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Today's News

  • Answers to questions about vehicle registration, taxes

    Early each year our office receives questions regarding vehicle license and taxes. I hope that the answers provided below will help.
    Why haven’t we mailed your vehicle tax bills?
    First, the cards are not bills, they are just courtesy notices and second, they are mailed by the Department of Revenue.

  • You are what you eat, so learn to eat well

    We’ve all heard the saying “You can’t have one without the other.” It works with everything, you know. All things work in combination. It’s called the Web of Life. Every living thing on this earth is connected through combinations.

  • Diversions provide excuses for another late state budget

    Any takers on a bet that state lawmakers again this year won’t be able to agree to a budget within their allotted 60 days?
    Didn’t think so, not with the mish-mash of problems that are sure to divide and ultimately conquer legislators more worried about the coming election than actually fixing Kentucky’s budget woes.
    As if taking a cue from their compatriots in Washington, DC, look for legislators on both sides of the aisle to seek victory through vitriol in a game of mutually assured destruction for everyone but themselves.

  • New TV date for burgoo champs

    Anderson County’s reigning burgoo champs are now scheduled to appear on cable TV’s “Hungry Brothers” show on Monday, Jan. 20 at 11:30 a.m., according to a news release.
    Jesse Sanford and Jeff Royalty were filed last summer making burgoo for the show, which features brothers Tom and Henry Herbert sampling cuisine from across the country.
    The show was originally scheduled to air last month but was moved into a new date.
    The episode was filmed amid strict secrecy at Four Roses Distillery, where both men work.

  • Health department to offer food managers training

    The Anderson County health department will be offering mandatory food managers training courses starting Jan. 19 from 4:30-8:30 p.m. at the health department.
    The training class will also be offered Jan. 21 from 12:30-4:30 p.m.
    According to the release, the class is based on the Serve-Safe video. The training class includes discussion and an exam will be given.

  • Anderson among 96 counties with increased unemployment rate

    Unemployment rates rose in 96 Kentucky counties between November 2012 and November 2013, and Anderson County was no exception.
    Anderson’s rate jumped from 6.3 percent in November 2012 to 6.7 this past November, according to information released by the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training.
    The rate dipped, though, from 7 percent in October.
    Of the 10,747 people in the county’s labor force, 743 were unemployed, the office said in a news release.

  • Hazlett to be inducted into Veterans Hall of Fame

    Larry Hazlett, the public works director for the city of Lawrenceburg and an Army veteran who served a tour of duty during the Vietnam War, was recently selected to be among the first class of veterans to be inducted into the Veterans Hall of Fame, according to a news release.
    The induction will be held in a two-day event on March 11-12 at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Frankfort. A gala dinner will be held March 11 and the induction will be held at 11 a.m. on March 12.

  • Injured senior heads home
  • Man airlifted following wreck on Beaver Lake Road

    A 26-year-old Lawrenceburg man was seriously injured and airlifted by helicopter after being ejected from his vehicle Thursday afternoon.
    Charles Hahn III, 26, of Bardstown Road sustained serious injuries after the car he was driving eastbound on Bardstown Road overcorrected, struck a tree and then spun around to a stop in the eastbound lane, police said.
    Hahn was the sole occupant, and no other vehicles were involved in the accident.

  • Two trials postponed in case of tied up child

    The trial dates for the parents charged with tying up their 3-year-old daughter for up to 16 hours a day have again been postponed.
    The mother, Rebecca Medley, will next appear in Anderson Circuit Court on Feb. 4 for a pre-trial conference. Her husband, Herbert Medley, will appear for a pretrial conference March 4. Both were due to stand trial this month on a charge of first-degree criminal child abuse.