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Today's News

  • Land use map to be discussed April 20

    The final draft of a land use map developed by the joint city/county comprehensive plan update committee will be discussed Wednesday, April 20 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center, 160 Township Square, Lawrenceburg.
    The public is welcome, and comments will be accepted.

  • Silent auction added to Pierian Woman’s event

    An added feature at the upcoming Pierian Woman’s Club Luncheon and Style Show will be a silent auction to benefit the Back Pack Buddies Program, established in Anderson County by Lawrenceburg First Christian Church.
    Some families rely on free or reduced-price lunches to feed their children during the week. On weekends, many parents struggle to put meals on their tables; other families may be negligent, according to a news release from the club.

  • Alleged puppy killer in court Thursday

    The Lawrenceburg man accused of killing his girlfriend’s puppy by stomping it then setting it on fire is scheduled to appear in Anderson District Court on Thursday, according to court documents.
    Paul “Doobie” Dearinger was charged last year with killing his girlfriend’s 8-month-old puppy following an argument.
    He is facing a misdemeanor charge of cruelty to animals after a grand jury declined to indict him on a felony charge late last year.

  • A ‘smarter’ version of 911

    Anderson County residents will soon have the ability to customize information a dispatcher will see when they call 911.
    The Anderson County Fiscal Court approved last Thursday the purchase of a system called Smart 911, based on a recommendation of the joint city/county 911 Board.
    Here’s how it will work: Residents will be asked to populate a website with important medical information about family members, allowing dispatchers to instantly inform medical personnel responding via ambulance.

  • Brave teen honored by fiscal court
  • Sales pitch tabled for reapportionment

    Until it figures out why it has already exceeded its annual budget for “special services,” the Anderson County Fiscal Court has placed on hold a sales pitch from the Bluegrass Area Development District to reapportion the county’s magisterial districts.
    During its meeting last Tuesday, a BGADD representative showed magistrates a computer software system that will move district lines to ensure that all six have population bases within around 10 percent.

  • Sure-fire tips to keep deer, critters out of garden

    I love my farm. I especially love spending days on end working outside on the farm. I just don’t get to do it often. As I write, I’m on day five here at the farm, enjoying my “staycation” tremendously. Though I am no wimp when it comes to physical labor, I am a bit tuckered, and so are the dogs.

  • Shabby houses, shabby treatment and judging Conway

    Column as I see ’em …
    Last week’s editorial (I write those, too) about the county’s need to get serious about trashed- and burned-out houses and the story that prompted it certainly lit a fuse.
    I received numerous calls and e-mails about other houses in similar shape that, frankly, amount to festering pimples on Anderson County’s otherwise beautiful landscape.

  • Increases denied for CASA, Conservation District

    Requests from two local agencies for more funding were denied during last Tuesday’s meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court.
    Court Appointed Special Advocates and the Anderson County Conservation District both had their requests for additional funding denied, but will receive the same amount of funding from the fiscal court they received last year.
    “We didn’t have any choice,” said Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway.
    “If you keep dipping in and giving more money here and there, pretty soon you won’t have a budget left.

  • Magistrates OK higher trash fees

    High fuel prices aren’t just costing people more at the pump.
    Soon, they’ll also raise the price of getting their trash collected.
    The Anderson County Fiscal Court voted unanimously last Tuesday to grant a request from M&M Sanitation to raise residential garbage collection fees from $10.43 a month to $11.65, a $1.22 increase per month.
    The higher rates will be in effect on July 1.
    Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway said skyrocketing fuel costs are to blame.