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Today's News

  • Turn children’s snow days into grow days

    I thought I was ready for winter. Sure, I had plenty of wood. Yes, I had my bag of Winter Melt and the shovel handy. I had the truck inspected and prepped for everything, almost.
    The one thing I forgot to do was lube the rubber seals in the car door. Whoops.
    Last Thursday night, when we got our first winter weather, I ended up banging on the door with my little lunch cooler to break the ice, and it worked. Needless to say, I sprayed the rubber the next day with olive oil.  Standing outside, in the wind and snow is not my idea of a good time.

  • Diversity doesn’t need payment

    When I was in the sixth grade, I got paid for embracing diversity.
    In the interest of full disclosure, it wasn’t real money. Our school’s form of currency was the “Ram Buck,” a pink index card marked with an imprint of our mascot and used to award students for “good” character and behavior.
    Counselors would roam the halls, awarding good Samaritans at random.
    If you packed carrots in your lunch, you got a Ram Buck.
    Bring a book to read during study hall? One Ram Buck.

  • Higher broccoli prices would help save lives

    Column as I see ’em …
    Did you know that every single person who eats broccoli will die?
    It’s absolutely true, as is the case for anyone who eats carrots, peas or even a sweet ear of corn.
    I won’t explain these facts, but if you think about them for a few minutes, you’ll conclude I’m correct.
    No, this isn’t me picking on vegetables, although broccoli is truly disgusting. Instead, it’s to point out the frailties often associated with medical reports.

  • Completes basic training

    Christopher D. Ingram graduated as Airman First Class on Dec. 30 from Lackland Air Force Base in Texas.
    He will attend technical training for seven months in a specialized field.
    Ingram is a 2008 Anderson County High School graduate. He is married to the former Hannah Renee Allen and is a son of Douglas and Diana Ingram, all of Lawrenceburg.

  • Honoring their fallen ‘brothers’

    The funeral of Charles Woods Jr. in 2009 was not the first fireman’s funeral Keith Nowlin attended and participated in.
    It was, however, the first time the idea of establishing an honor guard for the city of Lawrenceburg's fire and rescue squad started to gain traction.
    Two years later, after receiving approval from Chief Robert Hume and attending a 16-hour precision drill course in Elizabethtown, Nowlin said Anderson County’s first honor guard is ready to serve.  

  • Child porn suspect gets new court date

    By Lisa King
    Landmark News Service
    A new pre-trial date have been set a Lawrenceburg man charged with sex-related crimes against children.
    Mark Hawks of Lawrenceburg, is facing more than 100 child pornography charges in Shelby and Anderson counties.
    In Shelby Circuit Court Monday, Circuit Judge Charles Hickman set  Jan. 20 as the next scheduled court date for Hawks, 55, of 402 Secretariat Drive in Lawrenceburg.

  • Master Gardeners offer $500 college scholarship

    The Capital Area Master Gardeners are accepting applications for a $500 scholarship to be awarded to a student majoring in horticulture, plant pathology, landscape design, botany, forestry, entomology, environmental concerns, urban planning, land management, agronomy or allied subjects, according to a news release from the agency.
    To be eligible to apply, the applicant’s home county must be Anderson, Boyle, Franklin, Mercer or Woodford counties, the news release states.

  • Mustang memorial dedicated to late middle school teacher

    Anderson County Middle School dedicated a Mustang memorial in honor of former teacher Lynda Richardson, an instructor who died at the beginning of this school year.
    Richardson had taken a medical leave of absence from the school, principal Gina Fultz said.
    “She was a big part of our building, larger than life. It was something that we wanted, something that resembles what she stood for,” Fultz said of the memorial.

  • Farmer injured when vehicle smacks tractor

    A tobacco farmer in western Anderson County was airlifted to an area hospital after the tractor he was driving was rear-ended by a vehicle Sunday night.
    Christopher Conway received a head injury after being thrown from his tractor, but was home by Monday and expected to recover.
    Conway was driving his tractor near the intersection of Highway 248 and Fairview Road when a vehicle struck it from behind. The tractor flipped and was struck by a second vehicle.
    No injuries were reported to the drivers of either vehicle.

  • Local Green Beret retires after 27 years

    Army Col. Kenneth J. Hurst has retired after completing 27 years of active duty military service, according to a news release.
     Hurst was a Special Forces officer. His most recent assignment was as the chief of plans for US Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, Fla., from 2008-11. In 2009, from March through July, Hurst also served as the deputy commander for the US Special Operations Command, Europe, Stuttgart, Germany.