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Today's News

  • How not to give constructive criticism

    Column as I see ’em …
    Remember the column I wrote a couple of weeks ago about my trip to the dentist? The one that began with my dentist jokingly calling the newspaper “goofy?”
    Well, a coward chastised me with an unsigned letter this week, claiming that my dentist was actually trying to tell me that I’m a “dumb***.”
    Language, madam, please!

  • No magic food to provide all you need

    A question was raised in the diabetes education class about which beans are healthier choices.
    Specifically the class member wanted to know if beans were all about the same in the total amount of carbohydrates.
    Several class members are starting to use carb counting as a method to improve their diet.

  • Take a class at Green Thumb University

    Spring snows are so funny. No one runs out for milk and bread. It just sort of appears in the air, always making us feel colder.
    I checked the Old Farmer’s Almanac and it was off by a week. Looking into April and beyond, I don’t see the word snow mentioned again, but “wet and cool” gets a lot of ink.

  • Send Easter egg hunt photos to the News

    I found the Easter egg nestled among clean clothes in my laundry basket.
    Not on Easter morning.
    Weeks later.
    An eight-hour drive later, after I was already back in my off-campus apartment in Seward, Neb.
    After I finally decided to put my clothes away because that’s what adults do after they’ve finished using their parents’ washer and dryer.
    Never fear; the egg contained individually wrapped candy, not a hardboiled center quick to stink and hasty to rot.

  • Burglary suspects nabbed

    A baby bracelet worn home by a newborn when leaving the hospital 50 years ago.
    Dog tags from the Korean War.
    Those items and many more were returned to their rightful owners following the arrest of two Pumphouse Road residents charged with stealing them.
    Kris Mitchell and Tami Amburgey were arrested on numerous burglary charges following a March 14 traffic stop, according to a news release from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Searching for fairness in all the wrong places

    The adage “all is fair in love and war” is true, and the Anderson County Fiscal Court should remember that business is a subsidiary of the latter.
    Government, regardless the size, cannot dictate fairness any more than it can dictate morality, including the fiscal court’s ongoing and painful attempt to make its business license ordinance “fair.”
    That was the goal when magistrates spent more than an hour last Tuesday trying to rewrite the ordinance that requires most, but not all, businesses to purchase a license.

  • Easter egg hunt rescheduled for Saturday at American Legion

    The annual community Easter egg hunt, sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34 and the city of Lawrenceburg, has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 30 at 1 p.m. at the American Legion fairgrounds.
    More than 8,000 eggs will be filled with candy and some prize eggs. Five different age groups will be participating, ages 1-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12 and there will be an area for special needs children.
    Free pictures with Mr. and Mrs. Bunny will be available for all children. Refreshments will also be provided.

  • Library officials discuss ‘at least’ $1M expansion

    To better serve the public, the library needs more space, according to Library Director Pam Mullins.
    A building expansion, to be exact.
    One that’s necessary, Mullins said, to accommodate patrons who attend children’s library programs, as well as to properly shelve children’s circulation materials.
    With the upcoming fiscal year budget to be set by the end of May, the library board will need to make a decision soon as to what an expansion in 2014 would look like.

  • Business license haggling continues

    Questions remain over who will or won’t have to purchase one, but one thing is certain: enforcement of the county’s business license ordinance could soon be conducted by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.
    During its meeting last Tuesday night, the Anderson County Fiscal Court held a first reading on the ordinance that included a lengthy debate on whether commercial and residential landlords, and a list of others, should be required to buy a business license.

  • Researchers seek public’s help in locating barn owl nesting locations

    Researchers are seeking the public's help in finding more nesting sites of Kentucky's remaining barn owls, according to a news release.

    Barn owls, with their distinctive heart-shaped faces and dark eyes, were plentiful across Kentucky as late as the 1960s. Currently, however, there are only about 25 documented nesting locations statewide.

    Wildlife biologists with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources need to locate as many barn owl nesting sites as possible to gain a deeper understanding of why this species has declined in the state.