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Today's News

  • Meet Mr. Wells' first grade class
  • Meet Mrs. Sloan's second grade class
  • Heritage Hall goes fishing

    Residents of Heritage Hall took a fishing trip to Beaver Lake on Sept. 22, the agency reported in a news release.
    Assisted by staff members, residents fished and cooked out.
    “This year we decided to have a fishing tournament, and it was a huge success,” organizers said. “They had a great time.
    One resident, Gilmond Curtsinger, said, “This is the best day of my life,” organizers said.

  • Apply now for low-income heat assistance program

    A program designed to help heat the homes of low-income families is scheduled to begin Nov. 7, the Community Action Partnership announced.
    Those needing assistance can apply at the Blue Grass Community Action Partnership office, located at 117 Hilltop Drive, Lawrenceburg. Call 839-7102 for hours and additional information.
    Those applying need to provide a variety of household information, including income and identification.
    The program is a statewide initiative in partnership with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.
     

  • Truck tug to benefit Cole playground

    The ninth-annual David and Christopher Cole Truck Tug of War is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 15 in the county park.
    The tug will begin at 6 p.m.
    The annual event raises funds for the Cole playground, located near the Extension office in the county park. The playground is dedicated to the memory of the Cole brothers, who died in a traffic accident.
    The event will feature three sanctioned classes for two-wheel drives and four-wheel drives; three powderpuff classes; a street stock class; and a county-only class.
    Concessions will be available.

  • Yes, you do need a flu shot

    Getting a flu shot often protects you from getting the flu virus.
    And while the flu shot doesn’t always provide total protection, it’s still worth getting.
    Influenza (the flu) is a contagious respiratory infection that is caused by the influenza virus.  According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), an average of 5 to 20 percent of the population in the United States gets the flu.

  • Gardening doesn’t have to end with fall and winter

    Last week I felt like I was starring in “Gone with the Wind,” repeating that famous line “I don’t know nothin’ bout birthing no babies! I had 10 charges, waiting to come out into the world, each with a different due date. I was babysitting the butterfly nursery, and it was totally cool!
    The butterfly nursery is in the rain garden at the library, with numerous Monarch butterfly chrysalis inside. The Monarch is considered the “king” of butterflies because of its beauty, hence the name “monarch.”

  • Go right ahead and occupy

    It’s catchy.
    “I am the 99 percent.”
    Born well after the era of rallies in the ‘60s and ‘70s, I’ve never seen or experienced a protest first hand.
    I tend to protest with my pen or my mouth, and not necessarily with marching or picket signs.
    Occupy Wall Street, for those of you not on the frontlines of New York’s Liberty Plaza or knowledgeable about its grassroots campaign across the United States, is defined as a leaderless movement protesting alleged Wall Street greed.

  • Ignorance does not equal bliss

    There is an old adage that says those who don’t bother to vote shouldn’t complain when politicians make decisions they don’t like.
    The same goes for those who refuse or don’t bother to read their local newspaper.
    Twice during the past two weeks some who live on Harry Wise Road have said during fiscal court meetings that they weren’t fully aware of circumstances surrounding a developer’s desire to build a subdivision there because “not all of us take The Anderson News.”

  • Homecoming royalty