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Today's News

  • Help Anderson Humane Society get a new vehicle

    Anderson Humane Society is proud to announce we’ve been selected as a finalist in Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program. Now we need your support.
    Vote for Anderson Humane Society at www.facebook.com/toyota on June 4.

  • Manure tea just the thing for soggy soil

    May is over and June has arrived. Let’s just be thankful for every sunrise we see.
    Tornado season is upon us. One of them hit the family farm in Huntingburg, Ind., last week. Though no one was injured, there is not a building that didn’t get damaged. Insurance will cover the costs but what a rough road ahead. We’ve been lucky here, so far.

  • Kentucky’s history wrapped in West Virginia lore

    The late Tom Clark, historian at the University of Kentucky, said something once that has always stuck with me: “Virginia is the mother of Kentucky and Kentucky is the mother of the West.”
    So true, we are the sum of all the history of Virginia, and to ignore it is to ignore the history of Kentucky.
    As I completed the article on long hunters, I remembered one of the probably most entertaining stories of Virginia, as not all explorers wore buckskin and linsey-woolsey, some wore satin and velvet.

  • These people died so you can do something else on Memorial Day

    I intended to give a mild tongue-lashing this week to those too busy shoving hot dogs and beer into the faces to attend Sunday’s Memorial Day service at the Healing Field.
    Instead, I’ve decided to save the outraged editor act for another week, and provide the names of the Kentucky soldiers killed in the war on terror who are commemorated at the Healing Field (13 more were added Sunday), along with the names of local veterans killed in wars dating back to World War I.

  • No penance for $400K mistake

    It’s a downright shame that those on the Anderson County Board of Health who voted to approve the new health department building near Walmart can’t be held personally responsible for squandering $400,000 in taxpayer money.
    Of course unlike the taxpayers who have no choice but to pay for their mistakes, they’re immune from such accountability.

  • YKK product providing shelter for Japanese

    Local employees of YKK Snap Fastener America say they are proud that a product they developed is making a real difference in peoples’ lives.
    Who would have thought that a little plastic fastener named SNAD, originally made for leisure boats, would end up helping victims of the natural disaster in Japan.     
     On March 11, devastating earthquakes and tsunamis followed by a nuclear emergency struck the Miyagi prefecture in northern Japan. More than 30,000 people have been reported killed and/or missing with thousands more injured.  

  • DARE Derby is Saturday

    This year’s annual DARE Fishing Derby will include a tournament designed for parents and their children to fish together.
    Scheduled for Saturday, June 4 at the lake near Hope Community Church, there will be a mini-tournament from 8 to 9:30 a.m., the proceeds from which will benefit the Kentucky Sheriff’s Boys and Girls Ranch. Adult entry into the mini-tournament will be $10. Children under 15 can fish for free for the mini- tournament and regular derby, which runs from 8 to 11 a.m.

  • Slingin’ some mud

    It won’t be pretty, it won’t be clean, but it sure is going to be fun.
    A mud bog to benefit the local Shop With a Cop program and the Kentucky Sheriff’s Association Boys and Girls Camp is scheduled for Saturday at Anderson Community Park.
    The brainchild of Deputy Tony Likins, the bog will begin at 1 p.m. Registration for competitors is $20 and begins at 10 a.m. Admission is $5, and children 10 and under will be admitted free.

  • Man in coma following mule wagon wreck

    A Lawrenceburg man remains in critical condition Tuesday after a mule wagon accident last Wednesday on Paxton Road.
    Brian “Little Brian” Perry, 21, and a friend, Josh “Worm” Thompson, were driving the wagon hitched to a team of pony mules when something spooked the animals.
    The buggy turned over at least once and landed in a ditch, seriously injuring Perry, who was airlifted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center.
    Thompson was treated and released.

  • Lawrenceburg remembers fallen heroes

    Thirteen more flags were raised Sunday to honor Kentucky soldiers killed in the war on terrorism as American Legion Post 34 and its Auxiliary commemorated Memorial Day.
    The hour-long, somber ceremony featured a keynote address by Brig. Gen. Steven Hogan, who honored those who have given their lives in defense of the United States.
    “God bless and care for these brave souls,” he said.