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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Legislative sessions, like snowflakes, may look similar, but each is different

    Legislative sessions are much like snowflakes. They appear the same from a distance, but look closely and you’ll see each has a pattern all its own.

    Right now, the 2010 Regular Session that began in Frankfort Tuesday looks to the casual observer like most legislative sessions held in even-numbered years. It will last 60 legislative days. Its main purpose is to pass a state budget before a new two-year budget cycle begins in July. And legislative procedure will be the same, too.

  • Letters to the editor - 1.13

    Wise's lame political 'comics' are a joke

    To the editor:

    Every time I look at one of political cartoonist Terry Wise’s “comics” I get so mad at the lame political comments, I had to write.

    All your characters look the same — like Walmart shoppers zoned out on Mt. Dew and WWE TV shows.

    Obviously there are people who think you can draw since you are in The Anderson News. But to me, you are not funny. I just don’t get your stuff.

  • Dadisman inducted into walking horse hall of fame

    A daughter's desire to show what she called “the pretty horses” was all it took to send John Allen Dadisman on his way to becoming one of Kentucky's most respected people in the walking horse industry.

    Friday, Dadisman's journey was honored as he was inducted into the Kentukcy Walking Horse Association's Hall of Fame at the Embassy Suites hotel in Lexington. Dadisman's wife, Gayle, and children, Dana Holt and Doug Dadisman, accepted the award. John Dadisman died five years ago.

  • EDITORIAL: Original dog ordinance should be reconsidered

    History has made it clear that it’s impossible to legislate morality.

    Not even Moses zapping “Thou Shalt Not Kill” onto a slab of rock and throwing it at a bunch of heathen fornicators has been able to stop mankind from greasing each other by any means available, and probably never will.

    Gun laws have never prevented people from misusing them, and laws against robbing banks have never kept people from robbing them.

  • COLUMN: Welcome to the dark side

    Let me introduce you to two people:

    The first is a 15-year-old freshman in high school. She’s a cheerleader, and a little boy-crazy. She’s insecure, as most freshmen are, and she tries desperately to keep up with the latest trends, fashions, hairdos and hair-don’ts. She listens to pop music and can tell you anything and everything you could possibly want to know about Top 40 artists.

  • Turkey to construct new storage facility

    Wild Turkey will construct a new 20,000 space barrel storage warehouse in Lawrenceburg, the governor’s office announced last week.

    The $2.3 million project will add to the distiller’s storage capacity for maturing its products.

    “Kentucky is pleased to partner with Rare Breed Distilling on its latest expansion at the Wild Turkey distillery in Lawrenceburg,” Gov. Steve Beshear said in a news release.

  • Good luck insuring vicious dogs

    The owners of dogs declared potentially vicious or vicious will struggle if not fail to locally obtain liability insurance that would be required under a proposed county dog ordinance.

    The ordinance, which is scheduled for a second reading Jan. 19 by the Anderson County Fiscal Court, would require owners of potentially vicious dogs to obtain $100,000 in liability insurance, and vicious dog owners to obtain $500,000.

    Doing so won’t likely be easy and could be very expensive, insurance agents said last week.

  • A nice day for fishing

    What did a couple of big-time real estate developers, a lawyer who wants to be a judge, a fairly high ranking state cabinet official and about dozen more moderately sane people have in common Saturday afternoon?

    They willingly grabbed an empty Ol’ Roy dog food bag, slid down a snowy hill and onto a frozen pond.

    Not that you’d expect much more from a group of guys who gathered in 20-degree weather to ice fish on a pond that, chances are, had never been ice fished before.

  • Harlan to vie for Jr. Miss crown

    Casey Harlan will go up against 33 of Kentucky’s finest young ladies this weekend in hopes of bringing the state Junior Miss title — and thousands of dollars in scholarships — home to Anderson County.

    Harlan, a senior at Anderson County High School and daughter of Donald and Lori Harlan, won the local crown in May.

    “I did really well at locals, and I hope to do the same [this weekend],” Harlan said Friday afternoon.

  • Help wanted as Girl Scout enrollment skyrockets

    Anderson County Girl Scouts has seen a significant increase in enrollment this year — such an increase that nearly 30 girls are still pending placement while the organization tries to round up more troop leaders.

    “Enrollment is up everywhere, but especially here in Anderson County,” said Mary Ann Abner, volunteer coordinator and local troop leader.

    In total, 158 girls have signed up for Girl Scouts — up 50 girls (or 42 percent) from last year.

    There are around 15 local troops, not including one in the works at the middle school.