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Today's News

  • Mailbag, Facebook loaded with feedback

    Column as I see ’em ...

    Let’s start this week with a peek into the editor’s mailbag.

    A short but remarkably acerbic letter arrived last week from someone who either has very slow mail service or needs an incredible amount of time to come up with what I’m sure he/she thought were pithy insults designed to make me feel bad.

    To speak in the vernacular of my 16-year-old, it was an “epic fail.”

  • Facts show eight years under Obama anything but suffering

    The sentence I’ve heard repeated most since President Trump’s election is this: “We suffered eight years under Barack Obama.” 

    Fair enough. Let’s take a look.

    The day Obama took office, the Dow closed at 7,949 points. Eight years later, the Dow had almost tripled, closing at 21,414.

  • Don’t let wet weather ruin garden

    I believe this is the rainiest summer we’ve had in a while. I do appreciate Mother Nature doing my watering, but it sure slows me down on farm work.

    I’ve resigned myself to the fact that the place will not ever look kept until I retire. My off-the-farm work just keeps me away too many hours for it to look groomed.

  • Tomato spotted wilt virus can damage other crops, too

    Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV) has caused more problems than usual this year, particularly in high tunnel tomato. This disease can affect tomato, pepper, potato, eggplant, lettuce, beans and cucumber along with more than 170 other plant species. TSWV may occur in the field, greenhouse, or high tunnel. Prevention, early identification, and management will help reduce plant and yield losses.

    Here are the symptoms to look for, preventative tactics, and brief suggestions on how to reduce incidence in crops once disease is confirmed.

  • Premature baby finally able to come home

    By Brittany Fuller

    News staff

    Kim Waldridge had a fairly normal pregnancy besides only being able to work minimal hours due to complications from a pre-pregnancy injury. Her pregnancy however took a turn her family didn’t expect when she delivered her son almost a month early, landing the premature baby in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, or NICU.

    “It caught us off guard,” said Cody Waldridge, Kim’s husband. “We weren’t expecting any complications. It was an emotional rollercoaster.”

  • County fire district now paying 13 part-time firefighters

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Anderson County now has paid firefighters for the first time in the county fire district’s existence.

    The district, which levies its own property tax on residents outside of the city, now has 13 part-time firefighters working out of Station 1 on Wildcat Road.

    The firefighters began staffing the station July 3 for eight hours a day, Monday through Friday, times when getting volunteers to answer calls is the most difficult.

  • Land, Water Conservation Fund Board to meet

    The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Advisory Board Meeting will be held Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 1 p.m. to make funding recommendations for the 2017 LWCF applications, according to a news release.

    The meeting is open to the public and will be held at the offices of the Department for Local Government.

    The meeting is scheduled to be held at 1024 Capital Center Drive, Suite 340, Frankfort.

  • Neighbors wanted firefighters to let drug house burn

    An abandoned house known for being a hangout for drug users caught fire July 4, prompting neighbors to encourage firefighters to let it burn.

    “Some of the neighbors told us they’d prefer to see it burn,” said Anderson County Fire Chief Pat Krogman, whose firefighters were instead able to extinguish the five-alarm fire at 1043 Terri Lane in the Glenview subdivision off Fox Creek Road.

    “We found needles used for heroin … all types of things like crack spoons. There was quite a bit of drug paraphernalia laying around.”

  • Giles graduates from West Point U.S. Military Academy

    Cadet Michael Giles graduated June 16 from the U.S. Military Academy, his family announced.

    Giles, a 2012 graduate of Franklin County High School is a son of Rebecca Giles, grandson of William Henderson and the late Peggy Henderson; Dennis and Cheryle Giles; and great-grandson of the late Arthur and Olive Cooper.

  • Move over Annie Oakley, here comes Mrs. Wallace Carter

    80 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, July 8, 1937

    Annie Oakley, Buffalo Bill’s famous lady rifle shooter, will now have to take a back seat in favor of Mrs. Wallace Carter, of near Kirkwood. Annie was a crack shot but she had a lot of practice, whereas Mrs. Carter “brings ‘em down” without any practicing.

    Last week Mrs. Carter was on her way to her garden when she saw a number of crows flying around in a sort of excited manner.