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Today's News

  • Application period for elk hunt ends Thursday night

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Elkhorn Creek in central Kentucky, the city of Elkton in Todd County and Elkhorn City in Pike County are modern day reminders of the elk that inhabited Kentucky when the pioneers arrived.

  • New section of Hatchery Creek trout stream to open next spring

    From staff reports

    The Hatchery Creek Stream and Wetland Restoration project just below Wolf Creek Dam at Lake Cumberland is nearing the half way point to completion, according to a news release. The exceptionally harsh winter and wet conditions this spring prompted some delays in the construction schedule, the release said.

  • First Turkey
  • Missed chances doom Lady Cats; Central scores upset

    It was supposed to be a tuneup, but someone forgot to tell Madison Central.

    And Anderson County appeared to forget what had made the Lady Bearcats one of Kentucky’s Top 10 teams, according to the rankings nearly all season.

    Madison Central scored five times in the top of the 10th inning to upset the host Lady Bearcats, 7-3, Friday night.

    Madison Central improved to 11-8 while Anderson fell to 20-5 and lost for the third time in nine days.

  • Cats fly past Franklin

    From staff reports

    John Paul Garmon’s smacked two doubles, giving Anderson County the big boost as the Bearcats defeated Franklin County, 6-4, last Tuesday in Frankfort.

    Garmon’s second-inning belt cleared the loaded bases, putting the Bearcats up 4-1. Franklin all three runs were unearned as the Flyer defense had already committed three errors in the inning. Garmon also scorched a seventh-inning double and went on to score an insurance run.

  • Councilman escapes serious injury when garage bursts into flames

    By Ben Carlson, News staff

    It could have been worse. Much worse.

    City councilman Bobby Durr narrowly escaped serious injury when his garage at 1031 Indian Trail caught fire Saturday afternoon while he was working to repair his lawnmower.

    “I was very blessed to get out,” Durr said following the fire that singed his hands, eyebrows and hair. “I could have been very easily laying in the funeral home.”

    Contacted Monday by phone, Durr said he was OK and thankful that he wasn’t seriously injured.

  • Our neighbors are doing what we can’t

    By Ben Carlson, Publisher/Editor

    Column as I see ’em …

    Forgive me if I sound a bit frustrated this week.

    It seems that every time opportunity knocks in Anderson County, we aren’t able to respond in the ways our neighbors can.

    I spent a good deal of time during the past week asking questions about chicken swaps, truck and tractor pulls and swimming pools, only to walk away from every conversation shaking my head.

  • Chill requires patience when planting

    Winter in spring? Well, we just had the Dogwood Winter and all I can say is don’t let the door hit you on your way out. As we usher in May, more blooms are on the way, and I for one sincerely hope we don’t get any more frosts.

    The old fashioned way of farming depended on a lot of observation before all the work began. Weathermen weren’t on the air telling people what to do to protect their crops. Keen observations of Mother Nature saved the day.

  • Take precautions to avoid tick bites

    Lone star tick nymphs and adults are active now. American dog tick adults will be looking for hosts soon, too.

    Personal protection, frequent self-inspection and prompt tick removal are keys to reducing tick bites and potential health consequences.

    Ticks can be encountered throughout the Kentucky outdoors. They are most common in overgrown vegetation along forest edges and trails commonly transited by deer and other wildlife.

  • Select local foods for healthy eating

    Using local foods is a way you can support local growers and perhaps eat healthier. I say perhaps because freshness depends on how much time lapses between harvesting and eating and how the food was stored.

    Consumers want to know that the foods they choose to eat and drink are safe and healthy. At the same time, today’s food consumer expects great taste, convenience and good economic value. Sometimes it’s difficult to get all that in one package.