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Today's News

  • County Fire District hosts annual awards banquet
  • Does God bless Christians who sin? Of course he does

    By Nancy Kennedy, Faith Columnist

    One of the Internet blogs I follow, “The Stretch Marks Blog,” is written by a woman in Texas, Melissa Lee.

    She’s beyond hilarious, loves big hair, “The Bachelor,” her crazy family, chocolate and Jesus.

    She writes mostly about superficial stuff, but not really. There’s a depth to her faith that shines through even her weekly “The Bachelor” recaps.

  • These projects need your support

    By Jane Sinnett, Guest Columnist

    A new year, a new beginning, another chance to make our mark, do our best and be of service to that great cause that is so near and dear to our hearts.

    So how can we pick one cause from the many that tug on our consciousness almost on a daily basis? Just ask yourself how you can truly help and where your contribution be used.

  • Cooking teaches children valuable life skills

    I remember the first food I cooked, chocolate drop cookies. I was 7 years old. I remember making cookies, cake, fudge and tuna noodle casseroles.

    Anyone else remember wacky cakes? In seventh grade I started cooking dinner a few times a week to help my mother.

    From my cooking experiences as a child, I learned skills that stayed with me for life.

    I think I have become a better cook since the day of the garlic disaster. There is a significant difference between a garlic clove and a garlic bulb. I’ll never forget that experience.

  • Keep firewood insects out of your home

    Every time you bring a load of firewood inside this winter, you may be opening the door for wood-infesting insects to make your home their home.

    Most insects brought into the home on firewood are harmless, but you can greatly reduce their numbers by following a few simple steps.

    When stacking wood outside, avoid stacking it directly on the ground. This will keep it from getting too wet and reduce the chances of infestation by such insects as termites and ants.

  • No need to wait for spring to grow food

    I believe this is the most restful winter I’ve had in Kentucky. Honest to John, I’ve not had to hike up and down the hill, chop or carry much wood, or shovel paths so I can get up and down the drive. I’ve even gained weight.

    The calendar tells me I won’t have much more of this, so I’m taking full advantage now. Lounging around, paging through seed catalogues and listening to books is my idea of a good day. Free time is a rare gem to be appreciated and I do.

  • Let’s elect next highway foreman

    Column as I see ’em …

    With county highway foreman Billy Powell Catlett retiring soon, this is the perfect opportunity for Anderson County to lead the way in making that an elected position.

    That might sound crazy, calling for yet another political office, but it’s actually the sanest and most logical way to have that office function.

  • Armed robber holds up Versailles Road gas station

    From staff reports

    Police are searching for clues and help after an armed robber held up the Prime Star convenience store Saturday night, according to a news release from the Lawrenceburg Police Department.

    The suspect entered the store, displayed a handgun and demanded money, according to the news release. The suspect then fled the store with cash and cigars and was last seen running behind the business.

    Two clerks working at the time were not harmed, police said.

  • Granola bars are quick, easy to make

    By Ciara Hyatt, Cooking Columnist

    My first week of healthy eating and exercising was a success.

    I worked out and had a smoothie for breakfast every day last week. I even tried a new recipe for something I have never made before, granola bars.

    I would have never guessed these things were so easy to make and now that I see how quick and yummy they are I am excited to switch them up a bit by adding different nuts and dried fruits to the recipe.

  • 60th Anniversary

    William Paul and Sarah Alice Ritchey of Avenstoke Road will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Jan. 14. They were married by Bro. Don Carroll on Jan. 14, 1956 at Pigeon Fork Baptist Church in Waddy. Billy Davis Davenport and Elaine Davenport serves as their witnesses. They are the parents of three children, Paul Douglas (Nita) Ritchey of Frankfort; Treva (David) Bowles and Dana (Steven) Mehs of Lawrenceburg. They have six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.