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Today's News

  • State’s deer hunters set record

    By Kevin Kelly, Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Kentucky often comes up in discussions about the best places in the country to hunt whitetail deer.

    The deer are plentiful, permits can be easily obtained and the state produces several trophy class bucks annually.

  • Christmas for the Fishes program recycles your old tree for helpful habitat

    Those who prefer a real Christmas tree can help create habitat for fish while disposing of your old Christmas tree this season with Kentucky Fish and Wildlife’s Christmas for the Fishes program according to a news release.

    The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is accepting natural Christmas trees through Jan. 15 at 33 locations in 26 counties across the state. Trees must be free of lights, ornaments, tinsel, garland and any other decorations.

  • Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Workshop Jan. 15-17 at Kenlake State Resort Park

    Women 18 and over have until Jan. 4 to register for a special Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Workshop, according to a news release. The workshop will be held at Kenlake State Resort Park, Jan. 15-17, the release said.

    Co-sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources and the Kentucky Department of Parks, this weekend workshop features numerous opportunities for women to learn more about outdoor skills, activities, wildlife-watching and conservation efforts in the state.

  • Local middle schoolers play for Team Kentucky

    Anderson County Middle School football players Zach Labhart and Darion Dearinger were selected to play for Team Kentucky, particpating in a national tournament for state-wide all-star teams. Labhart played for the eighth-grade team while Dearinger was selected for the seventh-grade club.

    The seventh-grade team defeated Team Tennesssee while the eighth-grade team rolled past Team St. Louis. Both games were played in Elizabethtown.

    Both Kentucky teams fell to Team Georgia in Atlanta to end the quest for a national title.

  • Stay on top of local sports with The Anderson News

    Want to get the most comprehensive and accurate coverage of Anderson County sports? Look to the pages of The Anderson News where you will find scores, statistics, news stories, feature stories and columns about the goings on in Anderson County sports.

  • UK provides insight, outlook for ag economy

    Following record-breaking years, the Kentucky agricultural economy, like the overall U.S. agricultural economy, slumped in 2015, with concern looming for 2016.

  • Making memories of past that last

    Winter has officially arrived, which means we have three months to get through until spring. Let’s hope the joys of Christmas get us through until then.

    Holiday memories can do a lot for our health, attitude and our brain. The trick is to recall the good stuff, like the time the giblets bag stayed in the turkey.

  • Hoping new year brings new industry

    Column as I see ’em …

    This week’s paper looks forward to the new year by first revisiting the year that is just ending.

    In what often feels like an exercise in self-examination, we set out at the end of each year to select the year’s top 10 stories, a nearly impossible task that leaves some people — including most of us — wondering how this story or that made the list while others were omitted.

  • Choose foods with a grain of salt ... or less

    Do you always reach for the salt shaker before tasting food? If you do, try taking a taste test first.

    About 80 percent of sodium comes from processed and pre-prepared foods. So that food on your plate may already have plenty of salt.

    Research shows that eating less than 2,300 mg of sodium (about 1 teaspoon of salt) per day may reduce the risk of high blood pressure.

  • No. 2: Fire, snowstorms deliver double-winter blow

    Old Man Winter sucker-punched Anderson County twice late last winter, pounding the area with snow two times over a several week period in February and early March.

    The second storm was exacerbated greatly due to a fire that destroyed the city’s maintenance building and every piece of snow-removal equipment at its disposal.

    The fire left the city with a single pickup truck equipped with a plow.