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Today's News

  • District court docket: 10-5-11

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on Sept. 12, 2011.
    Shana Cummings, arraignment, theft of identity of another without consent – pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing Sept. 29.
    Stephen Griffin, motion for shock probation, operating a motor vehicle under the influence, driving on DUI suspended license – motion denied.
    Tina M. Rapp, arraignment, operating a motor vehicle under the influence – bonded out.

  • Anderson Community Education offers classes

    The following classes will be offered by Anderson Community Education, located at 219 East Woodford St., Lawrenceburg.
    To register or for details, reach Jacque Zeller at 839-3754 or jacque.zeller@anderson.kyschools.us.

    Gardening-Herbs and Drying Herbs
    When: Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m.
    Where: Anderson Public Library, 114 North Main St., Lawrenceburg with instructors Ravenne McClellan and Barbara Gillette
    Cost: Free

  • Not your typical ribbon cutting
  • Native Dawn flute fest set for Oct. 15

    The second annual Native Dawn flute gathering will be held Oct. 15 on the Lawrenceburg Green, introducing different types of Native American music and dance from across the nation to Anderson County.
    Fred Yellowknife Keams, a full-blooded Navajo, has been playing and crafting the Native American flute for several years, and wanted to start a flute gathering in Kentucky after learning that the state didn’t offer one.

  • Blacksmith artist receives $7,500 fellowship award

    Matthew and Karine Maynard of Maynard Studios-Design have their hands on everything.
    From the first design swirl scratched out in pencil to bending molten steel into iron birds and banisters, the couple crafts each element of their artisan ironwork by hand.  
    “That’s what makes our work art and that’s what makes us artists,” Karine, Matt’s wife and design partner, said.
    Matt said he doesn’t usually speak of himself as being an artist.

  • Need some exercise? Try a Zumba fitness class

    I feel like I’ve been let in on one of the best-kept secrets in Lawrenceburg. It’s for dance fanatics or anyone who likes to have fun and learn something new, and its name is Zumba.  
    I am a closet exercise-aholic. I try not to talk about it too much, but it has saved me, mentally and physically, over the years. I’m addicted to movement — Yoga, Pilates, walking, and my true love, dance.

  • To spur job creation, cut the fat in Washington

    A few years ago, the federal government issued a regulation requiring banks to change their disclosure statements so that solid vertical lines separated columns on the sheet.
    Some small community banks were not able to easily create these vertical lines in their new electronic forms as required, so to improvise they used lines made of asterisks instead.
    Regulators charged the banks for being in violation of the regulation.

  • With veggies harvested, time for firewood

    Well, there was a little frost on the pumpkin last weekend.
    Happy October, everyone. It’s time to celebrate the end of the harvest season, at least the vegetable side of things.
    The full hunter’s moon is Tuesday, Oct. 11, and folks in camo gear and orange caps will soon be dotting the hills to begin their own harvesting. If you’re a fall hiker be sure to wear something bright.

  • Standardized drowning

    Our students keep drowning in the shallow end of the education pool.
    Then again, shallow learning is often all we expect.  
    No Child Left Behind, the legislative leviathan of test scores and achievement rubrics, has been deemed broken by both Kentucky state education commissioner, our local superintendent and Anderson County’s instructional supervisor.
    For good reason.
    NCLB standards are next to impossible to please. Essentially, school progress is measured pass/fail so that schools must reach 100 percent in reading and math, or perish.

  • Cook-off response proved me wrong

    A burgoo cook-off during the Burgoo Festival wouldn’t work. It had been tried and failed, but it sure is a nice thought.
    That’s the essence of what I was told when I first started pitching the idea a couple of months ago.
    So with the support of a handful of people as eager as I to champ at the bit when told they can’t do something, we held the cook-off Saturday during the Burgoo Festival anyway, and boy were we wrong.