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Today's News

  • Education briefs: 10-23-13

    School board president elected to state board
    James Sargent, president of the Anderson County school board, was recently elected to the Kentucky School Boards Association, the largest organization of elected officials in Kentucky, according to a news release.

  • ‘Blast from the Past’ at Turner Elementary
  • Miss ACHS to raise funds for prom

    Twelve outstanding Anderson County high school students will compete for the Miss ACHS title on Oct. 27 at 2:30 p.m. to help raise money for the high school prom.
    “These ladies represent ACHS with great academic standing, while being well rounded through their involvement with community service, athletics and school clubs,” event organizers said in a news release. “Please make plans to attend as proceeds will benefit the annual ACHS prom.”
    Admission is $5 per person and will take place in the ACHS Auditorium.
     

  • ‘Travel the Art Trail’ through town Saturday

    Six local artists, posed and smiling behind a table displaying selected pieces of their work, possess more than 142 years of experience among them.
    Several manipulate clay into pottery. Two artists bend metal to their will.
    All six are excited to meet and greet Anderson County visitors to their third annual “Travel the Art Trail” open studio on Saturday, Nov. 2.
    “This is the one day we open up our lives,” Karine Maynard, who owns and operates the professional blacksmith shop Maynard Studios with her husband Matt Maynard, said.

  • Scaring children (and their parents, too)

    Misery Manor, an exceptional haunted house filled with chainsaw-wielding maniacs, scary clowns and flesh-munching zombies, enters its third weekend Friday and Saturday from 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.
    A fundraiser for Sheriff Troy Young’s Shop With a Cop program, Misery Manor has drawn 1,200 visitors since opening Oct. 3 to rave reviews.
    Admission is only $5, and all proceeds go to Shop With a Cop, which provides Christmas gifts for children in need.

  • News briefs: 10-23-13

    Habitat for Humanity to
    dedicate building in open house  
    The local chapter of Habitat for Humanity will host an open house Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. at 110 Coleman St., Lawrenceburg.
    The open house will be held to dedicate a recent building project sponsored by the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity, an event organizer said.
    The community is invited.

    Library ‘Friends’ to host
    Halloween book sale

  • Know the facts before starting gluten-free diet

    Recent publicity about celiac disease and the gluten-free diet has led to misconceptions about gluten and its role in weight loss.
    As a consequence, many individuals without gluten intolerance are following a gluten-free diet.

  • Garden provides natural help for ragweed sniffles

    We are such creatures of habit. We know what we like and this time of year: chili.
    Chili with meat or beans, or both. Chili with spaghetti or macaroni, or both. Chili with cheese or onions, or both. When it gets chilly outside, we make chili inside. Casseroles or Crock-Pot soups come next.

  • Chewing on news leftovers

    A little known fact about me — I am the queen of leftovers.
    Endless possibilities leave me paralyzed, gnawing on a block of cheddar cheese because I’m too overwhelmed by choice to cook a proper meal for myself.
    Give me an almost bare pantry, and I can whip up something pretty delicious.
    OK, that adjective should probably be “edible,” not delicious.
    Consider this week’s column an exercise in leftovers: the last week’s tidbits layered in an informational news sandwich.
    Great. Now I’m hungry.

  • Paid labor trumps free labor any day

    Column as I see ’em …
    Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway made a good decision and a questionable one during last Tuesday night’s meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court.
    Lest I be perceived as always focusing on the bad, let’s start with the good.
    Conway informed magistrates that he had recently rejected the Shelby County Detention Center’s offer of work release inmates, a wise choice once you think it all the way through.