Today's News

  • Police find armadillo found near railroad

    Lawrenceburg residents gawked at an odd site on East Woodford Street near the railroad tracks Monday morning.

    Lawrenceburg Police Officer Sean Wells said he and Chief Chris Atkins saw a dead armadillo while working morning traffic due to malfunctioning railroad stop arms. Wells said the armadillo presented a hazard because drivers were stopping to look.

    “It was a big excitement,” Wells said.

    This in not the first time an armadillo has been found in Anderson County. In 2011, one was found at the Convenience Store on Broadway Street.

  • City’s step toward tourism development is commendable

    The City of Lawrenceburg passed its Fiscal Year 2014-15 budget without a hitch last week and, along with it, took the first steps toward serious tourism development.

    They were baby steps, for sure, but steps nonetheless.

    In the budget, the City dedicated $100,000 to cover promotions, capital outlay, training and salaries and benefits.

    What this City-funded office will look like hasn’t quite been fleshed out but it’s a start. And it’s a commendable start, indeed.

  • Americans think they are smarter than average

    A YouGov study released last week found that 55 percent of Americans think they are smarter than the average American, also citing that education and income influence one’s view of intelligence.

    According to the YouGov study, 51 percent of people with post graduate degrees think they are “much more intelligent” than the average American.

  • Anderson recycling: a closer look at plastics

    Currently, Anderson County accepts Type #1 and Type #2 plastics at the recycling trailers located throughout the county. Let’s take a closer look at what this means, how the recycling process works and what products are made from this material.

    What this means

    Plastics #1 and #2 are the most common type of plastic used for containers. They are identified by a number stamped inside a triangle, usually on the bottom side of the container.

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  • Send those garden pests packing

    You know how there is always this big upsurge in babies being born, after a long, cold winter?

    Well, I guess bugs have to keep warm too. They’re everywhere! If the cold really did kill of a bunch of bugs, the survivors are making up for it. In spades!

    Now, let’s deal with them.

    Starting with ourselves, there are lots of ways to keep insects from bugging us.

    There are commercial products with DEET. Not my cup of tea.

    There are dryer sheets, when tucked into your pockets and collars, to keep the mosquitoes at bay.

  • Emerald Ash Borer was confirmed in Anderson County 2 years ago

    As agriculture agent, many calls come into our office regarding Emerald Ash Borer.

    This insect is transferred largely through firewood and has become a very destructive pest. Emerald ash borer has killed millions of trees since its discovery in 2002.

    As of April 3, quarantine regulations for the emerald ash borer changed in Kentucky to include the entire state.

  • POWR weight loss program comes to KORT

    Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. It increases the risk for type-2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and osteoarthritis of the weight-bearing joints.

    Millions resolve to lose extra pounds by starting a diet. The Boston Medical Center found that nearly 45 million Americans diet each year and spend $33 billion on weight-loss products in pursuit of a better body.

    While a fitter figure is desired for optimal health, how one goes about it is just as important.

  • November county judge race will be Gritton vs. Conway

    Republican Orbrey Gritton beat Noal Cotton and Blan Lickliter to win the chance to challenge incumbent Democrat John Wayne Conway for Anderson County Judge-Executive in November.

    Gritton collected 817 votes to win the Republican Primary race yesterday. Cotton received 797 votes and Lickliter received 70 votes.

    Alison Lundergan Grimes will challenge incumbent Mitch McConnell for the 6th Congressional District U.S. Senate seat in November.

  • District Court Docket, 05.21.14

    Judge Tom Lively heard the following cases in Anderson District Court proceedings April 28.

    Joshua N. Thomas, disposition, residents not to use license of other states – dismissed.

    Jacob L. Thompson, arraignment, no operator/moped license – bench warrant.

    Danette A. Tindal, continued first appearance, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security – amended to second offense, pleaded guilty, $243, installment/deferred payment Aug. 4, review Oct. 27.