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Today's News

  • Yes, you do need a flu shot

    Getting a flu shot often protects you from getting the flu virus.
    And while the flu shot doesn’t always provide total protection, it’s still worth getting.
    Influenza (the flu) is a contagious respiratory infection that is caused by the influenza virus.  According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), an average of 5 to 20 percent of the population in the United States gets the flu.

  • Gardening doesn’t have to end with fall and winter

    Last week I felt like I was starring in “Gone with the Wind,” repeating that famous line “I don’t know nothin’ bout birthing no babies! I had 10 charges, waiting to come out into the world, each with a different due date. I was babysitting the butterfly nursery, and it was totally cool!
    The butterfly nursery is in the rain garden at the library, with numerous Monarch butterfly chrysalis inside. The Monarch is considered the “king” of butterflies because of its beauty, hence the name “monarch.”

  • Go right ahead and occupy

    It’s catchy.
    “I am the 99 percent.”
    Born well after the era of rallies in the ‘60s and ‘70s, I’ve never seen or experienced a protest first hand.
    I tend to protest with my pen or my mouth, and not necessarily with marching or picket signs.
    Occupy Wall Street, for those of you not on the frontlines of New York’s Liberty Plaza or knowledgeable about its grassroots campaign across the United States, is defined as a leaderless movement protesting alleged Wall Street greed.

  • Ignorance does not equal bliss

    There is an old adage that says those who don’t bother to vote shouldn’t complain when politicians make decisions they don’t like.
    The same goes for those who refuse or don’t bother to read their local newspaper.
    Twice during the past two weeks some who live on Harry Wise Road have said during fiscal court meetings that they weren’t fully aware of circumstances surrounding a developer’s desire to build a subdivision there because “not all of us take The Anderson News.”

  • Homecoming royalty
  • Chili supper to support Tindall family

    A benefit concert and chili supper is planned for Saturday, Oct. 15 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Freedom Baptist Church to support the family of the late Buster Tindall, organizers announced.
    The supper is $5 and includes a bowl of chili, hot dog, drink and dessert.
    Raffle tickets will be sold for chances to win various items.
    Music will be provided by Behold the Stone and Defining Ezra.
    The church is located at 1010 Powell Taylor Road.
    For more information call Ashley Sebastian at 502-680-1269.
     

  • Democratic Woman’s Club plans dinner

    The annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 20, the Anderson County Democratic Woman’s Club announced.
    The dinner will be held at the Anderson Senior Citizen’s Center, 160 Township Square, Lawrenceburg, beginning at 6 p.m.
    The $30 per person dinner allows those who attend to meet and greet Democrats seeking election this fall.
    The keynote speaker is scheduled to be Alison Lundergan Grimes, a candidate for secretary of state.
    For ticket reservations, call Deborah Stevens at 839-5462, or Bobbi Jo Lewis at 859-0100.

  • Troopers chase, catch armed robbery suspect

    A Harrodsburg man who police say robbed a Nelson County drug store Monday morning was nabbed in Anderson County following a vehicle and foot chase.
    William R. Keeton, 37, crashed his car and ended up in a field about 20 feet off Highway 53, about 10 miles south of Lawrenceburg. He then jumped from the vehicle and took off on foot, but was quickly tracked down by troopers with the Kentucky State Police.

  • GIRLS' SOCCER: Lady Bearcats upset Franklin, advance to district final

    FRANKFORT – Anderson County learned from history, but Franklin County was doomed to repeat it Tuesday night.

    Putting together an incredible defensive effort, the Lady Bearcats upset second -seeded Franklin, 1-0, in the semi-finals of the District 25 Tournament, being played at Sower Soccer Complex in Frankfort.

  • Two popped for pills, ‘H’

    Two men were arrested on charges of first-degree trafficking and possession of controlled substances, city police said, after Lawrenceburg police officers searched an 105 Alice Drive apartment last Wednesday evening and found an undisclosed amount of heroin, marijuana, narcotics and cash in the residence.
    Daniel S. Hamill, 24, and Jimmy L. Wash, 36, were charged with first-degree trafficking of a controlled substance, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, third-degree possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.