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Today's News

  • Here’s who to blame for school budget woes

    The mere mention of former Gov. Beshear in anything but a positive light these days seems to elicit an immediate lawsuit from his son in the attorney general’s office, but that’s a risk I’ll just have to take.

    While putting together a story about our school district’s budget woes for last week’s paper, it became obvious that the hand wringing by the education establishment and elites in Frankfort directed at Gov. Bevin following his election was misplaced and should have been directed at Beshear.

  • Don’t let garden woes bum you out

    When is the last time you heard someone utter the phrase, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again?”

    Think about it. It’s just not that popular anymore. I recently read an article about the lack of problem solving skills taught in education today. I didn’t agree with all of it, but it did get my wheels turning.

    Those of us with five or six decades under our belt did have more opportunity to problem solve. We were allowed to fail, over and over again.

  • Here’s what happens if you don’t or can’t pay your property taxes

    As property owners, we all dread the October mailing of tax bills.

    All 2015 delinquent tax bills were sold to third party purchasers Aug. 11. Together, the sheriff’s office and the county clerk’s office collected over 99.99 percent of the total bills mailed last October.

    Now the 2016 process begins. Over the past several years, our office has received questions regarding the process that goes into the assessment, calculation and collection of these bills. I thought this would good time to address this very issue.

  • Horse, deer flies make life miserable for humans and cows

    Female horse flies and deer flies slash skin with blade-like mouthparts to create small pools of blood from which they feed.

    Both groups of these closely related flies can be serious pests of cattle, horses and humans. Horse flies range in size from 3/4 to 1 1/4 inches long.  They usually have clear or solidly colored wings and brightly colored eyes. Deer flies, which are more likely to bite humans, are smaller with dark bands across the wings and colored eyes similar to those of horse flies.

  • Parkway wreck can’t derail Ohio man’s hog hunt

    A man headed to Arkansas to hunt hogs had his trip derailed Sunday afternoon when the vehicle he was driving wrecked on the Bluegrass Parkway just outside of Lawrenceburg.

    Freddie Thacker, 73, of Hillsborough, Ohio was headed to his family’s farm in Arkansas when a strong gust of wind forced the trailer he was hauling to begin fishtailing and toppled onto its side, according to deputy Tony Likins of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

    Thacker was alone in his vehicle and not injured, Likins said.

  • New office will assist drug addicts

    “We can’t wait that long.”

    With those five words, Sherry Satterly Walker got the attention of The ASK (Addiction Support of Kentucky) Foundation focused on the drug addiction problem in Anderson County.

    Walker was meeting with Ida Roberts, CEO and founder of The ASK Foundation, when Roberts mentioned that the foundation was planning to open an office in Lawrenceburg next year.

  • Howard wins Kentucky Blood Center scholarship

    From staff reports

    Lawrenceburg’s Arin Nikki Harvey was awarded a $500 Power of Life Scholarship by the Kentucky Blood Center, the agency announced.

    A graduate of Anderson County High School, Harvey plans to attend Kentucky State University this fall, according to a news release.

    Since 2010, Kentucky Blood Center (KBC) has awarded more than 500 scholarships to Kentucky high schools that host blood drives. The school earns the award based on the number of donations at blood drives hosted by the school.

  • Economic Development Authority receives, gives grants

    The Lawrenceburg/Anderson County Economic Devel-opment Authority showed it was good to both give and receive during its meeting Wednesday morning at Law-renceburg City Hall.

    The agency approved a $500 grant for the fledgling Anderson County Arts Council after accepted a $2,000 grant from the Lexington Board of Area Realtors (LBAR).

  • Jail log

    The following people were arrested and transported to jail, according to information released by Anderson County Jailer Joani Clark.

    July 23

    Jeffery Weber was charged with parole violation by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

    Justin Stratton was charged with first- and second-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and tampering with physical evidence by the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    Robert Sawyer was charged with failure to appear by the Kentucky State Police.

  • Martin Family Circus hitting the right chord

    “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” I Corinthians 13:13 (NIV).

    There’s little doubt that the Martin Family Circus has scored what might be the prime gig for a group making its own name at the Kentucky State Fair. The Martins, people with strong Kentucky ties, will be opening for The Oak Ridge Boys’ amazingly popular – 41 years and counting – show.