Today's News

  • Education briefs: 1-16-13

    Student named to Harding University Dean’s List
    Lawrenceburg resident Ashlyn Paden, a junior at Harding University, is among more than 1,000 University students included on the dean’s list for grades achieved during the fall semester. To be eligible, a student must be carrying 12 or more hours with a 3.65 or higher grade-point average and no incompletes.

    Students named to Campbellsville Dean’s List

  • Owl pellet dissection at Saffell
  • Wheels of Time donates to community organizations
  • News briefs: 1-16-13

    Jacoby honored at The Citadel
    William Earl Jacoby of Lawrenceburg was recently honored for outstanding academic achievement at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, during the fall semester of the 2012-013 academic year, the college announced.
    Jacoby earned one of the college’s top academic honors, a Gold Star. Gold Stars are presented to students who achieve a 3.7 grade point average or higher during a semester’s course work.
    Gold Stars are worn on the collar of the cadet full dress and dress uniforms and the summer leave uniform.

  • Bound in black and white, a century of local history

    To understand Lawrenceburg’s future, start with the Kentucky River.
    Bill Bryant, Anderson County native and co-author of the pictorial history volume “Lawrenceburg,” opened to the first page of “Lawrenceburg” and a black and white photo of the river.
    Technically, it’s a rejuvenated spring that fell 300-400 feet from its original location, he says.
    The river is the same water source for the former Cedar Brook Distillery, which operated a water pipeline to the former Cedar Brook pump station.

  • If you live in historic district, can you paint the town red? Purple?

    A year has passed since the first public hearing, and Anderson County residents — namely the Planning and Zoning Board — are still not quite sure about moving forward with an historic district in downtown Lawrenceburg.
    To be sure, the establishment of a historic district should not be taken lightly.
    I think it’s fair to say no one wants downtown Lawrenceburg to fall apart.
    The more cynical of us may say it’s doing a good job of falling apart already.

  • Warmer temps give gardeners jump start

    Welcome to the new normal of warm winters and even warmer summers.
    Hey, most of us would winter in Florida or Arizona if we could. Now we can just stay home.
    The NOAA announced 2012 was the warmest on record, since it started keeping records. Wow. At this rate we’ll be moving the USDA zone map lines for planting. Maybe and maybe not.

  • Focus needs to be on psych drugs, too

    Column as I see ’em …
    Let’s steer the mass murder conversation away from gun control and put it where it belongs: drugs.
    Specifically psychotropic drugs — you know, the ones advertised on television that include a full slate of nightmarish side effects, including delusional acts and suicide.
    Yet the reporting on the shootings in Colorado and Connecticut are virtually bereft of any discussion about these types of drugs, despite the constant references to both shooters having serious ongoing mental health issues.

  • What’s on my mind: kids and their cell phones

    I was walking through the Rotunda of our state’s capital right before Christmas and heard a young boy ask his father if Abe Lincoln had a cell phone — true story.
    “You see, in the old days people didn’t have mobile phones,” he began to explain.
    I could not pause to hear the rest. I was too struck that my past had already become someone else’s history. The young boy had the same look on his face as I did when my parents had told me about how they grew up with no television. OMG, was all I could say.

  • Cornish named city’s top DUI cop