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Today's News

  • Complaints spur cleanup of junk pile on Beaver Lake

    After nearly a month of looking at a large stinking pile of trash and debris just feet from his residence on Beaver Lake Road, George Marcus had had enough.
    A Lexington resident who calls Beaver Lake his second home, Marcus raised a ruckus, made phone calls and by Monday, all of that junk was gone.

  • Cash Express shows thanks on 9/11
  • As fall approaches, so does apple harvest

    As our garden harvests wind down there is another crop just getting into full swing. In today’s world, with grocery stores stocking their produce isles with almost everything all year round, it’s difficult to know when the real seasons occur. So let me announce right now to one and all, it’s apple season.

  • What have you sacrificed?

    Sacrifice.
    To appease the vengeful god known as the “economy,” it’s an imperative to offer our time, money and entertainment as budgetary sacrifices.
    No more vacations.
    Fewer trips to the salon or nail parlor. (There’s actually a direct relationship between the infrequency of haircuts and the depressed status of the economy, according to news reports).
    Want to start a family? If you’re anything like most young people in the U.S., you’ll want to wait.

  • Lower speed limit on Versailles Road now

    Column as I see ’em …
    Reducing the speed limit on Versailles Road isn’t going to bring back Marie Garmon or the other two women killed on that road last fall.
    It isn’t going to un-injure the woman whose car was rear-ended this summer, or any of the others hurt in the mounting number of accidents on that road.
    But it needs to happen, and it needs to happen now.

  • Background offered on school district’s long range plan

    The Anderson County Board of Education recently approved a draft of the proposed Anderson County Schools long range plan (LRP) that guides and prioritizes possible building and facility improvements within the district for the next four years.
    The Kentucky Educational Reform Act mandated that districts develop a LRP every four years in order to provide equitable education opportunities for all students within the school district and across the state. 702 KAR 1:001, a Kentucky Administrative Regulation, creates implementation guidelines for the district’s LRP.

  • Conway wants speed limit lowered on Versailles Road

    If Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway gets his way, the speed limit along the stretch of Versailles Road where Marie Garmon was fatally injured will soon be reduced.
    Conway confirmed Monday that he has already started the process of getting the speed limit on Versailles Road reduced to 45 mph, and hopes to have that limit extended all the way to the Kentucky River.

  • Civil War re-enactment to be held this weekend

    The fourth annual Anderson County Civil War re-enactment of the battles of Lawrenceburg and Dogwalk will bring more than 250 re-enactors to the Anderson County Community Park  on Sept. 21-23, according to event organizers.
    The re-enactment kicks off with school activities on Friday, Sept. 21 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Eighth grade students from Anderson Middle School will compete in a “Gettysburg Address” contest, with five finalists showcasing during the Ladies Tea and the winner being named at the battle re-enactment, according to event organizers.

  • Five jailed after cops raid pair of meth labs

    Five people were arrested when local police raided two meth labs last Thursday and Friday nights.
    The first came when officers with the Lawrenceburg Police Department busted a suspected meth lab at 1141 Versailles Road, Lot 30, in the trailer park.
    The second was when the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous tip Friday night and took down a suspected meth lab behind a residence on Mill Creek Pike.

  • Peyton Place: more than just a sign

    Two weeks ago, Mary Shouse Peyton’s identity was stolen.
    Specifically, her beloved “Peyton Place” sign that used to mark the entrance to her home on Harrodsburg Road.
    Mary, a Lawrenceburg native, has been a Peyton for more than 60 years since she married her late husband, Ollie Frank Peyton.
    “When they sold this off, they sold all the front lots and called it Peyton subdivision,” Mary said.