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Today's News

  • Odorous house ants do more than stink

    Odorous house ants (OHA) are difficult to control. Unfortunately, they are becoming more common in samples sent to the Insect Identification Lab. These small (1/8-inch) dark ants form distinct trails along outdoor and indoor surfaces.

    Description and nesting sites

  • City’s shield laid to rest

    One of the most common symbols of law enforcement is the police badge, or shield.

    It is quite possibly the most important piece of an officer’s uniform, the object not only identifies the wearer as a member of law enforcement it also serves as a reminder of their oaths to protect and serve their community.

  • A budget deficit that never was

    The fiscal court’s decision last Tuesday not to borrow $400,000 to balance its budget laid to rest any doubt that there ever was a budget deficit.

    Did the previous fiscal court burn off a large amount of cash putting together a recycling program that was ultimately doomed to fail? Sure it did; no one is questioning that.

    What I am questioning is why there was ever discussion of a deficit in the first place.

  • An old-school message to modern times

    Tommy Bowden is a football coach. At least that’s how he’s known to the masses.

    And even though he’s been away from the sidelines for more than six years, that success he had at Tulane and Clemson give Bowden an avenue to share his first love.

    Bowden, who also spent a year as Bill Curry’s first offensive coordinator at the University of Kentucky, was in town over the weekend, speaking at Hope Community Church Sunday morning.

    He was using a platform given by his enormous gridiron success to talk about his deep Christian faith.

  • BEARCATS WRAP UP STRONG SUMMER

    The Anderson County High School boys’ basketball team was scheduled to complete summer basketball Tuesday. Since the Bearcats began playing other teams in off-season workouts, they have given glimpses that the accolades putting them among the contenders for the Eighth Region championship in 2016.

  • Currens helps East to victory in all-star game

    Anderson County’s Kaci Currens scored 11 points as the East team beat the West, 71-69, in the Kentucky High School Coaches Association Junior All-Star Game held Saturday night at Bellarmine University in Louisville.

    Currens’ three-point shot gave the East a 49-48 lead late in the third quarter, the team’s first lead since the opening quarter. The East later went on a 10-0 run to take command of the annual all-star game.

  • Hoops Hall of Fame induction ceremony tickets on sale

    Tickets for the celebration to induct the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2015 are now on sale, according to a news release.

    The event is scheduled for Saturday, July 11 at 5:30 p.m. at the State Theatre in Elizabethtown.

  • Eye protection important for outdoor sports

    By Kevin Kelly

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Every angler has at one time or another forgotten something in their rush to leave for a fishing trip.

    It’s disheartening when that something is sunglasses. Squinting and shielding your eyes for hours takes some of the fun out of the experience.

  • New web section for anglers launched

     

    Fisheries crews with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources routinely see a variety of trophy smallmouth bass, muskellunge, catfish and walleye while doing their sampling studies.

    Now the department is unveiling those stream secrets through a new information section on the department’s website, according to a news release.

    “Stream fishing is a whole lot better than people think it is,” said Fisheries Biologist David Baker, who headed the effort. “You can catch the fish of a lifetime in a stream.”

  • Department seeks more input on future quail restoration efforts

    The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is using an online questionnaire to gather additional public input about the future of quail restoration efforts in the state, according to a news release.

    Department biologists, realizing that simply stocking birds was not effective, crafted a 10-year restoration plan which focused efforts on improving habitat in six areas of the state.