Today's News

  • Community briefs: 4-11-12

    Shelbyville Garden and Art Fair set for April 28
    Shelby County Master Gardener Association will host its 12th annual Shelbyville County Garden and Art Fair on April 28 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    The fair will be held at the Shelby County Fairgrounds pavilion, located on US 60 at the corner of Highway 53 North.
    According to event organizers, hundreds of perennial plants from members’ gardens will be available for sale.
    Garden exhibits, arts and craftsmen displays, as well as Kentucky horticultural organizations will be on site.

  • Partying with the ‘King’
  • Students get jump start on college through dual-credit program

    The dual-credit program allows high school students to get a taste of college academics without having to leave home.
    Or, in some cases, without having to leave their high school classrooms.
    This is the first year that high school juniors — specifically those who have met the college readiness benchmarks on the ACT or COMPASS exams — can sign up for dual-credit courses and attend the local college, or take them on-campus at the high school.   

  • Sheriff’s office to conduct checkpoints

    The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting periodic traffic safety checkpoints at approved locations.
    These checkpoints will be conducted in an effort to enforce the traffic laws of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Special attention will be paid to occupant protection (seatbelt adherence), sobriety, insurance and registration violations.

  • Judge-Executive proposes buying pothole-patching machine

    Patching paved roads and fixing potholes is expensive and doesn’t work very well.
    That was the message Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway delivered to the Anderson County Fiscal Court last Tuesday night, along with a means of fixing the problem.
    Conway, who had about two decades of roadwork experience before taking office, recommended that the county consider purchasing a $69,000 machine to patch and pave roads that he says will save taxpayers money in the long run.

  • Spring brings tax deadline, absentee voting

    Spring is upon us. April is normally associated with rain, flowers or pollen, but at the county clerk’s office it is about boat license, delinquent taxes and absentee voting.
    Let’s begin with boats. All boat taxes and renewal decals are due in April.
    All delinquent taxes are transferred from the sheriff’s office to the county clerk’s office on April 16 at the close of business. If you haven’t paid your property taxes, do so before that date.

  • Early summer bonus for bugs and tissue makers

    Has anyone else’s nose been running like a faucet? There has to be plenty of something in the air that’s not normally this powerful.
    I don’t suffer from most allergies, but I have heard about the Ohio Valley crud. Maybe after 16 years here in Anderson County it finally caught me.
    Whatever it is, the makers of Kleenex must be very happy.

  • Living wheat free poses dietary challenges

    Almost 40 years ago I became aware that some people who have to live wheat free.
    What’s good for most of us can be harmful for a few. Proper diagnosis should be done by a qualified medical provider as gluten intolerance or celiac disease is often confused with wheat allergy. This column isn’t about medical advice. My goal is to increase awareness of the challenges of living wheat free and offer some guidelines.

  • No good answers for laziness

    Let’s face it. We’re lazy.
    Not just Anderson County, but the entire nation.
    Millions of dollars have been spent to study how easily and efficiently we become lazy.
    Who knows how much has been charged to credit card accounts so we can get the physique and fearless reputation of Chuck Norris.  
    The University of Wisconsin’s Population Institute recently released its 2012 study on the County Health Rankings, including Anderson County.

  • Modern version of ‘let me see your pay-pahs’

    It’s like your teenage daughter coming home and announcing she’s just a little bit pregnant.
    Of course there’s no such thing, nor is there a “minor” violation of the Constitution.
    Pretty heady declaration, I know, particularly when former Supreme Court Justice William Rehnquist declared police roadblocks “minor” violations of the Fourth Amendment — you know, the pesky one that deals with unlawful search and seizure — but allowed them to continue out of concern for public safety.