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  • Tipton votes against smoking, minimum wage increase bills

    By Ben Carlson

    Saying his first legislative session in Frankfort has been “like getting a drink from a fire hydrant,” freshman state Rep. James Tipton (R-Spencer) has soaked up plenty of information and cast votes on what is proving to be the some of the session’s most controversial legislation.

    Tipton represents Anderson County as part of the 53rd House District, along with Spencer County and a portion of Bullitt County.

  • Miserable snow day had its good moments, too

    By Ben Carlson

    Column as I see ’em …

    Having just returned from visiting my ailing dad near the Arctic Circle — OK, my folks live near Buffalo but these days it amounts to the same thing — I admittedly grumbled as I scraped ice from my windshield around 5 a.m. Monday as I prepared to cover a lousy snowstorm.

  • All you ever wanted to know about alfalfa

    Alfalfa is the oldest and most widely grown forage legume in the world and in Kentucky, where approximately 250,000 acres are produced.

    It has gained this top position through producing forage suitable for most classes of livestock, by being drought tolerant, and by fixing atmosphere nitrogen.

  • Never too early (or cold) to plan summer garden

    Brrr! I just keep looking at the calendar and think to myself, warmth is just days away.

    OK, its several days, but it gives me strength to carry on when the mercury drops. Yes, we have had a mild winter so far, however, February’s full moon is called the full snow moon for a reason, so let’s don’t start dancing yet. March 5 is the full worm moon, signaling a thawing ground, but we can still get some winter weather even after that. Having said all of that, I’m starting my garden.

  • Chance to teach children the joys of live theater

    The Rockin’ Adventures of Peter the Rabbit is coming to town and you are invited.

    Children from ages 3 to 8 will enjoy this free play. All children must be accompanied by an adult. The play will be at Robert B. Turner Elementary on Thursday, Feb. 19. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The play begins promptly at 6:45 p.m. and ends at 7:30 with questions and answers afterward.

    It’s an opportunity for children to experience live theater and interact with the characters.

  • Kindergarten registration dates set

    From staff reports

    Kindergarten registration dates for the 2015-16 school are scheduled for March 16 at the Anderson County Board of Education from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and March 23 at the Sparrow Early Childhood Center from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., the school district announced.

    Students are eligible to attend kindergarten if they turn 5 on or before Oct 1.

    Registration is required for all students, including those who are currently attending pre-school at Sparrow Early Childhood Center.

  • New Eagle Scouts
  • Community ed classes announced

    Anderson Community Education will offer the following classes, according to a news release.

    Call Jacque Zeller at 839-3754 or email jacque.zeller@anderson.kyschools.us to register for ACE classes. Anderson Community Education also offers adult education programs with instruction to earn a GED diploma, prepare to attend college or volunteer in the community.

    Zumba Dance Fitness

    When: Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. (ongoing) for ages 12 and up.

  • Lucas selected to Kentucky All State Chorus

    Tamra Lucas, a daughter of Angela and John Smith, was selected to represent Saffell Street Elementary School in the Kentucky All State Children’s Chorus, according to a news release.

    The chorus is part of the Kentucky Music Educators Association annual conference and is comprised of fifth and sixth grade students.

  • Turner names January’s citizens of month