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Today's News

  • 100th day of school celebration at Turner
  • Woman charged with DUI following two-car wreck

    Three people were transported to Frankfort Regional Medical Center after being rear-ended by a suspected drunk driver Friday afternoon at the intersection of US 127 and 62.
    Officer Jeremy Cornish said the female driver of the pick-up will be charged with a DUI citation after rear ending the vehicle in front of her.
    The female driver of the second vehicle, who will be cited for operating a vehicle with a suspended license, was transported to Frankfort Regional Medical Center, along with her two passengers.

  • District court docket: 2-15-12

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on Jan. 23, 2012.
    April M. Jones, show cause, failure to notify department of transportation of address change – failed to appear.
    Mark C. Linzy, show cause, license to be in possession – failed to appear.
    Tammy J. Long, show cause, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security – paid.
    Geldino Martinez, show cause, operating a motor vehicle under the influence – failed to appear, bench warrant.

  • Farm Bureau donates $200 to food pantry

    In recognition Food Check-Out week, held Feb. 19-25, the Anderson County Farm Bureau Federation plans to donate $200 to be spent on food for Open Hands Food Pantry.
    The High School FFA students on Feb. 21 will also participate in distributing literature concerning Agricultural Facts and Food production in America at Kroger and Wal-Mart.
    According to the Kentucky Farm Bureau, “the cost of food in America remains affordable.

  • Lawrenceburg City Council accepts tank bid

    The city council voted unanimously to approve a $1.092 million bid for the new Wild Turkey water storage tank at its Feb. 13 meeting.
    The council approved 5-0, with council member Ken Evans absent from the meeting, to accept the lowest bid for the project from Louisville company Caldwell Tanks, Inc., at $1,092,000.
    The bid includes construction of the new water storage tank on Wild Turkey property, as well as the removal of the two current water storage tanks on Center Street. The new water tank will increase volume capacity by 300,000 gallons.

  • Lovers Leap Winery changes hands

    Lovers Leap Vineyards and Winery came under new management last week.
    Former owners Logan and Pam Leet confirmed last Friday morning that they had sold their interest in the winery.
    The Leets operated the winery for several years after taking it over from its founders, Jerry and Ann Holder, according to the winery’s website.
    The names of the winery’s new owners were not listed on the website. An answering machine at the winery said it will be closed until March 1.

  • Now’s the time to start planting tomato seeds

    There are only five more Mondays until spring.
    I have to say that I have loved this winter. I haven’t had to walk up the drive even once.
    Last winter I walked for almost a month. Sure, it got me in shape and offered plenty of beautiful night skies, but slipping and sliding while carrying groceries or dog food, was not my idea of a good time.
    We should be done with the snow, if the August fog predictor is accurate. The number of foggy mornings predicted the number of snows accurately last year, so I’m hopeful.

  • Coke and Red Bull? Not with my money

    Column as I see ’em …
    I was already in a sour mood when I stopped to fill my gas tank Friday night.
    I had just reviewed my year-end tax documents and was doing a slow burn over how much money was confiscated from my family so it could be squandered by politicians bottom fishing for votes.
    My burn grew a little hotter as the meter on the gas pump charged toward $60, so I shut it off and figured a chat with the jovial cashier inside might put me in a better mood before I went home.

  • For the love of country life

    Last Saturday morning, I spent three hours watching two men trap for beavers off the banks of the Kentucky River.
    Never thought I’d write that sentence.
    I also never imagined that I’d eat barbecued squirrel. Or taste test burgoo. Or finally learn how not to panic while driving on narrow country roads in western Anderson County.
    I may be a day late in celebrating Valentine’s Day, but I figured it’s never too late to confess a secret love: my unabashed admiration for country life.  

  • Bustin, Cornish, Lee, Hoskins, Smallwood owe apology tonight

    We’ll hear plenty when the Anderson County Health Board meets tonight (Wednesday) at 6.
    We’ll hear which health department employee has lost his or her job.
    We’ll hear which employees will be reduced to part time.
    We’ll hear how many furlough days employees will be forced to endure.
    But if history is any indicator, what we won’t hear is an apology from those responsible for inflicting this hardship on these employees and their families.