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Kid gloves for robbery suspects?

By Ben Carlson

Column as I see ’em …

Did you have a loved one who was not allowed to “walk” during the recent high school graduation ceremony due to unpaid student fees, athlete fees or some other technicality?

If so, I strongly advise you to go read Cheryl’s gardening column because what you’re about to read here is really going to bake your biscuits.


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Needle exchange here not likely

By Ben Carlson

Column as I see ’em …
Will Anderson become the seventh county in Kentucky to establish a needle exchange program?
At the risk of running afoul on Facebook again this week with a local group that admirably advocates and seeks solutions for their addicted loved ones, my guess is probably not.
The county’s health board dabbled with the notion Monday night before creating a committee to deal with the issue that will include (if there are any volunteers) members of the fiscal court, city council, EMS and police.


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Hoping new year brings new industry

By Ben Carlson

Column as I see ’em …

This week’s paper looks forward to the new year by first revisiting the year that is just ending.

In what often feels like an exercise in self-examination, we set out at the end of each year to select the year’s top 10 stories, a nearly impossible task that leaves some people — including most of us — wondering how this story or that made the list while others were omitted.


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Choose foods with a grain of salt ... or less

By Joan Martin

Do you always reach for the salt shaker before tasting food? If you do, try taking a taste test first.

About 80 percent of sodium comes from processed and pre-prepared foods. So that food on your plate may already have plenty of salt.

Research shows that eating less than 2,300 mg of sodium (about 1 teaspoon of salt) per day may reduce the risk of high blood pressure.


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UK provides insight, outlook for ag economy

By Tommy Yankey

Following record-breaking years, the Kentucky agricultural economy, like the overall U.S. agricultural economy, slumped in 2015, with concern looming for 2016.


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Making memories of past that last

By Cheryl Steenerson

Winter has officially arrived, which means we have three months to get through until spring. Let’s hope the joys of Christmas get us through until then.

Holiday memories can do a lot for our health, attitude and our brain. The trick is to recall the good stuff, like the time the giblets bag stayed in the turkey.


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Vets can find help at food pantry

By Joan Martin

Anderson County has a new resource for veterans and their families.

The Open Hands Food Pantry received a grant from Purdue University and the University of Kentucky to fund these services. This is a pilot program funded by the Department of Defense to reach out to veterans and their families who live in rural areas.

The grant provides services for all veterans without income qualification. The goal is to improve the quality of life for the veteran and their family, especially reaching out to those who are homeless or at risk of being homeless.


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Mark these important dates for end of 2015

As we approach the end of 2015, I thought it would be a good idea to write about topics that are very important during this time of year.

Party changes

We have experienced a higher than normal volume of registered voters asking questions about changing political parties. Anyone wishing to change party in order to vote in the May 17 primary must do so by Dec. 31, according to state law.


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Get started by pairing your passions with the needs of someone else

Extend Thanksgiving by finding ways to help others

By Cheryl Steenerson

I am so thankful! I am thankful for you, my faithful readers and for the kindness of people in our county.

I am thankful for family, friends and furballs! I am thankful for my faithful truck, my beautiful farm and a job that makes such a positive difference in the lives of others.

If you ever wondered why you always see me smiling, this is why. I truly appreciate all that I have in life. I guess you could say I get to have Thanksgiving all year long.


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Legion Auxiliary, veterans always deserve our thanks

To the editor:

I would like to express my sincere thanks to the American Legion Auxiliary Anderson Unit 34 for hosting the veterans service Nov. 8.

I had the distinct privilege of attending this function, along with Chief Deputy Coroner Steve Votaw, who is himself an Army veteran. As I listened to the many speakers, I thought how proud I would have been to bring my dad to this event had he been alive.


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