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Today's News

  • Keep your eyes on the road buddy!

    You see ads on TV all the time about safe driving.

    Over the last few years, I have met countless people that are not paying attention to their driving. How do I know this? They are on my side of the road!

    It happens too often. In fact it happened Friday afternoon.

  • Mother Nature is ready, are you?

    Well, we got plenty of rain. Here on the farm it was the good kind. Gentle, consistent rain allows for water to be soaked up, instead of running off. Thankfully, I had done a little fertilizing so the rains worked it into the soil and the plants have shot up.

    The winds were not so friendly. They beat the daylights out of some of my transplants. They’ll recover, but my one container tomato plant, that I over wintered, took a beating. The tomatoes are still hanging on though and I should be eating my first tomatoes this week.

  • Chef Mitchell tackles school lunches

    Anderson County is one of many counties taking part in the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Chefs in Schools program in hopes to incorporate more foods cooked from scratch using fresh ingredients on school lunch menus. Chef Bradley Mitchell has been assigned to Anderson County and started working with the public school system the first week in April. He will be finishing his work towards the end of last month.

  • Culinary Cats compete in State Culinary Competition; Win scholarship money to be used at Sullivan University

    Three of the Anderson County High School Culinary Cats competed at Sullivan University in Lousiville in a culinary compeition earlier this year. Each won a combined total of $6,000 a piece from both their regional and state competitions. The awarded scholarship money is to be used towards pursuing a career at the university. Megan Rogers, Keeli Corman and Gracie Inabnitt took part in the competition through the Family Career and Community Leaders of America Program. The competition was private, and their coach Jessica Harley was not allowed in the room.

  • Five times Dean’s List achiever

    Tucker Pridemore attends Kentucky State University and has made the Dean’s List for the past five semesters. He moved to Anderson County from Lexington in 2005 with his parents, and attended Emma B. Ward Elementary School, Anderson County Middle School, as well as Anderson County High School.

  • New works of art offered by Lawrenceburg artist

    Lois Todd is well known through Anderson County and many other parts of Kentucky for her acrylic paintings of historic buildings and Kentucky landscapes. Painting since high school, Todd said her progression as an artist has shown throughout the years as she focused on the detail in the nature that inspired and surrounded her.

    “I love the sky,” said Todd. “I love sunsets, and sunrises. I love country scenes and I love old barns. I have done a lot of those.”

  • Amy Adams Anderson County’s 1988 Junior Miss

    80 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, May 13, 1937

    Bettie Gilbert, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. J.W. Gilbert, a freshman at the Law College of the University of Kentucky, was imitated in Phi Beta Kappa, a national honorary scholarship fraternity. Gilbert was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, a national social sorority.

    Baseball in Lawrenceburg started out with a flourish last Sunday when the Stringtown Shamrocks nosed out Lawrenceburg by a score of 3 to 1 at Lyen’s Park.

  • Revolutionary War soldier honored at Salt River Baptist

    From staff reports

    Respects were paid April 23 to an Anderson County soldier from the Revolutionary War.

    The Shelby County Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution honored Reuben Boston with a 21-musket salute and grave marking ceremony at Salt River Baptist Church and sang “The Parting Glass,” a song dating back to the 1700s, organizers said.

    Some of Boston’s relatives were on hand for the ceremony, including Luther and Dudley Davenport of Anderson County and Kimberly Boston Ries, who traveled from Virginia.

  • Church Briefs

    Soles4Souls shoe drive

    ends May 29

    Central Baptist Church in Lawrenceburg has announced that they are nearing the end of their Soles4Souls shoe drive.

    The collection is set to end May 29. The church said it is nearing 2000 pairs of shoes collected thus far, and needs the help of locals to finish strong. A 24-hour drop off box is available at the Church which is located at 1958 127 Bypass North.

    Those who wish to participate can also arrange to have their donations picked up by calling 502-319-0903.

    New series to start

  • ‘On the Town’

    Haven’t decided what to do, or what to get mom for Mother’s day? Ladies Day Out this Saturday in Lawrenceburg could serve an opportunity to fulfill both.

    This year will be the fourth annual Ladies Day Out, which starts with open registration for all that wish to attend May 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Anderson County Senior Center located at 160 Township Square. Upon registering, participants will receive a shopping bag, a map and list of discounts at each participating store, and a shopping pass to be used in those stores through out town.