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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Hatch Act violation? Look somewhere else

    Here’s why fools should stick to the business of being fools and leave the serious work to those who know how to do it.
    Following the general election, I used this space to blow off steam about those who placed what amounted to garbage in our drop box in an effort to anonymously smear a candidate for judge-executive.
    From personal financial documents to outrageous claims about his private life, these people were looking for someone to do their dirty work, apparently for fear of soiling the reputations of their chosen candidate.

  • COLUMN: How common is courtesy?

    What is common courtesy? Well, I can tell you what it’s not.
    A little over a week ago, I was approached by one of our readers who was particularly riled up about customers who don’t tip appropriately at restaurants.
    Readily admitting that she wasn’t a nice person and saying I could most likely approach the issue with more tact than she would, she suggested I write a column about common courtesy. The little things people do that should get noticed, she said.

  • COLUMN: Waiting for Tea Partiers to burn their social security cards

    A big shout out to all my liberal Democrat friends in Anderson County who voted in this last election.
    There must be what, at least four or five of us now? Band together, brothers and sisters. Don’t lose hope.
    But we have to give it to the Republicans, however. They certainly know how to make themselves look good, and have no apologies for any blunders.

  • COLUMN: Gardening keeps us close to the earth

    Happy December. The 12th month has arrived and winter officially begins on the 21st, the same day we have the full cold moon.
    The winter solstice means it’s the shortest day of the year, with only nine hours and four minutes of daylight. To top it off, we have an eclipse of the moon taking place around 1:30 the same morning. What a great way to end the year.

  • Woman’s Club discusses SHIP, plans activities

    The Nov. 18 meeting of the Lawrenceburg Pierian Woman’s Club was highlighted by a presentation by Maggie Friel representing SHIP, the Bluegrass State Health Insurance Assistance Program.
    The club’s current fundraising project is making bourbon balls and buckeyes (peanut-butter balls) for holiday gift giving.Orders are being taken until Dec. 4 for pick up or delivery Dec. 11. Packed in festive tins, bourbon balls are $12 per dozen and buckeyes are $6 per dozen.
    To order, call Sue Litkenhus at 839-6659.

  • Dance planned at Alton Ruritan Club

    Black Diamond Jamboree is scheduled for Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Alton Ruritan Club, located at 1324 Alton Station Road.
    Admission is $5 per person. Children 12 and under are admitted free.
    For more information, call 502-845-5065 or 502-321-4697 or e-mail lrh4560@att.net.

  • Saddle club plans supper, auction

    The Mt. Eden Saddle Club will sponsor a chili supper and auction Dec. 11 at the Alton Ruritan Club, the group announced.
    Chili will be served at 6 p.m., followed by the auction at 8.

  • Nutcracker performed Dec. 4

    The Frankfort School of Ballet will present The Nutcracker on Dec. 4 at 2 and 6:30 p.m., the organization announced in a news release.
    The performances will be held at The Grand Theatre in Frankfort.
    Tickets are $10 and available at the theater Dec. 1 from 12:30 to 3 p.m., and Dec. 4, one hour before showtime. Tickets are also available at the school, located on St. Clair Street at Broadway on Dec. 1 and 2 from 5 to 7 p.m.
    For more information, visit www.frankfortballet.com or call 502-226-6443.

  • Deadline approaching for Angel Tree

    Plenty of angels are still available for adoption on the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree.
    Maj. Linda Hicks with the Salvation Army in Frankfort said about 200 Anderson County families with 400 children applied for assistance this year.
    The majority of those children, represented by angels on the Angel Tree located inside Walmart, are in danger of not receiving any help this Christmas, she said.
    “The angels aren’t going very fast,” Hicks said.

  • Hospital’s ICU earns award for Critical Care Excellence

    Frankfort Regional Medical Center’s Intensive Care Unit has received the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence, an award given by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses to recognize U.S. hospitals with the best pediatric, progressive and adult critical care units.
    The recognition represents extraordinary commitment to high-quality critical care standards, and dedication to the exceptional care of patients and their families. Frankfort Regional’s ICU also received the award in 2009.