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Today's News

  • Mind travel your way to a warmer place

    I’ve decided to do a little imaginary traveling during these winter months. I’ve decided that the ups and downs of Kentucky weather can be fun. In my head, I’ll be in Phoenix when our temps here hit 60. When it’s cold and snowy, I’ll be in Colorado skiing. When it’s freezing out I’ll be in Minnesota, with my relatives. See, mind travel is cheap and easy. I don’t even have to find a sitter for the dogs.

  • A fresh start for New Year’s resolutions

    Just in time to rescue failed New Year’s resolutions to improve health and personal finances, the Extension Service is launching an online Health and Wealth Challenge called “Ft. Harrod KY Health & Wealth Challenge 2013.”
    This free eight-week program, open to anyone who enrolls online, will be held from Monday, Feb. 18 through Monday, April 15. 

  • The right way to handle problem

    Column as I see ’em …
    The school district’s recent efforts to make sure children are safe paid off early Monday morning in more ways than one.
    When a man allegedly made numerous threats against a female student, the high school and an elementary school, district officials and law enforcement acted smartly and quickly by ensuring that the schools weren’t only safe, but that the public was kept informed.
    First they made sure the person who allegedly made those threats was investigated, charged and put in jail.

  • Teens OK after vehicle lands upside down in creek

    Sunday’s fire wasn’t the only thing that kept Anderson County’s first responders busy.
    In the span of a few hours firefighters and EMS responded to a total of seven incidents, including one involving two teenagers whose car flipped upside down in Hammond’s Creek.
    Both teenagers were transported to area hospitals for precautionary purposes, EMS officials said, but were not seriously hurt.
    The vehicle in which the teens were riding apparently went off a steep driveway, flipped and landed on the roof in the creek.

  • Failing youth football program ‘dysfunctional’

     

     

    What if a town was home of a statewide high school football power drawing overflow crowds on Friday nights but did not have enough boys signing up to form a youth league in the same sport?

  • ‘Hey-hey, ho-ho, Roe v. Wade has got to go’

    When a young woman saw the sign Alonzo Gaines was carrying around Lawrenceburg last Friday afternoon, he said she began to cry.
    “It was obvious to me that she had already had an abortion,” said Gaines, who was decked out in  camouflage coveralls with a variety of anti-abortion buttons gracing his clothes and hat.
    “I asked her if she had already asked God for forgiveness, and she said yes. Then I told her there is one more important thing she needed to do, and that was forgive herself.”

  • No tax increase puts teacher pay raises in jeopardy

    Given the school board’s choice last year to keep the tax rate flat, Anderson County High School teachers will be lucky to get a salary step increase next fall, Finance Officer Nick Clark warned the school board.
    Clark, who presented next year’s draft budget to the school board during its meeting Monday night, said without a tax increase, the board may be only able to give teachers a salary step increase, minus last year’s 1 percent raise.  

  • Fire damages home in Alton

    An Alton man’s home sustained damage Sunday when an electrical problem caused his home to catch fire.
    The home, located at 1688 Grafenburg Road, caught fire while the owner was watching television, according to Anderson County Fire Chief Mike Barnes.
    “He was watching TV when a fuse blew,” Barnes said. “He went out to the garage, put in a new fuse and went back inside and turned the TV back on.”
    A short time later the fuse blew again, Barnes said.

  • Boil water advisories lifted for Fairview Drive, Woodford Street

    A boil water advisory has been lifted for all city water customers located east of Fairview Drive and north of Woodford Street following Thursday morning repair work on a damaged valve.

    The Lawrenceburg water department shut off water Thursday morning in order to conduct emergency repair of a damaged valve, according to a release from city hall.

  • Threat: School to be ‘another Columbine’

    A Lawrenceburg teen who police say threatened to “choke the life out” of a female student and “have another Columbine” at the high school was arrested early Monday morning.
    James R. Tindal, 19, of 1430 Van Buren Road, Lawrenceburg was charged with 25 counts of third-degree terroristic threatening, one count of second-degree terroristic threatening and 41 counts of harassing communications, according to Lawrenceburg Police Chief Chris Atkins.