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Today's News

  • Payroll up nearly $220,000 in proposed county budget

    Magistrates will vote next Tuesday on a county budget that features a $220,000 increase in salary and benefits and leaves the fiscal court with no surplus revenue in its general fund, according to Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton.

    The proposed budget, which has already passed on a first reading and is scheduled for a second and final reading Tuesday, also discontinues the fiscal court setting aside funds for a swimming pool.

    Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton said Friday that the lack of surplus revenue is a concern.

  • City to break ground for Alton sewer project

    A ground-breaking ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 31 at 1336 Alton Road for the Alton Vacuum Sewer Replacement Project, Lawrenceburg Mayor Sandy Goodlett announced last week.

    Bids for the project were received and opened March 3. The Lawrenceburg City Council awarded the low bidder, Weddle Enterprises Inc. from Somerset the project, with a total base bid of $1,871,045.

    The total project cost with contingencies and fees is projected to be $2,118,149.50.

  • news briefs

    Lane closures scheduled

    for Anderson County

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Department of Highways, announced last week that temporary closures are scheduled for varied routes in Anderson County.

    The closures are necessary for signs to be installed.

    The closures are scheduled between Tuesday, May 30 and Sept. 29 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. No specific dates were provided for each closure at this time.

    Short term lane and/or shoulder closures may be in effect for the following locations:

  • Trump only delivering photo ops

    Jobs, jobs, jobs.

    This is the rallying cry from followers of the president, and rightly so. Enough about Russia. Enough about the election. Enough about leaks and palace intrigue at the White House and Mar a Lago and golf. Enough.

    We need jobs. We need to find a way to keep companies in the United States. We need good jobs that offer stability and pay a living wage.

    The president made us a promise. Let’s give him a chance.

  • Get kids up and moving this summer

    It’s the end of the school year and I just saw the perfect T-shirt that said it all, “Dear Parents, tag, you’re it, Love Teachers.”

    There is nothing like the start of summer to put a song in our hearts and smiles on our faces.

  • Keep trees free of cedar-apple rust

    Cedar-apple rust is the most common and economically important rust disease of apple in Kentucky. Symptoms of this disease are beginning to appear across the state. The pathogen overwinters as galls on cedar and juniper. Removal of these pathogen sources on cedar can later reduce disease incidence on apple. Once apple trees become infected limited management options are available.

    Cedar-apple rust facts

  • Adult Learning Center offers variety of summer classes

    From staff reports

    The Adult Learning Center, 219 East Woodford St., Lawrenceburg, is offering the following classes this summer.

    Call Jacque Zeller at 839-3754 or email jacque.zeller@anderson.kyschools.us to register for ACE classes.

    American Sign Language

    Beginning American Sign Language I is 10 a.m. to noon June 3.

  • Mild winter brings harsh tick season

    By Kentucky Health News Service

    Warm weather and outdoor activities go hand in hand, but it also means tick season is upon us — and it’s expected to be a bad one this year because the winter was so mild. Tick season in Kentucky runs through August.

    The lone star tick and the American dog tick are the most common ticks in Kentucky, and are commonly found in wooded or grassy areas.

  • Walmart associates are on ‘Pathway’ to success

    Those hired to work at the Walmart store in Lawrenceburg don’t simply show up, put on their name tag and perform their assigned duties.

    For the past year, they also are automatically enrolled in a rigorous, 90-day training program called Pathways, which is designed to help them provide exceptional customer service.

  • chamber news and notes

    New members

    Ashwood Place

    Lawrenceburg Urgent Care

    Florida Tile

    U Bounce Inc.

    Frankfort Elder Law, PLLC

    Anderson County Arts Council

    Membership renewals

    Hurricane Bay Car Wash

    Hyatt Plumbing & HVAC

    Anderson County Burgoo Festival Inc.

    Bluegrass Community Hospital

    Lovers Leap Vineyards & Winery

    Adecco

    Papa John’s Pizza

    Anderson County Little League, Inc.

    Farm Credit MidAmerica