Today's News

  • News briefs: 9-26-12

    Early Childhood Center
    to host open house
    The public is invited to an open house for the new Ezra B. Sparrow Early Childhood Center on Wednesday, Oct. 4 from 6-8 p.m.
    Staff will be on hand to show the new building and demonstrate the benefits it provides for students. Light refreshments will be provided.
    The center is located at 1154 N. Bypass in Lawrenceburg, behind the district’s central office off US 127 Bypass north.

    Friends of the Library host book sale on Saturday  

  • Two churches, one foundation

    After more than 60 years since its last Sunday morning service, Salt River Primitive Baptist is now considered home for one small Baptist congregation.
    The Salt River Baptist church will celebrate two milestones this year — the 214th anniversary of Salt River Primitive Baptist building and the fifth anniversary of the congregation that worships there.
    Salt River Independent Baptist formed in September 2007, and has been worshipping in the historic sanctuary on Salt River Road for the past five years.

  • Project Restoration organizers seek to ‘take back our town’

    Project Restoration is making a declaration: Anderson County needs to take back its town.
    Organizers of the Project Restoration prayer walk believe next Saturday’s event — a prayer march from the Anderson County High School to the courthouse to the Lawrenceburg Green — will be a call for unity in fighting addiction and suffering in the county.

  • Burgoo Festival starts Friday; cook off is Saturday

    If you haven’t experienced Lawrenceburg’s annual burgoo festival yet, now’s your chance.
    The 19th Anderson County Burgoo Festival activities kick off on Sept. 28 with a pancake breakfast at the Anderson County Senior Center at 7 a.m.
    The second annual Burgoo Cook Off will begin at 11 a.m. on the Lawrenceburg Green. Festival goers are invited to sample and vote on local businesses and organizations’ burgoo, with all proceeds going to the sheriff’s office’s Shop with a Cop program.

  • Chili cook off to be held at Frankfort Regional Medical Center

    Frankfort Regional Medical Center is hosting a community chili cook-off Saturday, Oct. 6 at the hospital as a fundraiser for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
    Proceeds will benefit the Kentucky Pink Connection, an organization that provides support for breast cancer patients by reducing and eliminating barriers to screening, diagnosis and treatment.
    Tickets will be sold for $1 each to sample individual chili, or $5 for six tickets.

  • Springfield man injured in motorcycle wreck

    A Springfield man was injured Sept. 15 when a vehicle pulled out in front of his motorcycle on US 127, according to a news release from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.
    Garland Mann, 73, lost control of his motorcycle when a vehicle driven by Katelin Butler, 19, of Irvington pulled out in front of him near the intersection of US 127 and the Bluegrass Parkway.
    Mann tried to steer his motorcycle around Butler’s vehicle, but his rear tired started to skid and he lost control, according to the release.

  • Summer’s end brings fall, winter chores

    Well, summer is officially over. It certainly was a wild season.
    This summer was even hotter and dryer than the last. Many crops suffered, but the landscape as a whole, suffered as well. If we get any big storms, be it snow or ice, they’ll be even more limbs and trees down than usual.

  • The difference between sugar, honey

    Is honey better for you than sugar?
    Neither is considered healthy as both are sweets with no significant health benefit.
    Neither is going to harm you in the sense that one is toxic or poisonous to you while the other is not.
    Both honey and granulated sugar are occasional use foods.
    Sweeteners are found in many foods, including some that you might not suspect such as spaghetti sauce.
    The most reliable source of the nutritive value of food is USDA Home and Garden Bulletin- The Nutritive Value of Food. You can find it on-line.

  • A good sense of trust is hard to find

    Trust is becoming as rare as floppy disks these days.
    Both are relics for a future museum. I envision the working title: “Things Americans Once Used and Threw Away.”
    Other exhibits will showcase print volumes of the dictionary, instructions for dinner etiquette and glass milk bottles.
    Trust in anything — churches, media, banks, government, school districts — is becoming harder for people to commit to.  

  • Speeding tickets, not cars are flying on Versailles Road

    Column as I see ’em …
    Let’s kick off this week’s column with a bit of friendly advice.
    If you speed while driving on Versailles Road keep two things close at hand: your driver’s license and enough cash to pay for a speeding ticket.
    Since the tragic death of a Lawrenceburg woman whose mini-van was struck head-on by a dump truck a couple of weeks ago, the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office has been on that road like a duck on a jitterbug.