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Today's News

  • Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

    Editor’s note: The following was written by Francis P. Church and was first published in The New York Sun in 1897. Church married shortly after the editorial appeared. He died in April, 1906, leaving no children.

    Virginia O’Hanlon went on to graduate from Hunter College with a Bachelor of Arts degree at age 21.

    Virginia O’Hanlon Douglas died on May 13, 1971, at the age of 81, in a nursing home in Valatie, New York.

  • Strange Christmas news

    I decided what better way to celebrate the Christmas season than a collection of weird news to gather with your family to laugh and/or scratch your head at.

    In Riverdale, New Jersey a man dressed as “the elf on the shelf” was charged with driving while intoxicated Friday, according to the Associated Press. Police say they found Brian Chellis passed out behind the wheel with lights on and music blaring. He reportedly seemed confused and there was an open can of beer found in the vehicle.

  • Throw a yule log on the fire and relax

    All it takes is one hand, or one cough or one sneeze and you too could be joining the ranks of the miserable. There’s a lot of sickness going around out there and of course it’s the worst time of year for it.

    I don’t think I can harp on you any more about washing your hands, eating right and getting enough sleep. Think of it as doing a good deed, because if you get it, you spread it.

  • Smashed potatoes make nice complete meal

    Potatoes are available in different colors, sizes and types. Russets or a variation of russets are the most common. They are high starch, low moisture potatoes. They produce a dry, fluffy potato. Almost all russets are white potatoes but not all white potatoes are russets.

    Waxy potatoes are lower in starch, but higher in moisture. This makes them more dense and able to hold their shape when cooked, making them more suitable for boiling, frying and in recipes requiring a firmer potato, such as potato salad. These potatoes can be red or white.

  • Ag economy strong despite lingering concerns for 2015

    Though the forecast for 2014 crop receipts is down 2 percent, a 15 percent increase in beef, poultry, dairy and hog prices is expected to boost 2014 Kentucky agricultural cash receipts to $6 billion, up slightly from $5.7 billion in 2013. The outlook for 2015, however, is expected to drop back to the $5.7 billion range.

  • Sing along for Christmas sports cheer

    There’s nuttin’ like a good Christmas sing-along to get the spirits right at this time of year and as 2014 draws to a close there have been some events I have witnessed or been a part over the last 12 months that just beg for a special Christmas song in their honor.

    I’m getting’ Nuttin’ for Christmas

    Mommy and Daddy (and the KHSAA) are mad

    I’m getting’ nuttin’ for Christmas

    ‘Cause I ain’t been nuttin’ but bad

  • Shelby size sours Lady Cat upset bid

    SHELBYVILLE – Anderson County had things going like it wanted but those things didn’t go the Lady Bearcats’ way long enough last Thursday.

    Shelby County pulled away in the second half to defeat Anderson, 62-46, in a girls’ basketball game that was much closer than the score would indicate.

  • Shelby size sours Lady Cat upset bid

    SHELBYVILLE – Anderson County had things going like it wanted but those things didn’t go the Lady Bearcats’ way long enough last Thursday.

    Shelby County pulled away in the second half to defeat Anderson, 62-46, in a girls’ basketball game that was much closer than the score would indicate.

  • Holiday tournament coverage in next week’s Anderson News

    Due to special holiday deadlines, coverage of the Anderson County athletic teams in pre-Christmas tournaments will not appear in this edition of The Anderson News.

    The Anderson County High School boys’ basketball team won one and lost two in the Woodford County Invitational over the weekend. The Lady Cats had also won one and lost two and were still playing in the Traditional Bank Classic at Lexington Catholic High School when this edition of The Anderson News went to press.

  • Admirals make bombing run on Bearcats

    Danville went “bombs away” in notching an 81-70 win over Anderson County in boys’ basketball action on Dec. 15.

    The Admirals sank 11-of-19 three-point chances to move to 6-3 on the year.

    “We thought we played well,” Anderson assistant coach Bryan Hyatt said in an e-mail. “Our improvement in our half-court offense was obvious.”