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Today's News

  • Fiscal court notebook: 6-29-11

    ‘The city gave zero’
    With no comments other than one made in obvious dissatisfaction by Conway, the fiscal court voted to accept the Lawrenceburg-Anderson County Economic Development Authority’s budget.
    Stressing the word Lawrenceburg, Conway noted that the city council did not include EDA funding in its current budget.
    “The city gave zero,” Conway said.

  • Fiscal court misses chance for solid waste grant — again

    An employee’s request for pressed polo shirts at taxpayer expense, coupled with news that the county failed yet again to apply for its share of millions in solid waste grants, left magistrates grimacing and eyeballs rolling during last Tuesday night’s meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court.

  • USDA grant applications to help rural cooperatives due July 22

    USDA seeks applications for grants to help rural cooperatives and businesses create jobs

  • Local students honored at Youth Salute ceremony

    Emily Drury of Anderson County Public Schools and Zachary Gray of the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg, each received High School Leader stars at the Central Kentucky Council on Youth Leadership 2011 Youth Salute at Eastern Kentucky University May 15, according to a news release.
    Drury also received a $100 leadership award, courtesy of Holifield Photography.

    Gilbert receives dance award

  • Party on the Green
  • American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34 attends convention, receives awards

    The Department of Kentucky held its annual convention for the American Legion and Auxiliary on June 2-4 in Louisville.
    Those attending from Lawrenceburg were Post 34 Commander Bobby Thornberry, Unit 34 President Pam Rice, Betty Butler, Chrisie Halvorson, Nettie Halvorson, Shirley Thornberry and Junior members Anna Boyles, Hannah Drury and Janna Halvorson.
    Unit 34 received many trophies and certificates at the convention. Shirley Thornberry was named Department of Kentucky Member of the Year as well as Community Service Volunteer of the Year.

  • Sheriff receives DARE Lifetime Achievement Award

    Anyone wishing to hear Sheriff Troy Young speak for what could be hours on end need only bring up the topic of DARE — the school program designed to teach children about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.
    His passion-bordering-on-obsession with the program he helped launch a quarter-century ago in Anderson County has provided him with untold pleasure, and just recently statewide recognition as well.
    Young received the state DARE committee’s lifetime achievement award earlier this month for his virtually non-stop dedication to the program.

  • Independence Day celebrates struggle for ‘perfect union’

    This 4th of July marks the 235 anniversary of America’s independence from British colonial rule.
    The Continental Congress declared the 13 colonies free and independent states and absolved any allegiance from Great Britain.
    However, just six months prior, this thought was inconceivable. Congress had previously met only to regress their grievances with the British government. What changed this and what did the Declaration bring forth?

  • Pickin’ time is just fine when there’s veggies on the vine

    Where did this month go? It’s the end of June, already. Well, don’t worry. We still have plenty of growing time. Things really are growing. Rains have been so frequent it’s been tough to get in the garden to weed. Consequently, I have a huge companion crop of weeds.
    Those of us who work and garden are always battling the weeds. Seems like when I do have time the weather isn’t cooperative. I keep trying to get my newspaper and straw down but when I have the time off, it storms. Tough to lay newspaper in the wind.

  • Words from the wise

    Yesterday, I turned 22.
    That’s a few years shy of a quarter of a century, definitely enough life experience to justify doling out my infinite wisdom.
    Especially to my 10-year-old self.
    I don’t think I’m the only one who wishes she could go back in time, look her younger twin in the eye, and explain those mysteries of life that, of course, have been opened to us as all-knowing adults.
    But in honor of my newly acquired sageness, here are some tips I wish I could tell a younger me: