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Today's News

  • She ‘likes’ The Anderson News!
  • ‘Prisoners’ raise funds for CASA

    Volunteers helped raise money for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) during the recent Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show by spending some time behind bars.
    Alton Christian Church minister Noel Cotton Jr. and Shirley Thornberry of the American Legion Post 34 Auxiliary volunteered to be “prisoners” until they raised enough money during the event to post “bail.”
    They joined others in helping raise funds for CASA, which assists abused and neglected children who organizers said need a voice while going through the court system.

  • Job openings announced for health exchange

    Governor Steve Beshear recently announced that Xerox is seeking candidates to fill 100 new jobs that will support a Kentucky-based call center for individuals seeking health insurance information through kynect, Kentucky’s Healthcare Connection.  

  • Curbside pickup of recyclables ends Aug. 2

    Free residential curbside pickup of recyclables will end Aug. 2, members of the Anderson County Fiscal Court’s “green” committee said during its meeting Monday night.
    The committee also revealed that recycling bins will be in place at each of the five public school buildings by Aug. 12, along with Kroger, Walmart, Glensboro Baptist Church and at the intersection of Highways 749 and 62.
    Once in place, residents will no longer have their recyclables picked up at the curb, and are asked to transport them to one of the bins.

  • Finally, fireworks!
  • Advance Auto Parts breaks ground in Lawrenceburg

    Advance Auto Parts is coming to Lawrenceburg and will soon be setting up shop next to the Anderson County Health Department.
    City Clerk Robbie Hume confirmed Monday afternoon that an Advance Auto Parts store is in the process of being constructed on Glensboro Road between the health department and Lawrenceburg Physical Therapy.

  • One not-so-fine day in Paris

    This was not the day trip to France I imagined.   
    I wanted magic. Flaky croissants floating down from the sky like biblical manna. The “La Vie en Rose” orchestral soundtrack piped through discreet speakers along the Seine River.
    My expectations may have been a little high.
    What I got were a few sleepy minutes stolen in the hotel room to scribble three words in an empty reporter’s notebook —
    “We hated Paris.”

  • Stop swindlers from targeting seniors

    Protect yourself and your family from becoming victims of elder financial abuse.
    Information for this column comes from MetLife Mature Market Institute. In cooperation with Virginia Tech and the National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse, MetLife has completed a study of Elder Financial Abuse — Crimes of Occasion, Desperation and Predation Against America’s Elders.
    The purpose of this column is to increase awareness of elder financial abuse, symptoms, safety and what you can do to protect your family. I encourage you to read the entire study.

  • Beware of the summertime grinches

    I love dusk. It’s that special time between daylight and dark, that allows me to just stand and admire life around me. That evening light gently deepens the green and then the lightning bugs come out.
    I love watching those little flares of brilliant yellow. They flash on and off so fast that you can hardly find the spot before it’s gone. They’re Mother Nature’s own Christmas lights.
    We really should celebrate a little Christmas in July.  

  • A public lesson in school taxes

    Column as I see ’em …
    Here’s something most of you (and I suspect at least several members of the school board) don’t know.
    By the end of next year, local property tax revenue for the school district will have increased by an estimated $612,000 since 2009, a whopping 9 percent jump at a time most folks are happy to simply avoid getting their hourly wages slashed.