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Today's News

  • Ingram graduates as airman first class

    Christopher D. Ingram graduated as Airman First Class on Dec. 30 from Lackland Air Force Base in Texas.
    He will attend technical training for seven months in a specialized field.
    Ingram is a 2006 Anderson County High School graduate. He is married to the former Hannah Renee Allen and is a son of Douglas and Diana Ingram, all of Lawrenceburg.
     

  • Slashed payroll proposed to balance health department budget

    The Anderson County Health Department’s financial woes will be solved largely on the backs of its employees if proposed spending cuts are approved.
    The health board’s finance committee has approved slashing an estimated $163,000 in payroll and an additional $30,000 in other spending in an effort to rectify an estimated $185,000 budget deficit.
    The proposal will be presented to the full health board when it meets Feb. 15. It must first be approved by the state’s acting commissioner of public health.

  • Carroll on the stump
  • King supports cancer research
  • Winter a good time to stay indoors with plants

    Can you believe it’s almost the end of January?
     We’ve had more fall weather than winter weather, and I have never been so happy for being so wrong. Obviously, we still have our most wintry month left to go, but I think we’ve had enough cold to kill the bad stuff outside, so I’m happy.

  • HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Spencer defeats Bearcats, muddles district seeding race

    Spencer County rallied from an eight-point second quarter deficit, then held off Anderson County to post a 51-50 win Tuesday night in Taylorsville.

    Anderson led 22-14 four minutes before halftime, but Spencer's Ross Goodwin buried a 3-pointer that seemed to jumpstart the Bears. By halftime, the hosts had taken a 26-24 lead.

    Spencer expanded its lead to 35-28 heading into the final quarter, but Anderson recovered to tie it at 42 behind the 3-point shooting of Darrin Laswell.

  • Diabetes increases risk from flu

    Why does having diabetes put me at higher risk for getting the flu?
    People with diabetes (type 1 and 2), even when well-managed, are at increased risk of severe disease and complications, like hospitalization and even death, as a result of getting the flu. This is because diabetes can make the immune system less able to fight severe influenza disease.
    In addition, illness can raise your blood sugar level. Also, sometimes people don’t feel like eating when they are sick, and this can cause blood sugar levels to rise and fall.

  • Finding my home in stranger-filled pool hall

    I am a woman with no hometown.
    Like a magpie foraging and stealing things to bring back to her nest, I surround myself with bits and pieces of my former lives in other states to recreate a feeling of home.
    Nothing tangible, no knickknacks.
    I’m not a snow globe or porcelain doll kind of person.
    Local watering holes, like Jim’s Pool Room, are more my style.

  • Fiscal court right, proponents wrong

    Arguing against government intrusion into the lives of its citizens is admirable, and more often than not those airing their grievances have justifiable reasons.
    That wasn’t the case in last week’s effort by a game but off-base group of residents who argued against the fiscal court’s ban on synthetic marijuana and bath salts.
    Those two scourges on our community needed to be banned, and no amount of argument in favor of protecting the rights of people to harm themselves can convince us otherwise.

  • School board to consider $600,000 in pay increases

    Salary increases, textbook funding and $200,000 in school bus purchases are three new budget items included in the first draft of the district’s proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year.
    A budget committee, composed of administrators, staff, superintendent Sheila Mitchell, finance officer Nick Clark and one board member, offered input for the draft budget presented to the board and drafted by Clark.
    “The goal is for everyone to have a voice in the process,” Mitchell said.