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Today's News

  • Enthusiasm high as new tourism commission meets

    Monday marked a new day for tourism in Anderson County when the Lawrenceburg/Anderson County Tourism Commission held its first meeting.

    Mayor Sandy Goodlett and Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton worked for months to form the commission, which formerly operated solely as a function of county government, saying they are both thrilled to see it begin.

    “I’m excited about it,” said Gritton. “We now have joint tourism between the city and county, and I look forward to bigger and better things.”

  • Pokemon Go craze a big hit in Anderson County, too

    A Pokemon is nearby.

    Unless you’ve been living under a rock lately, you’ve undoubtedly heard of the latest fad — Pokemon Go.

    The game, which is a free download for phones or mobile devices, has players young and old, meandering all over town in search of virtual creatures to capture.

    “The main goal is to find as many different types of Pokemon as you can. In order to find Pokemon and hatch Pokeman eggs, the player has to walk around, often exploring the areas around them,” Jordan Arnold, 19, explained.

  • Hollander installed as district governor

    Lion Guy Hollander, right, of the Lawrenceburg Lions Club is shown after he was recently installed to the office of district governor for Lions District 43T. ‘It is an honor to be elevated to this position and I hope the next year will be a success both in service and in membership growth,’ he said in a news release. District 43T raised more than $150,000 in community service funds and performed 6,000 hours of community service, according to the news release. Shown with Hollander are, from left, Lions Carol Hollander, Diane Corlew and Bob Corlew.

  • Education briefs

    Sixth grade open house set at ACMS

    Anderson County Middle School will host an open house for incoming sixth-graders from 5:30 to 7 p.m. July 26.

    The school supply list for sixth-graders is: Binder/Trapper Keeper; 8 three-holed pocket folders; markers, crayons, or colored pencils; composition notebook (science); 1 five-subject notebook (math); pencils; loose-leaf paper; 1 highlighter; index cards (literacy); and dry erase markers (math).

  • Catch of a lifetime

    Marvin Kelly has caught plenty of catfish since his father taught him how as a child, but none came near the whopper he landed July 12.

    Kelly landed a massive 98-pound blue cat at a pay lake on Cornishville Road in Mercer County, by far the largest he’s ever caught.

    “Before that is was 38 pounds,” said Kelly, an avid fisherman whose latest conquest netted him a nifty $240 from an ongoing catfish pot at the lake.

    “I had to turn [the fish] back but I won the fish pot, so it was a good day,” he said.

  • Daycare costs go up for Saffell St. parents, down at Turner

    Daycare rates at Robert B. Turner Elementary School will drop $5. Rates at Saffell Street Elementary School will rise $5.

    Currently, parents are charged $45 for one week of daycare per child. For families with more than one student, the cost of the second child is $35 per week or $10 per day.

    “The goal is to ensure all daycares are self-sufficient and fund themselves,” schools superintendent Sheila Mitchell said.

  • Some murder cops, others give hugs

    Column as I see ’em …

    Sometimes it’s the smallest gestures that mean the most.

    Monday, when I’m sure it seemed he and his fellow police officers were shoveling you know what against the tide, Clay Crouch got an unexpected but certainly welcome thank-you hug from a woman he didn’t even know.

    I was at 5 Star getting a cold drink on a hot day when Crouch pulled in to gas up his cruiser and get a beverage of his own.

  • Letters to the Editor

    To the editor:

    In “The Way We Were” section on July 16, there is a priceless picture of loved ones preparing to visit my late parents in Monterrey, Mexico.

    Only two of our immediate family of C. Marion and Mazie Railey remain. My older sister Fern, and her husband Roy McClain, are getting ready to celebrate 64 years of marriage on July 29.

    The good folks of Anderson County still remain in our hearts, and the bodies of our parents are buried in Corinth Cemetery. I plan for mine to be buried there, too.

  • Save precious freezer space by canning

    We are now half way through summer. I believe I just made a bunch of folks cheer and a bunch of folks groan. Well, nothing like offering something for everyone.

    The growing seasons in Kentucky vary wildly. Here in Anderson County we can typically start spring crops outdoors in March. Summer crops can start to be planted in May and fall crops start in July and August.

  • Help available for binge-eating disorder

    Binge eating is the most common eating disorder in America.

    We hear more about anorexia and bulimia but binge eating affects more people. Some studies have found that boys and men with eating disorders are more likely to be binge eaters than to have either bulimia or anorexia. Women and girls also suffer from binge-eating disorder. It’s a hidden problem.

    According to research reports from the National Institute of Health there at least three treatment options to help patients with binge-eating disorder curtail their eating.