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Today's News

  • Work continues on free community medical clinic

    A committee of community volunteers has been working steadily over past months on the establishment of a free community medical clinic for Anderson County. The project originated in 2009 within the Health and Nutrition Committee of the organization known as Anderson County Community of Promise. Community of Promise, which was organized in 2002, is made up entirely of volunteers who share the goal of identifying and addressing human needs within the community.

  • Don’t forget to save this year’s seeds for next

    Well, tomorrow brings the end of the Dog Days of August and as far as I know, no one melted.
    The dogs toughed it out by exploring the creek, regularly. Spanky couldn’t care less whether it’s hot or cold, as long as she’s outside. Tiller is all about just keeping an eye on me and finding shade wherever we go. Now, if I could just get them to drag the hoses around for me.

  • The land of misfit moments

    She seemed at ease with her cage, the barbed wire and tall fences surrounding the women’s prison.
    I felt relaxed, too.
    Maybe I should have been more nervous, sitting across from a convicted first-degree murderer.
    On that crisp November day, however, I was more worried about my frozen fingertips, hanging onto that scribbling pencil for dear life.
    It’s hard to translate someone’s life story burning in your ears when your numb hands refuse to cooperate.

  • No reason to oppose unified government

    We’ll find out next Tuesday exactly what those who serve on the city council and fiscal court are made of.
    That’s when both will hold a joint public meeting to hear a presentation on a unified form of government — one that will ostensibly result in a streamlined delivery of services, possibly at a better price.
    The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the Stratton building in the county park.

  • Secretariat Drive man hit with 40 more child porn charges

    A Lawrenceburg man who has admitted to police to having “sexual desires for children” has been indicted in Shelby County on 40 counts of distribution of child pornography.
    Those charges, incurred July 20 by Mark S. Hawks of Lawrenceburg, followed on the heels of almost twice as many similar charges in Anderson County the day before.
    There, Hawks was indicted on 70 counts of possession and distributing child pornography.

  • Auxiliary plans Sept. 3 poker run

    The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34 will host its fourth annual 100-mile poker run Sept. 3 for the Kentucky Healing Field.
    The Auxiliary will have 250 T-shirts with purchased advertising on the backs and sleeves. Ad prices are $50 for business card sizes, $100 for ad a bit larger than business card sizes, $300 for ad with logo and $500 for sleeve ads.
    The Legion Auxiliary must receive information for T-shirt ads by Aug. 23.

  • Rally planned for Healing Field

    The American Legion Auxiliary Post 34 will host the Kentucky National Guard Memorial Ride 2011: Ride to Remember rally at the Healing Field Aug.13, starting at noon.
    Registration is $25 for a single bike or $35 for couples.
    The registration fee includes lunch, live entertainment, commemorative T-shirt and collector’s edition ride patch.
    Riders will gather from noon to 3:30 p.m. that afternoon, but everyone is welcome to come to ride, walk or drive.

  • Patrick to pitch unified government plan Tuesday night

    The Lawrenceburg City Council and Anderson County Fiscal Court will meet Tuesday, Aug. 16 to hear a presentation on unified government.
    The meeting, which is open to the public, is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. in the Anthony Stratton Building, located in the county park.
    Attorney Walter Patrick, who has spearheaded the effort, will make the presentation on what is required to unify government, including the creation of a commission to study the issue.

  • Local couple stars in webisode series

    Travis Huber hunts orcs, but he’s always 10 minutes too late.
    As the cleric in the Web series “The Brothers Barbarian,” he’s a sort of medic who styles himself as both an alchemist and a warrior.   
    His wife Nycole plays Nicky, a thief who charms her way into getting what she wants.
    Those are the kinds of characters to be anticipated in an episodic production Travis describes as “‘The Lord of the Rings’ meets ‘The Princess Bride.’”

  • Fees dropped for reduced lunch students

    Reduced lunch students can cross instructional fees off their back-to-school lists.
    The site-based council of Anderson County High School voted unanimously Aug. 4 to drop the $25 instructional fee for reduced lunch students.
    “Long story short, we weren’t right in doing that back then,” principal Ronnie Fields said in Thursday afternoon’s meeting.