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Today's News

  • Feed appetite for gardening cravings online

    You know how it is when you walk into a kitchen and smell something wonderful cooking? Your mouth immediately starts to water. That’s kind of how I am when my little sprouts start to peek out of the soil. I want more! To satisfy that craving, I go online.

  • Put taxing districts under control of fiscal courts

    I moved to Kentucky in 2008 when the economy crashed. Our family decided that it was time for us to live by a budget in order to avoid our own fiscal cliff.
    Each of us puts our receipts into a jar. At the end of the month, we painstakingly open the lid and review each receipt to match our credit card statements, and to see how we are doing in meeting our budgeted expenses.
    By careful examination, we discovered unauthorized charges. We also realized that certain months we had to spend less in order to stay within our budget.

  • A sports lesson the news media should learn

    That one little piece of journalistic advice offered on a hot August morning nearly 28 years ago is still the one that drives my career as a sports journalist.
    I was attending my first University of Kentucky Football Media Day gathering at Commonwealth Stadium. Looking for a chance to be known as a hot-shot writer, I made my way over to the best in the business: Cawood Ledford.

  • Rice receives service award in NYC ceremony

    Pam Rice, vice president of Anderson County American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34, recently received a 2013 Lewis Hine Award for Service to Children and Youth in awards presentation held in New York City.
    Rice was honored by the National Child Labor Committee’s award on Jan. 28 for her social activism for the Anderson County American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34, addressing the needs of military children and families and for promoting veterans awareness, according to the press release.

  • Zoners want opt out for historic district residents

    The Planning and Zoning Commission said yes to creating a historic district in the city of Lawrenceburg.
    With one notable and additional recommendation: the inclusion of a zoning category with an “opt out” provision for property owners.
    The commission voted unanimously last Tuesday night to recommend the establishment of a historic district in the city, but with a condition for the council to consider creating a zoning category to give an option to property owners who do not want to be in the historic district.

  • A ‘Lassie’ story with a twist

    Zeke knew he had to save his partner-in-crime, Snickers.
    Trapped in a cold cistern on Hawthorne Lane with no way out, Snickers needed help.
    And Zeke, a large Labrador mix, went to find it.
    “It’s a Lassie story,” Snickers’ owner Millie McAnly said, remembering the Jan. 22 incident.
    Much like the famous collie’s television rescues, Zeke attempted to attract the attention of a property owner on Hawthorne Lane, according to Anderson County animal control officers.

  • Child-tying suspects want change of venue for trial

    Saying that he’s concerned about the amount of publicity the case has received, the attorney for one of the three people charged with tying up a 3-year-old girl for up to 16 hours each day requested their pending trial be moved out of Anderson County.
    Public defender Scott Getsinger filed a motion for a change of venue Tuesday morning in court. He told Circuit Judge Charles Hickman that he is concerned about a fair trial.

  • Panhandler gets bum’s rush

    Valentine’s Day proved anything but sweet for a man the Lawrenceburg Police Department tossed out of town following a panhandling complaint.
    Police say Jeffrey A. Polston, 32, of 299 Foxhaven Dr., Somerset had approximately $300 in cash along with various gift cards when they responded to a complaint about him panhandling on US 127 Bypass near the entrance to Kroger on Feb. 14.

  • Search for suspected bridge jumper continues

    The search for a man who authorities think jumped from the bridge in Tyrone on Monday continued Tuesday afternoon.
    The man’s name has not yet been released.
    The search began Monday morning after the man’s vehicle was found parked on the Woodford County side of the bridge.
    Authorities at the scene said that and other evidence led them to believe that the man may have leaped off the bridge in what is being considered a suicide.

  • Self checkout, guns coming to Walmart

    Walmart is planning significant changes for its Lawrenceburg store this summer — changes that will almost certainly make most shoppers happy.
    Store manager Kim Darland confirmed last week that Walmart will install eight self checkout lines this August, along with bringing back two popular items: guns and fabric.
    The checkout lanes are designed to allow shoppers to cash out on their own by scanning items, bagging them and paying without a cashier.