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Today's News

  • Farmers suffering from wet weather woes

    The good news is that it’s actually healthier to let your grass grow long this time of year. Experts say 3 inches is a good height. They don’t say anything about 6-12 inches. Oh, these rains.

    Typically in July, our average monthly rainfall is 4 inches. Guess it just wanted to be an overachiever this year. At least we don’t have to water the trees and shrubs to help them handle these hot July temperatures. Geez-o-pete. It’s like Mother Nature took a water pill and has to pee every 20 minutes.

  • POW honored
  • In Alton, the wrecks just keep coming

    Speed traps? Check.

    Angry residents? Check.

    Another car ending up in Brian Flood’s front yard on Graefenburg Road in Alton? Check.

    Despite efforts to slow traffic and calls from Alton residents to make improvements to Graefenburg Road, a woman’s car veered off the narrow state highway early Sunday morning, sheered off a phone pole and landed upside down in Flood’s front yard.

    Carol Miller of Simpsonville sustained minor injuries in the wreck and was transported to Frankfort Regional Medical Center via Anderson County EMS.

  • Giving Main Street another chance

    Life is slowly coming to downtown Lawrenceburg. Anyone who takes a stroll down the sidewalks on Main Street can see the fresh paint on the old buildings, new signs in the windows and construction crews, plumbers and electricians working long hours to bring new businesses to fruition.

    When asked why the resurgence, many new business owners say they were inspired by the sudden spike in bourbon’s popularity and, as the Bourbon Trail continues to attract thousands of visitors to local distilleries, they say they hope to offer out-of-towners a taste of Lawrenceburg.

  • Feeding hay? Know the facts about blister beetles

    Blister beetles are plant-feeding insects that contain cantharidin, a toxic defensive chemical that protects them from predators.

    Accidentally crushing a beetle against the skin can result in a painful blister, the source of the insect’s common name. In sufficient quantity, cantharidin in the bodies of living or dead blister beetles can be toxic, especially to horses. In some cases sheep and cattle may be affected.

    Blister beetle poisoning

  • Library Calendar July 22, 2015

    The Anderson Public Library will offer the following free classes in July:

    Pilates Plus

    When: Mondays and Wednesdas

    Time: 3:30-4:30 p.m.

    Make Your Resume

    When: Thursday, July 23

    Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

    Summer Reading Celebration

    When: Saturday, July 25

    Time: 4 p.m.-6 p.m.

     

    Seniors Computer Class

    When: Tuesday, July 28

    Time: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

    Set Up Your Tablet

    When: Wednesday, July 29

    Time: 10 a.m.-11 a.m.

  • Flush-with-cash library to be just fine

    Column as I see ’em …

    Let’s start this week off by drilling a little more deeply into the library board’s decision to spend $4 million on an 8,000 square foot expansion project, not to mention the funky, if not wholly improper, way the final decision was made.

    First the good news. Those gnashing their teeth over the prospect of seeing a tax increase due to this expansion can chill. The library has about $2.6 million in reserve funds, which is more than the city council, fiscal court, school district and health department combined.

  • School board OKs stiffer penalties for truancy

    Thanks to an approved change in the district’s code of conduct manual for the 2015-2016 year, parents or guardians of habitually truant students could face a charge of educational neglect if students continue to remain absent from school.

    Anderson County Schools Director of Student Services Derek Shouse requested the board approve the change last Monday night as another option the school system can implement to prevent chronic absenteeism.

  • Christ is the standard by which to live your life

    What ultimately provided the missing piece for the men referred to in our previous columns?

    That missing link for them hinged on two other very important words concerning the Lord Jesus Christ: prominent and pre-eminent.

    The meanings hidden in these two words seemed to throw the door of understanding wide open. Prominent communicates the idea of one among many. While pre-eminent means there is no one else or the one and only one.

  • Freeman-Hancock Engagement

    Mr. and Mrs. Keith Freeman of Versailles announce the engagement of their daughter, Haley Suzanne Freeman, to Christopher Gerald Hancock of Sturgis.

    The wedding is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. July 25 at St. Leo Catholic Church in Versailles. Formal invitations have been sent.

    The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Hancock of Sturgis.

    A graduate of Western Kentucky University and a member of Farmhouse fraternity, the groom is employed by Toyo Automotive Parts in Franklin.