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Today's News

  • Are schools starving hungry students?

    Kids’ stomachs are grumbling, and so are critics of the new national nutritional standards for school lunch.
    Although the new guidelines for healthier meals have been officially in place through the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 since the beginning of the school year, criticism flared anew last month about the new caloric limits for lunches.
    High school students from Kansas complained about their apparent hunger through a medium sure to spread their message virally — YouTube.

  • Fruit trees need winterizing to ensure future harvest

    As we fall through the days of October, I’m already thinking of warmer weather. Thankfully, St. Luke’s Little Summer is coming up next week and I’m hopeful for more sunshine than frost. The other Indian Summer will occur between Nov. 11 and the 20th. I’ll take all the warmth that I can get. I still have lots of outdoor chores to do.

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  • Grill Off raises funds for clinic
  • Project Restoration holds prayer walk
  • Job fair scheduled Oct. 17 for veterans

    Job seekers who are transitioning personnel, veterans, members of the National Guard, reservists and their dependents will have an opportunity to meet nearly 30 employers at an Oct. 17 job fair, according to a news release.
    The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Northeast Christian Church, 990 Star Shoot Parkway, Lexington. The free event is sponsored by the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training (OET).

  • Senior Center to host fish fry

    The Anderson County Senior Center will host a fish fry, sponsored by the Alton Ruritan Club, on Oct. 13 from 4:30-5:30 p.m.
    The dinner costs $8 each and includes a meal of fried fish, French fries, hush puppies, cole slaw, dessert, drink and entertainment. The dinner is $4 for children under the age of 6.
    Music by David Perkins and Rick Hanks will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
    Proceeds to benefit the seniors of Anderson County.
     

  • Rock n’ roll band films music video at Ripy house

    The T.B. Ripy house on Main Street rocked with a different sound than creaking floorboards this weekend.  
    In a small drawing room of the Lawrenceburg mansion, Jenny Mann — the lead singer of the band Blameshift — debated grabbing her prescription ear plugs before running through another take for their music video.
    “For the beauty of the shot, I’ll go deaf,” Mann joked as she took her place in front of a bedazzled microphone stand.

  • Man to be sentenced for third DUI charge

    A Versailles man is scheduled for sentencing Tuesday on charges that include his third DUI in the past five years and fleeing from police.
    Jason D. Nelson of 324 Ridgewood Dr. pleaded guilty to driving under the influence, first-degree evading police and other charges stemming from a traffic stop late last year on Keaton Lane.

  • Magistrates OK engineer contract for recycling building

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court approved a $19,000 engineering contract with a local firm Cann-Tech to help design and oversee construction of a new recycling facility at the county highway facility.
    The building will part of the county’s overall recycling plan, which will include an eventual end to curbside pickup and bins located in various areas of the city and county.