Today's News

  • Hoping to see Matt ride at least one more time

    I gingerly held my dad’s hand as he laid in a hospital bed watching Marshal Matt Dillon tear across the TV screen aboard his trusty horse.

    His body weakened by cancer and a calamity of other illnesses ranging from pneumonia to staph infections, watching episodes of the old TV show “Gunsmoke” seemed to give my dad something else to consider rather than what has become of the rugged body that had not once betrayed him until just after he turned 75.

  • Scores help indicate herd health

    Early winter is an optimum time to prepare your spring-calving herd for reproductive success. Adequate nutrition from about 50 to 80 days prior to calving is critical to maximizing a cow’s ability to rebreed and maintain a 365-day calving interval.

    A cow that gets inadequate nutrition or is thin at calving and breeding will take longer to come into heat and will require more services to conceive.

  • Nip in air signals winter preparations

    I feel it. That nip is in the air and the cold is coming. The dogs are feeling it, too.

    I swear they have more energy than ever when fall weather arrives. They are over the moon when I dress for outdoor work and can hardly keep from dragging me out the door. And they’re not on a leash.

  • Know dangers before using a chainsaw

    I have never used a chainsaw. However, the information in this column is from Jeff Stringer at UK Forestry Extension. I think it’s timely to talk about chainsaw safety now before winter storms begin.

    Furthermore, with cooler weather coming, many people are ready to get out their chainsaws and cut firewood. Almost everyone who has used a chainsaw, or wants to use one, thinks they know how to use it safely.

    “Anybody can do it,” they say. If you believe that, ask yourself these questions:

  • Let’s join together to honor American’s servicemembers

    By Mitch McConell, United States Senator

    One hundred years ago, “the war to end all wars” ravaged Europe. What we now call World War I ended in part thanks to the more than 4 million Americans who mobilized to join the Allied Powers’ fight overseas. Over 100,000 of them did not return home. The war ended on Nov. 11, 1918, and the commemoration of that day has become the holiday we now observe as Veterans Day.

  • Students prep for spelling bee

    From staff reports

    The annual district-wide spelling bee is scheduled for Nov. 18-19, featuring top finishers from the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg and the county’s public school students.

    First graders will kick off the bee at 8:15 a.m. Nov. 18, followed by second graders at 9:15, third graders and 10:15 and fourth graders at 11:15.

    Fifth graders will go first Nov. 19 at 8:15 a.m., followed by sixth, seventh and eighth graders at 9:15.

  • Magistrates haggle over road-paving plan

    By Jonna Spelbring Priester

    Landmark News Service

    Just how county roads are picked for paving projects varies from county to county.

    In Anderson County, magistrates select the worst roads in their district and submit them to the state, typically in the spring, just before roadwork begins. The roads are not ranked in terms of their severity, and are tackled district-by-district. The fiscal court’s transportation committee wants a better way.

  • Frankfort Regional Hospital earns an ‘A’ grade for patient safety

    Frankfort Regional Medical Center earned a high grade for patient safety in a recent survey conducted by The Leapfrog Group.

    In the Fall 2015 Hospital Safety Score — which rates how well hospitals protect patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections — FRMC earned an ‘A’ in this elite national ratings program, recognizing its strong commitment to patient safety.

  • Sherwood and Parker barns destroyed by fire

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Nov. 11, 1965

    Barn fires

    Barns on the farms of Mrs. J. L. Sherwood and William Parker at Alton burned.

    The contents of both barns were destroyed. The Sherwood barn had tobacco and farm machinery in it and the Parker barn was filled with hay, tobacco, lumber, a tractor and disc harrow that were lost.

    Two workmen were shredding fodder at the Parker farm when the fire broke out and quickly spread over the barn.

  • French toast casserole great holiday breakfast idea

    By Ciara Hyatt, Cooking Columnist

    With the holidays only a few weeks away I’m sure we all have a long list of things to do before the “big day” arrives.

    Whether it be preparing our house for guests, planning a large meal, or making travel plans to visit loved ones- there is always a lot to do this time of year.