Today's News

  • Diabetic? Be ready in case of disaster

    There are some general health tips that you should remember during a disaster. These are very important in the proper care and management of your diabetes.
    Communication plan
    · Identify family meeting places within and outside the neighborhood. Include escape routes (two ways out of every room in your house).

  • Battle of Perryville steeped with historical importance

    Oct. 8 marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Perryville, which ultimately led to who would control Kentucky during the Civil War.
    Kentucky, a border state, was very important to both the Union and Confederate forces. The Union victory ultimately helped persuade President Abraham Lincoln to issue his Emancipation Proclamation.

  • Winter is coming, so be prepared

    Wow, burgoo is over and October is here.
    What happened to September? I swear time speeds up the closer we get to winter.
    The 30 days each had  24 hours, but they just seemed to go by in a fraction of the time. While I’m not behind on my winter prep schedule, I do feel a certain urgency pushing me to get even more done. All because I don’t like cold, yucky weather.

  • Consider the cockroach

    The view from an airplane window made it possible to dream of living in a cloud.
    On Sunday, I found out what living in a cloud was like. I never want to know again.
    The equation is simple. Autumn mornings plus the mixing of cool and warm air over the Kentucky River equals a Tyrone Pike bridge enveloped in a fog so thick you could scoop it into cupped hands.

  • Student fees leave parents steaming

    Column as I see ’em …
    While many folks had visions of steaming pots of burgoo dancing in their heads this past week, others were just steaming over what they consider incessant fees some students are forced to pay to receive their “free” government education.
    I’ve had several complaint calls and visits during the past week or so from parents fuming over high school students having to pay $10 to park their cars and the $50 “student fee,” both hidden taxes disguised as something else.

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  • Burgoo a hit in Philippines, too

    Burgoo may be a Kentucky tradition, but it’s also a top-selling menu item at a restaurant chain in the Philippines.
    The slow-cooked Kentucky stew is the star entrée of Albert Alavera’s restaurant chain Burgoo, a casual dining establishment with 11 different locations in metro Manila.
    Alavera, who said he’s a professionally trained chef, entrepreneur and managing director of the Burgoo chain, flew from his sister’s home in Los Angeles to Lexington to experience Lawrenceburg’s annual burgoo festival.

  • Cops to wait tables to help deputy’s wife

    Ever thought it would be fun to have a police officer wait on you hand and foot?
    Those who show up at Edwardo’s Pizza on Monday night will get just that and more as the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office and Lawrenceburg Police Department team up to help the wife of a fellow officer.
    All proceeds and tips received Oct. 8 at Edwardo’s will help cover medical expenses for Traci Beasley, a Saffell Street Elementary School teacher and wife of deputy Patrick Beasley.