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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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Try these recipes to help keep your holiday feast a bit more healthful

By Joan Martin

November is diabetes awareness month. It’s also the beginning of the holiday season of feasting.

The following recipes are suitable for someone with diabetes or anyone who wants to eat healthier.

Be mindful of calories and portion sizes. Remember that what you eat is only 50 percent of the weight management plan. The other 50 percent is increasing physical activity and strength building exercise.

My family loves the double layer pumpkin pie and would rather have this dessert on Thanksgiving instead of traditional pumpkin pie with whipped cream.


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Emma B. Ward students get a lesson in real life

Denny perfect guy to fix voting rolls

By BEN CARLSON

Column as I see ’em …

When I got word late last week that 18 Kentucky counties were among 141 nationally with more registered voters than those eligible to vote, the last name I expected to find on that list was Anderson County.

That it’s there is sort of like finding a rosebush in a weed bed, considering that the others on the list (Mercer County aside) are largely very rural, very poor locations where shenanigans such as voter fraud seems more likely, stereotypically, at least.


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Rules apparent in Kim Davis saga

By John Herndon

I can’t think of anything that has conflicted me more of late than the case of Kim Davis.

You know the saga of the Rowan County Clerk’s refusal to issue marriage licenses to gay couples even after the Supreme Court’s decision.

After a stay allowing her to continue not issuing those licenses expired last Monday, Davis still refused to do so based on her religious convictions.


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Get off Mitchell’s back over Briscoe situation

Note to self: It’s the cars, stupid, not the trucks

By BEN CARLSON

Column as I see ’em …

I jumped at the chance to take photos of (alleged) guilty truckers getting speeding tickets while they barreled through the treacherous stretch of Highway 151 in Alton.

Det. Sgt. Bryan Taylor of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office called and asked me to join him for a couple of hours of speed monitoring, saying it would help me “gain some perspective” following my column last week that hit the state DOT fairly hard for not shutting down that road to large trucks.


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Time is right to divide day lilies, iris, peonies

By Cheryl Steenerson

I am loving the evenings. Watching the sun set is one of my all-time favorite things to do and lately we had some spectacular ones.

Not only is the weather delightful, the evening concerts are, too. Mother Nature provides it all for free.


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Make sure your teenager gets enough sleep

By Joan Martin

Teens are more adversely affected by sleep issues and missed sleep than younger children.

Habits that may interfere with getting enough sleep include: staying up late chatting with friends, watching TV, playing video games, or staying up late to study or finish homework.

For teens it may seem like a waste of time when you’ve got so much going on. But sleep can help you do better in school, stress less, and generally be more pleasant to have around.

Sound good?


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As summer winds down, flea problems become worse

By Tommy Yankey

Flea problems tend to peak at the end of summer.

Dealing with an infestation requires a significant amount of time, patience, and effort, as well as an approach that includes consideration of both the pet and its environment.

Only an estimated 5 percent of the fleas in an infestation on animals are adults. About 50 percent are in the egg stage, 35 percent are larvae and about 10 percent are pupae.


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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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