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Today's News

  • Now is time to prepare for winter

    Well, the rains have stopped. At least for several days. Just in time for cool nights and open windows. Now, if I can just get my carburetor adjusted on the tractor, I’ll only be in slightly high clover.

    Only two more Saturdays left at the produce stand and all I can think about is summer coming to a close. Soon, the weather won’t be nearly as favorable for outdoor chores. Now is the time to start preparing for that “opposite” season. I don’t even like to use the word.

  • Learning to live with bumble bees

    Bumble bees are social insects that nest in protected places: belowground in abandoned burrows of small mammals, in birdhouses, stuffing in abandoned furniture, or under piles of grass or rags in sheds or barns.

    They visit flowers to collect pollen to feed their larvae and nectar that provides them with energy.

    Do not disturb

  • Searching for great deals? Look no further than your phone

    Hello, everyone. I know it’s been a little while, but life has a way of throwing curveballs. So I am back at it and saving even more money.

    Did you know there are several different apps you can download and save more money? I know a lot of you are reading this from your phone, so why not just download some apps and save some more money?

  • School board to decide on tax rate

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Although no formal decision on a tax rate has been made, the Anderson County School Board will consider a maximum increase in its tax rate when it meets Aug. 31, according to a legal notice issued in last week’s paper.

    If the board opts to increase its revenue a full 4 percent, the rate property owners pay would increase 3.75 percent, going from $5.86 per $1,000 in assessed value to $6.08.

    The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the district office on U.S. 127 near Emma B. Ward Elementary School.

  • Honor Flight set for WWII veteran

    On Aug. 27, 94-year-old Earnest “Pete” Cox will do something he’s never done before — fly in an airplane.

    That airplane, which will depart around 6 a.m. from Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, will carry Cox and 51 other World War II veterans to the nation’s capital for a day of sightseeing and camaraderie.

    “There’ll be quite a few vets there,” Cox’s daughter, Donna Franklin, who will be accompanying him on the adventure, said. “They told us to ‘be prepared and bring tissues.’”

  • Driver safety urged around school buses

    “Distracted driving is our number one problem,” Jeff Young, director of transportation for Anderson County Schools, said.

    He said a lot of drivers don’t stop for school buses. “It’s been a problem for years, but it seems like it’s getting worse,” he added.

    Young said most of these incidents occur on the main thoroughfares. “On the smaller roads it’s not a problem because the bus takes up enough of the road that motorists must pay attention,” Young explained.

  • Squabbling continues over system to pave county roads

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    The surest way to spark a heated debate among magistrates is to get them talking about paving roads, and last Tuesday’s meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court was no exception.

    Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton asked magistrates to consider modifying the process of selecting roads to pave, which is currently done with each magistrate selecting roads in their districts and waiting to have those roads rise to the top of a rotating plan.

  • Magistrates vote to end last aspect of recycling program

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Magistrates put the final nail in county government’s failed recycling experiment last Tuesday night when they voted unanimously to end cardboard recycling next month.

    Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton recommended discontinuing picking up cardboard from area business, saying the county was losing too much money to provide the service.

  • Following her dreams

    Leah Fowler, DMD, knew she wanted to be a dentist in sixth grade.

    After attending her aunt Heather’s high school graduation, she and her mom got to talking about careers. “She impressed upon me to be thinking about it,” Fowler explained.

  • Tourism commission elects officers again

    The newly formed Lawrenceburg/Anderson County Joint Tourism Commission elected its officers at its second monthly meeting last Wednesday.

    Gabe Ueble was named chairman. Marlene Yung assumed the position of secretary, and Gene Wilhoit will serve as treasurer.

    “I’d be honored to do it. My door is always open” Ueble told the eight people gathered around a large table at Heavens to Betsy! “We aren’t coming in with an agenda. Everything is open.”