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Today's News

  • High school juniors may enter essay contest to win scholarship

    The Kentucky High Education Assistance Authority is sponsoring a “Promote Your School” scholarship contest open to all high school juniors attending private or public high schools.
    Home school students are not eligible, organizers said.
    The winner of the scholarship contest will receive $500 and a photo shoot at his or her school, according to the press release.
    To enter, the student must submit an essay about the biggest challenge facing high school students.

  • Adult Community Education offers Zumba fitness classes on Sept. 11

    Adult Community Education will offer a Zumba dance fitness class beginning Sept. 11.  
    This is an ongoing class held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:15-7:15 p.m. and will be located at the Ezra Sparrow Early Childhood Center gym with certified instructor Tonjua Casey.
    The cost for the class is $5 per session or $45 for 10 sessions
    According to event organizers, “Zumba is a fusion of Latin and international music-dance themes that creates a dynamic, exciting, and effective fitness workout.

  • 4-H robotics club hosts LEGO showcase at Extension office

    Students in the 4-H robotics club in Lawrenceburg will be building “machines of the future” in a LEGO Education Showcase on Aug. 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Anderson County Extension office, it was announced.
    “The showcase event is a customizable building activity that sparks creativity in participants by allowing them to use their imaginations to create LEGO models around a theme. The theme for this event is machines of the future,” according to event organizers.

  • School board to replace high school football scoreboard

    The Board of Education unanimously approved to spend $12,089 to replace the problematic high school football scoreboard at its Aug. 20 meeting.
    Board chairman Roger McDowell apologized for the football scoreboard’s malfunctions during the season opener against Bryan Station last Friday, and thanked everyone’s effort in trying to get the scoreboard to work.   

  • Tournament winners
  • News briefs: 8-22-12

    Rotary Club to host wine festival
    The Lawrenceburg Rotary Club will hold its annual wine fest at Lovers Leap Winery on Aug. 25 from 6-11 p.m.
    Music will be provided by Conch Republic Band. There will also be a silent auction.
    All proceeds will provide for various programs for children in the community including backpacks, Shop With a Cop and dictionaries for all third graders in Lawrenceburg schools, according to the press release.

    Historical Society to meet Aug. 23

  • Four Roses plans limited quantity Small Batch release for fall

    This fall, Four Roses Distillery will issue the newest release in its series of limited-quantity special bottlings with the 2012 Limited Edition Small Batch Bourbon, featuring four recipes including one aged 17 years, the distillery announced in a news release.
    Four Roses Master Distiller Jim Rutledge hand selected four recipes from the distillery’s 10 to make up the limited Small Batch offering.
    The 17-year-old bourbon comes from Four Roses’ OBSV recipe, which encompasses delicate fruit, spicy and creamy characterisics.

  • Now is the time to start preparing for winter

    You’ve heard the saying of dipping your toes in the water? I think Mother Nature is doing that for us.
    We’ve had several chilly mornings in the upper 40s here on the farm and that’s enough to get us thinking of fall. Officially, it’s one month away. Time to get moving.
    I have several friends who think of me as a “pioneer woman.”
    I’m not. Just because I preserve what I grow, take my meat off the farm and heat with a wood stove, doesn’t mean I don’t spoil myself with the luxuries of the modern world.

  • How to tell truth from fiction during election season

    The election campaigns are getting into high gear.  
    How do you know what’s true when one side says something about the other?  It’s hard to know the truth about all such claims. Some outrageous claims may actually be true and something that sounds true can be false.  I’m not taking sides on any issue.

  • Finding sanity on the road

    Right before checking into an insane asylum, I hit the open road.  
    Some people meditate. Contort themselves into yoga pretzels and sailors’ knots in an effort to relieve stress.
    I drive.
    Sanity, for me, is found in the silence behind the steering wheel.
    Both my hands grip the wheel at 10 and 2, freeing my mind to wander into the dark corners of things I don’t want to and need to think about.