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Today's News

  • Lady Bearcat soccer roars in Bluegrass Games

    The Anderson County High School girls’ soccer team won three games in the Bluegrass State Games competition, held at the Woodford County Soccer Complex in Versailles.

    Anderson, last year’s Eighth Region runner-up, had some good moments, according to Coach Jason Earnest, “but it was obviously still pre-season with our play.”

    Anderson defeated Rowan County, 4-1, and Southwestern, 3-0, on Saturday, then rallied to defeat University Heights, 5-3, in the final game.

  • Bearcats perfect in Bluegrass Games

    The Anderson County High School boys’ soccer team won all three of its matches in the Bluegrass State Games competition, held at Masterson Station Park in Lexington Saturday and Sunday. The Bearcats defeated regional foe Grant County, 2-1, and Nelson County, 5-0, on Saturday. The Bearcats completed their sweep with a 5-2 win over Boyd County on Saturday.

    Anderson took 18 players to the Bluegrass State games, which do not count in the regular season standings.

  • High school golf teams looking for ways to cut costs

    Golf can be expensive. Anyone who has ever purchased a set of clubs and paid a green fee knows about the costs involved.

    And there is a number that shouts that simple truth in the yearly athletic budget at Anderson County High School: 7500.

  • Some ‘life sports’ teach life lessons in economics, as well

    One of the common arguments given in favor of high schools fielding athletic teams is that the teams teach “life lessons.”

    Often that reasoning is given to mean teamwork or work ethic, but the school offers some teams where the “life lesson” is anyone being able to participate in the sport long after a student graduates.

  • Burger bar great way to celebrate summer

    After a long summer day of work and play on the farm, I like to go inside to cool off and mix up a few quick ingredients to go on the grill.

    If it were up to me, we would eat breakfast, lunch and dinner outside, and sometimes we do.

    I’ve always enjoyed grilling, but I have a new-found love for it since moving to the farm. Grilling out is more of a way of life here on the farm, instead of just something you do on the weekends or holidays.

  • AT&T adds wireless capacity for Lawrenceburg, Salvisa

    AT&T announced last week that it has added more wireless capacity to its 4G LTE network for Lawrenceburg and Salvisa, according to a news release.

    The improvements add more capacity to the latest generation of wireless technology, according to the release.

    Residents and business customers should notice improvements in speed and reliability when using their mobile devices.

    The changes are in response to customer demand and are part of the company’s ongoing investment in high-speed Internet in the area, the release says.

  • Farmers suffering from wet weather woes

    The good news is that it’s actually healthier to let your grass grow long this time of year. Experts say 3 inches is a good height. They don’t say anything about 6-12 inches. Oh, these rains.

    Typically in July, our average monthly rainfall is 4 inches. Guess it just wanted to be an overachiever this year. At least we don’t have to water the trees and shrubs to help them handle these hot July temperatures. Geez-o-pete. It’s like Mother Nature took a water pill and has to pee every 20 minutes.

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  • Feeding hay? Know the facts about blister beetles

    Blister beetles are plant-feeding insects that contain cantharidin, a toxic defensive chemical that protects them from predators.

    Accidentally crushing a beetle against the skin can result in a painful blister, the source of the insect’s common name. In sufficient quantity, cantharidin in the bodies of living or dead blister beetles can be toxic, especially to horses. In some cases sheep and cattle may be affected.

    Blister beetle poisoning

  • Library Calendar July 22, 2015

    The Anderson Public Library will offer the following free classes in July:

    Pilates Plus

    When: Mondays and Wednesdas

    Time: 3:30-4:30 p.m.

    Make Your Resume

    When: Thursday, July 23

    Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

    Summer Reading Celebration

    When: Saturday, July 25

    Time: 4 p.m.-6 p.m.

     

    Seniors Computer Class

    When: Tuesday, July 28

    Time: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

    Set Up Your Tablet

    When: Wednesday, July 29

    Time: 10 a.m.-11 a.m.