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Today's News

  • POW honored
  • Feeding hay? Know the facts about blister beetles

    Blister beetles are plant-feeding insects that contain cantharidin, a toxic defensive chemical that protects them from predators.

    Accidentally crushing a beetle against the skin can result in a painful blister, the source of the insect’s common name. In sufficient quantity, cantharidin in the bodies of living or dead blister beetles can be toxic, especially to horses. In some cases sheep and cattle may be affected.

    Blister beetle poisoning

  • Library Calendar July 22, 2015

    The Anderson Public Library will offer the following free classes in July:

    Pilates Plus

    When: Mondays and Wednesdas

    Time: 3:30-4:30 p.m.

    Make Your Resume

    When: Thursday, July 23

    Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

    Summer Reading Celebration

    When: Saturday, July 25

    Time: 4 p.m.-6 p.m.

     

    Seniors Computer Class

    When: Tuesday, July 28

    Time: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

    Set Up Your Tablet

    When: Wednesday, July 29

    Time: 10 a.m.-11 a.m.

  • Flush-with-cash library to be just fine

    Column as I see ’em …

    Let’s start this week off by drilling a little more deeply into the library board’s decision to spend $4 million on an 8,000 square foot expansion project, not to mention the funky, if not wholly improper, way the final decision was made.

    First the good news. Those gnashing their teeth over the prospect of seeing a tax increase due to this expansion can chill. The library has about $2.6 million in reserve funds, which is more than the city council, fiscal court, school district and health department combined.

  • School board OKs stiffer penalties for truancy

    Thanks to an approved change in the district’s code of conduct manual for the 2015-2016 year, parents or guardians of habitually truant students could face a charge of educational neglect if students continue to remain absent from school.

    Anderson County Schools Director of Student Services Derek Shouse requested the board approve the change last Monday night as another option the school system can implement to prevent chronic absenteeism.

  • Christ is the standard by which to live your life

    What ultimately provided the missing piece for the men referred to in our previous columns?

    That missing link for them hinged on two other very important words concerning the Lord Jesus Christ: prominent and pre-eminent.

    The meanings hidden in these two words seemed to throw the door of understanding wide open. Prominent communicates the idea of one among many. While pre-eminent means there is no one else or the one and only one.

  • Freeman-Hancock Engagement

    Mr. and Mrs. Keith Freeman of Versailles announce the engagement of their daughter, Haley Suzanne Freeman, to Christopher Gerald Hancock of Sturgis.

    The wedding is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. July 25 at St. Leo Catholic Church in Versailles. Formal invitations have been sent.

    The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Hancock of Sturgis.

    A graduate of Western Kentucky University and a member of Farmhouse fraternity, the groom is employed by Toyo Automotive Parts in Franklin.

  • Soda pop, ’Stangs and half-court shots

    With their metallic emerald green paint, creamy white leather seats and convertible tops, it is hard to imagine that the1990 Limited Edition 5.0L LX convertible Mustangs were once considered failures.

    Way back in the early 1990s, the 7-Up bottling company and Ford agreed on an unusual marketing idea: to give away 30 dark green 5.0L LX Mustang convertibles at the 1990 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) basketball finals.

  • BCB & Company performs at Legends game
  • Senior Center Calendar July 22, 2015

    Wednesday July 22

    10:30 a.m. Music with Ed

    11:30 a.m. Lunch

    12:30 p.m. Ice Cream floats/Trivia about ice cream

    1 p.m. Rook/cards

    Thursday, July 23

    8:30 Breakfast club

    9 a.m. Video exercise

    9 – 2 p.m. Shopping and errands

    7 p.m. Gospel music at Sand Spring

    Friday July 24

    10:30 a.m. Fireside chat with Abraham Lincoln and Colonel Harlan Sanders

    11:30 a.m. Lunch

    12:15 p.m. Bible study

    1:15 p.m. Yard sales