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Today's News

  • Tobacco growers should watch for blue mold

    On June 2, active blue mold was found in a greenhouse in Greenville, Tennesee and in field plants that were set from the same greenhouse.

  • Now is the time to fertilize your garden

    It’s the popping season. Blooms are popping open and turning into fruit. Visually it is a wonder to watch. Whether it’s a flower, fruit or veggie, it’s fun to watch the changes as the growing takes place.
    Tomatoes are especially cool because we get such a big red fruit from such a tiny yellow flower. Watermelons and cucumbers also follow that same fast forward path. Beans and peppers start with a little white blossom. No matter the color, the result is the same, food from flowers.

  • Dad’s lessons still resonate

    “Hello, may I speak with Mr. Barker?”
    I sigh and start my well-rehearsed speech, explaining to the caller they have reached Ricki Barker the younger and that I am the female Ricki in my family.
    My father and I share many things: a love of animals, good books, lemon meringue pie and a name.
    The latter similarity has led to many humorous moments throughout the years.

  • Outpouring for Kenny was well deserved

    Column as I see ’em …
    First, a little housekeeping.
    I pointed out in last week’s column how, in its new budget, the fiscal court cut about $9,000 from Senior Center funding.
    That’s true but should have included additional context in that the amount the center was given was the amount it asked for, according to Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton.
    It marks the first time I’ve ever heard of a senior center or similar agency asking to have its funding reduced.
    Ever.

  • Outpouring for Kenny was well deserved

    By Ben Carlson, Publisher

    Column as I see ’em …
    First, a little housekeeping.
    I pointed out in last week’s column how, in its new budget, the fiscal court cut about $9,000 from Senior Center funding.
    That’s true but should have included additional context in that the amount the center was given was the amount it asked for, according to Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton.
    It marks the first time I’ve ever heard of a senior center or similar agency asking to have its funding reduced.
    Ever.

  • Bank announces plans to celebrate anniversary

    Century Bank will host a cookout for the community on Friday, July 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside of its main office on Glensboro Road.
    The cookout is one of several events planned to celebrate the bank’s 15th anniversary, according to a news release.
    Century Bank opened its doors in July 2000.
    Also planned is a Kid’s Day from 1 to 4 p.m. on July 8, featuring inflatables, face painting, balloon animals, giveaways and free snow cones.
    On July 9, the bank will give away two shopping sprees from 2 to 6 p.m. at its branch in Kroger.

  • Theater group to present Snow White

    Tickets for next month’s presentation of Snow White go on sale June 22.
    The play will be an adaption by Lawrenceburg’s Catherine Partlow, according to a news release.
    Performances are scheduled for July 10, 11, 17 and 18 at 7 p.m., and July 12 and 19 at 2 p.m.
    Tickets are $10 per person or $7 for groups of eight or more. Children under 5 are admitted free.
    The play, presented by Anderson County Community Theatre, will be performed at the high school.
    For tickets and more information, call Partlow at 502-600-0614.

  • Play to feature Lawrenceburg residents

    A musical featuring a number of Anderson County residents is scheduled this at Franklin County High School.
    “Mary Poppins, The Musical” will be presented by the Bluegrass Theater Guild from June 25-27 at 7:30 p.m., and June 28 at 2 p.m.
    General admission is $15; $12 for students and seniors.
    Call 502-223-2117 for more information.

  • Gast completes dental school

     

  • Gash earns Eagle Scout rank