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Today's News

  • Scientific method with marshmallows and pasta
  • Middle school September students of the month
  • Head Start learns about community helpers
  • Stop, drop, roll and so much more

    Tim Harrod put on his firefighter gear and kneeled, allowing students from Saffell Street Elementary School to touch him and understand that beneath the his uniform is a nice guy, not a scary monster.
    Harrod’s performance was repeated for grade school students across the county last week, giving them the chance to meet real firefighters and understand what they do as part of National Fire Protection week.

  • Safer vehicles pose risks for first responders

    When Anderson County firefighters placed a mounted tire on top of an airbag system Saturday morning and deployed it, the tire and rim sailed a full 25 feet into the air.
    The display was a stark reminder of just one of the growing dangers firefighters face when removing victims from a car wreck.
    “That would have killed a firefighter had their face been where that tire was,” said Chief Mike Barnes. “That’s why we do this training … to teach them the dangers and help keep them safe.”

  • Federal shutdown leaves home buyers in limbo

    The Blains already lost one home to the recession, and may be in danger of losing a new home in Lawrenceburg to federal shutdown delays.
    About three days before the shutdown began, Colleen and Todd Blain already started the process of closing on a $105,000 three-bedroom, two-bath brick home in Lawrenceburg.
    The house was scheduled to be theirs by Oct. 25. The Blains told their landlord they’d move out of their Frankfort rental by Oct. 31.

  • Andrade named Eagle Scout
  • News briefs: 10-16-13

    ‘Bikers for Tykes’
    to be held Oct. 26
    The first annual “Bikers for Tykes” ride-in and drive-in will be held Oct. 26 from noon to 3 p.m. at Edwardo’s Pizza, located at 1090 Glensboro Road in Lawrenceburg.
    Participants who bring a new toy and drop it off at Edwardo’s Pizza and receive 20 percent off their purchase, event organizers said.
    Toy donations will also be accepted at Custom Cuts and Edwardo’s through Dec. 20.

  • Pluck, pluck, plucking on heaven’s door

    With three fingers clenched into a curved claw, I tried to pluck heaven out of Jane Bennett’s harp.
    No rich, strong and angelic voices sang from the chord’s strings as I had imagined. Moments earlier, I had glided my pointer finger up the strings in a glissando like a child clumsily drags a stick across the bars of a fence.
    My first harp lesson had lasted a total of five minutes, and I was already frustrated.
    And strangely, kind of relaxed at the same time.

  • Billboards new weapons of choice in holy war

    Column as I see ’em …
    The holy war that has been waged first on the sidelines of local football games and subsequently in the editorial section of this newspaper apparently has plenty of company.
    Just in the past month, high school football players were told their coach couldn’t lead them in prayer (although in actuality he really wasn’t), followed by the school board’s decision to pray, but only before it actually opens its meetings.