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Today's News

  • Take appropriate precautions this summer when heat is on

    The heat is on! No, I’m not referring to the recent NBA championship of the Miami Heat basketball team, but rather the high heat index across Kentucky this summer.
    The recent heat wave accompanied by high humidity has created a dangerous environment in Central Kentucky and in Anderson County. At least one heat related death has already been reported in the state this year.

  • Bankruptcy, poor health and life without electricity

    Let’s call them Mr. and Mrs. Smith.
    They live in Anderson County.
    Mr. and Mrs. Smith may be your neighbors.
    Mr. Smith will be 65 in August.
    Mrs. Smith is 62.
    Mr. and Mrs. Smith don’t want to be identified by their real names because of you, their neighbors.
    “We don’t want to be looked down on,” Mrs. Smith told me last week.
    Don’t want to appear like they’re looking for a free handout, they said.

  • Gardening offers control of nutrition

    Life on the farm is filled with antics and anecdotes and all I have to do is watch.
    Well, I do occasionally stand in as a humane scratching post for Zeus, the newest member of the family. At 95 pounds, he is a mountain of muscle with a profound preference for butt rubbing.
    Spanky is half his weight, but pure muscle as well.
    To watch those two go racing down the hill to chase some critter, be it rabbit, bird or butterfly, is a spectacle all its own. It’s like watching greyhounds race.

  • Saudi prince doesn’t like fracking, either

    There will be plenty of dire predictions and scary scenarios on tap when the fiscal court hosts a meeting Tuesday to allow residents to share their views about the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline.
    The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the basement of the Extension office in the county park.

  • Teach children to ‘follow the money’

    Back to school shopping is happening now. School supplies are in the stores and most families are looking at clothes. Back to school shopping is second to holiday shopping as the busiest season of the year.

  • That’s a whole lot of sauerkraut
  • Extras in ‘Hope Bridge’
  • ‘World’s Longest Yard Sale’ kicks off 26th year this week

    Yard sale fanatics rejoice: the wait is finally over.
    The annual 127 Yard Sale — featuring more than 690 miles of bargains, antiques and other finds along the Bypass — begins this Thursday, Aug. 1 and ends Sunday, Aug. 4.
    The 127 Yard Sale has expanded its reach across several states since the sale started in 1987, according to the sale’s official press release. The 127 Yard Sale, which will celebrate its 26th year anniversary this summer, was instituted to get drivers off the main highways and onto less known byways and roads across the country.

  • Teen in stable condition following Gator wreck on Corinth Road

    Daniel McGuffin, 16, of Lawrenceburg sustained serious injuries after he lost control of a John Deere Gator early last Thursday morning on Corinth Road.
    McGuffin was driving down Corinth Road toward Hammonds Creek when he lost control in a curve of the road, striking two trees and eventually landing on a fence about a quarter of a mile from Corinth Christian Church.

  • Arraignment set for driver charged with murder, DUI

    The Lincoln County man indicted for the vehicular murder of a Lawrenceburg woman is scheduled to be arraigned next Tuesday, Aug. 6, in Anderson District Court.
    Eric D. Jenkins, 42, of 208 Country Dr., Hustonville, is scheduled to appear at 9 a.m., marking the first time he has been in court since being indicted by the grand jury last Tuesday afternoon.
    Along with murder, he was indicted for operating a commercial vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants, according to court documents.