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Today's News

  • Donate blood June 13 for chance to win vehicle

     

    The Kentucky Blood Center will take blood donations Tuesday, June 13 at First Baptist Church in Lawrenceburg, the organization announced.

    Those who donate will be entered to win a 2017 Toyota Highlander.

    Donations will be accepted from 12 to 7 p.m. in the church’s fireside room, located at 111 North Main St., Lawrenceburg.

    Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments can be made by visiting kybloodcenter.org and clicking on the Donor Login button at the bottom of the page or by calling 800-775-2522, ext. 3758.

  • Anderson County churches to offer free one-day clinic

    The churches in Anderson County are holding their inaugural Touch Twice United event July 29 at the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg, located at 126 North Main St., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    The event serves the community as a one-day clinic to help those that do not have health insurance. The event will offer free medical and dental exams, as well as free clothing, food, haircuts, manicures, lunch and family portraits.

  • Losing my mother, gaining a brother

    My mom’s dying, and I’ve been gone for a few weeks spending time with her before it happens.

    When that will be God knows; the rest of us are left to sit, wait and be thankful for the short time we have to be with her.

  • Fire blight symptoms visible

    Fire blight is the most important disease of apple and pear in Kentucky.

    Symptoms have begun to appear throughout the Commonwealth; however, initial infections occurred at bloom. The pathogen survives winter in dead, dying, and diseased wood and in cankers. Removal of these pathogen sources can reduce spread of fire blight and should be completed in late winter while the pathogen is dormant.

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  • The lowdown on Bill Best’s beans

    Well, Mother Nature seems to have entered her schizophrenic stage. We’ve had sweltering heat and cold rains, dry nights with high temps and wet nights with cool temps. For our summer vegetables, it’s the equivalent of entering the cold and flu season, making them vulnerable to disease.

  • Losing my mother, gaining a brother

    My mom’s dying, and I’ve been gone for a few weeks spending time with her before it happens.

    When that will be God knows; the rest of us are left to sit, wait and be thankful for the short time we have to be with her.

  • ‘I wanted to be lucky’

     

    The odds of finding a four-leaf clover are 1-in-10,000, but one Anderson County girl has hit the jackpot.

    Baily Powell is a third-grader at Saffell Street Elementary School. She said after watching a program on TV she decided to try her luck at finding the famous four leaf clover, and now, in just one week, has a collection nearing 30.

    “I wanted to be lucky,” said Baily. “I found one in my granny’s yard, and then I started looking (more) for them.”

  • BEARCATS STOP SPENCER IN DISTRICT

    Anderson County never had any doubt that Timmy Rogers was the man for the biggest job of the 2017 baseball season. The junior right-hander gave up only three hits before leaving the pitching mound in the sixth inning of a 9-4 romp past Spencer County in the 30th District Tournament Monday at Barnes Memorial Field.

    “They told me about two weeks ago,” Rogers said of when he learned he would be getting the call in the district opener, the early elimination game in the post-season.

  • Underrated Civic Center will leave many great memories

    I’m not sure if I was at the first basketball game played in the Frankfort Convention Center but it had to be close.

    It was back in December of 1971 when the University of Kentucky freshman team played Furman before a sold out crowd. The “Super Kittens” routed a Furman team that was supposed to another of the better freshman classes in America with 7-footer Fessor Leonard and guard Baron Hill, who would later become a U.S. Congressman from southern Indiana.

  • DARE Fishing Derby set for June 3

    The annual Anderson County DARE Fishing Derby is scheduled for Saturday, June 3 at Hope Community Church, located near the Anderson County-Franklin County line on U.S. 127. The derby is set to run from 8-11 a.m. and is open to children 15 and under. All participants must have a parent or guardian with them.

    Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers in the 10- to 15-year-old division and the under-10 division.

    Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. until noon.