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Today's News

  • Woodlawn and Franklin merge into one CASA

    Effective Jan. 1 CASA at Woodlawn and Franklin County CASA have merged together to form one non-profit entity—CASA of the Bluegrass, according to a news release.
    The integration of the two programs is for the benefit of the volunteers and children served and will allow the programs to serve a greater number of children in Kentucky. The goals of the merger are as follow:
    • To combine staff, resources, and best practices to ensure quality advocacy.
    • To increase CASA’s presence and spread CASA’s mission throughout Central Kentucky.

  • Beggars can’t be choosers with pipeline grants

    An extra $50,000 for school safety is a needed $50,000, even if it comes courtesy of the controversial Bluegrass Pipeline.
    A few weeks ago it seemed no public agency in Anderson County would dare touch pipeline money through the Bluegrass Pipeline Community Grant Program.
    Looks like the school district has, and staff has confirmed that applications were submitted late last week for two $25,000 pipeline grants.
    That’s a good thing for the school district, and here’s why.

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  • Share your ‘meet cute’ love stories with the News

    In the movies they call it a “meet cute.”
    The beautiful ingénue drops her stack of papers and bumps heads with a stranger as they both kneel to pick up the mess.
    They look up and their eyes meet.
    A relationship, and the plotline of many a romantic comedy, is born.
    Meeting our loved ones for the first time is usually not as adorable, simple or extraordinary as television and the silver screen depicts those moments.

  • With this roasted tomato soup, you won’t miss the canned version

    Comfort food at my house includes tomato soup. However, my favorite isn’t that bland canned tomato soup from the grocery store. Creamy tomato basil soup is easy to make, cheap and tastes great. You can roast the tomatoes, garlic and onions at home which will make your house smell wonderful. Or, you can take a short cut and use canned fire-roasted tomatoes. Either way you make it, creamy tomato basil soup is sure to be popular. Serve it with a turkey or roast beef sandwich, an apple and low-fat milk for a complete meal.

  • Chicago teenager’s death still resonates nearly 60 years later

    To stand in the front of the dilapidated remains of Bryant’s Grocery Store in Money, Miss., is more than a bit sobering when you know the history associated with the structure.
    It was at this store in 1955 that a young black boy from Chicago stepped into the middle of his own horror story, unwittingly becoming a symbol and a catalyst for the period of American history commonly referred to as the Civil Rights Era.

  • Judge Armstrong’s exit from race draws criticism

    By Todd Martin and Lisa King
    The Sentinel-News
    Longtime District Court Judge Linda Armstrong surprisingly withdrew late Tuesday as a candidate for re-election, and the process she used to declare that has come under scrutiny.
    Armstrong, who since 1998 has sat the bench in District 53 Division 1, cited health and personal reasons for deciding to withdraw her name as a candidate in the 2014 election, a decision she said she made on Sunday evening.

  • ‘Beast Feast’ to be held Feb. 22

    Sand Spring Baptist Church recently announced it will host its 2014 Beast Feast on Saturday, Feb. 22 after canceling the event last year because of a lack of meat.
    Last year’s feast was cancelled because there weren’t enough meat donations, organizers said.
    The Beast Feast program is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. in the new sanctuary. The program will begin by immediately serving food following a speaker presentation and distribution of door prizes.

  • Blaze guts former fireman’s home

    Beaver Lake Road neighbors offered hot coffee and a helping hand as David and Vanesca Harney’s home burned in a devastating structure fire late Sunday night.
    The Harneys, who reside at 1542 Beaver Lake Road in Lawrenceburg, received a phone call from a neighbor at about 10:45 p.m. that their home was on fire.

  • Fourth grader receives death threat

    A 9-year-old fourth grader at Robert B. Turner Elementary says she’s scared to come back to school after learning about a message threatening her life scrawled on the girls’ bathroom wall, according to her grandmother.
    Lawrenceburg resident Belinda Meece, the fourth grader’s grandmother and her guardian, said she was notified about the message, “Kill (the 9-year-old’s first name),” last Wednesday.
    According to Meece, a Turner Elementary janitor took a photo of the message with his phone before it was later erased.