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Today's News

  • Use leaves to fertilize your garden

    Well, it’s here. I’m truly surprised that there weren’t parties all over the county last night. Why? There’s a bunch of you that love fall. You love the colors and the temperatures. It’s probably my second favorite season, only because it’s typically warmer than spring.

  • Leaving your lights on is more costly than you think

    It’s a myth that turning off the lights isn’t necessary. The truth is that it depends on what type of lighting you have and how long the light will be off before you need it again.

    This column may bring satisfaction to some who read it because they were right, and irritation to those who were having the all too familiar disagreement about the subject.

  • There are plenty of reasons to fall in love with fall

    To say that I am zealous about fall is an understatement. I love Starbucks Pumpkin Spice lattes and eagerly await its arrival every year, the weather is perfect, the leaves changing colors, apple cider … need I say more? But mostly, fall is my favorite season because it has way of making me feel nostalgic.

  • The oddest thing you’ll read this week

    By Ben Carlson

    Publisher

    Column as I see ’em …

    The same organization that oversees the (public) education of your children wrote the following, which would be sort of funny were it not such a serious subject:

    “The candidate who wishes to be elected to the school council as a minority representative on the school council must be the minority. However, if a person declares himself/herself a minority, he or she should be considered so for the purpose of fulfilling the requirements of minority council member.”

  • Too many cats, not enough space

    By Shelley Spillman

    News staff

    Cat cages at the Anderson Humane Society are filled with two and sometimes as many as four cats. Currently, there are 33 cats housed at the humane society, about 40 cats in foster homes and 28 at animal control. The agency was overrun with cats two weeks ago when 30 cats were brought in one day. Being a small facility, the humane society can’t take on the influx of cats alone.

  • Councilman suggests redrawing city lines

    By Shelley Spillman

    News staff

    In a 4-2 vote, Lawrenceburg City Council approved the second reading of 2014 real and personal property taxes Tuesday of last week.

    The city’s real estate property taxes were set from $1.90 per $1,000 of assessed valuation to $1.95, which is expected to produce $1,050,339 in revenue. The personal property tax rates were set from $2.29 per $1,000 assessed valuation to $3.07, which is expected to produce $80,985 in revenue.

  • Sister act

    Furnished by

    the Kentucky National Guard

    FRANKFORT — When the Kentucky National Guard describes itself as a family organization, it has the proof to back it up. Chief Warrant Officer Jennifer Maggard’s story is a prime example.

    September 12 will remain a special date for the family as Lawrenceburg resident Maggard was promoted to chief warrant officer three in front of friends and family, just before she swore her younger sister Logan Green into the Kentucky Guard.

  • School board votes to pay $110, 596 insurance bill

    By Shelley Spillman

    News staff

    Fiscal matters were the primary topic of discussion at the Anderson County Board of Education meeting Sept. 8.

    Though Anderson County Schools no longer participates in Kentucky School Boards Insurance Trust, which offered low cost, risk pool insurance to Kentucky school districts. Statewide school districts that participated in the program are required to make up for the KSBIT’s more than $50 million deficit.

  • Simulation gives high school students a crash course in budgeting

    By Shelley Spillman

    News staff

    Anderson County High School students were given a “Reality Check” on Thursday morning. The simulation was designed to give students an idea of real life expenses and budgeting.

    Around 13 booths were assembled in the high school gym to allow students to purchase necessities based on their income. Several businesses and residents assisted in the Reality Check simulation. Some of the booths were transportation, utilities, insurance, health, communication, housing, Uncle Sam and crystal ball.

  • Freshmen spend morning giving back to Lawrenceburg

    From staff reports

    Around 350 Anderson County High School freshmen were seen around town performing community service last Thursday.

    Small groups were found lending helping hands at the county park, the American Legion Park, the Anderson Humane Society, Friends of the Anderson Public Library building, Anderson County Sheriff’s Office’s upcoming haunted house and the Anderson County Senior Citizens’ building, to name a few.