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Today's News

  • Punishment won’t fit crime against starved-to-death dog

    Column as I see ’em …
    I’ve seen worse things while doing this job, but not many that have made me as angry as I was while watching the blanketed body of a dead dog be removed from a back yard Monday afternoon on Ripy Street.
    I admit I was already fuming after the dog’s owner, according to a police report, admitted that he tied up the small, short-haired, sickly dog two weeks earlier because it was pooping on his floors, then simply let it die of starvation and dehydration.

  • Perennials deliver every year

    April is traditionally a fickle month, but this year it’s like Mother Nature is trying to be all things to all people, all at once. April showers, traditionally enough, bring to mind rainbows and to me, rainbows are always uplifting. But did you know that there was a rainbow flower? I bet you did, and just didn’t know it.

  • Questions and answers as primary nears

    As we near the May 17 primary election, I thought it would be a good time to remind everyone of important dates and times.
    We have had several inquiries regarding registering to vote, making a party change and other election related questions.
    According to state law, changing your party affiliation now will cause you to be ineligible to vote in the primary.
    Mail-in ballots are being sent out daily. Call our office to request an application.

  • Are you ready for ticks? If not, they sure are ready for you

    Lone star ticks and American dog ticks are the key species in Kentucky with regards to nuisance and disease potential. Lone star adults and nymphs that survived winter are hungry.
    These fast moving ticks will react quickly to CO2, movement and odor of potential hosts.

    Lone star ticks

  • WWII veteran honored
  • School district announces final day, next year’s calendar

    The Anderson County School Board approved the amended 2015-16 calendar Monday night, making May 25 the last day of school for students.
    The board also OK’d the calendar for the 2016-17 school year.
    “We always try to make a calendar that will fit our students and families,” Derek Shouse, director of student services, said. “This revised calendar does meet state requirements.”

  • Fourth-grader’s artwork selected to wrap new recycling truck

    From staff reports
    An Emma B. Ward Elementary School student’s artwork was selected by a panel of judges to be used to wrap a Republic Services truck that will be used for recycling, according to a news release.
    Fourth-grader Taylor Hudson’s entry was chosen from five finalists in the contest, which was administered by art teacher Stachia Serafini and open to her third- through fifth-grade students.

  • Two face heroin charges
  • Pot peddling charges land Moore, Ockerman behind bars

    From staff reports
    Two Lawrenceburg men were busted for having what police described as a “large amount” of marijuana in their vehicle stop April 7.
    Austin Moore, 19, of 1323 Powell Taylor Road and Landen Ockerman, 19, of 209 Suzanne St., were each charged with trafficking less than 8 ounces of marijuana.
    In the incident began when police spotted the duo stopped in the middle of the intersection at Highway 62 and Mill Creek Pike, according to police reports.

  • News briefs

    Annual Community
    Service Day is Friday
    Community Service Day is scheduled this year for Friday, according to a news release.
    Now in it third year, the day is designed to encourage residents to perform community service at a variety of locations across Anderson County.
    The day was designated here by Mayor Sandy Goodlett, and has been designated by mayors of other communities nationwide.