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Today's News

  • Man jailed for ‘smacking’ woman, hitting her with car

    A man who allegedly struck a woman with a vehicle and “smacked” her while yelling at her remains behind bars following his arrest.

    Michael Mitchell, 21, of 1004 Terri Lane is charged with first-degree assault, first- and second-offense alcohol intoxication in a public place and first-degree fleeing or evading police, according to citations issued by Sgt. Patrick Beasely and deputy Tony Likins of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Tipton named to committee

    State Rep. James Tipton (R-Taylorsville) was appointed June 6 to the Education Committee of the Southern Legislative Conference (SLC), according to a news release from his office.

    “I’m honored to have been appointed to this committee by Speaker Hoover, and look forward to getting to work,” said Tipton, who represents Anderson County in the House and serves as chairman of the House Budget Review Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education and House Education Committee.

  • Evil coming to Main Street

    Main Street in Lawrenceburg is developing a reputation of having vibrant stores and terrific restaurants filled with friendly faces.

    Come this fall, it will also have a reputation as place to go to be scared out of your mind.

    The creepy collection of scary clowns and horror-movie characters who formerly haunted Eagle Lake are taking up residence later this year on Main Street, and will convert the four aparentments above The Mix and the gunsmith store into a virtual nightmare.

  • Ghost walk tours to return June 10

    Locals and travelers alike don’t have to wait for Halloween to experience some thrills and chills on the Lawrenceburg Ghost Walk.

    Jeff Waldridge is about to start his fourth season of conducting the Ghost Walk, which kicks off on June 10 at 8 p.m., and will continue to run every Saturday until Halloween. Those who participate will have the opportunity to get several chances at experiencing the supernatural.

  • County tops Ky. in USDA loans

    USDA officials and Anderson County relators gathered at the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg last Thursday to celebrate Anderson County coming in first place throughout the state for USDA loans for single-family housing. This program assists low and moderate income homebuyers in being able to purchase their own home.

  • Olmsted attends VAMPY

    From the end of June through early July, Western Kentucky University hosted its 34th annual Summer Program for Verbally and Mathematically Precocious Youth.

    In order to qualify for attendance, students are required to earn a qualifying score on their SAT or ACT.

  • Unpopular but effective advice for dealing with bullies

    Column as I see ’em …

    What you are about to read will make many educators and the weak-kneed alike audibly gasp.

    Frankly, I don’t care.

    A young mother who lives in another state called me over the weekend, saying that her newly minted second grader had already been the victim of a bully, a mouth-breathing little creep (my description, not hers) who has spent the first week of school picking on her son and has even hit him once.

  • There’s still enough time to plant some late-season vegetables

    My life is far from perfect, but some days are pretty darn close! Sunday was just beautiful. Got lots of chores done and even made a big batch of vegetable soup to can for this winter. Where did this summer go?

    Maybe the wacky weather made it seem like summer came through like an Indy 500 pace car, with a slow start and a fast exit. The walnuts are already dropping and I’m still playing catch up. I do love my summer chores though. Now that my allergies are under control.

  • Donations to improve farming research

    During its last meeting, The Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation Board of Directors voted to donate more than $1 million in incentives toward the facility’s new Grain and Forage Center of Excellence.

    The funds will be divided between two specific projects, with $500,000 spent over a five-year period for the naming rights of the main entrance, and the remaining $500,000 paid over a five-year period that will support statewide water recourses targeted specifically to enhance water management as part of ongoing research.

  • District presents scholarships

    The Anderson County Conservation District recently presented scholarship awards to three students.

    Buddy Smith, the organization’s vice president, presented scholarships to Robert Bird, a freshman at Georgetown College and a 2017 graduate of the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg.

    Smith also presented a scholarship to Michala Frederick, a student at Western Kentucky University who is studying veterinary medicine.