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Today's News

  • Throwing some shade on safety report

    Column as I see ’em …

    While admittedly running the risk of sounding like President Trump poo-pooing intelligence reports from the nation’s spooks, I nevertheless have to throw some shade on the Transportation Cabinet’s safety study on Highway 151.

  • Let the gardening season begin

    It’s spring, so let’s indulge in all things green.

    We can begin with a green thumb. Those who believe they lack said thumb need only do two things. The first is put the plant in light, where you will see it a lot, every day. The second is to water it when the soil is no longer damp. Try it.

    There is a lot of green sprouting up in the yard. I have patches of deep green and spots of yellow green. The yellow green tells me the acid is high in the soil there, so it is a good spot for some acid-loving plants, or a healthy dose of agricultural lime.

  • Charter schools among legislation designed to improve education

    Each of us had a school teacher who we still remember today. That teacher may have spent extra time helping us hone a skill we needed a little more time to learn. Or maybe he or she was a listening ear when we couldn’t find one anywhere else.

  • Here are keys to manage frost damage in your alfalfa stands

    First, it is important to understand that determining the temperature that alfalfa stands were exposed to during a frost event is less than exact science.

    Air temperature reported by local news stations likely uses data logged at a weather station that was installed according to National Weather Service guidelines. These guidelines state that sensors should be installed on level terrain, away from paved or concrete surfaces and upright structures, 4 to 6 feet above the soil surface, and in a radiation shield.

  • Harrod, Kuchmy complete fire department cadet training

    They’re the first of what county fire officials hope will be many more.

    Caty Harrod and Nik Kuchmy, members of the inaugural cadet program with the Anderson County Fire Department, were promoted last week to the status of recruit.

    It’s a title neither is expected to hold for long.

    “We hope to have them be fully certified firefighters within the next two months,” said Major Chris Harrod, who helps oversee the program and is Caty’s father.

    “They won’t have recruit helmets for long.”

  • Trial set for man charged with attempted murder over weed trimmer spat

    The man charged with attempted murder following a dispute over a weed trimmer last summer is scheduled to stand trial next Thursday in Anderson Circuit Court.

    Hugh “Matt” Robinson, who was 78 at the time of his arrest, is charged with shooting Chuck Grace in the chest as Grace’s twin teenaged sons looked on.

    The two men were having what Grace said was a discussion about a weed trimmer Robinson promised to give Grace’s sons for mowing his yard, but the discussion quickly turned violent.

  • Freshman helps build better lives in Costa Rica

    Layren Mcdannold visited Nosara, Costa Rica last summer while working with the program Global Leadership Adventures. Her trip was designed to help teach local children life morals and build a playground in a local neighborhood.

    “I have always had a love for traveling and helping others,” said Mcdannold, a freshman at Anderson County High School.

  • Hunter is middle school’s top teacher

    Alex Hunter is known for his coaching prowess with Anderson County Middle School’s softball and Math Counts teams.

    He’s also now known as the school’s Teacher of the Year for the work he does with the school’s seventh and eighth graders.

    “I enjoy working with the students,” said Hunter. “This age group is fun because their minds are still developing and they are all at different levels. It is good to see them change and develop.”

  • Saffell students apply math in the real world

    Saffell Street Elementary School students conducted a scavenger hunt through Walmart last Thursday that engaged students of all grade levels on how to use math in their every day life.

    “I think it is always important when we bring community in and families together,” said Lauren Sutherland, a first-grade teacher at Saffell Street Elementary School. “Kids seem to really enjoy. It is fun to see them out and about with their parents.”

  • Turner academic team excels in district, regional competition

    Members of the Robert B. Turner Academic Team have fun challenging themselves while working hard as a team at local district and regional competitions.

    “We are really proud of them, they have done really well this year,” said Sarah Wallace, one of the team’s coaches.

    The team recently placed first overall at the district competition, followed by a fourth-place finish during the regional competition that featured students from Woodford, Jessamine and Mercer counties.