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Today's News

  • Curry puts exclamation point on Lady Cat win over Oldham

    INDEPENDENCE, Ky. – As soon as Bailey Curry swung, everyone knew it was over.

    Curry knew it. The fans in attendance at the Eighth Region Softball Tournament knew it.

    And Oldham County knew it.

  • Deficit or cushion?

    By Ben Carlson, Publisher

    Column as I see ’em …

    I’ve spent the past several weeks trying to decipher just exactly what is going on with the fiscal court’s budget that was formally approved Tuesday morning, and have concluded that the county doesn’t really have a $400,000 deficit.

    When one thinks of a budget deficit, what comes to mind is not having enough money to meet one’s obligations.

  • Reduce your risk of being victimized by identity thieves

    Over $2.5 billion were lost to identity theft in 2012. Victims younger than 18 represent 6 percent of the total.

    The perpetrator is almost always a family member, frequently the parents.

    Parents who have financial problems will use their child’s social security number to fraudulently obtain credit cards, apply for loans and even employment. The children don’t have any idea until they later apply for jobs, credit cards or loans and find out that they have a negative credit history themselves.

  • Time to prune peonies, pinch mums

    June has arrived to bring us closer to the summer solstice and 15 hours of daylight each day. June has been the most popular wedding month since Roman times, because they were practical planners.

    Think about it. A June marriage meant childbirth in the spring, not the dead of winter and no interference with the fall harvest. Plus, the weather is usually pretty good for outdoor events.

    Work in the garden and lawn is now in high gear, precisely because of that weather.

  • Adding warm-season annuals to grazing system offers several advantages

    Warm-season annuals thrive in the heat of July when temperatures exceed 75 degrees F and other grasses are struggling. During this time cool-season grasses decrease in plant yield, and quality as the plant goes into the reproductive stage. This time frame is called the “summer slump.” Utilizing warm-season annuals during the summer may reduce or end overgrazing of cool-season pastures and the need for feeding stored feeds.

    Animal performance

  • Cann bleeds Blue, becomes a Wildcat

    Former Anderson County High School basketball star Makenzie Cann has announced she will be transferring from the University of Cincinnati to the University of Kentucky to continue her basketball career. Cann made the announcement on Twitter and Facebook shortly before Anderson News sports deadlines.

    Cann told The News her choice came down to Kentucky and Florida Gulf Coast.

  • LADY BEARCATS STATE BOUND AGAIN!

    INDEPENDENCE -- All Anderson County needed was a small opening before the Lady Bearcats made their way to a second consecutive state tournament trip.

    Anderson rallied to defeat 30th District rival Collins, 3-1, in the Eighth Region championship game Thursday night at Simon Kenton High School.

  • Lady Cats roll past Oldham, advance to regional final

    Anderson County jumped on Oldham County early then Bailey Curry put the exclamation point on a dominating performance as the Lady Bearcats rolled to a 5-0 win in the Eighth Region Softball Tournament Wednesday night at Simon Kenton High School.

    Anderson pitcher Mia Aldridge gave up only two hits and allowed just one Oldham base runner to advance to third base as the Lady Cats took one more step to returning to Owensboro for the state tournament.

  • There’s votes on ‘them there’ roads

    By Ben Carlson, Publisher

    Column as I see ’em …

    If you want to start a dust-up with members of the Anderson County Fiscal Court, just get them debating how to spend road funds.

    We were nearly privy to such an event last Tuesday when Judge-Executive Orbrey Gritton called for booting 3rd District Magistrate Juretta Wells out of the process of picking a road for the county’s priority road list, which I’m not sure is even legal.

  • Watch for Full Strawberry Moon

    Watching the sky at night is way more interesting than watching TV.

    Of course, living in the country gives me much better reception folks can get in town. There is very little light pollution when you live out in the boonies. A clear sky at night is not just an indicator of fair weather. It’s an opportunity to appreciate beauty and science all at once.