Today's News

  • Eggplant is nutritional hit with seniors

    Eggplant is on sale, and a couple of women at the grocery asked me how to fix it.
    I had a recipe in my purse because I was getting the ingredients for Easy Cheesy Eggplant, which was part of my monthly program at the Senior Center.
    As I gave the recipe to one of the women, the other one asked me to just tell her the recipe, she would remember it.
    It’s easy to make and delicious. Most of the seniors liked it and many had never tried eggplant before.

  • Honoring heritage should happen year around

    It’s never too late to celebrate your heritage.
    Take the members of Second Christian Church in Lawrenceburg, for example.
    They’ve devoted February, and specifically this past Sunday, to celebrating Black History Month, and highlighting the contributions of famous African-Americans and traditional culture.  
    Hope Franklin, who has been a member of Second Christian Church since she was born, said showing where you’ve come from can encourage others to invent and discover, just as other African-Americans that came before have.   

  • Gardening bug ready to bite

    March might be cold, wet and snowy, but I still believe we have come out ahead this winter.
    I joked to someone the other day that this is the kind of winters I expected to have when I moved here 16 years ago.
    This is the time of year when I really hit the pantry. I tend to scrimp on using up my home canned stuff in fall and winter, fearing I’ll run out before the fresh stuff is harvested. Now, I can eat all I want of the stuff.

  • Senate bill good start, but more is needed

    Column as I see ’em …
    It’s good to see I’m not alone in yammering for taxing districts to be made more accountable.
    The state senate agrees, at least when it comes to libraries.
    During the recent session, the senate passed a bill that would give judge-executives and their fiscal courts the power to appoint those they consider best suited to serve as library trustees.

  • Celebrating Black History month
  • Pesticide applicator training set

    The Anderson County Extension Service has scheduled private applicator pesticide training sessions on March 8 at 1:30 p.m., and on April 10 at 6:30 p.m.
    All sessions will be held at the Extension Office at 1026 County Park Road.
    According to the Extension’s release, “By law anyone using chemicals classified as ‘restricted use’ must have a valid private applicator certification card. The only way to keep this card current is to attend pesticide update training on proper use and handling.”

  • Dairy Cheer owner wanted by police

    The owner of the now-closed Dairy Cheer restaurant who allegedly stiffed employees out of thousands of dollars in pay just before Christmas is facing numerous felony and misdemeanor charges.
    Lou Compton, who operated the store for just a couple of months before skipping town, is wanted on 14 arrest warrants, including five Class D felonies for theft by deception over $500, and nine Class A misdemeanors for theft by deception under $500, according to information obtained from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Supreme Court sides with King

    It took only three hours last week for the Kentucky Supreme Court to confirm what state Rep. Kim King has been saying all along — that a redistricting map signed into law by the governor earlier this year was unconstitutional.
    That ruling means King, who represents the 55th District comprised of Anderson, Mercer and a portion of Spencer County, will be able to seek re-election here this fall.

  • Pancake breakfast is Saturday

    The Rotary Club of Lawrenceburg will host its annual pancake breakfast Saturday from 7 a.m. to noon at Saffell Street Elementary School, the club announced.
    The breakfast, now in its 55th year, is one of the club’s biggest annual fundraisers, with proceeds used to support the its annual scholarship fund.
    Cost is $7, and children under 5 are free.
    Tickets are available through Rotarians or at the door.

  • Blaze destroys Versailles Road home