saturday, Nov. 20 at the former Countryside Motors showroom located on US 127 Bypass South.

  • Court appointed advocacy group (CASA) seeks volunteers

    Franklin and Anderson County Court Appointed Special Advocates are seeking dedicated volunteers to begin training in January, according to a news release.
    CASA provides trained volunteers to serve as advocates for abused, neglected, or dependent children involved in Family Court and work toward a plan that ensures that these children are in a safe permanent home, the news release said.
    CASA acts as the “eyes, ears, and voices” for children in the Franklin and Anderson County Family Court system.

  • Family plans benefit to help local woman

    A benefit for Daphne Shifflet Hardin is planned for Sunday, Nov. 14 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Country Place Jamboree in Frankfort.
    Hardin, a lifelong Anderson County resident, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at age 27. Most recently, at age 34, she was diagnosed with a brain disease brought on by mass lesions found in her brain and spinal cord, according to a news release.
    Hardin is married with one daughter.