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  • Start canning your summer bounty

    Finally, a good long drink arrived and the gardens and wildflowers went “ahhhhhh.” Mother Nature sure has been stingy with her water this season, especially here on the farm. Even my purple cone flowers were looking droopy.

    Out here on “The Ridge,” rains frequently go around us. It can be pouring down in town and we may get only sprinkles here on the farm. Occasionally, the tables may turn, but that’s usually in the winter.

  • Extension conference offers support to grandparents who are raising children

    From staff reports

    The numbers are increasing. According to U.S. Census figures, from 2000 to 2010 the number of Kentucky children living with someone other than their parents increased by more than 200 percent in some counties.

    That shift in parenting responsibilities can often bring its own set of challenges, and those who find themselves caring for grandchildren or nephews or nieces can sometimes find themselves at a loss for support.

  • Women’s Fitness 24/7 to hold nutrition, exercise workshop Saturday

    Women’s Fitness 24/7, a gym and fitness facility located at 1085 Eagle Lake Drive, Suite 9, in Lawrenceburg, is hosting a free Wellness Workshop on Saturday, Aug. 23, at 9 a.m.

    According to a news release, the event will focus on the value of proper nutrition and exercise in a comprehensive healthcare regimen.

  • Even Christians can be depressed, but Christ understands our grief

    Last week, we were shocked and saddened by the news that comedian Robin Williams took his own life after an extended battle with depression. His death is shining a bright light on this dark malady that is associated with many stigmas and misunderstandings, particularly how this disease can touch anyone, no matter your position in life.

  • Church news briefs for Aug. 20, 2014

    Three churches to gather on Sunday, Aug. 31

    The public is invited to join the Antioch, Fairview and New Liberty Christian churches as they gather to worship together at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 31. The service will be held at New Liberty Christian located on Ky. 248.

    Music will be provided by the group Bluegrass 101.

    Grilled hot dogs will be served after service.

    Calvary Baptist to host Jay Stone Singers

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  • Nonpartisan candidates who have filed

    The following nonpartisan candidates have filed with the Anderson County Clerk’s Office as of Tuesday, Aug. 12:

    Mayoral Race

    • Robert D. “Sandy” Goodlett

    • James M. Ritchey

    • Tracy Hicks

    City Council

    • Paul Thomas Vaughn

    • Ken Evans

    • Bobby G. Durr

    • Dan Stumph

    • George M. Geohegan III

    •Wendy Bruce Shouse

    •Steven Rucker

    • Joseph Marshall Sr.

  • Deadly highway claims another life

    By Shelley Spillman

    News Editor

    Another fatal crash on U.S. 62 claimed the life of Courtney Meyers of Holland, Ohio, on Thursday, Aug. 14.

    Myers, who Kentucky State Police confirmed was a passenger the gnarled blue Dodge Dart, was involved in the collision at the intersection of Hunter Ridge Drive and U.S. 62. She died from her injuries at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington. She was only 20 years old.

    Myers is one of four who died in crashes on the same stretch of U.S. 62 since 2011.

  • City ponders costly stormwater compliance

    The Lawrenceburg City Council sought out information to discuss the next steps necessary to be in compliance with state-mandated stormwater runoff regulations Monday of last week.

    CDP Engineers Inc., an engineering firm based out of Lexington, has been guiding the city through the process. It presented information on the steps the city has already taken and the steps it will be expected take in the near future.

  • Accidental career bears a lifetime of memories

    It started out with Jim Sayre growing out his beard after completing active duty in the Army in 1959 and grew to be a rewarding career impersonating America’s 16th president, Abraham Lincoln.

    He chronicles memories, travels and people he encountered during his 31-year career in his book “Memories of the Great Pretender.”

    “A lot of people always said he looks like Lincoln,” said his wife, Mary Sayre.