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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Beans a good way to start thinking summer

    It’s the full wolf moon today. If you want your hair to grow out slower, wait until tomorrow to get your hair cut. There are all kinds of advice based around the moon and the stage it’s in. Some swear by it, others think it’s interesting but don’t put much stock in it.
    The Old Farmer’s Almanac has a whole list of things to do, based on the sun, stage of the moon and the alignment of the planets. The list runs the gamut from dental care to castrating animals and many things in between.

  • Eleven students make all-district band

    A combined 11 students from Anderson County High School and Anderson County Middle School were selected to participate in this year’s All-District Honors Band.

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  • Local student graduates from IWU

    One Anderson County student was among the 1,740 graduates receiving degrees from Indiana Wesleyan University on Dec. 18.
    Joni Whisenhunt of 1535 Lock Road received an MBA in health care management.
    IWU is an evangelical Christian comprehensive university of the Wesleyan Church, which has its world headquarters in Indianapolis. The university was founded in 1920 and is committed to liberal arts and professional education.

  • New state rep earns House committee posts

    Rep. Kim King (R-Harrodsburg) (55th District) was named vice-chairwoman of the Tourism Development & Energy Committee in the Kentucky House of Representatives.
    “As a freshmen legislator, it is an honor to be named as vice-chairwoman of the House Tourism Development & Energy Committee,” King said in a news release.
    “I look forward to working on issues that will help grow our tourism industry and also place Kentucky as a global leader in the energy needs of today and tomorrow.”

  • Benefit to help pay Chesser’s funeral expenses

    A benefit to help pay the funeral expenses for Tony Chesser is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 5 at the Alton Ruritan Building in Alton, organizers announced.
    The benefit is scheduled from noon to midnight, and will feature a variety of activities.
    Chesser passed away Dec. 22 following a lengthy illness, organizers said.
    Scheduled events include raffles, a 50-50 drawing, karaoke, haircuts by Gwen Holt, a rook tournament at 5 p.m., a corn hole tournament at 1 p.m. and an auction at 7 p.m.
    Kevin Chilton and Friends will provide bluegrass music.

  • Cost share sign-ups begin for farmers

    Anderson County farmers can sign up beginning Feb. 1 for the state cost share program.
    Sign-ups will continue through Feb. 28 at Anderson County Conservation District, 145 W. Woodford St., Lawrenceburg.
    Hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For details, call 839-5567.

  • Lovers Leap medals in California competition

    Lovers Leap Vineyards and Winery has received the official notification that three of its wines were awarded medals at the 2011 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, according to a news release.
    The winery’s 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon won a silver, along with bronze medals for 2008 Cynthiana and 2008 Riesling.
    This is the largest competition of American wines in the world, receiving over 5,000 entries.

  • Local clerk attends 2010 Circuit Court Clerks fall meeting

    Anderson County Circuit Court Clerk Jan Rogers participated in the 2010 Kentucky Association of Circuit Court Clerks Fall Meeting late last year in Frankfort.
    The KACCC hosted the meeting and the Kentucky Association of Counties sponsored the event. The meeting included training for the clerks and offered 6.5 hours of continuing education credit. (Please see the list below for the name of your local circuit court clerk.)
    Meeting the Challenge was the theme of the event.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during District Court proceedings Dec. 13.
    Kenneth W. Miller, show cause hearing, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance, operating on suspended/revoked operators license, display/possession of cancelled/fictitous operators license, failure to surrender revoked operators license, failure to notify Department of Transportation of address change – failed to appear, bench warrant.