Today's News

  • Easy question, hard answer

    I probably ask more questions than I get answers.
    Because I’m sympathetic to those who want answers, I’m fairly good at answering questions.
    Except for one.
    “Do you like being a newspaper reporter?”
    Sometimes I really need to think about that one.
    Not that I dislike my job. I definitely don’t.
    But it feels wrong to talk about my job in a manner of liking.
    Liking is something you do on Facebook photos.
    I like eggplant lasagna.

  • Birdshot, booze case to be tough sell to jury

    Someone could have knocked me over with birdshot from 190 yards away last week when I learned that the trial is off for the man charged with hunting drunk and shooting Rex Burkhead.
    Just days before the trial against David Gaines was to begin, misdemeanor charges were ratcheted up to felonies after the case was presented to the grand jury.

  • Raised beds prevent gardening problems

    Minute by minute and hour by hour, we keep getting more sunlight every day.
    I love it and even though we fell back an hour, I just feel like I have a little more time to do things. Only one more week to go and spring will officially be here. Yea, is all I can say. Another growing season is about to begin.
    As someone who has been getting a lot of mud on her muck boots, it’s hard to even imagine a drought right now. I’ve been squishing and slipping all over the place while walking the farm with the dogs. It’s an evening ritual, now.

  • Canning a great way to preserve meat

    Canning meat is included in the food preservation workshop that I will be teaching April 13.
    Tommy Yankey, Extension agent for agriculture and natural resources, will be teaching gardening basics during this first session April 13.
    The meat will be processing while we learn about gardening.
    I can meat because I’m a tent camper. There’s only so long fresh meat will keep in a cooler. I get tired of canned chili, tuna and salmon.

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  • ‘Beauty and Beast’ high school musical opens Friday night

    As a candlestick and clock banter on stage, a dancing spoon (she also embodies the roles of wolf and villager) waits in the dark auditorium wings.
    Anderson County high school student Suzanne Lilly said, in a loud whisper, that the cast and crew of “Beauty and the Beast” have basically recreated the animated Disney movie from the 1990s, one that holds fond childhood memories for Lilly and many of her classmates.

  • Questions answered on vehicle taxes, license plates

    Can I find out the amount that I paid last year in vehicle taxes?
    Before you call our office, look at your current registration receipt. The tax information is printed on it. If for some reason you don’t have it the registered owner (name on the title) can obtain this information.
    Our office doesn’t give out tax information over the phone due to the personal nature of the information and the lack of a way to verify the identification of the registered owner.

  • Help needed for family who lost home in fire

    Tim Perry is a fighter, but that doesn’t mean he and his family can’t use a helping hand.
    Perry’s family lost everything in a fire last Monday afternoon that destroyed their home on Glensboro Road. Since that then he and six other family members have been living at Best Western and wondering how they will replace not only their home, but their clothes, furniture and other belongings.

  • Councilman wants to ban gunfire in city

    Past complaints of broken headlights and windows triggered city council member Ken Evans to propose an ordinance regulating the discharge of firearms in the city of Lawrenceburg.
    Evans said he was surprised to learn the Lawrenceburg didn’t already have an ordinance to that effect, and that the police department thought
    “There’s no ordinance prohibiting that, and I don’t think that should be happening in this town,” Evans said at Monday’s night council meeting.