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Today's News

  • Avoid winter’s chill with seedlings

    Brrrr! A good time to remember that spring is only 70 days away. Think of it as only 10 Wednesdays! It seems shorter that way. In the meantime, think warm! Watch some summer fun DVDs and steer clear of winter ones, like “Fargo.”
    Though I come from some hearty German and Norwegian stock, I love my wood stove! There is no warmer heat, in my humble opinion. Well, OK, corn or pellet stoves put out more BTUs. As an added bonus, the warm wood stove keeps the cat off my lap.

  • Redistricting means new precincts for voters

    For the past several years our office has had numerous questions regarding the process and why it has taken so long. I am going to attempt to explain it as only I know how — short and simple. Anyone wanting the longer, technical version can give me a call at 839-3041.
    For more than three years, we have been dealing with the redistricting process.
    As of Thursday, Jan. 2, Anderson was ninth out of 120 counties to receive approval from the State Board of Elections and the Legislative Research Commission.

  • Do you know who owns these welcome signs?

    Two welcome signs are in need of, repairs or simply need to be taken down.
    You may have seen them on North Main Street or Broadway. They’re old and faded, and a little worse for wear.
    In my opinion, they’re in need of some tender loving and care. And I’m not even sure that would solve the problem.
    I thought it was the city’s responsibility to maintain these two welcome signs, so I dashed off a quick email to City Clerk Robbie Hume.  

  • Leaky oil pipe better than more dead soldiers

    Since it first popped up as an issue last year, I’ve been asked time and again when I will take an editorial stance on the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline.
    In fact, there are several folks who have flat-out demanded that I do so, either to draw me out as a pipeline proponent or hold me aloft as yet another member of the media to fall in line by opposing it.

  • CCU wins ‘Spirit of Giving’ award
  • Country singer files for bankruptcy

    By Janet Patton
    Lexington Herald-Leader
    Country singer Eddie Montgomery, one-half of the duo Montgomery Gentry, filed for individual bankruptcy Tuesday. In the filing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Lexington, the Danville resident listed $13.4 million in liabilities and $1.9 million in assets.
    His debts stem from millions owed on a failed restaurant in Harrodsburg, Eddie Montgomery’s Steakhouse, which closed abruptly last May and is scheduled to be sold in a master commissioner’s sale Jan. 10.

  • Distinguished Young Woman competes at state

    Lauren Fowler, a 17-year-old Anderson County High School senior, will be competing against 33 other young women in the Distinguished Young Woman state competition to be held Jan. 17-19 at the Singletary Center in Lexington.
    Fowler, who won the local competition in Anderson County in April 2013, said she’ll be leaving Lawrenceburg on Sunday, Jan. 12 and spending the week with a host family in Lexington as she meets other contestants and prepares for that weekend’s competition.

  • Hundreds lost power during Monday’s freeze

    As temperatures dipped to new freezing lows, roughly 340 northern Anderson County Blue Grass Energy customers found themselves without power Monday morning.    
    More than 3,000 western Franklin County residents and 340 Anderson County customers lost power at about 8 a.m. Monday morning following a night of record-setting freezing temperatures for the region.  

  • Senior in ATV wreck improving

    Megan Schell, the Anderson County High School senior injured in an ATV accident last Sunday, is steadily improving from broken bones and two collapsed lungs.
    According to Megan’s sister Sarah Lynn Schell on Monday morning, the 18-year-old has been moved from the ICU into progressive care and has been slowly recovering.

  • Firefighters battle subzero temps as barn burns

    Johnny Walton woke up Tuesday morning to a wall of fire.
    The night after celebrating his 32nd birthday, Walton went to bed in his one-bedroom, ground floor apartment located in the barn behind his father Jackie Walton’s house at 1344 Versailles Road, Lawrenceburg.
    Johnny Walton said around 6 a.m. Tuesday morning he woke up and saw that one wall of the barn had bust into flames. He said he called 911 while still inside the burning barn as he tried to get his two dogs out.