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Today's News

  • 2014 election packets are now ready

    Fall. You might think cooler weather and leaves falling. We at the clerk’s office are thinking candidate filings.  Anyone wanting to run for a county office can file the forms with our office beginning Nov. 6 and ending on Jan. 28, 2014.
    The races on the ballot next May include the offices of judge, county attorney, property valuation adminstrator, sheriff, county clerk, jailer, coroner, surveyor, magistrates and constables.

  • Leaves help brighten November doldrums

    Are you ready to travel back in time? You don’t even have to pack a bag. You just have to remember to change all your clocks. At midnight, this Sunday, Daylight Savings Time officially ends. Soon, we’ll be driving home from work in the dark.
    I’ll miss my evening walks with the dogs after work. I’ll miss hopping on the mower after work. I’ll miss weeding and harvesting in the garden after work. The only things I get to pick now are the stick tights covering my clothes.

  • Hamburger, ground beef aren’t same

    Is there a difference between hamburger and ground beef? The answer is yes but it’s not a big difference.
    Ground beef must be made of trimmings that contain the targeted fat percentage. For example, if a package is labeled 80 percent lean/20 percent fat ground beef, then the beef trimmings that the ground beef is made from must contain those percentages. On the other hand, hamburger may be made of beef fat added to the meat block to create the desired fat percentage.

  • $1M healthcare question

    Ben, the man pictured directly above me on this page, recently handed me a news article about $1 million.
    Turns out that during a recent school board meeting in Woodford County, the Woodford County school board learned they could face $1 million in Affordable Care Act or Obamacare penalties if it failed to offer adequate health insurance to those full-time employees working 30 hours a week.

  • Medicaid flourishing here, not Obamacare

    Uh oh. That was my takeaway after watching Gov. Steve Beshear’s appearance Sunday on “Meet the Press.”
    Paraded out by Democrats looking for something, anything positive to say about Obamacare, Beshear was supposed to trumpet how well Kentucky has done signing up people for the controversial health tax (yes, I said tax, not law, and point to the Supreme Court decision to back it up).
    Beshear did an admirable job spouting that there have been roughly 25,000 sign-ups and heralding the state’s ability to create a website that actually works.

  • McKenzie crowned Miss ACHS
  • News briefs: 10-30-13

    Sale to benefit Lil’ Prince, Princess
    The 12th semi-annual Lil’ Prince and Princess sale is scheduled for Nov. 2 from 8 a.m. to noon at Turner Elementary School, organizers announced.
    Sale items will include gently used baby, children and maternity items, including clothing to size 14, toys and accessories.
    Home-based businesses will also offer items during the sale.
    For more information call Emy Womack at 5020-680-1185 or Diane Womack at 502-680-0882.

    Send us your Halloween photos

  • Library trustees hear more on expansion plans

    The Anderson Public Library’s Board of Trustees got a glimpse Monday night at what the $15,000 it authorized to spend for a feasibility study on expansion will buy.
    Monica Sumner, an architect with design firm Brandstetter Carroll Inc. of Lexington presented trustees with the $15,000 contract, saying the study will provide a wealth of information to help them decide if they want to move forward with expansion plans.

  • Fox Creek Christian to host ‘Harvest for Haiti’ fundraiser

    One bag of rice feeds six children.  
    The rice, fortified with vitamin- and nutrient-rich dehydrated vegetables, soy and protein powder, tastes a little bland to their palates, Harvest for Haiti fundraiser organizers Lisa Floyd and Donnie Campbell said.  
    But Floyd and Campbell, who recently returned on Oct. 20 from their mission trip to Haiti, said they’ve seen the difference that plain-tasting rice makes in the lives of Haitian children.
    They’re hoping 100,000 bags of rice and $20,000 makes an even bigger dent.

  • Grand jury indicts Aspen Drive man for fourth DUI

    A Lawrenceburg man is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in Anderson Circuit Court on his fourth charge of driving under the influence, according to court documents.
    The charge is a Class D felony.
    Derek Z. Carter, 34, of 319 Aspen Drive was indicted Oct. 22 by a grand jury after being charged in August with driving under the influence, fourth offense, illegal possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. The illegal possession charge was dismissed by the grand jury.