Today's News

  • Feeding corn? Be cautious about ear rot

    Conditions during July were favorable for infections by a couple of fungi that are known to cause ear rots of corn.

    Observations of Diplodia ear rot already have been made in some corn fields in Kentucky this year.

    Although conditions have also been favorable for Gibberella ear rot, I am not aware of any observations of that disease in Kentucky corn fields at this time.

    Diplodia Ear Rot

  • Winter squash much more than fall a decoration

    Happy fall. The Autumnal Equinox has come. To me, that means shorter days and colder temps.

    Early fall is kind of like a breaking in period. Mother Nature will be fluctuating the weather like a yo-yo just to get us used to things. As I prepare for my 20th Kentucky winter, I can honestly say I’ll never get used to it.

  • Group 151 meets, preps for trial

    Highway 151 residents held an informational pep rally of sorts Monday night as they prepare to head to trial in their efforts to force the state’s Transportation Cabinet to ban non-local delivery commercial trucks from the highway.

    Leaders of Group 151, Don Isaac and Don McCormick, gave about 20 residents an update on the lawsuit, filed earlier this year following decades of wrecks, serious property damage and deaths that have occurred on the narrow stretch of dangerous state highway that truckers use as a shortcut between I-64 and U.S. 127 in Lawrenceburg.

  • Annual Cook-Off, eating contest highlight Burgoo

    Two new champs were crowned during this past weekend’s Burgoo Festival.

    Chris and Maeghan Disponett’s team from Applied Processes claimed first place in the annual Burgoo Cook-off, knocking off five-time champion Jesse Sanford, who won his crowns cooking for Four Ros-es Distillery but this year cooked for his own brand, Stoney Top Burgoo.

    The cook-off drew a huge crowd Saturday to the Lawrenceburg Green and raised a record $1,734 for the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office Shop With a Cop program to purchase Christmas gifts for chil-dren in need.

  • Parents share feelings through letters

    When Steve Swank comes up with lessons for his students at Apex Academy he often has to think outside the box. That’s exactly what he did when he came up with his latest idea.

    “Over the summer, I was watching a documentary on ESPN about a high school football team in Hollywood, California. These kids came from tough backgrounds and didn’t have a lot of support at home,” he said.

  • A bright future

    Alexis Weathers spent four days over summer vacation doing something none of her other classmates did — attending the Congress of Future Medical Leaders at the University of Massachusetts in Boston.

    Alexis was nominated by a Harvard University professor based on her grades and leadership abilities.

    She said didn’t even know about the nomination.

    “We got a packet in the mail saying I’d been nominated,” she explained.

  • Blood donor

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Sept. 29, 1966

    A/3c Coley Moffett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Moffett, took parachute training at Fort Benning, Georgia. Upon completion he was to report to Keesler Field, Mississippi

    Charles Woods accepted a position with the City Waterworks as manager at the City Disposal Plant. He was associated with Edwards Sausage Company for the past 11 years as a truck driver.

    Beulah Sparrow was chosen as 4-H girl of the week.

    Mike Hostetter was chosen as 4-H boy of the week.

  • ‘News’ to host state rep debate

    From staff reports

    Still deciding who to vote for the in the upcoming race for state representative?

    “The Anderson News” will host a debate between incumbent James Tipton (R-Taylorsville) and challenger James Sargent (D-Lawrenceburg) on Thursday, Oct. 13 in the Anderson County Middle School auditorium.

    The debate will begin at 7 p.m. and is expected to last about one hour. Admission is free.

  • Armed robber hits gas station

    Police are searching for clues following an armed robbery Saturday night at the Marathon gas station at the corner of Versailles Road and Bluebird Court.

    The suspect pulled a handgun on the station’s clerk, demanded cash and left and left on foot with an estimated $600 in cash, according to Det. Jeremy Cornish of the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    Cornish said the suspect appeared to be wearing a wig and “odd” clothing when he entered the store.