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Today's News

  • Olmsted attends VAMPY

    From the end of June through early July, Western Kentucky University hosted its 34th annual Summer Program for Verbally and Mathematically Precocious Youth.

    In order to qualify for attendance, students are required to earn a qualifying score on their SAT or ACT.

  • Unpopular but effective advice for dealing with bullies

    Column as I see ’em …

    What you are about to read will make many educators and the weak-kneed alike audibly gasp.

    Frankly, I don’t care.

    A young mother who lives in another state called me over the weekend, saying that her newly minted second grader had already been the victim of a bully, a mouth-breathing little creep (my description, not hers) who has spent the first week of school picking on her son and has even hit him once.

  • There’s still enough time to plant some late-season vegetables

    My life is far from perfect, but some days are pretty darn close! Sunday was just beautiful. Got lots of chores done and even made a big batch of vegetable soup to can for this winter. Where did this summer go?

    Maybe the wacky weather made it seem like summer came through like an Indy 500 pace car, with a slow start and a fast exit. The walnuts are already dropping and I’m still playing catch up. I do love my summer chores though. Now that my allergies are under control.

  • Donations to improve farming research

    During its last meeting, The Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation Board of Directors voted to donate more than $1 million in incentives toward the facility’s new Grain and Forage Center of Excellence.

    The funds will be divided between two specific projects, with $500,000 spent over a five-year period for the naming rights of the main entrance, and the remaining $500,000 paid over a five-year period that will support statewide water recourses targeted specifically to enhance water management as part of ongoing research.

  • District presents scholarships

    The Anderson County Conservation District recently presented scholarship awards to three students.

    Buddy Smith, the organization’s vice president, presented scholarships to Robert Bird, a freshman at Georgetown College and a 2017 graduate of the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg.

    Smith also presented a scholarship to Michala Frederick, a student at Western Kentucky University who is studying veterinary medicine.

  • Woman allegedly snorts Suboxone, slams head into cop car

    A woman sustained what was described by police as a “large gash” to her forehead after she slammed her head into the divider in the back of a patrol car.

    The woman, Elizabeth Carolyn Gilbert, of 107 Adair St., Frankfort allegedly told she snorted Suboxone before police found her sitting in the middle of Fairview Avenue in Lawrenceburg just after midnight Aug. 8.

  • news briefs

    Matney Family host

    car show

    The Matney family will host a car show Aug. 26 to help raise funds for a service dog for their son, who has autism.

    The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with registration starting at 9:30 a.m. There is a $10 donation fee per family, or $5 per person.

    The event will feature bounce houses, food, cakewalk, vendors, music, cars and more.

    For more information contact Leslie Matney at 502-352-0123.

    Annual Tee It Up Golf Scramble next month

  • RECORD BROKEN WHEN YOUTH EAT 25-FOOT BANANA

    80 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Aug. 19, 1937

    Goodlowe Drury and W.H. Beasley each purchased lots on Court Street in the Courtland subdivision, and Gip McKee purchased a lot on Lincoln Street.

    A home demonstration program was started in Anderson County. Helen L. Morgan was the agent and the program was to include 4-H Club work and adult work.

  • church briefs

    St. Lawrence plan

     inaugural Festival

    St. Lawrence Catholic Church announced its inaugural St Lawrence Festival in celebration of the St. Lawrence love of the people.

    The festival will be held Aug. 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    Come celebrate with food, music, inflatables, crafts, children’s games, competitive corn hole games, talent show, play of the St. Lawrence Story, and homemade ice cream.

    There will be a fee for food items, although music and games are free.

  • For the repentant, no sin is too great for God’s love

    I have always been amazed at John’s explanation and description of Jesus in the opening verses of John’s gospel. Chapter I:1-4: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. The light shines in the darkness and the darkness did not comprehend it.”