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Today's News

  • Fire cadet salvages old plaque
  • Cutting a rug

    Former governor and current state Senator Julian Carroll made an unexpected stop at the Anderson County Senior Citizens Center last Wednesday for the potluck lunch. He spoke on a few issues, shook hands, posed for pictures and danced with a few ladies. Above: Carroll shows off his dancing moves with Estella Glover.

  • Kid gloves for robbery suspects?

    Column as I see ’em …

    Did you have a loved one who was not allowed to “walk” during the recent high school graduation ceremony due to unpaid student fees, athlete fees or some other technicality?

    If so, I strongly advise you to go read Cheryl’s gardening column because what you’re about to read here is really going to bake your biscuits.

  • Not too late to plant a fall garden

    Can you believe June is almost over? If only winter would go by so fast.

    On the bright side, those of you who’ve been too busy to get that garden planted still have time. There are a lot of vegetables that can be planted right up to fall. So, let’s start with what you can plant in June.

  • Know facts about 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

  • Friends of the Library to host book sale Saturday

    Friends of the Anderson Public Library will host their second book sale Saturday.

    The sale, which will take place on the back lawn of the Anderson Public Library, will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    The sale will feature a large selection of new books, as well as used books of all kinds.

    “We invite children taking part in the library’s summer reading program to come in for a free book,” Friends’ member Donna Herrick said. “Also, anyone who brings in this article from The Anderson News, will receive a free book.”

  • Fireworks display scheduled for July 4

    The annual fireworks display in Lawrenceburg is scheduled for dusk Monday, July 4 in the Anderson County Park.

    The day’s festivities will kick off at 5:30 with the annual Veterans Parade that will travel from American Legion Post 34 on Broadway to Main Street and Lawrenceburg Green.

    Participants are asked to begin lining up at 4:30 p.m. at the American Legion. The Legion’s Auxiliary will provide hot dogs, chips and other refreshments to participants.

  • Kudos for a national champion
  • Health board slashes spending, will not need tax increase

    A budget that will keep its tax rate flat, trim losses in several categories and add to its cash reserves was unanimously approved last Thursday night by the Anderson County Board of Health.

    The $1.3 million spending plan calls for a $254,000 cut in overall spending, the bulk of which comes from leasing out its walk-in clinic to a private health care provider.

    It also calls for a $217,000 cut in revenue, also a byproduct of leasing out its walk-in clinic.

  • District honors a dozen retirees

    Twelve Anderson County Schools’ retirees were honored at a retirement dinner Monday night.

    Sandy Hendry put in 32 years in Anderson County. She retired as instructional coach at Anderson County Middle School.

    Diane Lutz worked in education for 30 years, 15 ½ of which were in Anderson County. She retired as a special education teacher at Saffell Street Elementary School.

    Julie Milburn spent 29 years in education in Anderson County, retiring as a social studies teacher at Anderson County Middle School.