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Today's News

  • Legion Auxiliary racks up awards during state convention

    From staff reports

    American Legion Auxiliary Unit 34 received numerous trophies at the American Legion Department of Kentucky Convention June 16-18 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Louisville.

    Among the awards they received were Best Public Relations, Best Children and Youth Program, National Security, Leadership, Community Service, Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation.

    The group also received a plaque for Americanism.

    They received certificates for Education, Legislative, History, Girls State, and Caval-cade of Memories.

  • These men, women are always on duty

    Column as I see ’em …

    Mowing, weeding flower beds and sanding a new wooden vegetable bin for my daughter were all put on hold several times over the my Fourth of July weekend, as was just trying to take some time off.

    Each time I’d make a few laps around the yard on the Cub Cadet or load a fresh piece of sandpaper, duty — newspaper duty, that is — would call.

    One was to the river, where an elderly man’s Ranger boat lost when it tangled with a large tree jutting up from the murky water.

  • Treat plants like pregnant mothers

    I think we all know that I don’t exactly act my age. You may see me riding a grocery cart across the parking lot or crawling in the grass with a 2-year-old.

    I’m enjoying the moment with all I’ve got. That said, last Friday night I was like a kid waiting for Santa. Except that I was waiting to see everyone at the stand on Saturday.

  • Smarter approach needed for criminal justice

    By Gov. Matt Bevin

    and Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Sec. John Tilley

    We’ve reached a critical point in Kentucky — one where our prisons and jails are full, overdose deaths continue to rise and far too many children have parents who are imprisoned.

    We can no longer afford to cling to the outdated idea that prison is the only way to effectively hold people accountable for their crimes. Instead, we need to take a smarter, more measured approach to criminal justice.

  • Be on lookout for vegetable diseases

    Kentucky vegetable growers should be on the lookout for bacterial spot of pepper this week. As the most common disease of pepper in Kentucky, homeowners or growers not actively using preventative practices will likely experience at least some bacterial spot.

  • Teachers honored, earn scholarships

    From staff reports

    Several Anderson County teachers were among those honored during the 30th annual Excellence in Teaching Awards ceremony at Campbellsville University.

    The university honored 199 teachers from 70 Kentucky school districts during the event, and announced “Pay It Forward” scholarships totaling nearly $200,000, according to a news release.

    Each of the teachers honored will receive a $1,000 scholarship to be used toward any online master’s degree program at the univer-sity.

  • Little Leaguers capture district title

    Pitching, defense and timely hitting all came together as Anderson County claimed the championship of the Kentucky District 3 Little League Tournament for 9- and 10-year-olds last Tuesday at Legion Park.

    Anderson defeated Mercer County, 5-4, to win the title a first for Anderson in the youngest division of championship play in the state.

    However, it was a 12-run second inning against Lexington Eastern that might have signaled that the local team would be a threat to the title. Anderson held on to win 15-12 in a slugfest to advance to the championship game.

  • Proper handling helps fish thrive after catch and release

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

    Summer is arguably the most popular time to fish as muggy, hot days push people to the water for relief and relaxation.

    Many anglers, especially those who seek game fish such as black bass, trout or striped bass, release their catch.

  • Herndon honored by Society of Professional Journalists

    Anderson News sports editor John Herndon was honored by the Louisville Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists at the group’s annual Metro Journalism Awards Banquet in Louisville last Thursday.

    Herndon won first place in three separate categories in the Non-metro/community newspaper division.

  • Ditka attends funeral, had feuded in ‘85

    Former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka was in Lawrenceburg last week to pay his respects to Buddy Ryan. Ditka attended the visitation, then attended the funeral mass at St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church. Ditka left just before the service ended.

    It might have seemed unusual, given the public feud between Ditka and Ryan during the 1985 season.

    At least one former Bear believed the publicity about the coaches’ disagreements might have been overblown.