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Today's News

  • Proud of my wife and teachers just like her

    I probably don’t tell her enough, but I am beyond-words proud of the lady that looked me in the eye on that July afternoon and said, “I do.”

    She’s a teacher.

    She’s a public school teacher at that. And she is part of the most under-appreciated, misunderstood and wrongly maligned profession in the world today.

    Obviously, there are some people working in classrooms who probably should be doing something else. That’s true with any profession. But don’t lump the vast majority in the basket with the bad apples.

  • Beware prussic acid poisoning as frost nears

    Although prussic acid poisoning can occur anytime during the growing season, the greatest risk is usually associated with the first frost in Kentucky.

    The primary cause of hydrocyanic (prussic) acid poisoning in domestic animals is the ingestion of plants containing this potent toxin. Cyanide-producing compounds (cyanogenic glucosides) occurring in living plant cells are converted to prussic acid when cells are crushed or otherwise ruptured.

  • Don’t dismiss potatoes as a healthy meal choice

    Potatoes are not fattening. They are an inexpensive source of carbohydrates and fiber plus they are fat free. Potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin C, potassium and vitamin B6.

    Potatoes have gotten a bad name from the company they keep. If you fry potatoes and add lots of butter and sour cream, then they aren’t a healthy choice. There are many healthy ways to prepare the ordinary potato.

  • Better mousetrap? Try duct tape, steel wool

    I love the way Mother Nature adapts us to her weather with a cold one day and hot the next.

    We’ve entered the all-season month. October gives us time to adjust to the coming cold and get all those outside chores done, before we start to hibernate, and we’re not alone. Lots of four legged critters are looking for their warm winter home.

  • Sign law useless unless it’s enforced

    By Ben Carlson

    Publisher

    Column as I see ’em …

    I know I was gone for a while, but I’m sure I read somewhere (here) that the city council and fiscal court passed a new sign ordinance not long ago.

    This ordinance was supposed to be a masterpiece compared to the one it replaced, with clear language to make enforcement – and favoritism for those who know how to return favors – things of the past.

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  • Homecoming parade 2014
  • Why not?

    Sitting at the 50-yard line – and the 20 and the 10 and the goal line all in the comfort of the Herndon abode – thanks to this wonderful new thing called the “SEC Network,” I could not help but think back to a certain interview I conducted about 10 years ago.

    Commonwealth Stadium had been in a “black out” with students wearing T-shirts with the question, “Why nAot?”

  • Old-school drill leads to old-school win

    It was a simple old-school drill that Anderson County football coach Mark Peach put his team through last week.

    It’s called the gauntlet.

    “We ran that every day,” Bearcat senior Brayden Russell said.

    As the name suggests, the drill consists of ball carriers having to go between two lines of players or coaches trying to knock the ball away or cause a fumble.

    It’s a drill that is almost as old as the game itself, but it worked as Anderson rolled to a 35-7 win over visiting Woodford County Friday night.

  • Foes today, friends always

    LEXINGTON – They’d been teammates on some of the best girls’ soccer teams to play for Anderson County High School.

    At Anderson, they won 61 matches and lost only 25. Five times, they played to ties.

    And in all likelihood, Abby Prater and Elizabeth Mason were on the field together for one final time last Wednesday. Unlike the past, though, they were on opposite sides as Centre College defeated host Transylvania, 3-0.