Today's News

  • County changes require checking vehicle insurance

    For the past five years Anderson County has been a test county for a new insurance program for vehicles.
    This program was implemented statewide on June 5.
    What does this mean to you?
    By law, your insurance company is required to send a list of Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN) that they have insured to the Department of Insurance each month.
    These VIN numbers are entered into the statewide computer database.

  • Rabbits and turtles are no match for determined farmers

    Ever have one of those days? I had one of those days, this past Sunday.
    It started out just great, with perfect weather for all my outdoor chores.
    I started at 7 a.m. and got all kinds of things done, projects completed and everything looked good. I even got to run a few errands off the farm and scored a great new indoor mini greenhouse, to boot.

  • Checklist to ensure child is kindergarten-ready

    Is your child ready for kindergarten?
    In Kentucky, children are admitted to kindergarten by age. If a child is age 5 by Oct. 1 of the school year, then the child is eligible for kindergarten.
    In Kentucky, school readiness means that each child enters school ready to benefit from early learning experiences that promote a child’s success. Beginning with the 2013-14 school year, all kindergarten students in Kentucky’s public schools will be screened with the BRIGANCE Kindergarten Screen.

  • Are we ignoring cancer?

    Cancer has become so common as to be ignored.
    We hear reports about it the news.
    We know it’s the No. 2 killer of American men and women, right behind heart disease.
    We see pink ribbons on bumper stickers, on license plates.
    I feel like the power of hearing a word like “cancer” has been reduced to a dull roar, mixed in with all of the other harmful things that could and might and probably will kill us someday.
    Car accidents.
    Alzheimer’s disease.

  • Four decades required to pay for city’s errors

    Column as I see ’em …
    If you could receive $5,500 from a state agency by simply responding to an email, would you do it?
    Of course you would, that is unless you are in city government.
    In the past two years, city officials have squandered $11,000 by not responding to emails from the state’s Division of Waste Management that required little more than clicking “reply,” typing in “We’ll take the money” and clicking “send.”

  • Benson Creek man recovering after four-wheeler wreck

    The friend of a Lawrenceburg man seriously injured May 3 in a four-wheeler wreck is hoping that the incident serves as a lesson for drivers of cars, and four-wheelers.
    John Bradley, 39, of Benson Creek Road sustained numerous injuries when the four-wheeler he was driving went off the road and hit a tree after nearly being struck by an oncoming motorist, according to friend and neighbor Bobby Denhart.

  • Spike in heroin use, overdoses cause for ‘concern’

    Last Wednesday’s heroin arrest of a Lawrenceburg mom who told police she is a “heroin fiend” is far from an isolated incident.
    Although most wouldn’t consider such a destructive narcotic common in Lawrenceburg, public safety officials say they are seeing plenty of the drug, and its devastating side effects with regularity.
    Emergency Management Services Director Bart Powell said Monday that paramedics have responded to five heroin overdoses in just the past two weeks.

  • Debris from truck blamed for wreck on Versailles Road

    A tree limb that flew out of the back of a pickup truck apparently caused a wreck last Thursday afternoon on Versailles Road that resulted in one woman being airlifted to an area hospital.

  • Annual Relay event begins Friday night

    Cancer, meet your match.
    The 11th Anderson County Relay for Life event will be held June 8-9 at the American Legion city park, starting at 6 p.m. on Friday to 6 a.m. on Saturday morning.
    Last year, the Anderson County Relay for Life raised $90,000, and has set a goal to raise $95,000 for 2012.
    From staff reports
    The annual Relay for Life to raise funds for the American Cancer Society begins this Friday at the Legion Park.
    Following is the schedule of events.

    Pledge of Allegiance – Boy Scouts Troop 37

  • City misses out on litter funds, again

    City officials again this year failed to apply for state funds to sweep its streets, and Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway says he’s not about to bail them out.
    According to information obtained in an open records request, the city did not respond to the state’s Division of Waste Management’s offer of nearly $5,500 in litter abatement funds, marking the second time in as many years the city has failed to do so.
    The deadline to file for the funds was last November, and failing to do so means the city has now lost roughly $11,000 over past two years.