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Today's News

  • Woodworker Rick Davidson gives old barns a second life

    Gratitude for Growers is a series about growers, farmers and craftsmen of the Anderson County Farmers Market. The stories will celebrate farmers market vendors and allow readers to have a greater appreciation of the local faces who produce.

    As a woodworker, Rick Davidson breathes new life into old, dilapidated wood barns, re-purposing the wood to create clocks, birdhouses, bird feeders and picture frames.

    “I like to use old 1800s barn wood,” said Davidson. “It looks nice and the wood lasts for a long time.”

  • Budget amendments adds $70,000 to road fund for this fiscal year

    Lawrenceburg City Council held a public hearing for community input regarding a Land & Water Conservation Grant the City is submitting for $75,000 to help construct a spray park at Legion Park.

    Mayor Edwinna Baker kept the hearing open for nearly an hour, including throughout a special-called City Council meeting, but there were no public comments by the time it was adjourned.

  • School board wants more than a Band-Aide for nurse shortage

    The need for an additional school nurse was discussed at the Anderson County Board of Education meeting Monday of last week.

    Anderson County Schools had five school nurses, supplied by the Anderson County Health Department, but a nurse resigned late last year and the position was never filled.

    The school board weighed its options to hire a fifth nurse, hire a part-time nurse or maximize efficiency with the current four nurses.

  • Wooldridge is new Saffell Street principal

    Saffell Street Elementary Site-Based Decision Making Council unanimously named Todd Wooldridge new principal Wednesday of last week.

    According to Sheila Mitchell, Anderson County Schools superintendent, 13 of 31 applicants for the position were interviewed.

    Wooldridge comes from Franklin County where he currently serves as interim principal at Elkhorn Elementary School. Prior to that, he worked at Hearn Elementary as an intermediate classroom teacher.

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  • Take pride in this initiative to showcase Anderson County

    What a treat it is to witness inspiration fuel action. I’ve always believed that, particularly in small communities, the best initiatives are those born from grass roots efforts.

    One such initiative is springing to life in Anderson County. On the outside, it might appear to be little more than a fun project connected to a fun event.

    Much deeper, it’s the beginning of a movement to lift Anderson County out of the shadows and show the rest of the world what a great place it is for visiting, working and living.

    Here’s the lowdown.

  • Thanking Mom never seems to be enough

    by Stan Head

    It is nearly that time again, Mother’s Day, a time when we join as a country to celebrate the extraordinary role our moms have played in our lives and try to somehow match that up with a six dollar Mother’s Day cards from Walmart.

    It was so much easier as a kid. A couple sheets of construction paper, macaroni, glitter and glue and Hallmark didn’t have a thing on me!

  • We need your help to spread this important information

    We’re excited about next week’s issue. It will be chock full of great information, particularly about the Primary Election.

    But there’s something really special about it, something that rarely happens. It will go to every household in Anderson County!

    We can’t do that very often. Occasionally, we do it to show our non-subscribers what they are missing in hopes that they will want to read Anderson County’s main news source regularly from now on.

  • Here’s hoping that April showers give way to beautiful May flowers

    Well, we sure had plenty of April showers so let’s bring on the May flowers! Named after the Roman goddess off spring and growth, Maia, May brings out all kinds of life. Of course, that means lots of little critters are springing onto the scene as well.

    A couple of Sundays ago, I put on shorts and sandals to wash the dogs. It took me about 40 minutes to wash all three. Later, I found out I had four chigger bites. I should know better.

  • Have chicken salad and strawberry trifle with spring suppers

    by Joan Martin

    Chicken salad and strawberry trifle are a delicious combination for a light springtime supper.

    Leftover or canned chicken can be used in this easy salad recipe. Select low-fat mayonnaise or light salad dressing to lower the calories without sacrificing taste. Choose grapes that aren’t too ripe and have a firm skin. Add whole wheat buns or bread, carrot sticks and low-fat milk to make a complete meal.