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Today's News

  • Goose, dove, squirrel seasons near

    The first fall hunting season in Kentucky opens in less than a month. Here are some highlights of what’s to come:


    The 2011-2012 Kentucky Hunting & Trapping Guide is being printed and will be mailed to license vendors statewide next week.


    The 66-page guide is free, and details the season dates, bag limits and regulations for deer, elk, bear, turkey, small game and furbearers.

  • Sports briefs for July 27

    Fall baseball registrations under way
    Registrations for fall baseball, sponsored by the Anderson County Little League, are under way and will continue through Saturday, Aug. 6.
    Players can sign up at www.aclittleleague.com or access the registration form on the league’s Facebook page.
    Registrations will also be held at Legion Park on Saturday, July 30 and Saturday, Aug. 6 from 9 a.m. until noon.
    Registration fees are $55 per person. Contact Dale Freeman at 502-352-0892 for more information.

  • The Way We Were, 7-20-2011

    50 YEARS AGO
    July 20,1961
    Pleasant Hill Christian Church was destroyed by fire at 5:30 p.m. July 19.
    Several residents heard when lightning struck but did not know what was hit. Charles Burgin immediately went in his car to see if the church had been struck but didn’t see any evidence so he returned to his home for supper. A short time later he looked in the direction of the church and saw the entire building in flames.
    Lightning struck in a gable and was burning in the loft.

  • Tyrone quarry celebrates 100 years in business

    The Hanson quarry in Tyrone celebrated 100 years of business with a pig roast for employees and dignitaries last Thursday afternoon.
    That the quarry has been operating for a century is a testament to its owners commitment to Anderson County, company officials said.
    “It shows the dedication to its employees, dedication to the community and to serving the community and to running an ethical business,” said Darrell Owsley, area operations manager for six of Hanson’s quarries in the central and western Kentucky region.

  • It’s called ‘parkour’

    They leap from things most folks would be uncomfortable standing on.
    They flip, run, jump and hang, scaring onlookers certain they’re going to break an ankle, or perhaps their necks.
    “They” are a growing number of Anderson County teenagers practicing the little-known but increasingly popular discipline known as parkour.

  • Snip, can way to year-round veggies

    Well, the mercury is rising again and with the exception of the high electric bill, I’m enjoying it.
    Remember a deep red sunset usually indicates prolonged good weather. A deep red sky in the morning usually means rain is on the way.
    The garden is simply loving this weather.  High temperatures and an inch (or more) of rain a week is perfect. The canning and preserving books are flying out the door at the library. Those of you new to bumper harvests may need a little help.

  • Fasting from nostalgia

    Going back is my specialty.
    Recently, I journeyed to my birthplace and personal Mecca all of things food, sand and sea—Long Island, NY.
    My childhood is wrapped up in hazy memories of trips on the ferry, my face smacked with the smell of salt in the air. Melted coconut Popsicle on sandy toes. Biting my lip right before diving before the white crest of a wave.

  • Anderson’s new $2 million eyesore

    If the average picture is indeed worth a thousand words, this group of photos of the weeds growing unabated around the new health department building are worth millions.
    That’s good news, because instead of my usual 700-word column, I’ll instead let the photos do most my talking for me this week.

  • Backpacks, supplies given away July 28

    With schools inching closer to opening day, those in need of backpacks and supplies can get a hand during the annual Family Fun Fest, set for July 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Anderson County Middle School.
    Backpacks and supplies will be given to the first 750 students in line, organizers said.
    The event will also feature the appearance of a Blackhawk helicopter, emergency vehicles, a vehicle rollover simulator and more, organizers said.
    July 12 marks the 10th year of the event.

  • A mighty ‘vine’ time