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Today's News

  • Back-to-school shopping on a budget

    It is officially back-to-school season. Many retailers have started running back to school shopping ads and with less than two weeks before the first day of school, it’s time to start planning for your back to school needs.

  • Converting from year-round calving to breeding season

    Maintaining a controlled breeding and calving season can be one of the most important management tools for cow-calf producers. Uniform, heavier and more valuable calves are key reasons to keep the breeding season short. Plus, more efficient cow supplementation and cow herd health programs are products of a short breeding season. However, you shouldn’t convert from yearlong breeding to a shortened breeding season without a lot of planning.

  • EKU to offer online master's degree in construction management

    Eastern Kentucky University will offer a 100 percent online master’s degree in construction management for fall 2014.

    The program, designed to serve current industry professionals, can be completed in as little as 18 months and is unique in that it offers an avenue of advancement for individuals from across the industry spectrum.

  • HGTV is coming to the 127 Yard Sale

    This year, HGTV will be filming one of their newest shows at Eagle Lake, which Jenna Sims, event coordinator for the Eagle Lake Convention Center, describes as a cross between The American Pickers and The Amazing Race.

    Teams will be the 127 Yard Sale Aug. 9 and Aug. 10 to race to find certain unique treasures. At the end, the teams will meet with an appraiser who will gauge if the teams were successful with their finds.

  • The ultimate recycling project

    Horace Lawson sees things a little differently. Instead of seeing trash from discarded wood, cinder blocks and pieces of a black rot iron pergola, he sees potential.

    “Everything everybody else is throwing away, I recycle it,” said Lawson.

  • Jenkins sentenced to six years in Garmon's death

    Eric D. Jenkins was sentenced July 22 to six years in prison in the vehicular death of Lawrenceburg resident Marie Garmon.

    In March, Jenkins, 42, of Hustonville, accepted a plea deal that reduced the initial charge of murder to second-degree manslaughter.

    In addition to the prison sentence, Jenkins is required to pay court restitution in the amount of $730 for the charge of operating a commercial vehicle under the influence of intoxicants.

  • Walmart locations raise funds for Guard memorial

    Governor Steve Beshear visited the Lawrenceburg Walmart to thank employees statewide for raising money for the Kentucky National Guard Memorial.

    In total, 98 Walmart locations statewide raised $208,656.52 toward making the dream of the Kentucky Guard National Memorial a reality.

    Ground breaking on the memorial began in May at the Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort.

  • Marathon armed robbery suspect found dead

    The Anderson County Sheriff's Office confirmed Monday evening that a suspect identified in the Marathon gas station armed robbery Friday afternoon was found dead in Versailles.

    George “Daniel” Cheatham, of Salvisa, was identified as a suspect during the joint investigation with the Mercer County Sheriff's Office and the Lexington Police Department, and an arrest warrant was obtained, charging Cheatham with first-degree robbery.

  • Get Well, Senator Ford

    I am one of those guys that writes my congressman.

    No, I don't write about everything that comes up, but every so often some current issue, personal interaction with the government or proposed legislation prompts me to sit down at the computer and type out a few hundred words. Usually after giving it a day or so to rehash in my mind, I give the post office some change and send it on.

  • Seeing beauty, amidst tragedy

    As a reporter, I’ve encountered people who have witnessed or lost loved ones in a tragic event.

    I’ve often wondered, “What could I possibly say to comfort someone who lost their home in a house fire or lost a child in a car crash?”

    I turn on the news when I get home, more bad news. Sometimes, I just have to turn off the TV; “I’ve met my quota of tragedy for day. I can’t take anymore,” I sometimes think. Just this week it seems like there was plenty to go around.