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Americans think they are smarter than average

By Shelley Spillman

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.


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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.


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Use these remedies

Send those garden pests packing

By Cheryl Steenerson

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


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Emerald Ash Borer was confirmed in Anderson County 2 years ago

By Tommy Yankey

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


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No matter how you spin it, abortion is murder of human life

By Brian Owens

No matter how you spin it, abortion is murder of a human life

A year ago, Kermit Gosnell was found guilty in the deaths of three infants and a female patient, subsequently receiving a life sentence for his actions.

His arrest and trial served as a wake-up call concerning the monstrous methods that are being used to abort millions of babies each year.


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Response to treatment is high

UK Extension Service classes offer great education about depression

By Joan Martin

Depression can be fatal. No one would let a broken leg go untreated.

However, any number of people will say that depression will pass so why should I do anything. The truth is that, while depression might lift after a period of time, symptoms will return more quickly next time and may be more severe.

The University of Kentucky Extension Service offers a six-session series on depression. Each session targets a specific group and can stand alone as a presentation.

The program objectives are to help participants:


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Pay attention: protective measures against ticks help protect against disease

By Tommy Yankey

Ticks are climbing on low growing vegetation in and along trails in wooded areas as they seek their first blood meal of the year.

Many tick species can carry diseases. The incidence of tick-borne diseases in Kentucky is low. However, reducing exposure to ticks, using available protective methods, and regular inspection for, and removal of, ticks are good habits and key actions to protect your health.

Preventative Measures

To re-duce the possibility of being bitten by ticks and other blood-feeding arthropods, you should:


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Tips for starting your garden

Fences might stop critters but human hair ‘marks’ space

By Cheryl Steenerson

I am lovin this weather! Anything in the 80’s is perfect for me and my garden.

I have been planting whenever I have a spare minute. I like to space out planting. That doesn’t mean that I just put my mind in another place. It’s officially called succession planting and it means I wait about 10 days to plant another row of beans or squash or cukes.

It works well for me and my customers at the stand.

Since my time is very tight, and the stand will only be open on Saturdays, I don’t want everything coming on at once.


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Take pride in this initiative to showcase Anderson County

By Chris Hamilton

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.


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On my mind...

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!


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