Today's News

  • Junior fundraises for educational international trip

    Eventually Anderson County High School junior Harley Bakken, 17, wants to join Doctors without Borders.
    But for now, she’s trying to raise a several thousands of dollars to visit seven European countries in 20 days through the non-profit organization People to People.
    Bakken was selected for the People to People Student Ambassador Program, and needs to raise $7,500 by April 1 in order to be able to go overseas for the first time.  

  • District court docket: 1-8-14

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on November 14, 2013.
    Glen Abner, hearing, operating a motor vehicle under the influence, operating on suspended/revoked operator’s license – contempt of court, review Feb. 17.
    Derek L. Cooper, arraignment, third-degree terroristic threatening – pleaded not guilty, pretrial conference Dec. 18, motion/disposition/trial date Jan. 9.

  • Anderson County Jail Log: 1-8-14

    The following people were arrested and transported to jail during the past week, according to information released by Anderson County Jailer Joani Clark.

    Dec. 29
    Jeremy Rucker, diversion violation, by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

    Dec. 30
    Brandy Woods, Jeffersonville, Ind., warrant, by the Lawrenceburg police department.
    Aaron McDaniel, probation violation, by Probation and Parole.
    Jordan Gibson, failure to appear, by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Kentucky gets $1.7 million federal grant to reduce health risks

    By Melissa Patrick
    Kentucky Health News
    Kentucky has received a five-year $1.7 million grant from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help Kentuckians reduce risk factors that lead to obesity and chronic disease.
    Most of the money will be used for preventive measures such as physical activity, weight loss and better nutrition, and programs to prevent and control diabetes, heart disease and stroke with a focus on high blood pressure.

  • New year, new goals for Lawrenceburg residents

    From getting back in the gym to spending more quality time with family, many people choose the first week of the new year to set new goals and New Year resolutions to kick off 2014.
    We asked several people out and about in Lawrenceburg what their goals for the new year are, if they’ve already broken them for 2014, or if they think they’ll be able to stick to their newly created resolutions until Dec. 31, 2014. 

  • Avoid winter’s chill with seedlings

    Brrrr! A good time to remember that spring is only 70 days away. Think of it as only 10 Wednesdays! It seems shorter that way. In the meantime, think warm! Watch some summer fun DVDs and steer clear of winter ones, like “Fargo.”
    Though I come from some hearty German and Norwegian stock, I love my wood stove! There is no warmer heat, in my humble opinion. Well, OK, corn or pellet stoves put out more BTUs. As an added bonus, the warm wood stove keeps the cat off my lap.

  • Redistricting means new precincts for voters

    For the past several years our office has had numerous questions regarding the process and why it has taken so long. I am going to attempt to explain it as only I know how — short and simple. Anyone wanting the longer, technical version can give me a call at 839-3041.
    For more than three years, we have been dealing with the redistricting process.
    As of Thursday, Jan. 2, Anderson was ninth out of 120 counties to receive approval from the State Board of Elections and the Legislative Research Commission.

  • Do you know who owns these welcome signs?

    Two welcome signs are in need of, repairs or simply need to be taken down.
    You may have seen them on North Main Street or Broadway. They’re old and faded, and a little worse for wear.
    In my opinion, they’re in need of some tender loving and care. And I’m not even sure that would solve the problem.
    I thought it was the city’s responsibility to maintain these two welcome signs, so I dashed off a quick email to City Clerk Robbie Hume.  

  • Leaky oil pipe better than more dead soldiers

    Since it first popped up as an issue last year, I’ve been asked time and again when I will take an editorial stance on the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline.
    In fact, there are several folks who have flat-out demanded that I do so, either to draw me out as a pipeline proponent or hold me aloft as yet another member of the media to fall in line by opposing it.

  • CCU wins ‘Spirit of Giving’ award