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Today's News

  • Math teacher offers students education abroad

    Jennings Barnett, a math teacher at the Christian Academy of Lawrencebug, said sometimes the best education a person can get is outside the confines of a classroom. It is for this reason he has designed an educational trip to Costa Rica that is open to all students in Anderson County.

    The trip will consist of eight days and six nights and the group will travel around central Costa Rica taking in the sights and guided tours with experienced guides.

  • Fun at the State Fair
  • Former Lawrenceburg family purchases Perryville funeral home

    Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in the Advocate-Messenger and appears here with permission.

    Patrons and passers by might not have noticed Monday, but a longtime Perryville funeral home passed from one family to another.

    Wilder Funeral Home will now be operated by former Lawrenceburg residents David and wife Lea Ellen Walden, maintaining the name for the time being and, according to the Waldens, not missing a beat. Their son Kyle will also help run the funeral home.

  • Fun in the Sun
  • Anderson native named communications director for Bridgestone Americas

    Tire and rubber manufacturer Bridgestone Americas announced that Emily Baker Richard, a daughter of Darrell and Jean Baker of Lawrenceburg, has joined its team as its director of communications, according to a news release.

    Richard will be responsible for defining strategies and managing communications pertaining to Bridgestone America’s reputation, teammates, operations and businesses across its manufacturing sites/communities throughout North America and in Africa.

  • Stopping trucks on Hwy 151 can be done

    Column as I see ’em …

    One of these days you’re going to pick up a copy of this newspaper and read all about how a family was killed when a tractor-trailer plowed through their home on Graefenburg Road — aka State Highway 151 — in Alton.

    It nearly happened last week when gas tanker plowed through five yards and miraculously didn’t explode when it struck a tree.

  • Visit to middle school cafeteria surprisingly pleasant

    Long before gluten was widely touted as the root of all evil and kale became the green of everlasting life, lunch was my favorite subject during school.

    I remember the guessing game my friends would play during our long march to the cafeteria, were we going to be treated to huge cinnamon rolls and savory chili today. Surely to goodness there would be chocolate pudding.

  • Fair time equals ‘cotton candy’ in trees

    We are less than one month away from fall. Yes, Sept. 23 is just around the corner, but has anyone else already noticed a slight change in the plants? I know my Echinacea, aka purple coneflower, has already gone to seed and the birds are loving it. Some locust leaves have started turning as well. Can we say climate change?

  • Popular, low-calorie and fat-free, eggplant is always in season

    Eggplant is a favorite in many areas of the South.

    Thomas Jefferson, who experimented with many varieties of plants in his Virginia garden, is credited with introducing eggplant to North America.

    Eggplant is a member of the nightshade family and is native to India. Eggplant is related to potatoes, tomatoes and peppers.

  • Ample rain should mean bountiful dove season

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    It is late August and already it is the third wettest summer on record for Frankfort and the fifth wettest for Louisville. Corn fields across most of Kentucky look robust as do pastures, yards and soybean fields.

    This portends excellent conditions for the dove season opener on Tuesday, Sept. 1.