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Today's News

  • ACE to host volunteer appreciation lunch

    In recognition of National Volunteer Week, Anderson Community Education and Apple Corps Volunteer Program will host a volunteer appreciation luncheon for community volunteers and volunteers for Anderson County Schools on April 23 at noon, according to a press release.
    The lunch and a short program will be held at the Anderson County Senior Citizen Center, 160 Township Square, to celebrate the work of volunteers of Anderson County.

  • Conservation District to sponsor students in leadership program

    The Anderson County Conservation District is sponsoring two Anderson County students entering their junior or senior year of high school to attend the Kentucky Forest Leadership Program June 10-14 at the Lake Cumberland Center in Jabez (located near Somerset), according to a press release.
    Contact a guidance counselor or principal for an application or call the Conservation District office at 839-5667.
    The $375 fee for the program will be paid in full by the Conservation District, according to a press release.

  • ECC class raises most money for ‘Pennies for Patients’ drive
  • Students selected for All State Chorus
  • Anderson Co. Drug Court celebrates graduation

    Anderson County Drug Court recently celebrated the April 12 graduation of Anderson County residents Josh Case and Josh Williams from the Drug Court program.
    Drug Court, which serves Anderson, Shelby and Spencer counties, was established by Chief Circuit Judge Charles Hickman in 2007.
    The program’s mission statement is “to empower our participants to live substance-free lives by promoting positive change in criminal and addictive behaviors that lead to personal responsibility and productive citizenship.”

  • News briefs: 4-17-13

    High school FFA to host plant sale Saturday
    The Anderson County High School FFA will be holding its annual spring greenhouse fundraiser starting Saturday, April 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    All proceeds of the sale will go to FFA students and the agriculture program, according to event organizers.
    Plants to be sold include a wide variety of flowers, flower baskets, ferns, mixed planters, tomatoes, peppers, basil and more.

  • Historic district public hearing to be held April 30

    A public hearing regarding the creation of a Lawrenceburg historic district is scheduled for Tuesday, April 30 at 6 p.m. at the Anderson County Senior Citizens Center, 160 Township Square, Lawrenceburg.
    The city council voted 4-1 in its April meeting to table its final recommendation in order to hold a public hearing on the potential historic district.
    The specific area under consideration for designation as an historic district includes:

  • Splash park location just downright ridiculous

    Column as I see ’em …
    Just when I start to think the city council is ready to bury the hatchet with county government, it steps up and reaffirms just how wide the chasm between the two really is.
    The city’s decision to move forward with a splash park is the latest indicator of how unwilling it is to join forces with county government for the benefit of this community.

  • Prepare your trees for new breed of fruit-killing fly this spring

    I love the smell of fresh cut grass. To me, it carries the scent of watermelon, which always sends my brain to warm summer days and plenty of sunshine. Smell is the strongest memory trigger we have and that red fruit transforms me to childhood days of running through sprinklers and seed spitting contests. Summer isn’t here yet, but it is coming.
    Two of my most favorite holidays are coming, too. Earth Day will be here on the 22nd and Arbor Day is close behind on the 26th. This year, I’ve gotten a head start on my festivities.

  • Return to Haiti, the 12th edition

    Stepping off the plane in Haiti, David Montgomery first smelled the trash.
    “I’d been through some poor countries before, but when I hit Haiti, just the smell, the trash was everywhere, just like a tour of the landfill out here,” Montgomery said.
    The Anderson County magistrate’s memories of all he’s done, seen and heard on the Caribbean island run together.
    After 12 trips to Haiti in 14 years, it can be difficult to keep his timeline straight.