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Today's News

  • Community briefs: 10-30-13

    Pierian Woman’s Club announces upcoming events
    At its Oct. 17 meeting, the Lawrenceburg Pierian Woman’s Club made plans to host the Nov. 15 Kentucky Humanities Society Chautauqua presentation. Patricia Clark will portray Mary Todd Lincoln in “A House Divided” at 7 p.m. at the Anderson County Library. The club will serve light refreshments prior to the program and the public is cordially invited to attend this free event.

  • Officials urge vaccination following state’s first reported cases of influenza

    News that the state’s first positive cases for influenza this week has prompted local health officials to remind residents that flu shots are now available at the Anderson County Health Department, located on Glensboro Road in Lawrenceburg.
    “We still have vaccine,” said Tim Wright, the agency’s director of public health. “We are giving shots every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.”

  • Closed Frankfort theater sparks movie interest in Lawrenceburg

    News that the movie theater in Frankfort is closing at the end of the year and leave Lawrenceburg moviegoers without a nearby place to watch a flick sparked questions over whether a movie theater would be a viable option here.
    That enthusiasm was tempered a bit when it was announced days later that a new theater is planned to replace the old one, likely leaving Lawrenceburg without its own movie theater for years to come.

  • Frankfort Regional Medical seeks votes for Pink Glove dance video

    Frankfort Regional Medical Center has entered the 2013 Medline Pink Glove Dance Competition for a chance to win a $25,000 donation to the Kentucky Pink Connection and international social media attention—and needs your vote, hospital officials said in a news release.

  • School board funds study to fight state cuts

    The Anderson County school board wants more state funding for district education, and believes adopting a resolution Monday will help appeal its cause to Kentucky lawmakers.
    School board president James Sargent, recently selected to serve a three-year term on the Kentucky School Boards Association (KSBA), presented the KSBA’s funding resolution to his fellow board members Monday night.

  • Three win KSP civilian awards
  • 2014 election packets are now ready

    Fall. You might think cooler weather and leaves falling. We at the clerk’s office are thinking candidate filings.  Anyone wanting to run for a county office can file the forms with our office beginning Nov. 6 and ending on Jan. 28, 2014.
    The races on the ballot next May include the offices of judge, county attorney, property valuation adminstrator, sheriff, county clerk, jailer, coroner, surveyor, magistrates and constables.

  • Leaves help brighten November doldrums

    Are you ready to travel back in time? You don’t even have to pack a bag. You just have to remember to change all your clocks. At midnight, this Sunday, Daylight Savings Time officially ends. Soon, we’ll be driving home from work in the dark.
    I’ll miss my evening walks with the dogs after work. I’ll miss hopping on the mower after work. I’ll miss weeding and harvesting in the garden after work. The only things I get to pick now are the stick tights covering my clothes.

  • Hamburger, ground beef aren’t same

    Is there a difference between hamburger and ground beef? The answer is yes but it’s not a big difference.
    Ground beef must be made of trimmings that contain the targeted fat percentage. For example, if a package is labeled 80 percent lean/20 percent fat ground beef, then the beef trimmings that the ground beef is made from must contain those percentages. On the other hand, hamburger may be made of beef fat added to the meat block to create the desired fat percentage.

  • $1M healthcare question

    Ben, the man pictured directly above me on this page, recently handed me a news article about $1 million.
    Turns out that during a recent school board meeting in Woodford County, the Woodford County school board learned they could face $1 million in Affordable Care Act or Obamacare penalties if it failed to offer adequate health insurance to those full-time employees working 30 hours a week.