Today's News

  • Revenue bond OK’d to help Florida Tile expand

    By Jonna Spelbring Priester

    Landmark News Service

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court last week gave preliminary approval of an industrial revenue bond that would help expand Florida Tile.

    George Leamon, executive directory of the Lawrenceburg-Anderson County Economic Development Authority, said the bond would allow the county to abate taxes.

  • Local trio featured in KET documentary

    Three Lawrenceburg men will be included in a behind-the-scenes look at the Kentucky Chautauqua program next Monday and Wednesday on KET.

    The documentary will feature Marty Harley, Greg Breeding and Jim Sayre, each of who travel the state to portray historical characters as part of the Chautauqua program.

    Harley and Breeding portray the Carlisle Brothers, two of the pioneers of country music who were raised in nearby Wakefield, a small community near Taylorsville.

    Sayre portrays Abe Lincoln.

  • Fun with God First Soccer
  • Bevin looks to Indiana model to replace Kynect

    By Melissa Patrick

    Kentucky Health News

    From a Republican nomination won by only 83 votes to an unexpected 84,764-vote election margin, Matt Bevin will be Kentucky’s next governor, and that means the way Kentucky has embraced the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is about to change.

  • Hoping to see Matt ride at least one more time

    I gingerly held my dad’s hand as he laid in a hospital bed watching Marshal Matt Dillon tear across the TV screen aboard his trusty horse.

    His body weakened by cancer and a calamity of other illnesses ranging from pneumonia to staph infections, watching episodes of the old TV show “Gunsmoke” seemed to give my dad something else to consider rather than what has become of the rugged body that had not once betrayed him until just after he turned 75.

  • Scores help indicate herd health

    Early winter is an optimum time to prepare your spring-calving herd for reproductive success. Adequate nutrition from about 50 to 80 days prior to calving is critical to maximizing a cow’s ability to rebreed and maintain a 365-day calving interval.

    A cow that gets inadequate nutrition or is thin at calving and breeding will take longer to come into heat and will require more services to conceive.

  • Nip in air signals winter preparations

    I feel it. That nip is in the air and the cold is coming. The dogs are feeling it, too.

    I swear they have more energy than ever when fall weather arrives. They are over the moon when I dress for outdoor work and can hardly keep from dragging me out the door. And they’re not on a leash.

  • Know dangers before using a chainsaw

    I have never used a chainsaw. However, the information in this column is from Jeff Stringer at UK Forestry Extension. I think it’s timely to talk about chainsaw safety now before winter storms begin.

    Furthermore, with cooler weather coming, many people are ready to get out their chainsaws and cut firewood. Almost everyone who has used a chainsaw, or wants to use one, thinks they know how to use it safely.

    “Anybody can do it,” they say. If you believe that, ask yourself these questions:

  • Let’s join together to honor American’s servicemembers

    By Mitch McConell, United States Senator

    One hundred years ago, “the war to end all wars” ravaged Europe. What we now call World War I ended in part thanks to the more than 4 million Americans who mobilized to join the Allied Powers’ fight overseas. Over 100,000 of them did not return home. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, and the commemoration of that day has become the holiday we now observe as Veterans Day.

  • Students prep for spelling bee

    From staff reports

    The annual district-wide spelling bee is scheduled for Nov. 18-19, featuring top finishers from the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg and the county’s public school students.

    First graders will kick off the bee at 8:15 a.m. Nov. 18, followed by second graders at 9:15, third graders and 10:15 and fourth graders at 11:15.

    Fifth graders will go first Nov. 19 at 8:15 a.m., followed by sixth, seventh and eighth graders at 9:15.