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Today's News

  • Residents: Confederate monument should go

    As state officials grapple with what to do with the memorial to Civil War icon Jefferson Davis in the state Capitol’s rotunda, local officials might soon be trying to determine the fate of a Confederate monument in front of the Anderson County Courthouse.

    Some are calling for the monument, which has stood in its current location since the late 1800s, to be removed.

  • Non-traditional tips for bug bites

    Anybody else feel like a duck? I had over 7 inches of rain in June, and July is shaping up to be just as wet. I’ve been here 19 years and this is definitely the wettest summer yet.

    Grandma Nora would have called it “close.” The high humidity makes you feel like you’re wearing a wet towel around all day. On the plus side, I don’t need as much moisturizer.

  • Senior Center Calendar July 15, 2015

    The Anderson Senior Center is sponsoring a fireside chat with local actors portraying Abraham Lincoln and Colonel Harlan Sanders on Friday, July 24 at 10:30 a.m. The presentation is open to the public.

    Wednesday, July 15

    10:30 a.m. BP lifeline

    10:30 a.m. Arnold Clark and friends

    Noon Potluck for July

    1:15 p.m. Rook/cards

    Silent Auction

    Thursday, July 16

    8:30 Breakfast club

    9 a.m. Video exercise

    10 a.m. Trip to Buffalo Trace

    9 – 3 p.m. Shopping and errands

  • General Cable could add 54 jobs

    The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority board announced recently that it has approved tax incentives for General Cable Industries of Lawrenceburg.

    According to KEDFA, the approval of the $700,000 in tax incentives on the company’s proposed $2.5 million investment could create up to 54 jobs which earn an average $21 an hour, including benefits.

    Director of Communications for General Cable, Tina Reiber, said the company’s projected investment is part of an ongoing restructuring discussion.

  • ‘Frog’ was ‘all around good guy

    Tonya McKinney paused when discussing the death of Billy “Frog” Scrogham, who died Sunday after a vehicle struck the lawnmower he was driving across Woodford Street.

    “I keep expecting him to come in the back door,” said McKinney, owner of Tonya’s Buffett on Hilltop Drive, one of several businesses Scrogham was known to frequent.

    “I can’t believe he’s gone.”

  • ‘Pond monster’ captured

    There was something stirring beneath the pond on David Mountjoy’s farm in Lawrenceburg, something large and old.

    The beast’s size was clear as Mountjoy tracked the rippling waves formed from what looked like an enormous swimming boulder. He knew the ample fish in his pond provided the creature with a daily all-you-can-eat buffet and the brute was not likely to vacate this new home willingly.

    Mountjoy decided to take action — it was time to vanquish the usurping pond monster.

  • No easy answers for monument

    Column as I see ’em …

    A black man I interviewed last week about the appropriateness of the Confederate soldier monument in front of the county courthouse caught me off guard.

    “What do you think should happen to it?” he asked me while I was jotting down his response to the same question.

    I glanced up from my notebook and quickly realized that I had no idea what to say and, as write this column at 3 a.m. Tuesday, I still don’t.

  • Rain makes easy bedding for June beetle

    Green June beetle flight has begun across Kentucky.

    They are similar to, and at the same time different from, Japanese beetles.

    What they have in common

    Both species are good fliers and congregate in large numbers when feeding. Also, each has one generation each year and their larval stages are white grubs that develop in soil.

  • City council awards paving contract, names streets to be fixed

    The Lawrenceburg City Council voted Monday to award a paving contract to BJ’s Paving in the amount of $163,462. It was the lowest of three bids received.

    The amount will pave about 2 miles of city streets. Scheduled for paving are:

    l Ballard Street from North Main to Bluebird

    l Linden Drive from North Main to its end

    l Both entrances to Tara Way

    l Entrance to Butler Drive

    l McKee Lane from Walnut Street to Gailane

    l All of Maintenance Drive

    l All of Tahoe Drive

  • Fiscal court to move recycling bin if trash dumping continues

    If people keep throwing trash in and around the recycling trailer located at Highway 749 and US 62, it will be moved to another location.

    That was the takeaway from last Tuesday’s meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court, which also voted to lower speed limits on several more county roads.