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Jason Denny

A more thorough definition of marriage license

On June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court announced it had voted 5-4 in favor of same-sex marriage.

This meant that all states are to recognize same-sex marriages from other states, as well requiring all states to allow this union.

That same day, Gov. Steve Beshear’s office issued a directive to all 120 county clerk’s offices to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples immediately.


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Is tourism spending more important than our senior citizens?

By Ben Carlson

Column as I see ’em …

It’s not a good year to be a non-profit agency in Anderson County, at least for those who look to the fiscal court for funding.

For those dreaming of swimming pools and attracting tourists, it’s not nearly as bad.

In the 2015-16 budget unanimously approved last Tuesday morning, non-profits took a significant hit to the tune of $22,000 less than they received in the budget about to expire at the end of this month.


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Just because city council doesn’t want restaurant tax, doesn’t mean it won’t happen

Gritton filling in large recycling hole

By Ben Carlson

Column as I see ’em …

When you’ve dug yourself a hole, stop digging.

That old axiom is undoubtedly one that Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton heard during his years in private business, and one he certainly has put into action in regard to the county’s unsustainable recycling program.

Gritton vowed several months ago to reign in what he estimates are losses totaling $175,000 a year in the ill-conceived recycling program that has cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars.


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Place your wagers on possibility of payroll tax

Grateful for those who sacrifice so much

By Ben Carlson, Publisher

America and all that she stands for was on full display last Wednesday afternoon at Emma B. Ward Elementary School.

For a moment, we watched through tear-blurred eyes the abject joy of a young boy reunited with his father, a soldier who sacrificed a year away from his wife and children so that we, you and I, can live in relative peace and security.


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Quilt block spruces up barn

By Joan Martin

The North Star quilt block on the barn at the Anderson County Park is a beautiful addition to the park. Two community partners assisted with block finishing and hanging.


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Gardening a perfect way to teach patience

By Cheryl Steenerson

Hooray it’s May. Let the beautiful planting season begin. I’m willing to bet my truck that everyone with a garden patch was out working it last weekend. I can almost hear a collective “ahh” as people dabble in the dirt planting food and flowers. Whether it’s the instant gratification we get when planting beautiful flowers or the more patience inducing seed plantings, there is just something uplifting about gardening.


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What’s ‘bugging’ your vegetable garden?

By Tommy Yankey

Hopefully, the wet weather we have been experiencing will abate soon and allow vegetable growers to work their soil and move transplants to fields.

Early-season insect problems on vegetables are very different than those later in the summer. Early season pests often impact the health and vigor of the plant rather than feeding on the portion of the plant we intend to market.


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No location for chicken swap latest example of no answers when opportunity knocks

Our neighbors are doing what we can’t

By Ben Carlson, Publisher/Editor

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Forgive me if I sound a bit frustrated this week.

It seems that every time opportunity knocks in Anderson County, we aren’t able to respond in the ways our neighbors can.

I spent a good deal of time during the past week asking questions about chicken swaps, truck and tractor pulls and swimming pools, only to walk away from every conversation shaking my head.


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Harrison’s words a reflection of society

By John Herndon

By now you know what Andrew Harrison supposedly said.

If you don’t know what the University of Kentucky basketball player uttered Saturday after the Wildcats were ousted from the NCAA Tournament, you obviously haven’t been paying attention.

In case you really did miss it, here is a little refresher.


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Beasmore making movie at courthouse?

Gas pains for most, good deal for few

By Ben Carlson

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I’ve heard several rumors lately about what might be coming to the land purchased several months ago by the joint economic development authority just south of the Bluegrass Parkway. I can neither confirm nor deny any of them, but have my doubts anything will be locating there anytime soon.

The problem is natural gas. That location doesn’t have it and getting it there will require someone to spend millions to do so.


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