Today's News

  • Anderson County Attorney’s office announces launch of new website

    Finding information and documents related to the Anderson County Attorney’s Office just got a bit easier.
    County Attorney Bobbi Jo Lewis launched her office’s new website March 27, offering a variety of information and documentation.
    Located at www.andersoncountyattorneyky.com, the site includes information on child support establishment and enforcement, cold check collection, delinquent tax collection and traffic deferral, as well as forms required for these services, according to a news release from Lewis.

  • Manure tea and other tips to grow wonderful potatoes

    Cold weather wimp that I am, even I can work outside in this weather.
    Well, once the frost thaws.
    It was 26 degrees on the farm Good Friday morning  Great temps for the gravel truck to make it up my drive. I’ve been waiting since Christmas for the rain to stop and the clay like-mud to dry.

  • Planning is key to successful garden

    Gardening is not my area of expertise. However, I do have access to research-based information about gardening. Tommy Yankey, Anderson County Extension agent for agriculture and natural resources, will be conducting a home gardening class in conjunction with the food preservation workshop Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    You can register for the workshop by calling the Anderson County Extension Office at 839-7271.

  • He’s for equality, but against gay marriage

    Dustin Burley is gay.
    Dustin Burley is also against gay marriage.
    So don’t expect him to change his Facebook profile photo to a red equal sign
    Originally designed by the Human Rights Campaign, the equal sign has become a virtual and viral banner of one’s social media support for marriage equality.
    Burley says he’s definitely for equal rights, just not gay marriage.
    And if you ask him why, Burley won’t hesitate.

  • High school volunteers brighten community clinic
  • Large tax increase a bad idea for board of health

    Column as I see ’em …
    It’s fairly surprising that the health department director is pushing for a 33 percent revenue increase in the agency’s next budget. (See A1 for details).
    I get why he’s doing it; the department took a major revenue blow this year thanks to a Medicaid insurer that is refusing to pay its bills, and he’s right that those who work there should not have to endure another year of furlough days.

  • News briefs: 4-3-13

    Beta Sigma reports
    meeting minutes
    Beta Sigma Phi met Jan. 7 at the library to begin 2013 activities.
    “Our home tour on Dec. 2 was a great success and our members had fun participating in the House of Trees and Relay for Life,” according to a Beta Sigma Phi press release.

  • Two semi accidents temporarily close Parkway

    Two separate tractor-trailer crashes, happening about 30 minutes apart, closed down sections of the Blue Grass Parkway near Lawrenceburg on Monday afternoon.
    According to County Fire Chief Mike Barnes, a flat-bed tractor-trailer, heading eastbound, flipped onto its driver’s side on the off-ramp near Exit 59 on the Martha Layne Collins Blue Grass Parkway.
    The semi was hauling two big rolls of aluminum when it overturned at about 5:55 p.m. Monday, Barnes said.

  • Fireman's funeral
  • Health director seeks 33% tax rate increase

    The county’s health director is proposing a 33 percent property tax rate increase to make up for funds his department did not receive from a Medicaid insurance provider and end furlough days for employees.
    Director Tim Wright is asking the county’s board of health to increase the tax rate from 30 cents per $1,000 of assessed value to 40 cents, an increase of 33 percent. That increase is expected to generate $150,000 in additional revenue, from about $460,000 to $610,000, a 32.6 percent increase.