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Today's News

  • News briefs: Frankfort Regional Medical Center offers lecture series

    Frankfort Regional Medical Center is offering an event titled “Taking Charge of Your Health” as part of the hospital’s “Dinner with a Doc” physician lecture series Thursday, April 11 at 6 p.m.
    The event includes a complimentary dinner and will be held at The Lantern at Morning Pointe of Frankfort at 66 C. Michael Davenport Blvd.
    Presentations will be made by the following physicians and topics:
    Joseph Dobner, MD - Orthopedic Surgery
    Willis McKee, MD – Wound Care
    Steven Vallance, MD – General Surgery

  • Legion and city egg hunt draws hundreds to park

    The Easter egg hunt sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary, the Legion and the city of Lawrenceburg was held March 30.
    This egg hunt was thought to be the largest attendance ever, according to an Auxiliary press release.
    The 8,000 eggs were filled with candy by seven AYCC members and 60 Beta Club members as well as Auxiliary ladies and other volunteers. There was $120 in 5- and 1-dollar bills placed in many of the eggs. There were four age groups and a special needs group with three prize baskets for each group. Several Auxiliary members made the prize baskets.

  • Lawrenceburg Police announce arrests, citations

    The Lawrenceburg police department recently issued the following citations and arrests:
    Oshula A. Warner, 33, Lawrenceburg, was charged with falsely reporting an incident Feb. 4. An investigation by Officer Josh Satterly into a reported burglary on Alice Drive has resulted in Warner’s arrest after Satterly’s investigation revealed the theft never occurred.
    Joshua S. Solomon, 21, Danville was charged Feb. 6 with speeding, no insurance and DUI and arrested after a traffic stop on US 127 Bypass by Officer Bryan Brashears.

  • Man charged with video voyeurism

    A Florida man is charged with video voyeurism for allegedly setting up a video camera in the home of a Lawrenceburg woman.
    Dale Chrisien, 56, of 291 Mango St., Fort Meyers allegedly set up the camera in a “private living area” of the home, located on Edge Hill Drive in Lawrenceburg.
    The incident dates back to July of 2005.
    Chrisien entered a plea of not guilty through his attorney, Michael Hawkins, last Thursday morning in Anderson District Court.

  • Anderson County Attorney’s office announces launch of new website

    Finding information and documents related to the Anderson County Attorney’s Office just got a bit easier.
    County Attorney Bobbi Jo Lewis launched her office’s new website March 27, offering a variety of information and documentation.
    Located at www.andersoncountyattorneyky.com, the site includes information on child support establishment and enforcement, cold check collection, delinquent tax collection and traffic deferral, as well as forms required for these services, according to a news release from Lewis.

  • Manure tea and other tips to grow wonderful potatoes

    Cold weather wimp that I am, even I can work outside in this weather.
    Well, once the frost thaws.
    It was 26 degrees on the farm Good Friday morning  Great temps for the gravel truck to make it up my drive. I’ve been waiting since Christmas for the rain to stop and the clay like-mud to dry.

  • Planning is key to successful garden

    Gardening is not my area of expertise. However, I do have access to research-based information about gardening. Tommy Yankey, Anderson County Extension agent for agriculture and natural resources, will be conducting a home gardening class in conjunction with the food preservation workshop Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    You can register for the workshop by calling the Anderson County Extension Office at 839-7271.

  • He’s for equality, but against gay marriage

    Dustin Burley is gay.
    Dustin Burley is also against gay marriage.
    So don’t expect him to change his Facebook profile photo to a red equal sign
    Originally designed by the Human Rights Campaign, the equal sign has become a virtual and viral banner of one’s social media support for marriage equality.
    Burley says he’s definitely for equal rights, just not gay marriage.
    And if you ask him why, Burley won’t hesitate.

  • High school volunteers brighten community clinic
  • Large tax increase a bad idea for board of health

    Column as I see ’em …
    It’s fairly surprising that the health department director is pushing for a 33 percent revenue increase in the agency’s next budget. (See A1 for details).
    I get why he’s doing it; the department took a major revenue blow this year thanks to a Medicaid insurer that is refusing to pay its bills, and he’s right that those who work there should not have to endure another year of furlough days.