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Today's News

  • Asbestos removal approved at Saffell Street Elementary

    The Anderson County Board of Education called a special meeting last Tuesday, where it discussed maintenance plans and asbestos removal at Saffell Street Elementary School.

    The board voted to remove and replace assumed asbestos tile in four of Saffell Street’s classrooms, as well as update several items throughout the campus.

  • Fair, Horse Show continues this week

    The 145th edition of the Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show will continue through the rest of the week at the American Legion Post 34, located at 725 West Broadway.

    Admission is $10, which includes all shows and attractions. The event will run until 11 each night, weather permitting.

    Wednesday, June 28, the Champion Horse Show will begin at 7:30 p.m., and is the only scheduled event that evening.

    Thursday, June 29, the Little Miss and Mister pageant will begin at 6 p.m. The Champion Horse Show is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. that evening.

  • Host of new laws take effect June 29

    Summer has arrived and the 2017 regular aession has become a distant memory, remaining, for the most part, only in yellowed newspaper clippings and history books.

    However, a new notation concerning the last session was made June 29 as the new and amended statutes went into effect. Unless a bill was declared an emergency or contained a special effective date, it became law on June 29.

  • Fertilize well after heavy rains

    Mother Nature is never boring. Recent rains brought a total of 4.2 inches to the farm, along with beach balls, tarps and building materials, via the creek.

    They took away about 30 tomato plants, half the beans and all the squash. Well, technically the flooding that resulted from the rains took them, along with two new hoses.

  • Watch for spider mites on vegetables

    As we move into the summer, keep in mind that hot and dry conditions can lead to some specific pest problems.

    Two-spotted spider mite is a common pest of many vegetable crops during prolonged hot and dry periods.

    This pest rapidly builds up in numbers during these conditions, and some pesticides used to control insect pests may reduce natural enemies that help to keep populations below economic levels.

  • Auxiliary seeks help gathering coupons for troops

    The American Legion Auxiliary Post 34 in Lawrenceburg has been clipping and collecting coupons for our military overseas for eight to 10 years, and needs the help of volunteers to increase the amount of coupons it’s able to send. Currently the American Legion is shipping its coupons to an Air Force Base in Ramstein, Germany.

  • Auxiliary seeks help gathering coupons for troops

    The American Legion Auxiliary Post 34 in Lawrenceburg has been clipping and collecting coupons for our military overseas for eight to 10 years, and needs the help of volunteers to increase the amount of coupons it’s able to send. Currently the American Legion is shipping its coupons to an Air Force Base in Ramstein, Germany.

  • Organization offering free fruit, vegetables

    Backpack Buddies has partnered with First Christian church to offer a new summer program handing out free fruits and vegetables to children of low-income families.

    Every Thursday during summer, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., families are able to stop at any one of three locations set up throughout Anderson County where volunteers are ready to bag fresh produce at no charge to the family.

  • A date he will never forget

    Courtesy of The Harrodsburg Herald

    Every year, on June 6, Dallas Waterfill calls his friend Garland Hoskins and asks him: “Where were you on this day in 1944?”

    Hoskins, 93, still remembers. After 73 years, he can still reel off his serial number.

    On June 6, 1944, Hoskins was a green recruit with the 101st Airborne Division, the “Screaming Eagles.”

    He was a kid from Anderson County who was about to take part in one of the largest military operations in history, the Allied invasion of Nazi-occupied Europe: D-Day.

  • Fiscal court to consider allowing off-site car sales

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court is considering allowing car dealers to sell cars off-site, following a request from a local dealership.

    Ryan McCauley, whose father owns Chrysler of Lawrenceburg located on US 127 Bypass across from Kroger, made the request during the fiscal court’s meeting last Tuesday.

    McCauley said the dealership has already cut a deal with the owner of property near Walmart to hold off-site sales, but needs magistrates to pass an ordinance to allow it.