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Today's News

  • It’s almost time to start planting

    OK, who pushed the fast forward button on the calendar? Is anyone else amazed that tomorrow is May 1st?  I can’t complain, May is one of my favorite months because it marks the start of my engines! I love my Cub Cadet Lawn Tractor, my Echo Weed Eater and my Stihl Chain Saw.

  • Corrections and clarifications

    In last week’s issue, a Wild Turkey product – American Honey – was incorrectly called Golden Honey in a story about Wild Turkey Master Distiller Jimmy Russell’s 60th Anniversary at the local distillery.

    American Honey was actually called Wild Turkey Honey Liqueur when it was introduced in 1978. It was re-packaged and re-named American Honey in 2006.

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    A student’s name was inadvertently left off the high honor list. Lauren Emmons, a fourth grader, received all A’s Honor Roll.
     

  • Georgia gun bill produces differing opinions

    I’ll keep this short and sweet since we had so many great letters from our readers this week.

    I’m riding the fence so tightly that I’m getting splinters in my nether region.

    Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has signed the Safe Carry Protection Act of 2014, or the “guns everywhere bill,” depending on your views.

    Is this bad legislation? I’m truly not sure.

  • Banning electronic cigarettes a good first step

    By Joan Martin

    Anderson County Consumer and Family Sciences agent

    Electronic cigarettes have been in the news recently because Senate Bill 109 passed.  This law bans the sale of all types of electronic cigarettes to minors regardless of the device using nicotine or not. There is a strong correlation between the use of electronic cigarettes and smoking traditional cigarettes. Passing this bill was an important step in reducing the Kentucky smoking rate by 10 percent over the next 10 years.

  • Editorial cartoon
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  • Lewis awarded KDLA grant to code county ordinances

    The Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives recently announced that Bobbi Lewis, Anderson County Attorney, received a $9,100 grant to preserve and manage local government records.

    Anderson County is one of 51 KDLA grant recipients for the 2014 fiscal year, totaling to the amount of $1,067,144, according to a Kentucky and Workforce Development Cabinet press release.

  • Gratitude for growers

    Jimmy Disponett, 77, has lived his entire life farming in Anderson County, and there is no place he’d rather call home.

    He attempted to move to Florida and enjoy retirement, but Disponett wasn’t all that comfortable with retiring. He loved the satisfaction he got from working his farmland and putting in an honest day’s work. After three years in Florida, he moved back to Kentucky.

    “I love the country,” said Disponett with a smile. “I can still outwork any 20-year-old.”

  • Anderson native living a life dream singing gospel music

    Jeremy Dickerson is simply living a dream.

    The Anderson County native always knew he wanted to sing Southern Gospel music. Now, he's making his living doing what he loves.

    “When I was growing up, that is all we listened to at home,” Dickerson says. “My dad (Denny Dickerson) was well established singing gospel music in the area. My mom (Kathy Wade) has been singing in the area a long time.

    “I knew I would like to try it.”

  • Employees were bound with duct tape during O’Reilly robbery

    Just before 10 p.m. on Monday, Lawrenceburg Police Officers responded to an armed robbery at O’Reilly Auto Parts, located at 1191 Glensboro Road.

    Trooper Matt Rogers, Detective Jeremy Cornish, Officer Joe Massey and Officer James Dunn arrived at the scene. They discovered that two white males dressed in dark clothing entered the store just before closing.