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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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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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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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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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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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