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Today's News

  • Lucas Gavin Metcalf birth

    Brittany and Johnny Metcalf of Lawrenceburg announce the birth of their son, Lucas Gavin Metcalf, on Dec. 3, 2010 at Frankfort Regional Medical Center in Frankfort.

  • Dinner to benefit Shelby County Ducks Unlimited

    A dinner and live auction to benefit the Shelby County Ducks Unlimited Chapter, a wetland conservation and preservation organization, is planned for Friday, Feb. 4 at the Claudia Sanders Dinner House.
    Happy hour begins at 5:30 p.m., according to a news release. Auction, raffle and prize items include guided hunts, guns, gear and much more.
    The cost is $40 per person or $55 per couple.
    Call (502) 930-4232 for more information.
     

  • Anderson Senior Center calendar — 1/31

    Monday, Jan. 31
    10:30 a.m., Games day
    11:30 a.m., Lunch
    12:30 p.m., Bingo
    7 p.m., Rook club

    Tuesday, Feb. 1
    9 a.m., Exercise/Tai Chi
    10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., AARP Tax Aides
    Shopping and errands

    Wednesday, Feb. 2
    10:30 a.m., Don Atha
    11:30 a.m., Lunch
    12:30 p.m., Games/cards

  • Community calendar — 1/31 to 2/7

    Monday, Jan. 31

    Education
    8 a.m. to noon, GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.9 to 10:30 a.m., English as a Second Language, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.
    Noon to 4 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, U.S. 127 campus.4:30 to 7:30 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    Tuesday, Feb. 1

  • South Oldham sweeps Anderson

    South Oldham made it a tough start to the basketball weekend Friday night when the Dragons and Lady Dragons swept Anderson County.


    The South Oldham boys pulled away from Anderson in the fourth quarter to post a 62-55 win on the Bearcats home court. South Oldham improved to 14-4 on the year, while Anderson fell to 6-11.

  • COLUMN: Precinct moves will benefit disabled

    Column as I see ’em …
    Let’s kick this week off with some kudos for a change.
    Topping the list is a shout out to the board of elections for doing the obvious and moving the remaining polling places from the rural areas into the city.
    I know that isn’t sitting well with some folks who live in the western part of the county and other areas because they now have to drive into town to vote.
    They like the tradition of voting within their own precinct, and have done so since Hector was a pup.

  • COLUMN: Quantity over quality?

    When it comes to clothing in the Brock household, there is a constant debate about quantity vs. quality between my husband and me.
    This debate isn’t always verbalized, sometimes it’s internalized, but we like to give each other a lot of good-spirited grief.
    I’m a sucker for a good deal, so, as you can probably imagine, I’m on the quantity side of the discussion. I would rather spend less on items individually and get a whole heck of a lot of them.

  • COLUMN: Tips for growing popcorn and sweet corn

    Well, the best news I can share with you is that spring is only 53 days away. I am so ready for warm. Even the dogs are complaining about the cold, in their own way. It’s got to be a pretty inviting scent to get them to roam very far from the door. When the door opens they make a beeline straight for the wood stove. It’s too funny.

  • COLUMN: Kentucky should say no to slots without a vote

    The slot-machine-at-the-race-track crowd is trying to run daylight by the rooster. They got a Frankfort judge to rule that slot machines with pictures of dead horses can be placed in the race tracks when slot machines with pictures of cherries, oranges and lemons cannot.
    Obviously, that is a distinction without the difference, but the governor and the slot-machine-at-the-race-track crowd will go to any lengths to sock the people of this state with over $800 million in annual gambling losses, most of which will go to rich race track owners.

  • Junior Miss earns awards at state program

    Anderson County’s 2011 Junior Miss Allie White competed at the state program earlier this month and brought home two awards.