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Today's News

  • Kays strong in Heart of Bluegrass

    Anderson County junior Evan Kays turned in a strong performance in only her second track meet Saturday, placing sixth in the 200- and 400-meter dashes at the Heart of the Bluegrass meet, held at Alvis Johnson Field in Harrodsburg.

    Kays scored Anderson’s only points, placing sixth in the 200-meter dash and eighth in the 400 meters to score Anderson’s only points in the prestigious meet.

  • Robotics team advances to world competition

    The Lectric Legends FTC Robotics Team advanced to the FIRST Tech Challenge World Competition in St. Louis by taking home the second place Connect Award earlier this month at the regional competition held in Iowa.

    The teams that are set to compete in St. Louis are among the top 2 percent of the 12,000 FTC teams in the world.

    One hundred twenty-eight teams internationally and from the United States will attend the world competition, which will take place April 26–29.

  • Teri stays, and I hope you do, too

    Column as I see ’em …

    Has the addition of occasional guest columnist Teri Carter offended you?

    I ask because I’ve heard muted grumbling from some corners of our readership, and received a note from a longtime subscriber this week hinting that he is none too happy about me having Carter’s left-leaning viewpoints on this page.

  • Epsom salts are good for what ails you and your plants

    Longer, warmer days are seductive. They entice you to spend long hours toiling away at physical labor outdoors. They also remind you how much time you spent in the chair this winter. After a day on the farm, I feel all my muscles, a little too much. Enter the cure all Epsom salts.

    Epsom salts has a wide variety of uses and should be a staple in every gardener’s home. Here’s a little factoid for you. Epsom salts gets its name not from the mineral it contains but the location it comes from, Epsom, England.

  • 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.