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Today's News

  • Anderson County prayer walk to be held Saturday

    Lawrenceburg non-profit Awakening Ministries of Kentucky, local churches and other faith-based organizations will be sponsoring the Anderson County Prayer Walk on Sept. 21 starting at 10 a.m. until approximately noon.
    Participants can join the walk at three separate starting locations: the Anderson County ninth grade building, the Anderson County courthouse or the Lawrenceburg Green at 10 a.m.
    The prayer walk route will begin at the ninth grade building down Broadway, turning at Main Street to make a stop at the courthouse before ending at the Lawrenceburg Green.

  • Legion Auxiliary sponsors students for Girls State

    American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34 recently sponsored two local students for Girls State, according to a press release.
    Kacy Ripy, a junior Auxiliary member, and her friend Laura Walker attended the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg for one week.
    “They spoke at our August meeting stating they enjoyed the week very much and learned a lot about how our government works,” Auxiliary members said in the release.

  • HANDS program receives tote donations
  • Two men busted for LSD, cocaine possession

    Two men pleaded not guilty last Thursday to cocaine possession and LSD trafficking charges during a District Court arraignment.  
    Benjamin Gardner, 21, 2976 Hume Bedford Road, Lawrenceburg, and Kevin Cross, 36, 1105 Jessamine Station Pike, Nicholasville, were arrested Sept. 9 around 5 p.m. after city police found cocaine, LSD and marijuana in Cross’s vehicle during a traffic stop on North Main Street.

  • Congrats, Phyllis, for winning a $50 gas card!
  • City council finalizes tax rate hike

    The city council unanimously approved the second reading of its 3.26 percent tax increase on Sept. 9.
    Council members voted 5-0 to set the real property tax rate at $1.90 per $1,000 assessed value and the personal property tax rate at $3.07 per $1,000 assessed value.
    Councilman Larry Giles was absent during last Monday night’s meeting.
    The new compensating rates will add $6 per $100,000 assessed real property and $22.20 per $100,000 assessed personal property for the upcoming fiscal year.

  • Enjoying the fading days of summer

    This Sunday marks the beginning and the end. The autumnal equinox arrives to say goodbye to summer. It has been a remarkable summer. Across the country it was the wettest since 2004.
    Those of us who lost garden plants to flooding need to come up with some solutions. I vote for raised beds.
    Cement blocks, rocks and old barn wood make great raised beds. If you know someone with a sawmill, those outside bark boards are really good, especially if they are cedar trees. The cedar helps repel insects. Mine lasted over 10 years.

  • Tired? Learn more about sleep Oct. 17

    Do you remember when you had a good night’s sleep?
    Dr. Demetra Antimisiaris, PharmD, CGP, FASCP, from the University of Louisville Dept. of Neurology, will talk about sleep health on Oct. 17 in Anderson County.
    Here are some tips on getting a good night’s sleep. She will provide extensive information on sleep health which will help you or other family members from young children to seniors.

  • One ring, two mothers

    She’s found strange things on the school bus.
    Usually it’s costume jewelry, band instruments and orphaned cleats forgotten under seats until Rita Edington walks down to clean the aisles.
    Bus 27 is her bus, the only bus she ever drove for 25 1/2 years.
    But once, she found a ring.
    A mother’s ring.
    And Rita has wondered about this mother for more than a decade.
    Rita never removes the gold band on her pinkie finger.

  • Daughter, son-in-law earned each other

    “Shallow men believe in luck or in circumstance. Strong men believe in cause and effect.”
    —Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Since giving my youngest daughter’s hand in marriage last Friday afternoon, I’ve thought a lot about the idea of being lucky.
    I’ve never been one to believe in luck, and often bristle when I hear that so and so is “lucky” because he has a good job or a nice home or whatever.