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Today's News

  • News briefs: 1-22-14

    Historical Society
    to meet Thursday
    The Anderson County Historical Society plans to hold a meeting on Thursday, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. in the public library.
    The geography of Kentucky will be the topic of discussion. This meeting is free and open to the public.

    Project Linus ‘National
    Make-A-Blanket Day’
    to be held
    Project Linus will be hosting a “National Make-A-Blanket Day” on Feb. 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Shelby County Extension Office, according to a news release.

  • Looking for a few good trumpets, flutes

    C’mon, I know you have them.
    They’re hiding in attics or basements, maybe slowly developing mildew and rusting away under a layer of dust from lack of use or neglect.
    Or maybe you just don’t have time for them anymore.   
    I’m talking about your clarinets and flutes, your drum set and your high school-era trumpets: instruments that if you’re not using currently that could be put to better use for budding musicians at the middle school.  

  • Gardening facts to wile away snowy day

    I was never a straight A student, but I loved to learn and could always be counted on to offer up some strange, fun fact.
    Trivial Pursuit was my favorite game. As we wait out the winter, I thought it would be fun to expand our knowledge into the plant world, along with a few human tidbits, as well.

  • Like it or not, pipeline grants are available

    Column as I see ’em …
    Is it because it’s viewed as blood money?
    That was one response when folks in our office were debating why on earth no public agency in Anderson County has applied for a Bluegrass Pipeline grant.
    I guess the blood money scenario is a possibility, but given the stated state of financial affairs around here, it would seem they’d take money from nearly any source.
    After all, it’s not like they’re taking a one-week loan from Tony Soprano, you know?

  • In Bluegrass Pipeline debate, neither side wants use of eminent domain

    For the past three months, representatives of Bluegrass Pipeline have been meeting in the homes of landowners in 13 Kentucky counties to discuss the project and the prospect of purchasing an easement, which is the right to use a narrow strip of land for installation of the underground pipeline.

  • Duck Dynasty?
  • Obamacare help available

    Individuals who still need help signing up for the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, can receive help through a program offered by the Bluegrass Community Action Partnership (BCAP).
    Beckie Trent, the lead connector for Woodford and Anderson counties, said BCAP’s assistance program has grown in leaps and bounds since it started in late November.
    Since then, Trent said she has assisted about 50-60 people from both Woodford and Anderson in signing up for Obamacare, which now has an extended deadline of March 2014 for individuals to seek coverage.

  • Jr. Cotillion accepting applications

    The Lawrenceburg Junior Cotillion will begin its 2014 Cotillion Season in February and will be accepting new membership applications, according to a press release.
    Applications are being accepted now through Jan. 31 for any interested sixth, seventh and eighth grade boy or girl. The cost to participate is $80.

  • Catching fish on warm winter day
  • Sen. Paul to visit Lawrenceburg on Thursday

    One of the nation’s best-known and most controversial senators will be in Lawrenceburg this Thursday morning.
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Bowling Green) will meet the public from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Best Western, located on US 127 Bypass across from the high school.
    The event is open to the public, Paul’s staff said.
    Paul visited Lawrenceburg in 2009 during his run for US Senate. Known for his libertarian leanings, Paul drew national attention when he spent 13 hours on a filibuster to oppose a presidential nomination for the CIA and the use of drones.