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Today's News

  • Wildcat Road sewage dumper found guilty

    The man indicted for dumping an estimated 1,000 gallons of raw sewage into Wildcat Creek in 2012 was found guilty last week in federal court on a felony violation of the federal Clean Water Act.

    David Christopher Giles, who reportedly lived in Tyrone at the time of the incident, was convicted Friday by a jury of 12 following a three-day trial conducted in U.S. District Court in Frankfort.

    He is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 12. There was no immediate indication as to how much time in federal prison he could be sentenced to serve.

  • Dope, pool dominate budget debate

    Heroin and the raiding of the county’s swimming pool fund dominated the discussion last Tuesday when the Anderson County Fiscal Court passed its 2016-17 budget.

    Two magistrates — David Montgomery and Juretta Wells — voted against the $7.4 million budget, with Montgomery objecting the court pulling $125,000 out of a fund set up to build a community swimming pool.

  • School board OKs student fees, higher lunch prices

    The Anderson County School Board voted 3-1 Monday night to keep most instructional fees at Anderson County High School the same for the 2016-17 school year.

    “The one big change is Culinary I and II,” high school principal Chris Glass explained. “They cook a lot and buy a lot of groceries.”

    School board chairman Lee Hahn questioned Glass as to whether the ACHS fees were in-line with what other districts charge.

    “Usually, if they sign up for the courses, they know ahead of time,” Glass said.

  • Kudos for a national champion
  • Health board slashes spending, will not need tax increase

    A budget that will keep its tax rate flat, trim losses in several categories and add to its cash reserves was unanimously approved last Thursday night by the Anderson County Board of Health.

    The $1.3 million spending plan calls for a $254,000 cut in overall spending, the bulk of which comes from leasing out its walk-in clinic to a private health care provider.

    It also calls for a $217,000 cut in revenue, also a byproduct of leasing out its walk-in clinic.

  • District honors a dozen retirees

    Twelve Anderson County Schools’ retirees were honored at a retirement dinner Monday night.

    Sandy Hendry put in 32 years in Anderson County. She retired as instructional coach at Anderson County Middle School.

    Diane Lutz worked in education for 30 years, 15 ½ of which were in Anderson County. She retired as a special education teacher at Saffell Street Elementary School.

    Julie Milburn spent 29 years in education in Anderson County, retiring as a social studies teacher at Anderson County Middle School.

  • The Good, Bad and the Ugly

     

    Column as I see ’em …

    After beating the heat over the weekend by watching Clint Eastwood in “Gran Torino” (his best effort since “The Outlaw Josey Wales”), I’ll pay an homage to old Dirty Harry himself with my own version of the Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

    The good: Anderson County Health Department

  • Gardeners need to beware of ticks

    Like most folks, I am a creature of habit.

    It’s comforting to know something will always be the same, so you can count on it. Change is something that likes to really mess with comfort. I know in my head, that change is good. It keeps us on our toes and forces us to learn new things. Lifelong learner that I am, I really like that last part, but unless I’m really interested in learning it, it usually takes a chair and a whip.

  • Growing peppers? Better be on lookout out for bacterial spot

    Kentucky vegetable growers should be on the lookout for bacterial spot of pepper this week.

    As the most common disease of pepper in Kentucky, homeowners or growers not actively using preventative practices will likely experience at least some bacterial spot.

  • Lawrenceburg Fair, Horse Show kicks off Saturday

    A week of fun is planned at the 2016 Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show which runs Saturday, June 18 through June 25 at the American Legion Fairgrounds.

    While the carnival, with rides provided by Casey’s Rides, doesn’t open until Monday (June 20), pageants and the ATV Drag Race are planned for most of Saturday afternoon.