Today's News

  • Surplus brings end to health department furloughs

    With its financial results better than expected nearly halfway through the fiscal year, the Anderson County Board of Health voted 7-2 Thursday to end employee furloughs — but only through March 2014.
    The decision marks the end of employees losing payroll hours each week for the past year and a half as the health department worked to overcome financial shortfalls brought on by a combination of issues, including the decision several years ago to construct a new building.

  • Four Roses, union match Burgoo Cook Off fundraiser total
  • News briefs: 12-11-13

    Fundraiser to benefit fire victims
    A fundraiser for the Mill Creek Pike family that lost its home in a fire late last month is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Edwardo’s Pizza, organizers announced.
    Tips along with a portion of the proceeds will go the Casson family, which lost its home, belongings and dogs in the fire.
    “All tips go to the family and everyone is welcome to stop in and make a donation that will go to the family,” organizers said.

    Free Christmas Day meal
    set at Open Hands

  • City council approves Election Day booze sales

    Column as I see ’em …
    If the above headline sounds familiar, it should. It’s nearly identical to one I wrote a few weeks ago on the front page, and one that apparently got a few city council members in a bit of a snit during their meeting Monday night.
    Councilman Ken Evans demanded a retraction from News Editor Meaghan Downs, who was covering the meeting, and said she spoke with both Evans and councilman Tommy Vaughn about the headline after the council adjourned.

  • Six tips on how to go crazy finding perfect Christmas gift

    The writer O. Henry once wrote a short story called the “Gift of the Magi.”
    You may have heard of it.
    If not, here’s the plot: Young, poor husband sells watch to buy wife expensive hair comb. Young, poor wife sells glorious tresses to pay for husband’s watch accessory.
    Irony ensues and we all get warm and fuzzy about the “true” meaning of Christmas.  

  • Meet Lawrenceburg’s James Bond

    Mention the name James Bond to any moviegoer and images of the dashing and debonair secret spy 007 comes to mind.
    Bond could be searching for a missing secret agent or perhaps trying to find a secret Russian decoding machine. Inevitably Bond comes across an attractive female agent who has questionable intensions of her own.

  • Hugs, tears as Tony’s shuts down

    Tony’s BBQ Barn couldn’t close its doors without a bear hug between father and son.
    Owner Tony Howard ended the hug by grabbing his 33-year-old son Jon’s hand for a seconds-long waltz to “I Can’t Help Falling in Life with You.”
    Then both men faced the music, the Elvis tune crooned by good friend Eugene Hoffman at the front of the restaurant. Jon wiped away tears.

  • Obamacare has fire depts. ‘shaking in their boots’

    A wrinkle in Obamacare that could force fire departments to purchase health insurance for volunteers would have a “crippling” affect on them here and across the nation.
    That’s the message from Anderson County Fire Chief Mike Barnes who, like thousands of other chiefs across the country who oversee all-volunteer fire departments, is waiting for a determination from the Internal Revenue Service about how Obamacare will affect those departments.

  • Teen charged in home invasion case now an adult

    Kendall Cunningham, released from jail earlier this summer with all his charges dropped, will be tried as an adult for allegedly pointing a gun at two teenagers during a Lawrenceburg home invasion, according to court documents.
    Cunningham, 18, of 545 Carlton Drive, Lawrenceburg, is scheduled to appear in Anderson Circuit Court Dec. 17 at 9 a.m. for a disposition hearing.
    Cunningham was released from jail in August 2013 with all his charges dismissed following a complaint about his case’s improper transfer from juvenile to Circuit Court.

  • Pipeline opponents, officials to square off

    Those with questions about the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline will finally get a chance to ask them Monday night.
    The Anderson County Fiscal Court will hold a special-called meeting Dec. 16 starting at 6 p.m. that will begin with what Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway said would be a 15 minute presentation from pipeline officials, followed by questions from the audience.
    The meeting will be held at the Extension office, located in the county park.