Today's News

  • Public pensions top state legislature’s agenda

    By James Tipton, State Representative

    When the 2016 session of the General Assembly convened Jan. 5 the unfunded liability crisis facing our Public Pension Systems was front and center. During my first year in the legislature, I have spent many hours reviewing the history of how this situation came about and studying options as we move forward.

  • Vaccine good first step to prevent calf scours

    Neonatal calf diarrhea is defined as scours when it occurs within the first three weeks of a calf’s life.

    Bacteria, viruses and parasites can attack the lining of the calf’s intestine and cause diarrhea.

    The decrease in absorption of essential nutrients from milk leads to weight loss and dehydration. If the disease level is severe, calves often die, but even calves that survive will perform poorly for the remainder of their lives when compared to healthy calves.

  • Need a healthful hobby? Try gardening

    Happy 2016 to all. The holidays are over and life is returning to what passes for normal. For some, this is a depressing time of year. May I recommend gardening? Gardening is one of the most healthful hobbies you can have.

    Though just starting seeds indoors doesn’t provide for much physical activity, it will potentially lower your blood pressure, increase your mental acuity and reduce your stress. And there is also the reward factor of watching positive growth.

  • Medicaid costs will hit you in the wallet

    Column as I see ’em …

    It remains to be seen what changes Gov. Bevin plans to make to the expanded Medicaid plan his predecessor shoved down Kentucky’s throat, but here’s hoping it’s a little less expensive for those actually paying for it.

    Giving health care to people who truly can’t afford it isn’t a bad thing. Having those who have to pay for it, though, shell out the kind of bucks it’s currently costing, is.

  • Beware of sharp-toothed sheep

    By Nancy Kennedy, Faith Columnist

    Touted as the youngest ordained minister in history, 4-year-old Marjoe Gortner burst onto the Holy Ghost revival scene in the late 1940s.

    His father, a second-generation preacher, trained the boy, who had a talent for sweeping and pointed gestures, to proclaim the name of “Jay-zus” — and bilk money from the faithful who came to hear him preach.

  • Let smoothies help get new year off to healthy start

    By Ciara Hyatt, Cooking Columnist

    2016 is here, and for most of us the new year comes with lots of plans and goals … and unfortunately, a few extra pounds.

    This year, instead of backing away from the table and ending up hungry (and not a very happy person to be around), I’ve decided to simply fill the table with healthier foods. I am not going to make the same mistake as last year by beginning a rigorous exercise routine with a hungry belly.

  • Senior Center Calendar, Jan. 6, 2016

    Monday – Jan. 12

    8:30 Yoga

    10:00 Smithsonian Walk with Kris

    10:30 Snap Info with Joan Martin

    11:30 Lunch

    1:00 Advisory Council Meeting

    7:00 Rook Club

    Wednesday – Jan. 13

    8:30 Breakfast Club

    10:00 Rockin’ with Rick

    10:15 Hearing Clinic

    11:30 Lunch

    1:00 Yoga

    2:00 Card Club/Board Games

    Friday – Jan. 15

    8:30 Breakfast Club

    10:30 MLK Gifts to All with Victor Brown

    11:30 Lunch

  • Library Calendar, Jan. 6, 2016

    The following events are scheduled at the Anderson Public Library. Call 839-7243 for more information.

    Writer’s Group

    What: How to Read Your Character

    When: Thursday, Jan. 7

    Time: 6 p.m.


    Trivia Night

    When: Friday, Jan. 8

    Time: 6 p.m.


    APL Book Club

    When: Monday, Jan. 11

    Time: 6 p.m.


    Make Glycerin Soap

    When: Tuesday, Jan. 12

    Time:  6 p.m.

  • Bearcats promising despite so-so start

    By Aaron Steele, student columnist

    Anderson County Bearcat hoops are off to an odd start this season. When questioning head coach Glen Drury about it, his response to me was “It’s a process.” Frankly, that’s not an arguable point. The same seems to be happening this year with Kentucky’s men's basketball team.

  • Birdwhistell picked to help make Kentucky’s Medicaid program ‘model to the nation’

    By Al Cross
    Kentucky Health News
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Gov. Matt Bevin said Wednesday that a University of Kentucky health executive and former state health secretary, Mark Birdwhistell, will help him design a Medicaid program that "will be a model to the nation." He said he hopes to know by the middle of 2016 whether his new administration can reach an agreement with federal officials on the shape of the program.