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Today's News

  • Farm Bureau outlines priority issues during annual meeting

    Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) concluded its 94th annual meeting with its Board of Directors approving condensed lists of priority issues for 2014, according to a press release. The organization’s delegates adopted policy positions at its business session on Friday.
    Most of KFB’s chief concerns are ongoing, including maintaining funding for the state’s agricultural development initiative and opposing any attempt to freeze the state real property tax rate. Kentucky’s rural road fund and hefty wildlife population were other topics given top attention.

  • Council unanimously passes amended Alcohol Beverage Control ordinance

    The Lawrenceburg City Council unanimously passed the second reading of its amended Alcohol Beverage Control ordinance 5-0 on Dec. 9, effectively allowing the sale of alcohol on Election Day due to new state law regulations.
    Senate Bill 13, passed by the Kentucky legislature in March 2013, allows for the sale of alcohol on Election Day in areas where beer, wine and liquor are normally sold.
    The new ABC law went into effect June 25, according to the Kentucky League of Cities.

  • Local Farm Bureau receives
 2013 Women’s Gold Star Award of Excellence

    Recognized for the achievements of its women’s program this year, Anderson County Farm Bureau received the 2013 Gold Star Award of Excellence during Kentucky Farm Bureau’s annual meeting in Louisville, according to a news release. The award honors women’s committees for active participation in leadership development programs, agricultural promotion, educational initiatives and numerous other aspects of support to the local Farm Bureau.

  • Grad student uses Anderson News for ethics case study

    When it comes to publishing DUI photos in the newspaper, one Syracuse University journalism graduate student said if the decision were up to him, he would err on the side of caution.
    “In my opinion, just because you have access to public information doesn’t make it a story or right to do,” Adam Matula, a Newhouse School Magazine, Newspaper and Online Journalism master’s program student, said in a phone interview Sunday afternoon.

  • Health department offering free flu shots while supplies last

    The Anderson County Health Department will offer free flu shots through Dec. 13 as part of National Influenza Week, the agency announced.
    The shots will be given until supplies are gone.
    The department’s hours are Monday through Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Friday from 8 to 11 a.m.
    The department is located at 1180 Glensboro Road. Call 839-4551 for more information.

  • Surplus brings end to health department furloughs

    With its financial results better than expected nearly halfway through the fiscal year, the Anderson County Board of Health voted 7-2 Thursday to end employee furloughs — but only through March 2014.
    The decision marks the end of employees losing payroll hours each week for the past year and a half as the health department worked to overcome financial shortfalls brought on by a combination of issues, including the decision several years ago to construct a new building.

  • Four Roses, union match Burgoo Cook Off fundraiser total
  • News briefs: 12-11-13

    Fundraiser to benefit fire victims
    A fundraiser for the Mill Creek Pike family that lost its home in a fire late last month is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Edwardo’s Pizza, organizers announced.
    Tips along with a portion of the proceeds will go the Casson family, which lost its home, belongings and dogs in the fire.
    “All tips go to the family and everyone is welcome to stop in and make a donation that will go to the family,” organizers said.

    Free Christmas Day meal
    set at Open Hands

  • City council approves Election Day booze sales

    Column as I see ’em …
    If the above headline sounds familiar, it should. It’s nearly identical to one I wrote a few weeks ago on the front page, and one that apparently got a few city council members in a bit of a snit during their meeting Monday night.
    Councilman Ken Evans demanded a retraction from News Editor Meaghan Downs, who was covering the meeting, and said she spoke with both Evans and councilman Tommy Vaughn about the headline after the council adjourned.

  • Six tips on how to go crazy finding perfect Christmas gift

    The writer O. Henry once wrote a short story called the “Gift of the Magi.”
    You may have heard of it.
    If not, here’s the plot: Young, poor husband sells watch to buy wife expensive hair comb. Young, poor wife sells glorious tresses to pay for husband’s watch accessory.
    Irony ensues and we all get warm and fuzzy about the “true” meaning of Christmas.