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Today's News

  • Plan ahead for August chores

    Happy August.

    Anyone else notice the cooler than average temperatures we’ve been having? I just checked the Old Farmer’s Almanac and it’s calling for cooler than average temperatures the whole month. No worries though because September is forecast to be hotter than normal.

    The weather has been a bit unusual all summer. Morning temps in the 50s is just wacky. We’re already up 3 inches in normal rainfall for the year. I’m really hoping that the wet summer means a dry winter.

  • Actuarial integrity key to repairing pension

    By Jim Waters

    Any retiree who worked as an engineer in building and repairing Kentucky’s buildings, highways and bridges should concur with a hearty “Amen!” for structural integrity, which indicates the ability of a structure to withstand a certain amount of intended weight without failing, fracturing or otherwise weakening.

    If Kentucky is to fix its pension mess, then “actuarial integrity” must become to its defined-benefit system what structural integrity is to its physical infrastructure.

  • Beware the Skimmer

    By Ryan Quarles

    Kentucky Commissioner

    of Agriculture

    Summer is a great time to make memories with family and friends. Whether you are spending your summer out on the farm, driving to your local ice cream shop, or hitting the road for a vacation, Kentuckians should be on the lookout for preying credit card skimmers seeking to steal sensitive information while you fill up your gas tank.

  • Man hits two cars, power pole; flees scene

    A Lawrenceburg man was arrested last Tuesday on charges of leaving the scene of an accident and driving on a suspended license after striking two cars and a power pole, according to a citation issued by the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

  • Traffic stop ends in arrest for possession

     

    Justin Arnold, of Harrodsburg, was arrested Thursday, July 27, after an officer pulled him over for a traffic stop.

    The arresting officer was stopped behind a vehicle at a red light of the Walmart parking lot and Bypass 127 South. The officer witnessed the light turn green while the vehicle did not move, according to a citation issued by the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

  • No easy answers to Anderson athletic field situation

    Nearly every time I make my way to what is now called Bob Ware Field, I have some memory of the great football games I have seen on the Anderson County High School campus.

    I was there in 1968 when the Bearcats, all 25 or so of them, whipped Tates Creek, which had so many players suited up that when the first Commodore hit the field for pregame warmups, more were still emerging from the school gym, where the team dressed. Anderson 20, Tates Creek 0.

  • Efforts for turf field continue despite slow going

    With the Anderson County High School fall sports season getting underway, much focus will be on the condition of the school’s football field.

    Since spring practice, the playing surface at Bob Ware Field has undergone a bit of a facelift with Bermudagrass plugged in to create a much better and tougher surface than the one that had been in place longer than anyone associated with the program can remember.

    In the past, any significant rain left the field, in a sponge-like condition, holding water through out and often being a quagmire late in the season.

  • Lady Cats look for lower scores, higher finish

    There could be some changes coming if the Anderson County girls’ golf team reaches its ultimate goal.

    Well, sort of, according to Lady Bearcat coach Robbie Hanks.

    “When we go to the state, I am Robert Hanks,” the fourth-year coach laughed.

  • Wade the Cumberland tailwater to beat the summer heat

    By Lee McClellan, Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    The dog days of late summer slow everything down. The heat and humidity along with the long days make outside work sweaty and arduous.

    Fishing slows during the dog days as well. Catching game fish from a lake or stream during a 90-degree plus day provides a challenge that anglers often fail to conquer.

  • Marching Bearcats strut their stuff after camp