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Today's News

  • Many youth are ineligible for military service

    Two-thirds of U.S. youth are unqualified to serve in the military, according to the Pentagon.

    The top shortcomings that restrict youth for being able to serve in the military are physical, behavioral issues, no high school diploma, prescription medicine for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, tattoos and ear gauge pierces.

  • Reasons visitors want to come here…and just don’t know it yet

    Bravo to Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway for taking steps last week to revive the quiet local tourism commission.

    Conway appointed new members and re-appointed others in an effort to keep the county commission alive and, hopefully, renew its efforts to generate visitor traffic.

  • Overly complicated processes don’t make for an autism-friendly world

    The world is getting too complicated.

    Used to be you could scan and print a page at the library and pay for it in less than 30 seconds. Today, it takes about 5 minutes because the alleged better is so complicated one needs a 4.5 minute training course to use it.

    Takes about 20 steps just to print a page. It used to be you put paper in scanner/printer, close lid, put money in slot, hit ‘scan’, don’t forget original. Five steps, easy enough for this autistic brain to handle.

  • Managing the Asian tiger mosquito is important, particularly now

    The Asian tiger mosquito is a serious nuisance at best and a potential public health threat at worst.

    This aggressive day-biting mosquito prefers mammals, such as humans, cats, dogs, etc., but will occasionally feed on birds.

    It is capable of transmitting 30 viruses and the dog heartworm. This accidentally introduced species probably occurs throughout Kentucky.

    The ATM  (Figure 1) can carry the chikungunya virus, which has been in the news lately.

  • Prepare for fall garden planting... and try fried some pickles

    Here we are in our seventh month and if your green thumb has worked, as a gardener you should be in seventh heaven!

    The harvest season is on! Thankfully, we have more than 14 hours of daylight in which to do it.

    Those of us who plant for the pantry are beginning preparations for the fall garden now.

    Yes, I know you have planted your summer garden but it is time to plant another one if you like peas, broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage.

  • Include ‘superfood’ blueberries in your diet with this recipe

    Blueberries are delicious and healthy. They are labeled a super food because of their high antioxidant content, fiber and vitamins.

    In the last 5 years, there have been reliable studies that support the health benefits of blueberries. Citations for these studies are available at the Anderson County Extension Office.

    One finding is that blueberries can improve memory.

    After 12 weeks of daily blueberry consumption, older adults showed improvement on two different tests of cognitive function, including memory.

  • Anderson County Friends of the Library raises more than $550

    Friends of the Anderson Library raised $551.85 from their book sale June 28.

    The total included $488.35 raised from book sales, $35 from T-shirt sales, $18.50 from donations and $10 from memberships.

    This past book sale featured a generous donation from the family of the late Dr. Ira V. Birdwhistell, a religion professor at Georgetown College.

    The donation consisted of Birdwhistell’s entire religious studies book collection, more than 40 boxes of books.

  • Community Calendar: 07-09-14

    Claylick UMC hosts “God’s Game Plan” July 26-27
    Claylick United Methodist Church will host God’s Game Plan, a Vacation Bible School for children in grades pre-K and up, July 26-27.
    The two-day event uses sports themes to help share the message of Jesus and faith with children.
    “God’s Game Plan” starts Sat., July 26, with breakfast and registration at 8:30 a.m.
    The day will conclude at 3:15 p.m. and lunch will be provided.

  • Home, Craft & Garden Show is July 2

    The rides have moved on to another county and the horses are cantering at other horse shows but the fair is far from over.

    The Home, Craft & Garden Fair will be held Tues., July 22, at the community building in the county park.

    Formerly known as Floral Hall and a part of the Lawrenceburg Fair & Horse Show, the Home, Craft & Garden Show is now a separate event and is still sponsored by the Anderson County Extension Homemakers.

    The fair is open to all Kentucky residents. There is no charge to enter or exhibits.

  • Rotary directors named

    The 2014-2015 directors of the Lawrenceburg Rotary Club pose for a group photo during a recent banquet. Pictured are, front row, from left, Jerry Shaw, president; David Brown, president elect for 2015-2016; Chris Thompson, secretary; Jason Hanks, treasurer; Kevin Bierly, sergeant-at-arms; Gabe Uebel, past president; Capp Turner, club service director and Brain Shulz, international service director.