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Today's News

  • Honoring veterans by escorting the Wall

    Hundreds of motorcyclists roared through Lawrenceburg on Aug. 29, honking and waving to onlookers stationed along the U.S. 127 Bypass, on their way to Harrodsburg as part of the Traveling Wall Honor Escort.
    The traveling escort started its ride in Frankfort, passing through Lawrenceburg around 6 p.m, and then ended the ride in the Anderson-Dean park in Harrodsburg.
     

  • Catching critters at the Academy
  • Conservation easements provide tax benefits

    To the editor:
    As part of a tax bill negotiated in January of this year, Congress extended until Dec. 31 the enhanced tax benefit that helps all of us who are interested in protecting working family farms, clean water, and natural areas.
    The law enhances the federal tax benefits for landowners who donate voluntary conservation agreements to organizations like Shelby Area Rural  

  • As fall looms, learn to store root crops

    Happy September. We now have 18 days until summer turns to fall.
    The orange and green farmer’s almanac already predicted a wet and chilly winter. The original Old Farmer’s Almanac with the pretty yellow cover won’t make their winter prediction until October. Though both were off with their predictions for last year.

  • Understanding violence and children

    In Duncan, Okla. three teens have been charged in connection with the murder of a 22-year-old man from Australia. The 15- and 16-year-old boys will be tried as adults and face life in prison without parole if convicted on the murder charge. The 17-year-old boy was charged with using a vehicle in the discharge of a weapon and with accessory to first-degree murder after the fact. If convicted the 17 year old may receive a sentence of two years to life in prison.

  • Going west for one last summer road trip adventure

    Stephanie Blackwell’s vision of California is desert and Hollywood.
    She sees flat, open spaces.
    Of course, Blackwell’s never seen California, only heard about Great Aunt Bertie’s orange grove and almond trees, the garden and maybe geese at Bertie’s home in Selma, Calif.
    But after a late summer road trip spanning more than 2,000 miles, an estimated $1,000 budget for gas and about 10 states, California will be her new home for Blackwell and her son, William Smith, age 9 almost 10.

  • ACLU Bible threat just the beginning

    The American Civil Liberties Union is just getting warmed up, and elected officials running public meetings in Anderson County better dang well listen up and start preparing for the inevitable.
    By warning the school district about Bible distribution by the Gideons, the ACLU has proved its tentacles have no limits, even into a state where most of what that bunch presses for is flatly ignored — outside of Lexington and Louisville, that is.

  • Deer season opens Saturday for archers

    For hunters, it’s a day to rejoice.
    For the deer they’re trying to shoot? Not so much.
    Saturday marks the opening of the archery deer season in Kentucky, a day when thousands of eager hunters wielding bows and wearing camouflage will climb tree stands or hunker down in ground blinds hoping to harvest a “shooter” buck — or at least fill their freezers with quality red meat.
    Either way, it’s one of the most anticipated days each year for sportsmen itching to hit the woods.

  • On Safari

    When they fired their first arrows, chances are the Peyton brothers never figured that one day their love of archery would lead them on a trip of a lifetime.
    But it did.
    Braden, 19, and Cameron, 17, each spent a portion of their recent summer vacations in Africa, where they successfully harvested zebras while working on a game farm.

  • Football home opener is Friday

    Friday Night Lights hit Lawrenceburg again, starting this week.
    Anderson County opens the home portion of the high school football season that night when it hosts a very good South Oldham team.
    Kickoff is set for Friday, Sept. 6 at 7:30 p.m.