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Today's News

  • Memorial Day, Healing Field, services set for Sunday

    The American Legion Auxiliary would like to invite everyone to the Healing Field on Sunday, May 29 at 3 p.m. for the Memorial and Healing Field Service.
    This ceremony is being hosted by the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34, the American Legion Post 34 and the Department of Kentucky Auxiliary in remembrance of our fallen service men and women and for all who have served.

  • ‘Rude’ Frankfort jailer prompts switch to Shelby County

    Franklin County will soon be kissing goodbye one of the main sources of funding for its jail.
    Starting in July, Anderson County’s inmates will be jailed in Shelby County, pending approval of the Anderson County Fiscal Court and a contract with the Shelby County Jail.
    Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway confirmed the switch, which comes on the heels of comments earlier this year about the treatment Anderson’s jailer and police agencies have received from Franklin County Jailer Billy Roberts.

  • Learn about Cub Scouting on May 26

    Boys interested in becoming Cub Scouts are invited to a informational meeting May 26 at Robert B. Turner Elementary School.
    The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.
    Boys ages 6 to 11 who have completed kindergarten through fourth grade are eligible. For more information, call Pack 38 Cubmaster Mark Eccles at 502-545-2037; Mark Cox at 502-645-1358; or Carolyn Wilkes at 859-325-5073.
     

  • Examining stupidity, ignorance

    As I observe my fellow classmates, peers and citizens in general, I see a common denominator. Stupidity at its best. Look around yourself right now; I’m sure you’ll see it, too. Whether on television, text (written documents, not text messaging), or coming straight from the person sitting in front of you, it’s highly prevalent in today’s society.
    Now, notice a child’s behavior and marvel at something truly remarkable: ignorance rather than stupidity.

  • Throw a tea party — for your garden

    I am a sunshine girl! After 23 years in Arizona, I have a hard time getting through weeks of rain and clouds. I was almost on the edge of depression, and then the sun came out. There’s always a silver lining. At least we haven’t had to water!
    All this cool and damp weather makes our plants prime targets for a whole host of problems. There is gray mold, dampening off (pythium), septoria and more, all making life difficult for plants to grow and thrive.

  • Mandatory pickup is only viable solution

    Column as I see ’em …
    My considerable gut tells me that at some point the trash issue is going to hit the fan.
    After discussing it with the judge-executive Monday afternoon, it’s clear that there is no shortage of folks who will kick and scream and vow ballot box revenge were the fiscal court to enact mandatory trash collection. They’ll scream poverty, property rights and claim that the idea is yet another example of government trying to control their lives.

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  • Pierian Woman’s Club elects officers

    At its monthly meeting May 19, the Lawrencburg Pierian Woman’s Club presented its officers for the 2011-12 year. Newly elected are: President Joy Bozorgzad; 1st Vice President Barbara Bryant; 2nd Vice President Jackie Wendlandt; Secretary Wanda Perry; and Treasurer Essie Toney.
    Outgoing President Sue Litkenhus thanked the previous executive committee and other members for their support and assistance throughout her three-year presidency. The members presented a farewell gift to Sue.

  • Humane Society needs your vote

    Cash donations and bags of dog and cat food are always welcome, but this time the Anderson Humane Society needs something even more important: votes.
    If it gets enough, Anderson County’s last line of defense for stray and unwanted animals will get a free van, courtesy of Toyota.
    “It would mean everything to us,” said the agency’s executive director, Donna Callahan. “We currently have to use our personal vehicles to transport pets, go to vets and pick up supplies.”

  • Trial date set for alleged puppy killer

    A District Court trial is scheduled for Nov. 21 in District Court for the man accused of stomping an 8-month-old puppy to death last year.
    Paul “Doobie” Dearinger faces a charge of second-degree misdemeanor charge of cruelty to animals for his alleged roll in stomping on the puppy then setting it on fire last September following an argument with his girlfriend.