Today's News

  • King donates special session pay to Red Cross

    Since taking office last year, state Rep. Kim King (R-Mercer) has insisted that legislators should not be paid for budget-related special sessions.
    On Tuesday she put her money where he mouth is and announced that the pay she will receive from the recent special session will be donated to the American Red Cross.
    And not just her net pay. King said she will donate her gross pay, even though she has already paid taxes on the amount.

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  • Military Child Appreciation Day set for April 28 at American Legion

    The Kentucky National Guard will sponsor a Military Child Appreciation Day for all dependents from all branches of the military on April 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the American Legion Post 24 on 725 West Broadway in Lawrenceburg.
    According to event organizers, the event will include art and crafts activities, puppet shows, corn hole, archery, face painting and more.
    Food and drinks will be provided, according to a news release.
    Call to pre-register.
    For more information, contact Cindy Culver at 502-607-1751 or Linda Jones at 502-607-1593.

  • Gardening is good way to combat food prices

    May is just around the corner. I don’t know about you, but my engines are revving and it’s about time to let the clutch out.
    I’ve been working outside every possible moment, trying to get projects done before I get busier than a three-legged cat in the sand box.
    The frost nipped my beans on the night before we were supposed to get frost and killed off most of my early squash. I really wanted the beans to make it and they may yet, but I’m replanting.

  • Don’t let cost chase fruits, veggies from plates

    The USDA low cost food plan allows 40 percent of the budget for vegetables and fruits.
    The plan calls for 2 – 3.5 cups of vegetables per day per person and 1.5 to 2.5 cups of fruits.  The amount depends on the age of the individual.
    The USDA plan calls for more vegetables and fruits than what people currently eat. I challenge you to look at your food budget to determine what percent you spend on fruits and vegetables.  

  • When we speak, does the library listen?

    A group of taxpayers had a few questions for the library board.
    And they wanted answers — about the tax rate, the potential expansion, the way trustees are appointed to serve this special taxing district.
    But is the library board listening?
    Trustee Amy Kennedy, president of the board, wondered if the board should reconsider its plans for expansion following an hour of being peppered with questions from these concerned citizens.
    After all, she said, even just talking about building expansion has proven to be controversial.

  • Nothing funny about politicians’ half-hearted effort

    Column as I see ’em …
    I inappropriately blurted out what at the time was intended to be a funny remark during last Tuesday night’s fiscal court meeting.
    I shouldn’t have done that because in retrospect what prompted that remark wasn’t the least bit humorous.

  • Vietnam vet stops here while walking to Washington

    Dan Lyon carries a 30-pound pack, food and water.  
    He carries the daily worry of not knowing where he’ll be sleeping that night.  
    The Reno, Nev., resident also carries the memories of seeing young homeless vets in the lines at soup kitchens and in shelters.
    Now the 60-year-old will walk about 2,800 miles to carry his message about the plight of homeless veterans straight to his representatives in the nation’s capitol.  

  • Fiscal court notebook: 4-25-12

    Grant would help
    purchase bleachers
    The fiscal court received no public comments during a public hearing to apply for a $59,000 grant to purchase bleachers for the pulling track and a hoped-for parks and recreation football field in the county park.
    Conway said the state Land and Water grant would require the county to match the funds, which would be half of the $59,000 total.

  • Anderson Fiscal Court: Planning needs more money, Extension needs less

    One’s going broke; the other already has enough money, thank you.
    Going broke is the joint city-county Planning and Zoning board, which asked for and just barely received an additional $4,000 in funding during last Tuesday night’s meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court when magistrates voted 4-3 to approve the request.