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Today's News

  • Fiscal court votes to end free dumping

    Tossing out junk at the county’s highway facility will soon no longer be free.
    By a 5-2 vote, the Anderson County Fiscal Court approved last Tuesday charging 5 cents per pound ($100 a ton) for items thrown into its compactor. That includes throwing away yard debris as well as regular household trash.
    Disposal of recyclables will remain free.
    The decision includes purchasing a set of scales for around $55,000, along with hiring a full-time employee at an estimated $30,000 a year to collect fees.

  • On being soldiers and fathers

    Many men can be fathers, but not all can handle being in the military and maintaining a family.
    Families with fathers in the military must endure a great amount of fear for the one serving, but appreciation for what they are doing.
    The children who live the uncertain military lifestyle can become more resilient as they must patiently wait for mom or dad to return.
    With Father’s Day approaching, we recognize and celebrate the some of those fathers who are not just known as heroes to the many Americans they help protect, they are also known as dad.

  • Boy Scout Troop 37 to conduct flag retirement ceremony tonight

    Members of Lawrenceburg Boy Scout Troop 37 will celebrate Flag Day on Friday by retiring worn, torn or otherwise no longer serviceable US flags in a ceremony at the Veterans’ Wall of Honor on Broadway, the troop announced.
    The ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. and all are welcome.
    The ceremony marks the 97th anniversary of President Woodrow Wilson’s proclamation of a national Flag Day. The troop invites those interested to bring their worn flags to be included in the retirement ceremony. Those with flags to be retired should arrive 30 minutes early.

  • Auxiliary donates $500 to Crusade for Children
  • Family reunion to be held Saturday

    The Lester and Sarah Goodlett family reunion will be held Saturday, June 15 at Misty Valley Wedding Chapel in Shelbyville from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Bring your favorite dish and drink. “If you have old or new pictures please bring them to share,” a press release said.
    There is a creek for the children to enjoy but they must wear shoes, according to event organizers.
    For more information contact Sharon at 502-834-7448.
     

  • Read hose label before using it on garden

    In life, it’s the little things that matter. People say that all the time and it’s true.
    As a gardener, there are all kinds of little things that matter. Good soil, suckering your tomato plants, thinning the lettuce and watering the plants are all little things that matter. It’s that last one that I want you to pay attention to right now.

  • ‘Glass mountain’: beautiful or dangerous?

    A meth lab burned down.
    Firefighters set the fire to practice for future blazes in the industrial park.
    Tim Hostetler, the operations manager at Dlubak Glass Co., in Lawrenceburg, has heard both rumors as the reasons behind the recycling plant’s massive fire May 3.
    He’s heard other descriptions of “glass mountain” in the past 12 years he’s worked for the Dlubak Glass Co.:
    Eyesore.
    Diamonds.
    And especially this conversation topic:
    What will happen if a tornado ripped through glass mountain?

  • Clutter a clue to life inside home
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  • Search for .22 round a living nightmare

    It was common when I was in high school for me to dig deep for milk money and pull several loose .22 rounds out of my pants pocket while sorting my change.
    The lunch lady at the cash register didn’t run away screaming and the local police department’s version of a S.W.A.T. team didn’t storm the building.
    It was a fact in our rural little town that boys (and a fair number of girls) had and used guns. Seeing them hanging from racks in the rear windows of their trucks parked outside the school building was as unremarkable as it was commonplace.

  • City council approves $3.559 million budget, salary increases

    The city council unanimously approved the second reading of its $3.559 million budget for the upcoming fiscal year, including a 1.74 percent salary increase for mayor, city council and all city employees.
    The council approved the first reading of the 2013-2014 budget during its May meeting.
    All six council members were present during Monday night’s meeting.