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Today's News

  • For big plants in May, get tomato seeds now

    OK, let’s get the big news out of the way first. Don’t worry, I’m still going to be here writing this column, I’m still going to open the vegetable stand from Memorial Day to Labor Day and I’m still going to be here on my wonderful farm. It’s just that I’m leaving my job at the library.

  • Try sweet potatoes for vitamin rich meals

    Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite foods. They are an excellent source of vitamins A and C.  When selecting sweet potatoes pick the small to medium size for flavor at the peak of perfection. Choose firm, dark, smooth sweet potatoes without wrinkles, bruises, sprouts or decay. Even if cut away, a decayed spot may have already caused the whole potato to take on an unpleasant flavor.

  • When faith and news collide

    This column doesn’t usually tackle religion.
    But religion found me this week in an unusual place.
    The news.
    First, the facts.
    I am a pastor’s daughter.
    As well as sister, daughter and sarcastic lackwit, I’ve also claimed the title of pastor’s daughter for almost a decade now.
    Therefore, I know a little bit (not a lot mind you) about how the religious sausage is made.
    And everyone has an opinion about religion. Including pastor’s daughters.

  • Three politicians who shouldn’t be re-elected

    Column as I see ’em …
    We Kentuckians have been a fairly pious bunch in recent weeks, flaunting our frontiersmen and women attitudes as America’s most populated cities and states wage war against the 2nd Amendment.
    We snicker at New Yorkers and their goofy new gun laws, and mock Chicago as a perfect example of what happens when politicians strip away the rights of law-abiding citizens to defend themselves against gun-toting thugs.

  • Magistrates start process to do away with business, booze licenses

    Those thinking about purchasing a county business license might want to hold off a few weeks.
    During its meeting last Tuesday, the Anderson County Fiscal Court took the first step in eliminating that license and others to become what Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway calls more “business friendly.”
    Magistrates unanimously approved a motion to have County Attorney Bobbi Jo Lewis draft an ordinance that would take off the books a license based on the number of people a business employs, as well as one required for stores that sell beer and liquor.

  • Trashed Lock Road property draws ire of fiscal court

    A pile of junk and trash on Lock Road remains untouched a full year after the property’s owner was put on notice that it had to be cleaned up.
    Frustrated with the lack of progress, the Anderson County Fiscal Court debated last Tuesday using county equipment to cleaning it up and placing a lien on the property, which is owned by Robin Sims of 100 Quachita Trail, Frankfort.

  • Anderson County graduate Turney wins top Air Force award

    A Lawrenceburg woman has been named the United States Air Force’s Physical Medicine Airman of the Year, the Air Force Surgeon General’s office announced in a news release.
    Senior Airman Hayley (Carlson) Turney, a 2009 graduate of Anderson County High School, works as a physical therapy technician and is stationed at Ellsworth Air Force Base, located just outside Rapid City, SD.
    The award is part of the Air Force’s Medical Service Annual Award competition, which included individual and team awards, according to the release.

  • Judge sets bond, says Tindal is ‘a threat to the community’

    The case involving violent text message threats made against a female student and the Anderson County High School will now be referred to the Anderson County Grand Jury.
    James R. Tindal, 19, of 1430 Van Buren Road, appeared in Anderson County District Court last Thursday morning for a preliminary hearing and is charged with 18 counts of third-degree terroristic threatening, one count of second-degree terroristic threatening and 41 counts of harassing communications.

  • Eighth graders score well, sophomores slump on test

    Anderson County school administrators have cause for celebration, as well as room for improvement, when it comes to examining the school district’s EXPLORE and PLAN test results.
    The Kentucky Department of Education recently released public school district scores for the pre-ACT assessments EXPLORE and PLAN, both tests used to predict the college and career-readiness of eighth and 10th graders.

  • ‘Coke’ and a frown

    A Lexington woman was arrested after Lawrenceburg police say they found 41 grams of cocaine in her car during a traffic stop on US 127 Bypass, according to a report issued last week by the Lawrenceburg Police Department.
    Amanda D. Cutter, 33, was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and transported to the Shelby County Detention Center.
    Cutter was also charged with a seat belt violation, failure to use a child restraint device in vehicle and failure to notify DOT of an address change.