Today's News

  • News briefs

    Kuntz to lead tax-aide effort

    David Kuntz of Lawrenceburg has been appointed Kentucky state coordinator for the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program, the organization announced.

    Kuntz will oversee tax-aid operations of 500 volunteers in more than 70 locations throughout Kentucky, including the site located in Lawrenceburg, which he helped establish at the Anderson Senior Center in 2004.

    Kuntz has been a resident of Anderson County for 37 years, married to Yvette and father to three children, all graduates of Anderson County High School.

  • Kentucky Grazing Conference to focus on pasture health

    Participants attending the 2016 Kentucky Grazing Conference will learn new and innovative ways to think about their pastures and improve their operation.

    The conference is from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset.

    It is sponsored by the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment and the Kentucky Forage and Grassland Council.

    Among the presenters is Peter Byck, a journalism professor at Arizona State University. He will discuss how soil health can lead to increased farm income.

  • Know limits on nursing homes

    When there is a medical emergency, you most likely are not thinking about the bill. You need to get help right away.

    That’s why it’s emergency care, an unplanned medical need that requires immediate attention.  It’s not a planned medical event such as surgery.

    Don’t assume that the hospital billing procedures have your best interests in mind. They have to follow the rules for Medicare and Medicaid, which may have very different rules that your private insurance.

  • Stirring the pot
  • BOZA vote could open Pandora’s box

    Column as I see ’em …

    I’m very much looking forward to Oct. 20, when the Board of Zoning Adjustments (BOZA) decides the fate of Francis Recycling, a mom-and-pop operation located on the Bypass that has run afoul of the conditions set forth when it was granted a conditional use permit in 2011. (See www.theandersonnews.com or last week’s paper for details.)

  • Now’s the time to go nuts for walnuts

    Fall brings a lot of color to our lives, between the winter squash and falling leaves. It can also bring a lot of calories. Some of which are healthy, some not so much. As we near November, I think it only fitting that we talk about nuts, from a tree.

    Here on the farm I have plenty of nuts, but my favorite is the black walnut! Yes, I know they are a pain in the yard. I’ve slung quite a few from the mower blades over the years. Thankfully, no one has ever been hit by one, though there are a few I’d like to strategically line up.

  • Help for veterans available Saturday at American Legion

    From staff reports

    Are you a veteran or know of a veteran in need of services?

    On Saturday, Oct. 15, American Legion Post 34 in Lawrenceburg will team up with Open Hands Food Pantry for a Veterans Stand Down, an event designed to provide a variety of services to veterans from an eight-county region, including Anderson.

  • Welcome home, sailor
  • Women face kidnapping, assault, robbery charges

    From staff reports

    Two women remain behind bars for kidnapping and other charges after police say they lured a man into a waiting vehicle where he was twice beaten and forced to withdraw money from an ATM.

  • Jail log

    From staff reports

    A Salt River Road woman who allegedly added the cost of gift cards to customers’ bills while checking them out at Walmart pleaded not guilty Oct. 3 in Anderson District Court.

    Madison Mangione, 19, of 1104 Salt River Road, Lawrenceburg is charged with theft by unlawful taking for an alleged scheme that saw her pocket more than a dozen gift cards customers didn’t know they were purchasing, according to an arrest report.