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Today's News

  • 2011 Anderson County Relay for Life

    The 10th annual Relay for Life event may have been interrupted by a thunderstorm, but spirits couldn’t be dampened during the June 17-18 American Cancer Society fundraiser held in the city park.
    Derek Ruble, a volunteer with Relay for Life, estimates that about 750-1,000 people attended the event
    “In my mind, one of the most important things is that we honored 121 survivors,” Ruble said via e-mail.

  • Sign up now for your county business license

    As we approach July, I thought it was appropriate to the county business license.
    In 1987 the fiscal court adopted an ordinance that imposed business license fees for the privilege of engaging in a business or profession in Anderson County. The ordinance was last revised in February.

  • Veggies in growth mode, so add fertilizer

    It’s official; summer is here. I’d like to repeat my request that we all ask for an inch of water a week.
    Gardens put a lot of food on the table and blessed rain makes it possible. Weather geek that I am, I just looked up the statistics for last summer in hopes of seeing a pattern to predict July’s weather.
    In May 2010, we had 9.22 inches (8.98 this year) and an average high temperature of 77 degrees (73 this year). By this time in June of last year we had 2.25 inches and ended up at month’s end with 5.29 inches.

  • Relay gives hope new meaning

    Close your eyes, and picture hope.
    Harder than it reads, isn’t it?
    Hope is a thing intangible, like you’re trying to pin down a wisp of smoke.
    We lose hope, raise hopes, hope against hope. But like its abstract cousins love, jealousy and forgiven ess, it’s easier to say the words than to wrap our minds around exactly what hope is.

  • Time to stop ignoring white-collar crime

    Column as I see ’em …
    The story I wrote this week about the attorneys in the Beasmore trial not having city and county business licenses isn’t meant to embarrass or single them out.
    Instead, it’s to highlight the fact that far too many companies that don’t have offices here skirt the law that requires them to be properly licensed.
    And what really burns my biscuits is that it appears the majority of those practice white-collar professions.

  • Fair, horse show gallops into town

    The 139th annual Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show will kick off its week of horse shows, pageants and carnival rides this Saturday, June 25 with the gates opening at noon at the fairgrounds.
    The Fair and Horse Show, set to run June 25 through July 2, features a variety of entertainment, competitions and attractions.
    The Kent Family Magic Circus will perform two shows every night at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. through July 2.

  • OOPS! Lawyers in Beasmore case don’t have business licenses

    Attorneys are quick to cite the law when practicing their craft in the Anderson County Courthouse, but apparently not so quick to obey it when it comes to business licenses.
    The City of Lawrenceburg and Anderson County Fiscal Court each require licenses for those doing business in Anderson County, and routinely force those without licenses to purchase them. The requirement includes businesses from outside Anderson County that travel here to perform services, including legal.

  • County’s assessed value up

    When tax rates are set later this summer, the county, city and the various taxing districts can leave their rates flat and bring in the nearly the same revenue, thanks to slight growth in the county’s overall value.
    Data obtained from the Anderson County Property Value Administrator’s office show that the county’s total assessment, which includes real estate and tangible assets such as business inventories, increased from $1.482 billion to $1.493 billion during the past year, including an $18 million jump in manufactured raw materials.

  • Wild Turkey parties down

    Jimmy and Eddie Russell nearly did the unthinkable.
    Following a round of speeches that included remarks from Gov. Steve Beshear and Wild Turkey dignitaries, the master distiller and his son each grabbed a bottle of Wild Turkey 101 by the neck and were poised to smash them over a giant commemorative bourbon barrel — a christening, if you will.

  • District Court Docket, 6-15-2011

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings March 21.
    Andrew T. Moreno, review, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance -- amount due determined.
    Kenason R. Murray, bond forfeiture hearing, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security -- pleaded not guilty, disposition April 18.
    Timothy A. Newton, disposition, license to be in possession -- dismissed.
    Heather R. Noe, disposition, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance -- failed to appear.