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Today's News

  • Enjoy canning, but make sure you follow directions

    I’ve had several questions about home food preservation. The most common question has been about loss of liquid in jars.
    A sudden decrease in pressure will cause loss of liquid. When canning, the pressure must drop of its own accord. Don’t put cold water on a canner or try to rush the process of cooling down. Lift the canner off the burner to cool on its own. Don’t force the lid open. It may take 20 to 30 minutes for the pressure to drop.

  • Tips help plants survive during dry weather

    Happy August. First, let me thank all those who danced, prayed and washed their cars because we did get a little rain to fall. Some got more than others.
    One night I watched the radar go from red/yellow to pale green as it got closer to the farm. It was like the trees were sucking all the moisture out of the clouds. There was nothing left by the time it got here.

  • Anderson County receives $125,000 recycling grant
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  • From the chicken coop to center stage

    Daffodil is shy.
    Becky sounds like a squirrel when she lays her eggs.
    Each one of Sadie Burge’s show chickens has a funny name and a personality, she said.
    “They like to talk to each other a lot,” Sadie, who will be turning 11 on Friday, said.
    “I don’t want a rooster, because they crow too loud. I’m not going to get up at 4 o’ clock in the morning to make the chickens be quiet.”

  • Annual 127 Yard Sale to begin Thursday

    The 127 Yard Sale will bring hidden treasures and thousands of bargain hunters to Lawrenceburg this weekend starting Thursday, Aug. 2 through Sunday, Aug. 5.
    The 127 Yard Sale, which runs 690 miles from Addison, Mich., to Gadsden. Ala., will be celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, and is annually held the first weekend of August.
    Originally designed to get tourists out on those roads less traveled, 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.

  • Teams sought for Burgoo Cook-off

    Think your burgoo is Anderson County’s best?
    Here’s your chance to prove it and help out a good cause at the same time.
    Teams are now being sought for the second-annual Burgoo Cook-off, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Lawrenceburg Green.
    Entry is free, but team space is limited. Teams participating last year have the right of first refusal.

  • Cool way to cool off
  • Suspect says cops used gun to make her confess

    A woman is claiming that officers with the Lawrenceburg Police Department forced her to confess to a crime by pointing a gun at her, threatening to take away her children and exposing her “drug habit,” according to documents on file in Anderson County District Court.
    Heather Hume, 32, of 201.5 Saffell St., was charged last August with falsely reporting an incident when a man at that address, Zachary Penwell, allegedly shot himself in the leg to avoid paying rent and claimed he was robbed.

  • 14 sickened by virus at Heritage Hall

    More than a dozen residents of senior care facility Heritage Hall were sickened last week when a highly contagious airborne food virus spread though the facility, health officials confirmed Monday morning.
    Tim Wright, interim director of the Anderson County Health Department, confirmed the illnesses, saying the facility had been infected with norvovirus, which has gained notoriety over the past several years from outbreaks on cruise ships.
    Norvovirus causes vomiting, diarrhea and other flu-like symptoms.