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Today's News

  • 30 seconds to understanding

    Harlem Shake.
    Reading these two words may have just produced the following thoughts:
    What in the world is the Harlem Shake?
    Is that a new beverage?
    Wow, you’re writing about the Harlem Shake videos? That was like, so Feb. 2.
    Yes, I am writing about the Harlem Shake meme.
    Not because I want to appear cool (which I am certainly not), or in step with contemporary youth culture (which I am certainly not).

  • We’re not weird, we’re wonderful

    Stoned on laughing gas and thick-tongued from Novocain, I said “Lawren-th-burg” when the dentist asked where I’m from.
     “Oh, I have friends from Lawrenceburg,” she said, the cruel whirl of the drill screaming in my ears as she leaned in to fix a troublesome tooth. “They’re always sending me that goofy newspaper with all the weird stuff in it.”

  • Create safety plans for severe weather

    March 2 was the first anniversary of the devastating tornadoes that struck Kentucky last year. Governor Steve Beshear has declared March to be Severe Weather Awareness Month. If you are prepared ahead of time for severe weather, then you won’t be as stressed when the tornado sirens sound.

  • Detection is key to colorectal cancer

    March is Colorectal Awareness Month, providing an opportunity nationwide to promote awareness of colorectal cancer prevention by early detection.
    Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of death in the United States. It is treatable and preventable, although colorectal cancer is a common and lethal disease. In the United States, there are approximately 150,000 new cases diagnosed a year.  

  • Cooperative Extension offers applicator pesticide training

    Applicator pesticide training classes are scheduled for Tuesday, March 19 at 6:30 p.m., and Tuesday, April 9 at 1:30 p.m., the Anderson County Extension Service announced.
    By law anyone using chemicals classified as restricted use must have a valid private applicator certification card, according to the news release.
    The only way to keep this card current is to attend pesticide update training on proper use and handling.
    Proper use and handling safety of agriculture chemicals makes both economic and personal health sense.

  • Sequestration delivers no immediate local pain

    By Meaghan Downs
    and Ben Carlson
    News staff
    Federal spending cuts may trickle down to Anderson County by this summer, reducing funds for school district and senior center programs, but with little to no impact on local government, law enforcement or the health department.
    The process of “sequestration,” the term assigned to automatic spending cuts at the federal level, began Friday night after President Obama and Republican congressional leadership failed to come to a compromise on reducing the deficit.

  • Total loss

    Firefighters never stood a chance late Monday afternoon when a fire flattened a home at 2300 Glensboro Road.
    Anderson County Fire Chief Mike Barnes was at the scene just minutes after the fire was called into 911, but the home, owned by Timmy Perry, was already fully engulfed in flames.
    Perry, who told reporters he had lived on that property his entire life, was among seven people who resided there and lost everything they owned but the clothes on their backs.
    The Red Cross reportedly found the family a place to stay Monday night.

  • The lifelong education of Louise Perry

    As her daughter Elissa lay dying, Louise Perry read.
    Not the fairy tales and animal fables Louise pored over as a child growing up in Fox Creek in the early ‘40s, but Bible stories.
    Anything Elissa wanted to read, mother and daughter read together until Elissa’s death from a brain tumor in 1975.
    As the 74-year-old Louise recalls now, sitting on a couch in her Lawrenceburg apartment on a rainy Wednesday afternoon, the loss of her daughter is just one part of her education.

  • Teens held at gunpoint during home invasion

    Three adults and a 17-year-old Anderson County High School student are behind bars after allegedly holding two teenagers at gunpoint while stealing guns and cash from a residence on Citation Lane.
    The 17-year-old allegedly followed two of the men into the home while the fourth man waited in a getaway car outside, according to documents obtained from the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

  • Judge orders doody duty for restroom vandals

    They probably would have preferred to go to jail.
    Four teens who allegedly smeared feces on commodes and damaged a restroom in the county park were ordered by Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway to clean it up Monday afternoon.
    With a deputy and some of their parents standing watch, the teens were forced to scrub fecal matter off the floor, commodes and walls, as well as clean up other messes they made Saturday afternoon.