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Today's News

  • Companion gardening keeps critters at bay

    Happy May, let the gardening begin.
    There is a chance that we could get another frost or cold snap, but it’s a slim chance. The tender leaves of new plants are the most vulnerable.
    It will take seeds a few days to emerge and that’s when you need to have covers available. Just like us, they sometimes need a jacket.

  • Community profiles help elected officials make good decisions

    The economy has been on my mind lately.
    Information about Anderson County is necessary to help elected officials, grant writers and the rest of us citizens make good choices.
    Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky (CEDIK) has recently produced two page profiles for each county on the economy, healthcare, ag and food and the retail sector.
    You can find these profiles at http://www2.ca.uky.edu/cedick/CountyDataProfiles Information from the economic profile is below.

  • All the news that’s fit to share on Facebook

    Today I’m going to use print to talk about social media.
    Counterproductive?
    Perhaps, especially since you cannot hover your computer cursor on the phrase “click here,” taking you straight to online coverage of last Friday’s industrial park fire in Lawrenceburg.  
    Don’t worry. The technology is coming. I can feel it.
    You probably snapped a photo — taken from your porch, from your driver’s seat or from your backyard — of the smoke plume over Lawrenceburg as it twisted lazily into the air.

  • Wants trump needs with proposed swimming facility

    Your home needs a new roof, but you want a new fishing boat.
    Your car needs new tires, but you want the latest pair of designer shoes.
    Your child needs braces to straighten her crooked front teeth, but you want to continue buying that six-pack of Bud every night — the cumulative effect of which would cover monthly payments on the braces.
    And so it goes, mankind’s eternal struggle between eating ice cream or broccoli.

  • Video shows not guilty plea entered by drunk hunting suspect

    The man indicted with hunting under the influence and three felony counts of wanton endangerment pleaded not guilty April 16 in Anderson Circuit Court, contrary to what was reported in last week’s edition of The Anderson News.
    In its report last week, the newspaper relied on an order for arraignment, an official document on file in the Anderson County Circuit Clerk’s office that says Gaines pleaded guilty and was scheduled for a diversion hearing May 21 at 9 a.m.

  • TOWERING INFERNO: Smoke seen for miles when vinyl fire erupts

    Life in Lawrenceburg screeched to a halt last Friday afternoon as residents looked skyward with a mixture of disbelief, awe and fear.
    Above them was an enormous cloud of black smoke, towering over their streets and homes, intermittently blocking out the sun and prompting people from as far away as Georgetown and Nicholasville to say, nearly in unison, “What in the heck is burning?”
    The short answer was a gigantic pile of a vinyl material used to bind automotive glass and prevent it from shattering.

  • State orders ‘immediate steps’ to monitor water runoff

    The state’s Department for Environmental Protection issued assurances Tuesday morning that air, soil and water in and around Lawrenceburg is safe following Friday’s fire, according to spokesperson Dick Brown.
    However, the agency is taking what Brown called “immediate steps” to put a corrective action plan in place with Dlubak Glass, owner of the large pile of vinyl that burned for nearly three hours.

  • Sports briefs for May 8, 2013

    Jay Smith was named the Most Valuable Player as the Anderson County High School boys' basketball team celebrated a 22-5 season at the annual team banquet on April 28.

    Smith, who will play basketball collegiately at Transylvania University, also received the awards for Most Defensive Rebounds, Most Steals, Most Assists, Free Throw Percentage, and the Leadership Award.

    Smith shared the Academic Award with manager Katie Rogers and shared the Keith Foster Most Committed Award with Kyle Sutherland.

  • SOCCER: Lady Mustangs honor eighth-grade players

    The Anderson County Middle School girls' soccer team recently honored the eight-grade members of the team before a 6-0 win over Lincoln County.

    During the game, eighth-graders Billie Clark and Lucero Ramos scored out of the offense and another, Brooke Snider, connected on a penalty kick. Seventh graders Taylor Harley, Kinsey Robers and Caitlyn Stumph also scored for Anderson. Goalie Hannah Drury recorded a shutout.

  • SOFTBALL: Rivalry gets ailing Lady Cats going against Shelby

    There's nothing like a good old-fashioned rivalry to get a softball team out of a little bit of a funk.

    Granted, Anderson County did not blow 30th District foe Shelby County off the field last Thursday, getting just five hits in a 3-0 home field win.

    And to be sure, the Shelby County of 2013, while vastly improved since the first time the teams had met nearly a month before, is not the same Shelby that was locked in a perennial battle with Anderson for Eighth Region supremacy just a few years back.