Today's News

  • Chrisman race proceeds benefit Trooper Island
  • Plucking treasure from the ashes

    Perhaps it’s because we both lost our fathers around the same time last year, but I took an instant liking to the fellow whose trailer burned Monday morning on Versailles Road.

    Perhaps it was something else.

    Whenever I cover a fire or similar tragedy that leaves a person or family homeless, I always make a point to ask if they’d like me to list items they need in the newspaper and give you, our readers, a chance to help if you’re so inclined — which you never fail to do.

  • Junk food is like water in your gas tank

    Can you believe October is already halfway over? Geez-o-Pete. That means we’re 36 days away from Thanksgiving and, yes, I’ll say it, 67 days away from Christmas. Better take advantage of all the warm weather this week. Winter will arrive in 63 days.

    Have you noticed your food cravings are changing with the season? We are creatures of both habit and our upbringing. My upbringing didn’t have much variety, for a Hoosier.

  • Hay’s for horses, so have plenty on hand this winter

    It’s hard to believe that winter is right around the corner. If you’re a horse owner, you should already be preparing your winter hay supplies.

    How do you estimate the amount of hay you will need? If you have mature horses at maintenance level, you want to feed a mainly forage diet.

    The estimate would be similar to a 1,100-pound horse eating 2 percent of its body weight. That equals 22 pounds of hay per day. Feeding for 120 days, December through March, would equal 1.3 tons of hay per horse.

  • Be a savvy shopper, no matter where you live

    You know that $25,000 car you’ve had your eye on? In just 10 years, it could cost almost $34,000, assuming prices rise by a mere 3 percent per year. That’s the reality of inflation, which is commonly understood as the increase in the price of any product or service.

  • Education briefs

    Rue wins Todd Louis

    Musgrave Scholarship

    Jamie Rue of Lawrenceburg has been awarded the Todd Louis Musgrave Scholarship to attend Bluegrass Community & Technical College for the 2016-17 academic year.

    This endowed scholarship was established in 2001 by Tom and Zena Musgrave in memory of Todd L. Musgrave.

    This renewable scholarship shall be awarded to students who are business majors or have concentration in retail or marketing; possess a strong spirit; and a willingness to help others.

  • Preschoolers share silly faces

    Preschool students at Ezra Sparrow Early Childhood Center had their fall portraits taken last week. After smiling big for the photographer, these six students had fun cheesing it up for our camera.

  • Operation Christmas Child kicks off at CAL
  • Lt. gov. tours schools, pitches Entrepreneurship Challenge

    Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton toured three Anderson County schools Tuesday.

    Hampton, who came to pitch her new Entrepreneurship Challenge aimed at high schoolers across Kentucky, said was impressed.

    “It’s amazing to be invited to talk to high schoolers, middles schoolers and elementary school students in one day. Today, I’m focusing on the students,” Hampton explained. “It’s one of the most rewarding parts of my job.”

  • News briefs

    Kiwanis plans

    Meet, Greet and Eat event

    The Anderson County Kiwanis Club and its high school Key Club has scheduled an event titled Meet, Greet and Eat for 6 p.m. Oct. 20 at the high school, the club announced.

    The event will be held in the freshman wing cafeteria.

    Steve McMichael, a former Anderson County student athlete, will serve as guest speaker. A member of the class of 1998, McMichael will share how Kiwanis is making a difference in his community in Hardin County, organizers said in a news release.