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Today's News

  • Know when to treat for pesky weevil

    Yellow poplar weevils, also known as sassafras or magnolia weevils, are small black beetles that damage yellow poplar, sassafras, and magnolia. A distinct snout projecting from the front of the head occasionally causes them to be mistaken for ticks.

    Feeding damage

    Adults leave distinctive pockmark-type feeding pits in leaves that resemble curved rice grains in size and shape. Intense feeding may cause much of the leaf to turn brown. This insect occasionally becomes abundant enough to cause visible injury.

  • Cell company laying lines for enhanced service

    Those in rural Anderson County hoping the sight of crews laying fiber optic cable along US 62 meant the dawn of high speed internet are going to have to wait a little longer.

    According to Barry Nothstine, director of marketing and product development for Bluegrass Cellular, Inc., the fiber optic cable installation is merely network enhancements for existing lines.

    “I know it doesn’t sound very glamorous, but it’s less about expanding the network coverage and more about improving existing coverage,” he said.

  • EKU announces grads, honor students

    Eastern Kentucky University conferred three advanced degrees and eight baccalaureate degrees to 11 local students at the conclusion of the spring 2015 semester.

    Courtlyn A. Adams, MAED School Counseling

    Markus M. Brown, BS Criminal Justice

    Daniel Carlisle Goodlett, BS Criminal Justice

    Amanda M. Gritton, MAED Instructional Leadership

    Angel Dawn Hudson, BS Criminal Justice

    Gina Marie Lee, BSN Nursing

    Garrett Daniel Makowski, BA History Cum Laude

    Steven Paul Marraccini, BA History

  • Students participate in Barr’s youth program

    Congressman Andy Barr’s Youth Ambassador Program has come to a close for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Over 120 high school juniors and seniors from all 19 counties across the Sixth Congressional District participated in the leadership development program’s inaugural year.


    Local students participating included Chayse Abrams, a junior at Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg, and Hannah Wampler, a senior at Anderson County High School.

  • Carlton honored
  • Drury receives award from Midway College

    Donna Crain Drury of Anderson County was presented the Ruth Slack Roach Memorial Award from Midway College’s Alumni Association, according to a news release.

    Drury was honored with the award June 6 at the Alumni Association’s annual reunion on the Midway College campus.

  • Snow White, as you’ve never seen her before

    The Anderson County Community Theatre’s presentation of Snow White is a true labor of love for the entire cast and crew, but especially for director Catherine Partlow, who wrote the play and designed all the costumes herself.

    While a veteran director, this is Partlow’s first foray into the writing world and said the inspiration for her rendition of Snow White came from her dissatisfaction with the current accepted storyline.

  • Trail cameras are windows into the woods

    By Kevin Kelly

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    A few paces inside a tree line that borders an open field thick with chest-high grass lies a tangle of narrow, sun-dappled game trails just a stone’s throw from the Kentucky River below.

    Bo Spencer knows deer, turkey, raccoon and the occasional bobcat travel these thoroughfares because a trail camera he set up to photograph the spot has captured images of them.

  • Pete is still part of the Cincy All-Star Game story

    Baseball’s best will be coming to Cincinnati next week.

    The all-star game returns to Cincy for the first time since 1988 when the Reds were still at Riverfront Stadium, Schottzie was running the team and Jerry Springer was still in town.

    Those, my friend, were the days.

  • Church Briefs July 1, 2015

    Church concerts scheduled

    The following concerts have been announced during July.

    The Shireys are scheduled to perform Thursday, July 9 at Calvary Baptist Church.

    The concert is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. A free will offering will be collected.

    The church is located at 2193 Cornishville Road, Harrodsburg.

    The Issacs and the Shireys are scheduled to perform Friday, July 10 at Sand Spring Baptist Church.

    The concert is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. A free will offering will be collected.