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Today's News

  • Agriculture construction class installs garden tables for Heritage Hall residents

    Anderson County High School students in Randy Adams’ agriculture construction class recently installed “stand up” gardens for residents of Heritage Hall in Lawrenceburg, according to a news release.
    Activities Director Penny Vest asked Adams if students could build a stand up garden so that residents could enjoy getting outside and planting vegetables, Adams said via e-mail.
    Students built two garden tables and delivered them May 6 to Heritage Hall and helped residents start a few plants in the new garden.
     

  • Habitat for Humanity seeks volunteers for building project

    Anderson County Habitat for Humanity chapter is looking for volunteers to assist with roofing and installing windows and doors for an Anderson County Habitat for Humanity residence on May 18.
    Habitat for Humanity is now accepting applications through July 15 for Anderson County residents to be the recipient of the 2014 Habitat for Humanity house.
    Applications can be picked up at both locations of Century Bank in Lawrenceburg and can be turned in at the bank.

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  • Waddy church to host gun shoot

    Skeet and rifle shooting is about fellowship.
    And ultimately, about spreading God’s word, according to Mt. Vernon Baptist Church chairman Garry Gaines.
    Mt. Vernon Baptist Church of Waddy is hosting its first Spring Shoot and Game Day this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring skeet, rimfire pistol and rimfire rifle shoots for children and adults of all ages.

  • Singing group honored at Military Child Appreciation
  • Nine-year-old poultry farmer hits pay dirt

    She bought her new iPad, paid off her grandfather and even had enough left to purchase another batch of chicks.
    Leah Zimmerman, 9, the subject of a front page article in the April 17 edition of The Anderson News that featured her efforts to replace a broken iPad by raising and selling chickens, has hit pay dirt, according to an e-mail from her father, John.
    He said they took the chicks to the twice-monthly chicken swap held in the West Park Shopping Plaza parking lot, but rain shortened it and she only sold eight of the 100 chicks she had purchased.

  • Lawrenceburg man charged with 139 counts of legend drug

    A Lawrenceburg man is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in Anderson District Court on 139 counts of possession of a legend drug and leaving the scene of an accident, according to court documents on file.
    John T. Ivey, 21, of 1497 Aaron Barnett Road, was served April 12 with a grand jury summons on an incident that occurred last December when the car he was driving crashed into a home on Fox Creek Road, reportedly causing severe damage.
    Ivey allegedly fled before being tracked down by Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputy Tony Likens.

  • Like eating? Plant more flowers to attract bees

    Well, you know it’s that time of year, when just a small, black hole in a blanket makes you think tick. I shake garlic powder on the dogs’ food to help them repel critters. I also give them the drops, like Advantax. I have to check myself every time I come in from working on the farm.
    And once you find one, you’ve got the heebie jeebies when anything touches your skin, like say, a thread. I know they must serve some purpose in our ecosystem, but I’m killing every one of those little parasites. Can you tell that I don’t care for ticks.

  • Avoid contracting foodborne illness from leafy greens, fruits

    Foodborne illness causes 3,000 deaths each year. About 128,000 people are hospitalized each year due to food borne illness. Although not hospitalized, about 1 in 6 (48 million) people in the United States are affected by food borne illness.
    It can happen to anyone, anywhere and from foods we might not expect. Children under age 5 and adults 60 and older are at highest risk.

  • The best grad speech you will never hear

    “Teddy Roosevelt is my favorite president,” I said to the soon-to-be college graduate sitting across from me.  “I visited his house once.”
    Teddy Roosevelt’s home on Long Island, NY, is stuffed with books as well as a frightening grizzly bear looming in frozen growl over small elementary student visitors.
    The museum was both terrifying and fascinating to a fourth grader with career aspirations of becoming a pioneer and creating her own head cheese.