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Today's News

  • School board relocates high school daycare program

    Fuel bids, a change in location for the daycare for high students’ children and several other regular monthly business items were approved at the Anderson County Board of Education meeting Monday of last week.

  • Perfect as perfect can be
  • Recycling is a good thing that can only get better in time

    I’ve scratched my head so much these days that I’m sure my coworkers think I have dandruff.

    I don’t.

    What I have is a case of befuddlement.

    While looking up information about the county’s recycling program, I found negative references, critical letters and plenty of sour attitudes toward the infant program.

    Puzzling, at least to me.

  • Every family has been affected by cancer

    According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, about eight million people die worldwide from cancer.

    The 1,000 luminaries lined around the American Legion Park Friday night for Relay for Life was a testament to fact that cancer touches every family in some fashion.

    My family is no exception.

    My grandfather John Smith died 4 years ago of lymphatic cancer. He was 78 years old.

    Seeing all the luminaries of mostly individuals who lost their battle to cancer made me miss my grandfather terribly.

  • Extension service offers fall prevention program to help seniors

    Falling in one’s home causes many life-threatening injuries and jeopardizes the independence for over one-third of Kentucky’s senior population, individuals 65 and older, each year.

    Falls don’t have to be a part of growing older. Many fall related injuries are preventable. Health and independence can be preserved by lowering the risk of falls.

    According to the Kentucky Safe Aging Coalition, older Kentuckians should follow these guidelines to help prevent falls:

    •Exercise regularly to increase strength and improve balance.

  • These natural remedies help keep plants lovely all summer long

    If you were a vegetable, what would you be? There are a blue million of these kinds of thing surfing the web right now. They supposedly give insight on the kind of human being you are.

    Would you be a carrot because you like to go deep? How about a tomato because you’re always turning red?

    Oh, how about a melon because they are prone to spread? It’s a lot of silliness but most at least make you smile.

  • Livestock face flies are persistent pests and should be kept down

    Face flies are one of the most difficult pasture pests to control because they are on animals for just a short time and land mainly on the face.

    Face flies use an abrasive sponging mouthpart to stimulate tear flow from the eyes. These flies lap up the protein rich secretions from the eye as well as nasal discharges, saliva, or blood oozing from wounds.

    The face fly is mostly off of animals, resting on plants, fence posts, or other objects. A good control program should keep face fly numbers below 10 per head.

  • Mastering Mollie
  • Habitat for Humanity announces EGGfest ‘14

    Lexington Habitat for Humanity announced that this year’s EGGFest fundraiser will held Sat., June 21, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in Housewarming’s parking lot, behind IHOP on New Circle Road, just off Palumbo Drive.

    Proceeds from EGGFest will benefit Lexington Habitat for Humanity. Created to celebrate the legendary Big Green Egg, “The Ultimate Cooking Experience,” EGGFest is an annual fundraiser that features celebrity chefs showcasing their grilling, smoking and cooking prowess.

  • District Court Docket 06.18.14

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings June 2.

    David Stanfield, review, operating a motor vehicle under the influence – continued to June 30.

    Jennifer R. Swan, arraignment, theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting less than $500) – bonded out.

    Lana Burgin, arraignment, operating a motor vehicle under the influence, operating on suspended/revoked operator’s license – pleaded not guilty, disposition June 5.