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Today's News

  • News briefs: 11-13-13

    Red Cross plans
    three blood drives
    The Franklin County chapter of the American Red Cross have announced three pre-Thanksgiving blood drives.
    A two-day drive is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 25 and Tuesday, Nov. 26 from 2 to 7 p.m. at Ninevah Christian Church, located on Ninevah Road.
    Both drives will include free chili for those who sign up to donated.
    Another drive is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kroger store in Lawenceburg.

  • City approves economic development rate for Wild Turkey

    Campari America, the parent company of Wild Turkey Distillery, received a discount from the city for its water usage through a new economic development rate contract approved by the council.
    The city council voted 5-0 to move forward with an economic development rate contract between the city of Lawrenceburg and Skyy Spirits, LLC and Campari America, owners of the Wild Turkey Distillery.
    Council member Larry Giles was absent during the Nov. 11 council meeting.

  • Legion, Auxiliary hold October fall conference

    The American Legion Auxiliary and Legion fall conference was held in Louisville on Oct. 18-19, according to a news release.

  • Digging down to words’ roots

    As a gardener, I’m very familiar with roots. As a writer, I’m very familiar with words. I thought I’d put the two together this week and look into the origins of some of the phrases we use or hear regularly. That’s a bit unusual for a gardening column and you may think me “mad as a hatter” for doing it.

  • Sweet potatoes pack powerful punch in nutrient-rich bread recipe

    Sweet potatoes are a favorite fall food. They are savory, sweet, nutritious and versatile too. Sweet potatoes are a Native American plant that was a main source of nourishment for early homesteaders and for soldiers during the Revolutionary War.
    Sweet potatoes are excellent sources of vitamins A and C. One half cup of cooked sweet potato provides 90 calories, 3 grams of fiber and 380 percent of the daily value for Vitamin A.

  • Blood, letters and tears

    My sister cried into my coat early Monday morning.
    The frost on her windshield hadn’t melted, so we puffed goodbyes outside into the cold air as her car purred low while it warmed.  
    I only knew she cried by the quivering sound of her words muffled into the thick, green fabric of my shoulder as she hugged me goodbye.
    You see I prefer no eye contact when I say goodbye to people, because as everyone knows, tears are highly contagious.

  • Fiscal court saves taxpayers millions

    With a pair of unanimous votes last Tuesday morning, the Anderson County Fiscal Court saved taxpayers here and across Kentucky $1 million.
    OK, that’s probably not accurate. It’s more likely that those two votes save taxpayers several million dollars in the coming years by simply doing the right thing.
    The first vote was about the county’s 120-plus miles of so-called orphan roads, the second about making developers honor their commitments.

  • Recognizing our armed forces
  • ‘Phenomenal Woman’

    Try making Marian McKee say “I can’t.”
    Impossible.
    She’ll always change it to “I am.”
    McKee, 52, wants women to believe they’re phenomenal by saying they’re phenomenal.
    Everyday, even if they have to schedule a daily “I love you” regimen for themselves.
    There’s power in those words, McKee says, but only if they put action behind it.  

  • Wild Turkey warehouse temporarily evacuated

    Several Wild Turkey employees evacuated a warehouse early Monday morning after a worker cleaning a bathroom accidentally mixed bleach with cleaning chemicals.
    According to Director of Public Safety Bart Powell, a Wild Turkey employee became short of breath after she mixed cleaning chemicals in the toilet of one of the distillery’s warehouses’ bathroom.
    Only two or three employees were in the building during the incident, Powell said, and were evacuated so the bathroom could be ventilated.