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Today's News

  • Celebrate Earth Day the right way

    Happy Earth Day. This flower power holiday got its start from a bunch of 1970s hippies and boy, am I glad. One of my most memorable ones was in the 80s, rolling a Volkswagen size earth ball down Oak Creek Canyon in Sedona, Arizona. Today, I’m just planting things to make Mother Earth more beautiful.

  • Gas tax, heroin bill major factors in session

    By James Tipton, State representative

    The state legislature closed out the 2015 edition of the General Assembly in the early morning hours of March 24. As the clock approached midnight there was important legislation that still needed to be addressed so leadership decided to recommend that the General Assembly extend into our 29th legislative day which ended around 4 a.m.

  • Enjoy nutritious asparagus while it’s still in season

    Asparagus is in season now through May.

    While it’s frequently overcooked, it can be eaten raw, lightly boiled, steamed, grilled, stir-fried or baked. The secret in cooking is not to cook too long and not to let it get too mature before harvesting. The more mature the asparagus is, the tougher the stems.

  • Alfalfa weevil is key pest of the first alfalfa cutting

    Alfalfa weevil is a key insect pest on the first alfalfa cutting. Tip feeding should show up soon in established fields.

    This insect occurs throughout the state, but sound management practices, weather patterns, and natural enemies often keep numbers below damaging levels in many fields.

    Great natural mortality of alfalfa weevil can occur early in the weevil season. Strong winds and driving rain can knock small larvae to the ground where they perish. In addition, alfalfa can tolerate light feeding by the insect with no appreciable loss of yield or quality.

  • Health department receives state’s highest honor

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    The Anderson County Health Department received the highest award given during the Kentucky Public Health Association Conference, held last Wednesday in Owensboro.

    The department received the award for Outstanding Contribution to Public Health during the event, which was presented to Director Tim Wright by the Dr. Stephanie Mayfield, Kentucky’s commissioner of public health.

  • News Briefs for April 22, 2015

    Poker run to benefit Healing Field

    A poker run to pay for maintenance and upkeep of the Healing Field is scheduled for Saturday, May 16, the Legion Auxiliary announced.

    The Healing Field, located on Broadway, honors all Kentucky soldiers killed in the war on terrorism.

    The poker run will be at Legion Post 34 in Lawrenceburg and will be between 80 and 100 miles. Poker hands are $15.

    Two extra cards are available at $5 each. Riders are $10.

    Registration is at 10 a.m. and the ride begins at noon.

  • A day for service
  • Former Anderson resident charged with embezzlment sued

    By Lisa King, Landmark News Service

    Benita Anglin, a former payroll manager for Shelby County Public Schools and former resident of Lawrenceburg who was arrested Aug. 22, two days after she was indicted for embezzling hundreds of thousands from the school district, has now incurred a civil suit in connection with the charges.

    On April 6, the school board filed suit in Shelby Circuit Court targeted at reclaiming the amount stolen by Anglin, the suit says.

  • District Court Docket, published April 22, 2015

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on March 23.

    Jaleesa M. Davis, arraignment, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security – pleaded guilty, $243, installment/deferred payment June 1; operating vehicle with expired operator’s license, failure to notify department of transportation of address change – dismissed.

  • Green bean salad the perfect side dish for spring

    By Ciara Hyatt, Cooking Columnist

    I grew up in a very busy household. There were nine of us (five girls, two boys, and mom and dad). When we weren’t in church or in school we were at the Boerne Lake.

    We lived in a small town in the Texas Hill Country, just outside of San Antonio.

    Texas boasts of its crystal clear waters, and rightfully so. This particular lake was my favorite because it was very secluded and no motorboats were allowed so it seemed even cleaner than the others.