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Today's News

  • No easy answers for monument

    Column as I see ’em …

    A black man I interviewed last week about the appropriateness of the Confederate soldier monument in front of the county courthouse caught me off guard.

    “What do you think should happen to it?” he asked me while I was jotting down his response to the same question.

    I glanced up from my notebook and quickly realized that I had no idea what to say and, as write this column at 3 a.m. Tuesday, I still don’t.

  • Rain makes easy bedding for June beetle

    Green June beetle flight has begun across Kentucky.

    They are similar to, and at the same time different from, Japanese beetles.

    What they have in common

    Both species are good fliers and congregate in large numbers when feeding. Also, each has one generation each year and their larval stages are white grubs that develop in soil.

  • Fiscal court to move recycling bin if trash dumping continues

    If people keep throwing trash in and around the recycling trailer located at Highway 749 and US 62, it will be moved to another location.

    That was the takeaway from last Tuesday’s meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court, which also voted to lower speed limits on several more county roads.

  • Carpenter selected as Governor’s Scholar

    Brooke Carpenter, a junior at Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg and a daughter of Dale and Melissa Carpenter, has been selected to participate in the 2015 Kentucky Governor’s Scholar program this summer. Carpenter was one of nearly 1,000 students in Kentucky selected from a rigorous application process.

    Only students with exceptional grades, high ACT scores, outstanding character, community involvement, and expressive written and verbal communication skills were considered.

  • Sweepstakes winners to share with Camp Calvary

    Fifty-thousand dollars will go a long way toward finishing a renovation project Richard and Barbara Wakefield have been working on in their Carey Mill Road home.

    It will also be put to good uses in other ways.

    Barbara Wakefield said she also plans to make a donation to Camp Calvary.

    “I just got the Camp Calvary newsletter and it says they need mattresses and bunk beds,” Barbara Wakefield said. “I’m going to make a contribution toward that.

  • The Way We Were: Barbara Barker vies for Miss Blue Grass Fair title

    40 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, July 3, 1975

    Service awards

    Receiving service awards at Kraft Food were Arthry Thompson Sims, William Shifflett and Marshall Robinson with 10 years of service; Roland Leathers for 20 years and George Waldridge for 15 years.

    Nose crushed

    Candy Hill, 15, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Don Hill, underwent plastic surgery on her nose at St. Joseph Hospital.

    Candy’s nose was crushed when she was struck by a ball while playing softball at Anderson Junior High School.

    Obituaries

  • Salads, wafers a hit during bridal shower

    This past weekend, I had the pleasure of hosting a bridal shower for my sister. I asked her beforehand if she preferred a potluck style meal or a lighter meal, consisting of salads and finger foods.

    She chose the latter, and boy did I have fun preparing the menu and the food. This week, I’d like to share with you what was served.

    Chicken Salad

    2 large chicken breasts, shredded

    Mayonnaise to suit

    1/4 to 1/2 tsp. salt

    1/8 tsp. black pepper

    Several dashes of cayenne pepper

    1/2 tbsp. honey

  • Extension office to host Alzheimer’s clinic

    Anderson County Extension is collaborating with the Greater Kentucky/Southern Indiana Association to provide programs for the public on the risks of Alzheimer’s disease, the Extension announced.

    The Alzheimer’s Association program will be held at the Anderson Senior Center on July 29 at 6 p.m.

    The program, Know the 10 Signs, is designed to help people learn more about the disease and its warning signs.

  • Real life should look to sport for lasting lesson

    Greg Sankey says things are going great in the Southeastern Conference.

    When the new SEC commissioner delivered his first state-of-the-league address at the league’s Football Media Day Monday, he talked about the SEC Network helping the league earn record revenue last year and he praised the administrations at South Carolina and Ole Miss in their stands on Confederate battle flag, according to an Associated Press story.

    The story said those administrations showed the SEC is now a leader in social issues.

    I can’t say if that is true or not.

  • CONNER INDUCTED TO HALL OF FAME

    ELIZABETHTOWN – Jimmy Dan Conner looks like he could still launch one of those patented high-arching rainbows 25-feet from the basket.

    Of course, it would swish through the net.

    Jimmy Dan is 62 now, but is trim. The hair has some streaks of gray and his face shows some wrinkles, but Conner looks like he could leap high, grab a pass from a teammate, then twist for the same basket that lifted Anderson County over Louisville Central in the 1971 state semi-finals.