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Today's News

  • News briefs: 10-17-12

    Anderson County
    Homemakers sponsor
    ‘Blue to Green’ Denim Drive
    The Anderson County Homemakers are now accepting donations of old, worn out jeans through Oct. 30 at noon through the “Blue to Green” Denim Drive at the Anderson County Extension Office.
    Habitat for Humanity will be recycling all 100 percent cotton denim to be converted into insulation for homes; one home can be insulated with 500 pairs of jeans, according to the homemakers’ press release.
    Donations will also be accepted.

  • Use app, common sense to determine food safety

    “4 Day Throw Away” is a great media program and app for protecting yourself from bad leftovers.
    This reliable program is sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.
    I learned about it at a recent professional conference, The National Association of Extension Family and Consumer Science Agents.
    Three myths about food safety and leftovers need to be discarded. Food that looks, smells, and tastes OK is safe to eat. This is false. Bacteria may still be present.  

  • Give love to Mother Earth this fall

    You know it’s fall when your laundry pile doubles in a week!
    So far, the mercury has dropped to a low of 24 here at the farm. This being Kentucky, the next morning it was 42. I think Mother Nature gets dyslexic in the fall. The temperatures are going to waffle back and forth between mild to Brrrrr, until it’s all Brrrr. That means wearing layers of clothing to keep from shivering. Hence, the doubling of the pile. Thankfully, I just made eight gallons of laundry soap!

  • Public officials more skilled at hiding than transparency

    Don’t ask me to make you look good.
    That question has fallen from the mouths of many well-meaning public officials and municipal employees I’ve interacted with since coming to work and report in Lawrenceburg.  
    Unfortunately for them, making public officials look good is not in my job description.
    Not that making them look bad is. But I suppose in certain circles, that’s debatable.
    I sit with a notebook in a public room as the representatives of our city and county speak. Simple as that.

  • Bad advice on how to cast your vote

    Column as I see ’em …
    If Anderson County wants to get its fair share of state funds, it needs to elect the candidate whose party controls the House.
    That’s not my logic or recommendation; vote for whichever candidate you want. But it is something I’ve been told by a number of politically connected folks around here while discussing the race between incumbent Republican Kim King and challenger Kent Stevens, a Democrat.

  • Chamber-sponsored debate is Thursday

    Some candidates for local and state offices are scheduled to appear during a debate scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Anderson County High School auditorium.
    The debate will be conducted by the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce and will feature both candidates for the state House of Representatives and state Senate.
    It will also include eight of the 12 candidates for Lawrenceburg City Council and both candidates vying for the Anderson County School Board.
    Andy Barr, the Republican candidate for US Congress, is also scheduled to attend.

  • Native Dawn flute festival is this weekend

    A free flute festival will be held at the Lawrenceburg Green Oct. 20-21 featuring Native American dancers, flute performers and the Drum Group Red Circle Singers.
    The Native Dawn flute festival will begin on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 9:30 a.m. with a blessing of the ground and will end at 6 p.m. with a performance by the Sun Shadows.
    There will also be a powwow drum demonstration at 5 p.m. on Saturday.
    Sunday’s activities will begin at 9 a.m. with a jam session, and will end at 5 p.m.

  • Clowns use magic to spread Christian message

    An illusionist is like a detective.
    Clark Rowland of Lawrenceburg dissects illusions he wants to learn starting from its conclusion, tracing the process of the magic trick back to its beginning.
    “I have an inventive mind,” Rowland, who has been performing illusions as part of a magic ministry called Gospellusions for the past seven to eight years, said. “I should have been a detective or something. I like to dig into the whys.”

  • Health department offers drive-thru flu shots

    This year’s flu shot is only a car trip away.
    The Anderson County Health Department will be offering a free drive-in flu shot clinic Oct. 22 from 4-7 p.m. at the health department facilities, located at 1080 Glensboro Road in Lawrenceburg.
    The flu shot clinic is available to uninsured adults residing in Anderson County, according to Health Department Director Tim Wright.
    “You don’t have to get out of your car; it’s just drive thru and drive out,” Wright said.

  • Man charged with rape of mentally disabled sister

    Auston G. Satterly, 18, of 34834 Mt. Eden Road, was scheduled to appear Oct. 16 in Anderson Circuit Court for a disposition hearing regarding the alleged incest and rape of his 21-year-old mentally disabled sister.
    Satterly was arrested Jan. 25, 2012, for incidents dating back to November 2011 through December 2011, according to Kentucky State Police reports.
    He has pleaded not guilty to one count incest, a Class B felony; one count rape in the first degree, a Class B felony; and one count rape in the third degree of a person incapable of consent.