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Today's News

  • Take steps to protect poultry from bird flu

    Recently a highly pathogenic strain of avian influenza, H7, appeared on a large poultry farm in Tennessee by way of migratory ducks and geese. Currently no birds in Kentucky are infected, however, all poultry producers should take precautions and stay aware.

    The H7 virus is a North American strain that is of wild lineage, meaning waterfowl could be a source of it. Since this is the season for waterfowl to migrate north in the Mississippi flyway, there will be an increased presence of migratory ducks and geese in Kentucky.

  • Thanks to Trump, regulatory relief finally a reality for Kentucky

    From my first days representing Kentucky in the U.S. Senate, I pledged to fight back against the Obama administration’s war on Kentucky coal, which imposed suffocating regulations on our hardworking miners and their families.

    While we may have once used words such as “struggling” and “devastated” to report on the state of our coal industry, I think it’s time for a new outlook and description: “optimistic.”

  • Hunting for Easter eggs

    American Legion Post 34 held its annual Easter egg hunt Sunday April 9 at 1 p.m. There were 12,000 eggs hidden, and a raffle for age specific prize baskets

  • City council gets another earful about fireworks

    Summer’s approach means many things in Lawrenceburg, including a barrage of fireworks in the months before and after the Fourth of July.

    During Monday’s city council meeting, resident Carol Witthaus asked the council at least limit the time fireworks can be discharged in the city.

    “I moved here from Indianapolis and love Lawrenceburg, with one exception,” she said. “Fireworks on the Fourth of July.”

  • City Council Notebook

    Splash park to become

    reality this summer

    The city will receive long-promised federal grant funds sometime this summer to build the splash park if approved two years ago.

    The city is currently in the bidding process for the splash park, which is expected to feature a variety of water items in the city’s park, located near American Legion Post 34 on Broadway.

    City officials said they hope to get the park up and running later this summer.

    By George, he’s back

  • School board takes step to preserve old school house

    The future and fate of the Glensboro School House was the topic of conversation at Monday night’s school board meeting. The schoolhouse, which sits on the Anderson County High School campus, was restored in the 1990s, and moved to its current location with a plan to use the schoolhouse for school clubs, group meetings and other activities; however, the schoolhouse is in need of repair.

  • Student event to focus on clean lifestyles, sobriety

    Anderson County High School students are fighting for cleaner lifestyles by advocating for sobriety in the schools and community.

    The Saving Our Students (S.O.S) Youth Coalition will be presenting “Spotlighting S.O.S” at a free community event held at Anderson County High School auditorium on Tuesday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m. The event will also include several speakers. One of which is a local parent, Laura Sweasy Parrish, whose son died a year ago to a drug overdose.

  • Man charged with threatening woman, child with chainsaw

    A man who once threatened to turn Anderson County High School into “another (expletive) Columbine” was arrested Saturday for allegedly threatening to cut up a woman with a chainsaw, according to a warrant for his arrest.

    James R. Tindal Jr., 23, pf 1430 Van Buren Road, Mt. Eden, was charged after threatening the woman and a child with the chainsaw, running it near them, preventing them from leaving the residence or using her telephone and deflating the tires on her vehicle, according to the warrant.

  • Man found running around in underwear busted for heroin, meth

    A Berea man who police say stripped down to his underwear while running around the Walmart parking lot early Saturday morning was charged with possession of heroin and methamphetamine.

    His girlfriend was charged in the incident, too.

  • Earl Peach took sister Effie’s Christmas toys

    80 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, April 15, 1937

    The seniors at Kavanaugh High School presented the play, “The Green Ghost.”

    Play-goers would be taken to an old haunted mansion where a tyrannical old woman invited all her relatives to help her make her will. The family pearls disappear and an old civil war ghost roamed wherever he wanted. Then the police were called and there was a certain showgirl and then there was the green ghost and the laughs.