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Today's News

  • Try these methods to controls wasps, hornets

    Our office has received many calls over the last month regarding hornets and yellowjackets. Hornets are far more dangerous to control than paper wasps. Hornets nests can contain thousands of wasps which are extremely aggressive when disturbed. A full wasp suit sealed at the wrists, ankles and collar is recommended when disposing of a hornet nest.

  • An heirloom jewelry story: the wedding day pearls

    I wore my strand of pearls today, the ones my husband gave me on our wedding day.

    Though I have a good amount of jewelry in my wooden jewelry box, this piece is my favorite. It always makes me feel beautiful and elegant. Real pearls have a slight weight around your neck; it’s a constant reminder of the best day of my life and makes me feel engulfed in love.

  • Start canning your summer bounty

    Finally, a good long drink arrived and the gardens and wildflowers went “ahhhhhh.” Mother Nature sure has been stingy with her water this season, especially here on the farm. Even my purple cone flowers were looking droopy.

    Out here on “The Ridge,” rains frequently go around us. It can be pouring down in town and we may get only sprinkles here on the farm. Occasionally, the tables may turn, but that’s usually in the winter.

  • LPD confiscates counterfeit goods at 127 Yard Sale

    Yellow crime scene tape surrounded three vendor tents at the Eagle Lake Expo Center Saturday afternoon.

    According to the Lawrenceburg Police Department, a compliant was made concerning subjects selling counterfeit items. Detective Jeremy Cornish began an investigation of three booths at the 127 Yard Sale.

    Police spent the afternoon seizing numerous counterfeit items including designer purses, headphones, designer clothing along with cash, a van and a trailer.

  • Branson sentenced to 20 years

    Timothy Branson smiled and even laughed at the family of his late wife while being sentenced Friday for admittedly shooting and killing her in 2012.

    “Please don’t grin,” said Dudley “Trey” Darnell, 16, a grandson of the victim, Modena Sutton Branson. “You’ve torn apart a family and ruined lives. It’s mind-blowing that you have no remorse for someone else’s life.”

  • Lewis named Distinguished Young Woman

    McKenna Lewis was moved to tears Saturday night when she was selected as this year’s Distinguished Young Woman of Anderson County.

    “I’m overwhelmed,” said Lewis. “It’s something I promised my grandpa I would do before he died. There’s no better feeling than knowing I made him proud.”

    Lewis competed against seven other contestants: Allison Adams, Rebekah Cardwell, NaKayla Turner, Sydney Jessee, Tess Taylor, Jacy Isaacs and Megan Sparrow.

  • Eagle Lake Expo Center featured in HGTV show ‘Endless Yard Sale’

    Film crews from the cable network HGTV set up this past weekend at the Eagle Lake Expo Center to shoot “Endless Yard Sale.”

    The show is a special on the 127 Yard Sale, highlighting the unique items shoppers can find.

    The competition-style show featured two teams who were given a certain amount of money to shop at the yard sale.

    The goal was to bring back their findings to an appraiser to assess their value and make more than they initially brought in. The team who found the most valuable items won the competition.

  • Mount Eden firehouse blaze deemed ‘not suspcicious,’ fire chief says

    By Lynette Mason

    Landmark News Service

    Less than a week after a devastating fire destroyed the Mount Eden firehouse, four apparatus, supplies and equipment, Mount Eden Fire Chief Doug Herndon and his all-volunteer crew of firefighters, are back in the business of protecting and serving the Mount Eden community.

    The early morning fire last Tuesday consumed the facilities and equipment, but it did not take the spirit and determination from the department.

  • Rather than turning a blind eye, read news carefully and prayerfully

    A part of my morning routine is picking up my iPhone and, after silencing the alarm, opening Facebook and Twitter, checking for any news updates that may have been released overnight. The dim light pierces the darkness as I scroll the newsfeeds, reading the headlines from the various sources I follow. It can often lend itself to prayer for these people, places and circumstances.

  • Church news briefs for Aug. 13, 2014

    Calvary Baptist to host Jay Stone Singers

    The Jay Stone Singers will be in concert on Thursday, Aug. 21, 7 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 2193 Cornishville Road, Harrodsburg. Everyone welcome.

    The concert is free but love offerings will be accepted.

    Sand Spring Baptist to host Shireys, Jay Stone Singers

    The Jay Stone Singers and The Shireys will be in concert Aug. 22 at 7p.m. at Sand Spring Baptist Church, located at 1616 Harrodsburg Road in Lawrenceburg.