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Need some exercise? Try a Zumba fitness class

By Joan Burke

I feel like I’ve been let in on one of the best-kept secrets in Lawrenceburg. It’s for dance fanatics or anyone who likes to have fun and learn something new, and its name is Zumba.  
I am a closet exercise-aholic. I try not to talk about it too much, but it has saved me, mentally and physically, over the years. I’m addicted to movement — Yoga, Pilates, walking, and my true love, dance.


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By Rep. Ben Chandler

To spur job creation, cut the fat in Washington

A few years ago, the federal government issued a regulation requiring banks to change their disclosure statements so that solid vertical lines separated columns on the sheet.
Some small community banks were not able to easily create these vertical lines in their new electronic forms as required, so to improvise they used lines made of asterisks instead.
Regulators charged the banks for being in violation of the regulation.


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With veggies harvested, time for firewood

By Cheryl Steenerson

Well, there was a little frost on the pumpkin last weekend.
Happy October, everyone. It’s time to celebrate the end of the harvest season, at least the vegetable side of things.
The full hunter’s moon is Tuesday, Oct. 11, and folks in camo gear and orange caps will soon be dotting the hills to begin their own harvesting. If you’re a fall hiker be sure to wear something bright.


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Developer can teach local government a lesson

By Ben Carlson

Larry Cann and his attorney certainly don’t need nor have they solicited my advice, but I’m going to give it to them anyway.
Were I them, I wouldn’t waste my time, money or effort squabbling with Harry Wise Road residents who are fighting Cann’s efforts to build a subdivision. Instead, I’d go to court have a judge declare invalid the planning and zoning commission’s recommendations to deny that subdivision, and here’s why.


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Fall’s arrival brings with it plenty to do

By Cheryl Steenerson

It’s official. Fall has arrived and the colors won’t be far behind, we just have to wait for cooler temperatures for the more colorful pallets.
The dogs are patiently waiting for the leaves to fall so they can play in the piles. I think it’s going to be a spectacular fall and we have the weather to thank for it.
Weather is the main factor in the brilliance and longevity of fall leaves. As the length of sunlight falls, the chlorophyll levels fall as well. The chlorophyll then gets blocked by a cell layer.


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Strange beats normal any day

By Meaghan Downs

Kentucky, you’re strange.
Since I’ve crossed the state line, Kentucky’s fed me a steady diet of weirdness.
Please, take that as the highest of compliments.
I distrust normalcy, though I’ve spent the better part of two decades striving for it.  
Perfectly hand-drawn circles.
A flawless driver’s license photo.
Walking and talking at the same time.
I’ve concluded that these impossible feats must be symptomatic of the insane.  


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Make sure to scrub garden delights

By Cheryl Steenerson

T-Shirts and sweatshirts … it’s that kind of weather.
Fall officially arrives this Friday, bringing both the good and the bad.
Those who dislike hot weather, love it. The rest of us, not so much.
Like spring, fall is a roller coaster of weather fronts, bouncing us back and forth between hot and cold, sunny and rainy and breezes and gales. We can be in T-shirts and sandals one day and bundling up the next.


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By Jason Denny

Questions, answers as election day nears

Although the General Election is still 48 days away, we have been receiving numerous questions, so I thought we would get an early start and answer them in this month’s column.
Question: When is the General Election and who is running for what?  
Answer: Nov. 8 is the date. This year’s rlection is for statewide races, which include governor, secretary of state, agriculture commissioner, state auditor, state treasurer and attorney general.


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Adventures in aloneness

By Meaghan Downs

I linger now where I used to fear to tread — being alone.
Stepping out into the world by myself, even for a moment, can  be a dangerous endeavor.
They say we’re born into the world alone, and in the same way, we die alone.
But no one talks about the in between, or how we’re supposed to be alone in the midst of living.
My solo forays into the social wild are fleeting. You could even say they’re not risky at all.
A trip to the grocery store. The movies. A nice restaurant.


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Worried about having gaseous tomatoes? Wrap ’em up

By Cheryl Steenerson

Is anyone else surprised that fall is almost here?
Here on the farm, there are many indicators of the changing of the seasons, but two stand out: football and furball frenzy.
I know most look at the falling leaves and temperatures as signs the season is changing. Not here.
I’ve already printed out my Steelers schedule for Sunday afternoon games, and Spanky and Tiller have begun their daily farm tours.


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