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Today's News

  • Following in dad’s footsteps

    No one will ever again accuse Madison Cherry of being the silent type.
    A 15-year-old sophomore at Anderson County High School, Cherry is downright ebullient these days, thanks to her participation in FFA, (formerly known as Future Farmers of America).
    “Once I started going to events and competitions, I learned I had the skills for FFA,” said Madison, whose passion for the organization is matched only by her love of show jumping atop her horse, Wave.

  • Brown joins staff at The Anderson News

    Shannon Brown has joined The Anderson News staff as front office assistant.
    A Lawrenceburg native, Brown was a full-time stay-at-home mom prior to joining the newspaper.
    “The job was a perfect fit for my family. It’s just part-time so it allows me time with my kids,” she said.
    Brown is the mother of Cameron, 12; Brayden, 6; and Mallory, 11 months. She is married to Steven Brown.
    “I like the fact that my family lives here,” she said. “I’m really close to my family.”

  • Felon with gun is no big deal

    The next time someone tells you that America needs tougher gun laws, show them the article in this week’s paper about the convicted felon who pleaded guilty to being in possession of a firearm.
    If what follows sounds like I’m writing in anger, it’s because I am. Reading the plea agreement this guy made with the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office made my blood come to a full boil, but it wasn’t the sole source of heat.

  • Lean on your state legislator to pass fiscally responsible budget

    Back in January, I submitted our budget to the state legislature. It is a fiscally responsible budget that takes the necessary steps to start repairing Kentucky’s financial foundation. It takes into consideration the fact that our administration has been left with more than $35 billion in unfunded pension liabilities. Simply put, this is money we owe, but do not have.

  • As April enters, signs of life are everywhere

    Did this month fly or what? Here it is the last day of March and it seems like it just started. It may be going out like a lion, but it brought along its buddy April showers. Let’s just hope they don’t come every day.
    Time and Mother Nature finally colluded this past weekend and my body can sure tell it. What gorgeous weather we had. I got all kinds of work done on the farm. I can tell you that it takes precisely 3 cubic feet of soil to fill one wooden pallet for a raised bed.

  • Help local Boy Scouts while enjoying some pizza

    “Troop 37, Lawrenceburg, Kentucky.”
    It’s an introduction that works anywhere in the world. Current and past scouters everywhere know it. Like a society in which only you know the handshake. It’s immediate and amazing.
    Meet any scout, anywhere. An instant connection.
    The program is the same throughout the world. The values taught— trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent— are staples among Boy Scouts everywhere.
    They define a scout.

  • Getting older? Let free stuff take away your birthday blues

    With the digital world at your fingertips, you have a walking deal finder.
    All you have to do is punch into Google what kind of deals you are looking for and, like magic, they appear.
    On your birthday, you shouldn’t feel depressed for getting a year older. Instead, take advantage of it. There are so many deals and goodies for you to choose from.

  • House OKs $3.8M to widen US 62 from Turner to 127

    By Ben Carlson
    News staff
    The state’s biennial road plan, which includes $3.8 million to wide US 62 between Robert B. Turner Elementary School and US 127 Bypass cleared the House last week and now awaits approval in the state Senate.
    The measure, part of the state’s 4.58 billion biennial plan, passed the House by a 56-40 margin.
    If ultimately approved, it would spent $3.8 million in 2016 to widen the road, a measure Lawrenceburg Mayor Sandy Goodlett says is needed.

  • Jail log

    Community Service Day set
    Community Service Day is scheduled this year for April 15, according to a news release.
    Now in it third year, the day is designed to encourage residents to perform community service at a variety of locations across Anderson County.
    The day was designated here by Mayor Sandy Goodlett, and has been designated by mayors of other communities nationwide.

  • Deputy meets a 'Picker'