Today's News

  • Brough a good hire for tourism, but …

    By Ben Carlson


    Column as I see ’em …

    It’s encouraging to see the tourism commission actually making some headway by hiring a paid executive director who will, ostensibly, make sure tourism is paid something aside from lip service.

    Pam Brough was hired for that job, which is similar to the one she already has as president of the chamber of commerce. She is obviously a solid choice for the position, but her selection does give one reason to pause.

  • Will you cook a turkey for me?

    When I was in journalism school one of my first photo assignments was to take pictures of 10 strangers. The pictures consisted of people of all ages, including children.
    It was an extremely awkward assignment at the time, “Excuse me, ma’am, may I take a picture of your daughter?”

  • Rotational grazing proves successful in Anderson County

    This summer the Master Grazer Educational program conducted several demonstrations across Kentucky for producers to see best management practices in place, and the benefits they possess.

    One of these demonstrations was implemented in Anderson County by David Burge. He had always utilized a continuous grazing system but was looking for ways to improve his grazing management and maximize land utilization.

  • Sweet and sour turkey great for leftovers

    The holidays are quickly approaching, and with them, the season of great eating.

    Save the Thanksgiving leftovers to provide quick meals for your family. Store leftovers promptly and reheat completely to prevent foodborne illnesses. Follow these tips to ensure your leftovers are safe to eat:

    Refrigerate leftovers within two hours of the food sitting at room temperature. Bacteria grow best at temperatures between 40 and 140 degrees F.

  • Plenty of chores despite freezing temps

    If this was 1973, or one of the next 23 years, I’d be one of those obnoxious people now sending pictures of thermometers showing 80 degrees to friends and family back home. I was in Phoenix, where winter lasts only two months, January and February. Winter is the only time that I really miss Arizona.

  • Cartoon: Michelle for Senate
  • Deadline nears for conservation funds

    From staff reports

    The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Kentucky is encouraging landowners, farmers and producers to visit their local NRCS office now to receive information and apply for conservation technical assistance and possible financial funding opportunities.

  • HOOPS PREVIEW: New coach keeps old expectations #playhard

    The new paint job is just one subtle reminder that Anderson County girls' basketball promises to be a mix of the old and the new in the season that gets underway when the Lady Bearcats host Dunbar on Dec. 4.

    The air is filled with the unmistakable scent of fresh paint. It is a long-needed touchup.

    “Let me show you our locker room,” Birdwhistell says. He points out the new laminate flooring and a new flat screen TV in one corner.

    And there's fresh paint on the walls.

  • HOOPS PREVIEW: Bearcats need maximum effort to succeed #Focus

    Glen Drury's cell phone went off as he sat in his office and talked about his 2014-15 team.

    “Can you hold on for a second?” the Anderson County High School boys' basketball coach asked before trying to send a text message.

    He waved his phone several times and laughed.  “I can't get a connection,” he said.

    He tried several things, then found he could get the text to send.

    Technology can be, ahem, wonderful.

  • Peach almost speechless Friday night ... almost

    I’ve known Mark Peach about 28 years, or ever since I saw him play offensive tackle at Anderson County High School for Sam Harp.

    That’s roughly 10,227 days, give or take a few here or there. I can honestly say that for about 10,222 of those days, I don’t believe I had ever seen Mark Peach unable to come upwith words.

    As he got ready to address the current Anderson team Friday night, Peach was speechless.

    Literally speechless.

    “Guys,” he began. He could only smile.