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Today's News

  • Magistrates buy new dump truck

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court voted unanimously Friday morning to spend just over $91,000 to purchase a new dump truck.
    The 2015 International Workstar will be purchased under a state price contract and replace one of two trucks that are rusted out but have low mileage, Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway said during the meeting.
    Conway said the two rusted-out trucks have around 58,000 miles on them. He said the beds of the trucks are rusted out, and replacing them would cost an estimated $10,000, more than double what the trucks are now worth.

  • Sen. Paul says American dream is ‘waning’

    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Bowling Green) railed against Obamacare, unemployment and other hot-button issues during a visit to Lawrenceburg last Thursday morning.
    Speaking to a crowd of about 75 people at the Best Western, Paul answered questions ranging from his views on same sex marriage to who would be his running mate should he decide to run for president in 2016.
    Asked if the American dream is still alive, Paul said “yes, but it’s waning” due to the number of people who now rely on government assistance.

  • Library board OKs iPad buy, amends budget

    The library board of trustees will be going paperless by using capital outlay funded iPads as soon as their February board meeting.
    After a few minutes of discussion about the final draft of the policy, the library board unanimously approved the third draft of its paperless policy, which includes the purchase of five iPads for library board use, during a special-called meeting Jan. 23.
    The board’s Tuesday night meeting was rescheduled due to the winter weather. Trustee Rachel Dockal was absent during the special-called Thursday night meeting.  

  • ‘I’m not doing anything abusive to my animals’

    Buddy is a smart dog, owner and Meadowlark Drive resident Amy Cubert said.
    A blue heeler and Labrador mix, the nearly 11-year-old Buddy comes and goes as he pleases through a doggy door slot installed in Cubert’s garage door and into a fenced side yard.
    According to one anonymous letter left on Cubert’s vehicle, however, Cubert’s treatment of her pet is “ignorant” and “uneducated” and she’s passing on a tradition of “cruelty” to her children.

  • Dealing with life’s problems requires plenty of planning

    Unemployment is up in Anderson County. It’s still below 7 percent but an upward trend is not what we want to see. The economy has been showing strength but recovery has still been slow.
    The University of Kentucky specialists in family finance have written a short publication on Financial Strain and the Lemon Experience of Life. It’s publication # FCS5-452. You can find it on the internet by searching for that number.
    This column is a summary of how to make something positive out of a negative experience.

  • Snow days much more complicated from educators’ point of view

    Time stops for no one, and no one is more aware of this than Anderson County administrators looking to make up snow days.
    Sure, snow days come with hot chocolate and marshmallows, warm fires and sledding, cabin fever and movie marathons.
    They also involve questions about funding formulas, continued compliance with state law and strong opinions about which days are the best days to recover classroom time.

  • Revenge apparently is best served cold

    Payback! I spent over 20 years in sunny Arizona. Each winter, I would delight in calling or e-mailing home about the warm temperatures I was having, while all my relatives froze. Now, I’m back here and they are wintering in Florida or some other warm locale. What goes around comes around.
    Over the past 17 years, I have not had actual temperatures of 17 below until this past week. My Oregon Weather Station told me the temperature was 17.7 below last Thursday. It’s not supposed to get that cold in Kentucky. Jeez-o-pete!

  • Letters to editor best legacy of all

    Column as I see ’em (for the last time) …
    The graveyards are full of irreplaceable people.
    A former co-worker told me that God knows how many years ago after a much younger version of me proudly announced that I was leaving my job for greener pastures.
    I did my best to be humble and gracious when I announced I had taken another job, but the fellow who made the graveyard quip obviously saw right through me.

  • Chiropractor offers help for free medical clinic

    A local chiropractor is offering a free initial visit to those who brings a blood glucose monitoring kit to benefit the Anderson County Community Medical Clinic, according to a news release.
    “The free medical clinic here in Lawrenceburg needs our help,” Dr. Brian Schulz of Lawrenceburg Family Chiropractic said in a news release.
    The monitor, along with testing strips, can be purchased at Kroger for $22.99 plus tax, Schulz said, and will be given to the free clinic in exchange for the free initial visit, which is valued at $150.

  • Say it ain't snow

    Mother Nature decided students and staff in Anderson County needed more than a week off from school following biting cold temperatures that kept snow-covered roads icy and students at home.
    A three-day weekend was already scheduled due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday, Jan. 21, but administrators decided to dismiss school Friday, Jan. 17 due to slick roads in the western and northern areas of the county.