Today's News

  • Fiscal court to public library: Don’t spend your money

    The Anderson Public Library should place its surplus revenue in escrow until a lawsuit in northern Kentucky is resolved.
    That’s the message the Anderson County Fiscal Court sent library officials last Tuesday, when it unanimously approved a motion to send a letter, asking them to do so.
    At issue are pending lawsuits in Campbell and Kenton counties, where a taxpayer group is challenging the legality of how libraries there have raised tax rates for decades.

  • Earlywine named top volunteer; Duke among top 100 professionals

    Realtor Melinda Earlywine has been named 2011 Realtor-Community Housing Foundation Volunteer of the Year, according to a news release.
    Earlywine organized the inaugural Repair Affair in Anderson County last year, which provided inside and outside repairs for five homeowners in need.
    Earlywine managed the responsibilities of informing the community, contacting businesses to provide financial support and enlisting realtor and community volunteers, according to a news release.
    Forty realtor and community volunteers came together to make those repairs possible.

  • Distinguished Young Women orientation to be held March 4

    The Distinguished Young Woman Committee of Anderson County, formerly known as Anderson County Junior Miss, will hold a parent and daughter orientation for this year’s program on March 4 at 2 p.m. at Sand Spring Baptist Church on Old Harrodsburg Road.
    According to event organizers, “the Distinguished Young Woman of Anderson County program offered nearly $8,000 in cash scholarships last year. In addition to cash scholarships, college offered scholarships are awarded to category winners.

  • Anderson schools adjust to new standards after NCLB waiver

    The Department of Education granted Kentucky its request on Feb. 9 for a No Child Left Behind waiver, and school districts like Anderson County now need to adjust to a new state assessment system for educational standards.
    The state’s new Unbridled Learning Accountability Model, as outlined through Senate Bill 1, focuses on meeting one Average Measureable Objective or AMO instead of the many separate learning targets required with the old assessment and accountability system.

  • March means farm license plate, other renewals

    As we approach the busiest month of the year, I thought this month’s column should be about paying taxes and licensing your vehicles.
    The Anderson County Clerk’s Office strives to provide information that will better assist the consumer with their transactions in our office We want your experience to be as pleasant as possible.  Each year, the Department of Revenue places a value on your vehicle. Tax rates set by each taxing district are then applied to your vehicle’s value.

  • 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