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  • If you’re going to Heaven, better be able to prove it

    Several years ago, I met a most interesting man camped alongside the roadway. His name is Randy Boehmer and he travels across the country with his two covered wagons, four very large maules and one small dog.

    Randy is sort of a typical cowboy type of good humor, and could do a few rope tricks. On the side of his covered wagon in large red letters is painted “Jesus Saves, Ask Him.” My curiosity overcame me and I simply had to stop and check this guy out.

  • Ag Credit celebrates grand opening in Frankfort

    A sizeable contingent of Anderson County officials were on hand last Wednesday to celebrate the grand opening of Ag Credit in Frankfort.

    Ag Credit, which previously serviced Anderson County from its Lexington and Danville locations, is now close by, offering agriculture-based loans and advice.

    “We are pleased with the turnout, particularly from Anderson County,” said Jim Caldwell, president and CEO of Ag Credit, who noted that the location on U.S. 127 in Frankfort works well for farmers in both counties.

  • She’s the boss

    Taylor Cook might be a 16-year-old junior at Anderson County High School, but that didn’t stop her from opening her own business.

    With help from the Future Farmers Association (FFA), she was inspired to open Taylor Belle’s after completing a supervised agricultural experience project about two years ago. Taylor Belle’s is a licensed and insured mobile ice cream trailer that serves hand dipped ice cream cones at local events.

  • Troopers meet ‘Red Power Ranger’
  • ‘He was a banjo man’


    It’s only fitting that Greg Breeding’s friends told him goodbye by playing bluegrass music during his funeral service last week at Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home.

    Breeding, who gained a considerable following playing banjo with a host of bluegrass bands since the mid-1970s, passed away March 4 following an illness.

    He was 62.

    “He was a banjo man,” said fellow musician and Lawrenceburg resident Marty Harley, who met Breeding in the late 1970s and spent the past two decades playing music with him.

  • Good, when allowed, still outshines the bad

    Column as I see ’em …

    Following last week’s column about the suspects in the shoot ’em up car chase on Harrodsburg Road twerking at me behind the police station, I heard from a little bird who reminded me about something I should have already known.

    I wrote at length in that column about one of those suspects, Shelby Waford, but said I knew very little about the other three guys involved.

  • Follow FLU method to prevent bird flu

    Recently a highly pathogenic strain of avian influenza, H7, appeared on a large poultry farm in Tennessee by way of migratory ducks and geese. Currently no birds in Kentucky are infected. However, all poultry producers should take precautions and stay aware.

    The H7 virus is a North American strain that is of wild lineage, meaning waterfowl could be a source of it. Since this is the season for waterfowl to migrate north in the Mississippi flyway, there will be an increased presence of migratory ducks and geese in Kentucky.

  • House, Senate pass religious freedom bill

    We are in the final stretch of the regular session, and the House has been hard at work to better Kentucky. Not only on bills from our own chamber, but reviewing Senate bills as well.

    With just a few legislative days remaining, the brisk pace can be expected right up until the clock runs out. We passed several measures this week, dealing with multiple issues facing the commonwealth.

  • Ward Elementary to premier summer music program

    Emma B. Ward Elementary School will kick off a new summer music camp this year.

    Offered by Emily Davis, the school’s music teacher, the program is open to Emma B. Ward students ages 6 to 11 and is set to run from July 24-28.

    Early registration is through June 30, cost is $75. Late registration is $90, and is held from July 1-7.

    “This is the first time that any schools in Kentucky have offered this program,” said Davis.

  • 4-H student wins Gold Achievement

    Sadie Burge, a 16-year-old homeschooled student from Anderson County, was recently given the Gold Achievement Award for her participation in 4-H.

    With this award, she also received a full scholarship to the Teen Conference in June, as well as an $800 scholarship to use toward attending the National 4-H Congress Conference held later this year in Atlanta.