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Today's News

  • Warmer temps give gardeners jump start

    Welcome to the new normal of warm winters and even warmer summers.
    Hey, most of us would winter in Florida or Arizona if we could. Now we can just stay home.
    The NOAA announced 2012 was the warmest on record, since it started keeping records. Wow. At this rate we’ll be moving the USDA zone map lines for planting. Maybe and maybe not.

  • Focus needs to be on psych drugs, too

    Column as I see ’em …
    Let’s steer the mass murder conversation away from gun control and put it where it belongs: drugs.
    Specifically psychotropic drugs — you know, the ones advertised on television that include a full slate of nightmarish side effects, including delusional acts and suicide.
    Yet the reporting on the shootings in Colorado and Connecticut are virtually bereft of any discussion about these types of drugs, despite the constant references to both shooters having serious ongoing mental health issues.

  • What’s on my mind: kids and their cell phones

    I was walking through the Rotunda of our state’s capital right before Christmas and heard a young boy ask his father if Abe Lincoln had a cell phone — true story.
    “You see, in the old days people didn’t have mobile phones,” he began to explain.
    I could not pause to hear the rest. I was too struck that my past had already become someone else’s history. The young boy had the same look on his face as I did when my parents had told me about how they grew up with no television. OMG, was all I could say.

  • Cornish named city’s top DUI cop
  • Atkins sworn in as city police chief
  • Recycling building troubles leave magistrates stumped

    Just moments after being told by their highway foreman that water and gas lines for a new recycling building were about to be completed, fiscal court magistrates admittedly had more questions than answers about how, or if, that building will actually be built.
    The building, which was to be the centerpiece of the county’s burgeoning recycling program, has become a sore spot for magistrates after bids for it came in at more than twice the $325,000 they voted to spend to have it built.

  • Lawrenceburg man’s home seized in pill mill arrest

    A Lawrenceburg man was charged Monday with prescription drug and money laundering charges, according to an announcement from Attorney General Jack Conway and US Attorney Kerry B. Harvey.
    Ernest William Singleton, who owned a home in Lawrenceburg and a farm in Willisburg, Washington County, was arrested at the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and charged with conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and conspiracy to launder funds from October 2010 until January 2013.

  • County losing thousands in uncollected booze permits

    County government has for years failed to collect thousands of dollars in taxes by not enforcing an ordinance that requires stores selling packaged liquor and beer to purchase a license.
    Retailers that sell malt beverages such as beer are, by ordinance, required to purchase a $140 license each year. Those selling liquor are required to purchase a license for $400. Retailers selling both are required to purchase both.
    A quick count of locations selling packaged beer comes to roughly 25 in and around Lawrenceburg, along with five liquor stores.

  • Passions run high over gun control

    The nation is divided over the hotly contested issue of gun control, and Anderson County is no exception.
    As Americans hold their breath while waiting for the president to reveal his promised measures on gun control later this week, residents here aren’t shy on sharing their views, including one woman who vows no one will take away her firearms.

  • Rash of copper thefts under investigation

    A recent “rash” of copper thefts in the city prompted Police Chief Chris Atkins to ask the city council, and Lawrenceburg citizens as well, to look out for suspicious activity.
    Atkins reported the recent increase of copper thefts in the city during a departmental report at the city council’s Monday meeting.
    “They’re targeting specific items outside of residences and businesses,” Atkins said at the meeting.