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Today's News

  • Which candidate has Kentucky in its cards?

    Tuesday’s primary dealt the cards for the Nov. 8 general election. Who holds the good hands in Kentucky?

    Not Hillary Clinton.

    With a huge effort, she avoided embarrassment, but her 0.43-percentage-point win over Bernie Sanders was less a victory than an avoidance of setback.

  • Ways to help mitigate disease problems in vegetable plantings

    More than 100 areas of Kentucky, from Calloway to Pike counties, have been unlucky enough to receive pop-up hailstorms within the last three weeks.

    Hail is typically accompanied by driving rains and wind and can physically damage even the strongest plants. Depending on the extent, plants can usually recover from hail damage.

  • Stand up for transgender rights

    By Caylee Godby

    Transgenders are being harassed by the government and our society.

    Throughout history, people who are different from society’s system of conformity are considered unequal and are treated as such.

    A major issue concerning transgenders has been bathroom use. Many laws are already in place that have forced these valuable members of our society one option: using the bathroom that coincides with their gender at birth.

    Transgenders should be allowed to use the restroom according to their preferred gender.

  • Fiscal court has bills issues of its own

    Column as I see ’em …

    For all of the handwringing and gnashing of teeth that has been done over some shirts and parkas purchased by the coroner’s office, the fiscal court would better redirect its efforts in cleaning up its own fiscal shortcomings.

    Again this year, the fiscal court has received what amounts to a lousy state audit, complete with a note that you, Mr. and Mrs. Taxpayer, fronted about $200 to provide training for a non-county employee.

  • Annual DARE Fishing Derby scheduled for June 4

    It’s time to change the line on your fishing reel and break out the stink bait because the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office’s annual DARE Fishing Derby is scheduled for Saturday, June 4.

    The derby is scheduled from 8 to 11 a.m. at Hope Community Church, located on U.S. 127 just north of the Anderson County line.

    The derby is open to children 15 and under. Registration is free and lunch will be provided.

    Parents are welcome to fish with their children immediately following the derby from 11 a.m. to noon.

  • Coroner delivers DEATH BLOW!

    The feud between the county’s coroner and two members of the Anderson County Fiscal Court boiled over Thursday night when the coroner delivered a blistering public rebuke of magistrates Meredith Lewis and Kenny Barnett.

    Coroner Dr. Mark Tussey ripped into Lewis for calling him “irresponsible” in March for money he spent on uniforms and safety parkas.

    On Thursday, Lewis spent several minutes explaining why she made the remark and at one point during the 15-minute exchange apologized for making it.

  • Walking ‘The Walk’

    In its first year, ‘Senior Walk’ brings the soon-to-be high school graduates, in their caps and gowns, back to their home elementary school to celebrate their graduation with the youngsters. The former Saffell students danced in the halls and slapped high fives with the current Saffell students. Elementary students held signs and cards, and waved pom-poms for the class of 2016. For more on this year’s senior class, see our annual graduation section inside.

  • Naked woman in vehicle leads to drug bust

    Having a naked woman in your car while it’s parked on Ballard Street will draw the attention of the police.

    Having suspected drugs in your car at the same time will land you behind bars.

    That was the case Monday for a Lawrenceburg man who was charged with trafficking heroin and other related drug charges.

  • Audit: Fiscal court paid to train non-county employee

    A state audit of the Anderson County Fiscal Court shows numerous problems, including how the county controls its credit cards and its purchases.

    Released last week by state Auditor Mike Harmon, the audit focuses on the county’s finances during the 2013-2014 fiscal year and includes a litany of issues related to segregation of duties.

  • Safety study begins on 151

    After months of demands followed up by a lawsuit, Alton residents are finally getting what they’ve asked for all along: a safety study of Highway 151.

    News of the study surfaced following a meeting last week between representatives of Group 151, which filed the lawsuit, and transportation cabinet officials in an effort to settle the suit outside of court.