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Today's News

  • Psych eval ordered for ex-bus monitor

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    The former bus monitor charged with pushing a child’s face into a seat and tearing up another child’s homework entered Alford pleas on two misdemeanor charges last Thursday in Anderson District Court.

  • City council mulls new tax on liquor, wine

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    Mayor Sandy Goodlett said last Thursday that Lawrenceburg police spend two thirds of their time dealing with alcohol-related issues, and that it’s time for those who sell and drink it to pay a greater share of the associated costs.

    During a special called city council meeting, Goodlett presented a pair of ordinances related to the sale of alcohol, both of which passed on first reading.

    A second reading and formal passage on both is required.

  • Director says no tax increase needed for health department

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    Thanks in large measure to an expected surplus in his current budget, Tim Wright, the county’s director of public health, did not recommend a tax increase during last Thursday’s meeting of the Anderson County Board of Health.

    “When I was hired, I promised the board I’d do everything I could to keep from raising the health tax,” Wright said. “Going into my fourth year, it looks like I’m going to prevent it from happening again.”

  • Library lawsuit appears headed to Supreme Court

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    The public library here and others across the state breathed a sigh of relief last Friday when the state’s Court of Appeals overturned a lower court’s ruling that would have forced them to return their tax rates to 1960s levels.

    The decision overturned rulings by two circuit court judges who found in favor of a taxpayer group in northern Kentucky that sued based on libraries not following state statutes when raising their taxes.

  • Up, up and away!
  • Up to Supremes to make right call

    By Ben Carlson, Publisher

    It doesn’t matter which side you’re on when it comes to the disappointing decision of the Kentucky Court of Appeals regarding a lawsuit filed against our library and others in Northern Kentucky.

    The bottom line is that with its decision in favor of the libraries, the Court of Appeals is allowing an unelected and wholly unaccountable body to set tax rates and spend other people’s money.

    It’s called taxation without representation and, like the old TV cartoon said, that’s not fair.

  • April brings warmth, chores and flowers

    Well, I might as well tell you, I’m selling the farm and moving in town. I’m just getting too old to do this stuff. My get up and go has got up and went.

    The only gas I have left escapes when I cough or sneeze. I blame my father for always calling me a little fart. Oh come on folks, don’t be sad. Look at the calendar.

  • Financial considerations key for new teenage drivers

    The portion of Americans aged 16 to 24 who have driver’s licenses fell to 67 percent in 2011, its lowest level in roughly a half-century, according to federal statistics cited in a report by the U.S. PIRG Educational Fund and the Frontier Group, two environmentally oriented organizations.

    Several ideas have been promoted as the reason teens and young 20s drive less.

    However it’s still the majority of teens who look forward to the freedom and excitement that come with earning a license.

  • Time to think about spring weather safety

    After record snowfall and bitterly cold temperatures, most Kentuckians welcome the transition into spring. Still, changeable weather is one of the harbingers of the season, and often it comes in the form of high winds and blustery conditions. Even though tornadoes can occur in any season, they are most common in spring, along with downbursts and windstorms.

  • Talking boats, property taxes and new registrations

    An open house and ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for the new county clerk’s office on Thursday, April 23 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The new office is located at 100 South Main St., Lawrenceburg.

    Spring is upon us. April is normally associated with rain, flowers or pollen, but at the county clerk’s office it is about boat license, delinquent taxes, a new drive-thru and a new registration process.