Today's News

  • Like it or not, pipeline grants are available

    Column as I see ’em …
    Is it because it’s viewed as blood money?
    That was one response when folks in our office were debating why on earth no public agency in Anderson County has applied for a Bluegrass Pipeline grant.
    I guess the blood money scenario is a possibility, but given the stated state of financial affairs around here, it would seem they’d take money from nearly any source.
    After all, it’s not like they’re taking a one-week loan from Tony Soprano, you know?

  • In Bluegrass Pipeline debate, neither side wants use of eminent domain

    For the past three months, representatives of Bluegrass Pipeline have been meeting in the homes of landowners in 13 Kentucky counties to discuss the project and the prospect of purchasing an easement, which is the right to use a narrow strip of land for installation of the underground pipeline.

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  • Obamacare help available

    Individuals who still need help signing up for the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, can receive help through a program offered by the Bluegrass Community Action Partnership (BCAP).
    Beckie Trent, the lead connector for Woodford and Anderson counties, said BCAP’s assistance program has grown in leaps and bounds since it started in late November.
    Since then, Trent said she has assisted about 50-60 people from both Woodford and Anderson in signing up for Obamacare, which now has an extended deadline of March 2014 for individuals to seek coverage.

  • Jr. Cotillion accepting applications

    The Lawrenceburg Junior Cotillion will begin its 2014 Cotillion Season in February and will be accepting new membership applications, according to a press release.
    Applications are being accepted now through Jan. 31 for any interested sixth, seventh and eighth grade boy or girl. The cost to participate is $80.

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  • Sen. Paul to visit Lawrenceburg on Thursday

    One of the nation’s best-known and most controversial senators will be in Lawrenceburg this Thursday morning.
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Bowling Green) will meet the public from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Best Western, located on US 127 Bypass across from the high school.
    The event is open to the public, Paul’s staff said.
    Paul visited Lawrenceburg in 2009 during his run for US Senate. Known for his libertarian leanings, Paul drew national attention when he spent 13 hours on a filibuster to oppose a presidential nomination for the CIA and the use of drones.

  • Saffell St. Elementary principal to retire April 1

    The Saffell Street Elementary site-based decision making council will begin its search for a new elementary principal due to Principal Robin Arnzen’s plans to retire by April 1, according to an email from Superintendent Sheila Mitchell.
    Mitchell said she received a letter informing her of Arnzen’s intention to retire last Friday, and the district posted an opening for a new Saffell Street principal on Friday, Jan. 17.

  • WWII vet remembered as ‘American hero’

    Truman Wells, an Anderson County World War II veteran who received his high school diploma at age 85 and was recognized by former Congressman Ben Chandler for his service, died Jan. 16 at the Veterans Affairs Center in Lexington.
    Wells was a native of Anderson County, and was born the son of the late Lillis Ray Drury and Roy Thomas Wells.
    Wells worked for many years as a respected contractor in Lawrenceburg, and served in the infantry division of the U.S. Army during World War II. He saw action in Normandy and was the recipient of the Purple Heart.

  • Workers, boss discuss minimum wage hike

    Last Friday morning at Edwardo’s Pizza and Subs began with the usual chores of mixing the dough, slicing up fresh vegetables for the lunchtime salad bar, as well as a conversation about the potential effects of a minimum wage hike in Kentucky.
    Owner Dave Richmond, who opened Edwardo’s four years ago, sat in the quiet Lawrenceburg restaurant, empty except for the employees busy preparing for the anticipated lunch rush a few hours later.