• From punch to pudding, bananas are just great

    By Ashley Fields, Cooking columnist

    So, how do you like your bananas? Firm, with a tinge of green? Yellow, and no spots? Or soft and speckled?

    I prefer mine just barely ripe with no spots. If I’m baking banana bread though, I use bananas that are almost black. The riper, the more stout the flavor. Bananas, like most fruits, are very versatile and add a delicious, sweet flavor to any food or drink. This week’s column is all things banana. I’ve included three of my favorite banana recipes.

  • 61st Class Reunion
  • 50th Anniversary
  • Pierian Club meets Thursday

    The Lawrenceburg Pierian Woman’s Club will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday evening at the Anderson Public Library, 114 N. Main St., Lawrenceburg.

    A discussion of the book “Tool and Die” will start at 6:30, with the business meeting following at 7. Entertainment will be provided by Sophia Grigsby and Laurel and Madison Wash.

    Guests are welcome.

  • 45th Anniversary
  • Don’t let cheesecake intimidate you

    By Ashley Fields, Cooking Columnist

    Cheesecake. For some cooks, the word incites a bit of trepidation.

    Perhaps it’s just fear of the unknown. Perhaps it’s because some consider this particular cake to be on the fancy, complicated end of the dessert spectrum and their skills aren’t quite on par.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Zimmerman-Hart

    Randy and Debbie Zimmerman of Lawrenceburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney Zimmerman, to Austin Hart of Lawrenceburg.

    Their wedding is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. May 16 at Rabbit Creek BNB in Versailles.

    The bride-to-be is a 2008 graduate of Anderson County High School, a nursing student at Kentucky State University and a pharmacy technician at Walmart.

    The groom-to-be is a 2010 graduate of Anderson County High School and a corporal in the United States Marine Corps.

  • community briefs

    Memorial Day service scheduled at Healing Field

    Memorial Day services are scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, May 24 at the Healing Field, located in the American Legion Park on Broadway, the organization announced.

    Services are scheduled to be held inside of Patriot Hall if it rains.

    The names of the 118 soldiers who are honored in the Healing Field will be read aloud, along with the names of all Anderson County soldiers who died while serving their country.

  • Tasty meal makes for successful date night at home

    Ciara Hyatt, Cooking columnist

    It is a rare occasion for my husband and I to get a night away without the kids, and sometimes when that night finally arrives, getting dressed up and driving to a busy restaurant is the last thing we want to do.

  • Scrumptious ways to celebrate spring

    By Ashley Fields, Cooking Columnist

    Even though was an unseasonably cool spring here in central Kentucky, I believe it’s reasonable to say that the warmer temperatures and sunshine have brought happiness and thankfulness to each of our hearts. Spring has finally arrived, and with it come some refreshing changes.