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Today's News

  • Clean the yard now for an easier spring

    Autumn has arrived in Kentucky and, as leaves change color and fall from trees, it is time to focus on landscape sanitation.

    Good sanitation practices can help reduce disease-causing pathogens. These organisms can survive for months or years on dead plant material or in soil, causing infections in subsequent years.

  • Even Putin can’t rig Anderson’s election

    Column as I see ’em …

    This fall’s presidential is rigged, depending on who you ask.

    Rigged is a slippery term. For those some consider pre-fitted for tinfoil hats, it can infer that the outcome is predetermined and we are all just pawns in some grand scheme — a Bush-Clinton cabal of New World Order types bent on global control, among others.

  • Call him champ

    When he turned 16, Jacoby Wiley needed some new wheels.

    Not just any wheels, mind you. And he certainly did not want a late model sports car like many of his Anderson County High School classmates.

    He wanted a truck. A standard shift truck.

    It was all the better for truck tugging.

  • CASA chili luncheon slated for Oct. 28

    From staff reports

    CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of the Bluegrass will host a chili luncheon starting at 11 a.m. Oct. 28 at the American Legion Fairgrounds.

    The menu includes chili (hot chili available upon request), crackers, drink (tea or water), and dessert.

    Cost of the luncheon is $5.

    Carry-out orders will also be available by calling 680-1268 on the day of the event.

    A silent auction and raffle will be held.

    All proceeds go to help neglected and abused children.

  • Local woman head over heels about Halloween

    For Brenda Holder, Halloween is more than a holiday — it’s a celebration.

    It’s hard to miss Holder’s home on the corner of Willoughby Woods and Canterbury Street — her hearse is parked on the front lawn, jockeying for position among the countless monsters, skeletons and goblins that hang from limbs and sway in the breeze.

  • Mum's the word

    From staff reports

    Virtually overnight, Cynthia Shell’s front yard was transformed into a mum paradise.

    Shell, who lives at 307 Saffell St., is selling the mums of all colors and sizes that fill her lawn.

    “We got two big truckloads yesterday (last Thursday) and we got 90 more coming today,” Shell’s son Michael Luttrell, 13, explained as he surveyed the multicolored flowers decorating the lawn. “My back is hurting today.”

  • Staying put!

    Francis Recycling gets to stay in business, for now.

    The family-owned recycling center, located on Daniel Drive just off U.S. 127 Bypass, received a reprieve last Thursday night from the county’s Board of Zoning Adjustments (BOZA), as members voted unanimously to allow the owner Victor Francis to keep a conditional use permit. The board will review the permit in six months, but could do it sooner if the business is cited for violating the conditions of its permit.

  • Choked coach incident remains under investigation

    No criminal charges had been filed against the parent of a girls’ volleyball player who allegedly assaulted a coach before a match Oct. 10 at the high school.

    The situation remains under investigation by the Lawrenceburg Police Department, officials said.

    The incident allegedly occurred before the girls’ team played Owen County on senior night.

  • Humane Society to help fix problems at animal shelter

    News earlier this year that Anderson County’s animal shelter ranks among the worst in Kentucky didn’t sit well with the Anderson Humane Society, so the group decided to do something about it.

    Humane Society Director Donna Callahan penned a letter to Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton on Oct. 12, offering the agency’s help to bring the animal shelter “up to acceptable industry standards.”

    Gritton jumped at the chance.

  • No discussion, just approval

    After months of sometimes heated debates and delays, the Anderson County Fiscal Court approved the list of county highways that will be paved without so much as a peep of dissention.

    Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton presented the list of roads during last Tuesday’s meeting, explaining that highway foreman Glen Hawkins has developed a grading system to determine which of the roads magistrates submitted for paving are actually the worst.