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Today's News

  • Heritage Hall plans dog show for May 10

    Heritage Hall will celebrate National Nursing Home Week next month by hosting its inaugural dog show.
    The show is scheduled for May 10, and will include four categories: best tricks, cutest dressed, most fitting name and top dog-best in show.
    The deadline for registration is April 29. Participants can do so at Heritage Hall or by calling Sally Garcia at 839-7346.
    All dogs must be on leashes and have copies of updated shot records at the time of registration.
    All dogs must be very social and obedient.

  • Mom upset after city says items on daughter’s grave must go

    A Lawrenceburg woman is saying it’s unfair that the city is making her remove items from her daughter’s gravesite.
    Deb Driscoll said in the three years since her daughter’s death, she has placed a lot of time and effort into decorating the gravesite.
    “I have placed brick around the headstone and I keep it maintained,” she said. “Now they’re saying I have to pull all of that up … if it’s not attached to the headstone, it has to go.”

  • Buckle up, Bearcats
  • Don’t let excessive rain ruin your garden

    Whoever thought white floors were a good idea?
    People with maids, maybe. One thing is for sure, spring weather in Kentucky is never boring. You know, if we were smart, we’d dig holes to store all this water for later use this summer, but it’s too wet to dig.
    Lawns look like hay fields, ready to bale and rubber boots are everywhere.

  • Looking for legal advice in wrong place

    Column as I see ’em …
    The next time the Anderson County Board of Health wants legal assistance from the county attorney, she should tell it to go pound sand.
    A strong response, yes, but understandable given the way the health director spent over $60,000 on new furniture for the new health department building without so much as soliciting a bid.

  • Tough questions, tougher answers

    If those attending last Thursday’s inaugural community forum expected local officials to receive softball questions from the crowd, they were wrong.
    In front of nearly 100 residents, the mayor, judge-executive, school superintendent, EDA chairman and state representative fielded tough, pre-submitted questions ranging from merging city and county governments to fallout from the recent sexual harassment lawsuit against the fiscal court.

  • Saving more than souls

    Preachers are in the business of saving souls, but when Benson Creek spilled its banks Monday morning, Preacher Josh Rucker busied himself with saving a man’s truck.
    Rucker, who lives on Benson Creek Road and formerly served at Mount Vernon Baptist in Waddy, used a jon boat, heavy chain and his own pickup to pull the man’s truck from the swollen creek.
    Turns out Rucker wasn’t the only man of the cloth involved. The man who owns the truck is Minister Gene Chapman of Church of God in Lawrenceburg.

  • Rain, rain go away
  • Birthday girl’s wish comes true

    She huffed and puffed and huffed a little more, but in the end 81 candles were no match for Edith Phillips.
    Phillips, a spry and feisty 81-year-old who has spent her entire life in Anderson County, was the star attraction Monday morning at the Senior Citizen Center as a couple dozen friends and well-wishers threw her a party to celebrate her 81st birthday.
    Little did she know that a wish she asked for a week earlier would come true — that she would have a chance to blow out every candle on her cake.

  • Thirteen teaching jobs slashed

    Shrinking student populations and dwindling money with which to pay them are among the reasons that the Anderson County School District will employ 13 less teachers when the upcoming school year begins.
    Superintendent Sheila Mitchell confirmed the cuts Monday morning, saying she is left with no choice but to cut staff.
    “Our staff and administrators have worked hard to save as many jobs as possible,” Mitchell said. “I wish I had other choices than having to make reductions. It’s just something I have to do this year.”