Today's News

  • Multi-tasking isn’t just for office anymore

    This is the time of year that I really start cooking, literally. My kitchen counter is finally clear of various vegetables and seeds, making room for dough and pastry.
    Cooler temperatures make me hungry and when I’m hungry I cook. Plus, the oven heat is much more enjoyable this time of year.

  • Will hemp be the new ethanol?

    Ingenuity is important in today’s economy, especially in agriculture.
    But harvesting hemp?
    That’s a new one.
    In 2011, I would have thought we’d replace cotton and polyester with more futuristic materials.
    Like recycled seat covers from our flying hover cars.
    Rather, we’re looking back to renew modern agriculture, with a species of plant that doesn’t come without high expectations and mixed connotations.

  • Tony Soprano would love a racket like this

    Want the real news that surfaced from last Thursday night’s health board meeting?
    No, it isn’t that the director got over and kept his job, albeit on a part-time basis.
    Instead, it’s that despite all the bluster the judge-executive who wanted him fired could muster, the board doesn’t have the ability to fire the director.
    Oh, it can vote to fire him but that becomes reality only if the decision isn’t vetoed by the state health board, re: Dr. Steve Davis, its acting director.

  • Damages, no injuries
  • 11 on 11-11-11

    Makayela Lewis is no stranger to the number 11.
    Born on Nov. 11 (11-11) in 2000, the Lawrenceburg youngster is celebrating her 11th birthday today, Nov. 11, 2011 (11-11-11).

    The next time the calendar will read 11-11-11 it will be Nov. 11, 2111.
    Here’s hoping that Makayela, who will turn 111 on the next 11-11-11, is still around to enjoy it.

  • ‘Why veterans serve’

    The veteran serves — whenever and wherever they’re called.
    At the American Legion Auxiliary Veterans Day service on Sunday, that sentiment was echoed in the prayers, the songs and the speeches made at Patriot Hall.
    Auxiliary Post 34 vice president Pam Rice spoke not only as a member of the Legion, but as a mother of a son in active duty.  
    Rice, who said her son will be returning from Iraq in two weeks, said she didn’t know what a veteran meant until her son was deployed.

  • Less hours, probation for embattled health director

    After three and a half hours in closed session, the Anderson County Board of Health voted 9-2 Thursday night to reduce health director Brandon Hurley’s full-time position to part-time status, including contingencies for a 90-day probationary period and improvement plan.
    Hurley and the board have come under public ire and scrutiny regarding the health department’s 2008 decision to build a new health department building as well as the department’s mounting debt.  

  • Beshear a clear choice here

    Anderson County voters chose incumbent Democrat Gov. Steve Beshear by a nearly 2-1 margin in Tuesday night’s statewide elections.

    Unofficial results show that Beshear pulled 50.23 percent of Anderson County votes, leaving challengers David Williams (R) with 25.99 percent and Gatewood Galbraith (I) with 23.78 percent.

    For results from each of Anderson County's voting precincts, see the graph that appears with this article.

    Beshear was easily re-elected Tuesday, and was joined by fellow Democrats in winning all but one of the statewide races.

  • COLUMN: Nothing like November Friday nights

    Playoff fever notes...

    There is nothing better than a chilly November Friday night at a high school football stadium. By that time, every time two teams kick it off, only one of them is going to have another game to look forward to about 150 minutes later.

    Crowds usually aren't overflow until the middle of the month, but they always sense just how much different November football games are for high school kids who will usually be doing all they can to keep their year alive.

  • Montgomery a surprise opponent for Bearcats in regional semifinal

    The name will be the same, but the game will be different.

    At least that is how Anderson County football coach Mark Peach sees things heading into Friday's Class AAA, Region 3 semifinal with Montgomery County. The Bearcats will host the Indians, a team they defeated back on Sept. 23 after beating South Oldham, as expected, and Montgomery, a No. 4 seed, upset No. 1 seeded Cooper, which few expected, last week.

    Anderson, which enters the contest at 9-2, defeated Montgomery, 31-14, in a district game back on Sept. 23 at Warford Stadium.