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Today's News

  • Middle school greenhouse only one step to Eagle Scout

    For one Saturday, 14-year-old Jeremiah Andrade is a general contractor, not just a Boy Scout.
    “We’re going to try to get it all done today, we’ll go until five,” Andrade said early Saturday morning, explaining the day’s work schedule briefly before excusing himself to speak with a volunteer.   
    Andrade, who raised about $1,100 to fund his Eagle Scout project, said he’s never built a greenhouse or a tool shed before.
    But three years ago, he’d never been a Boy Scout, either.

  • Magistrate calls for change at Three Corners intersection

    The intersection at Three Corners is an accident waiting to happen.
    No recent injury collisions have occurred where Hammond Road, Ninevah Road and Highway 326 meet, but they will, Magistrate David Montgomery said.
    Change at the Three Corners will happen when someone gets killed in the intersection, he said.
    “The way I’m looking at that, [the Transportation Cabinet’s] going to have to wait until a really bad accident happens before they’ll do anything, and I don’t agree with that,” the 5th District magistrate said.

  • Barr discusses sequester, spending, guns, Paul’s filibuster

    Freshman Congressman Andy Barr (R-Lexington) pulled no punches in discussing the federal spending cuts known as the sequester and other national topics following his visit here last week to tour the public school system.
    Barr railed against the sequester, a deal struck between Democrats and Republicans two years ago that went into effect March 1 and chopped a reported $85 billion in federal spending.
    He also weighed in on entitlement reform, gun control and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul’s now famous filibuster of President Obama’s nominee to lead the CIA.

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  • News briefs: Mount Eden Ruritans to host fish fry

    The annual Mount Eden Ruritan Club Fish Fry will be held Friday, March 29 at 5 p.m. at the Mount Eden Ruritan Grounds
    Tickets are $10 and the meal includes fish, slaw, baked beans, potato wedges, dessert and drink.

    Little Prince/Princess Sale set at Turner
    A semi-annual sale to raise funds for children’s charities is scheduled for March 16 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Turner Elementary School.

  • Easy question, hard answer

    I probably ask more questions than I get answers.
    Because I’m sympathetic to those who want answers, I’m fairly good at answering questions.
    Except for one.
    “Do you like being a newspaper reporter?”
    Pause.
    Sometimes I really need to think about that one.
    Not that I dislike my job. I definitely don’t.
    But it feels wrong to talk about my job in a manner of liking.
    Liking is something you do on Facebook photos.
    I like eggplant lasagna.

  • Birdshot, booze case to be tough sell to jury

    Someone could have knocked me over with birdshot from 190 yards away last week when I learned that the trial is off for the man charged with hunting drunk and shooting Rex Burkhead.
    Just days before the trial against David Gaines was to begin, misdemeanor charges were ratcheted up to felonies after the case was presented to the grand jury.

  • Raised beds prevent gardening problems

    Minute by minute and hour by hour, we keep getting more sunlight every day.
    I love it and even though we fell back an hour, I just feel like I have a little more time to do things. Only one more week to go and spring will officially be here. Yea, is all I can say. Another growing season is about to begin.
    As someone who has been getting a lot of mud on her muck boots, it’s hard to even imagine a drought right now. I’ve been squishing and slipping all over the place while walking the farm with the dogs. It’s an evening ritual, now.

  • Canning a great way to preserve meat

    Canning meat is included in the food preservation workshop that I will be teaching April 13.
    Tommy Yankey, Extension agent for agriculture and natural resources, will be teaching gardening basics during this first session April 13.
    The meat will be processing while we learn about gardening.
    I can meat because I’m a tent camper. There’s only so long fresh meat will keep in a cooler. I get tired of canned chili, tuna and salmon.

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