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Today's News

  • sanity to fireworks use

    Column as I see ’em …

    First a little house cleaning. For those who care, I’m still in the Buffalo area, caring for my mom. Her will to live is incredible, and I’m a better man for witnessing that.

    Thanks to the tech wizards at our corporate headquarters in Shelbyville, I’m just about fully functional from here and able to access the computer on my desk as if it where in front of me, hence me filing some copy this week from afar.

  • Holding public records hostage

    While employed as an instructor at the University of Kentucky’s School of Journalism, former hostage Terry Anderson recounted his five-year battle with federal agencies to obtain copies of public records under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) relating to the government’s efforts to secure his release from Hezbollah kidnappers during his nearly seven-year captivity.

  • Facts, management options for dogwood anthracnose

    Anthracnose of dogwood is a common problem in Kentucky.

    Symptoms on landscape and forest dogwoods often first appear during wet periods in late spring. If left unmanaged, the pathogen spreads, eventually resulting in plant death.

    Selection of resistant varieties and maintenance of tree health are critical for disease prevention.

    Dogwood anthracnose facts

  • Graham participates in Campbellsville’s Kids Colleges

    Food. Science. Archery. Art. Computers.

    Students in grades third through eighth, including Evan Graham of Lawrenceburg, were offered opportunities to broaden the scope of their interests and interact with other young people at Campbellsville University in the Virginia Ponser Flanagan Technology Training Center from June 5-8.

    Students were able to choose two sessions from the following: Cool Scientist, Amazing Art, Sharp Shooting Archery, Cooking Up A Storm and Microsoft Office Fun with Computer Programming for Kids for July only.

  • Jail Log

    From staff reports

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

    May 25

    Logan Stephens was charged with DUI by the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    John Stratton was charged with public intoxication, third-degree criminal trespassing, second-degree disorderly conduct and resisting arrest by the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    Justin Tracy was charged with failure to appear by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

    May 27

  • 60th Anniversary

    60th anniversary

  • Hume Birth

    Hannah Lou Hume and Nathan Cox of Lawrenceburg announce the birth of their son, Shane Nathan Alexander Cox, on June 5, 2017 at 12:17 p.m. at Central Baptist Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces and was 18.75 inches in length at birth. Maternal grandparents are Robbie and Nicole Hume of Lawrenceburg. Paternal grandparents are Colin and Lora Cox of Lawrenceburg.

  • Are you remaining silent as evil and sin run rampant?

    I saw an interview this week with a man who owns an orchard and family farm near Lansing, Michigan.

  • It’s official: Anderson County is Work Ready

    A Work Ready Community sign unveiling took place last Wednesday at the Anderson County Board of Education.

    Earlier this year, Anderson County was named one of only a few Kentucky Work Ready Communities, when it became one of only 34 other counties throughout the state to hold this certificate. Superintendent Sheila Mitchell said that the Work Ready plan will prepare students better than before as Anderson County provides opportunities for additional soft-skill course work and certificates.

  • Lawrenceburg veteran has Memorial Day to remember

    Anderson County native Tom Ritchey served in the U. S. Army from 1957 to 1959, and recently was able to get back in touch with a fellow soldier he served with at the Pentagon.

    Ritchey served with Allan O’Brien as part of the Pentagon’s motor pool, and had not seen nor heard from him since they finished their time together in 1959.