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Today's News

  • Squash is yet another gift of summer

    Summer squash are staples in Kentucky gardens and at local farmers markets. Their versatility makes them easy to prepare for tasty summer meals and side dishes. Two of the more popular varieties include yellow squash and zucchini.

    Squash are fleshy vegetables protected by a hard rind. They belong to the plant family that includes melons and cucumbers. The skin and rind of summer squash are rich in the nutrient beta-carotene, but the fleshy portion of this vegetable is not. To gain the full nutritional benefits of this vegetable, the skins or rinds must be eaten.

  • Do you have your water bag up yet?

    Happy July.If there was ever a contest for most bountiful month, this one is it. Even better, today is the first of two full moons this month. Today is the Full Buck Moon, so named because this is the time of year that bucks grow new antlers. However, it is also known as the Full Thunder Moon, because of the frequency of thunderstorms during the month.

  • Retirement for some old friends at ACE

    I would like to congratulate Jerry Shaw and Ann Asbury on their retirement from the Anderson County Adult Learning Center. I have enjoyed working with them for many years and I consider them both dear friends.

    I worked with Ann the longest. After working in banking for 18 years, I changed jobs in 1998 and became a math tutor and worked as Ann’s instructional assistant under LaVerne Brumley. Over the years Ann has taught me a great deal about teaching, organizing, and always remembering to log student progress in their file.

  • Thousands pay final respects to trooper killed in car wreck

    By Ben Carlson and Ricki Barker, News staff

    A note found in trooper Eric Chrisman’s apartment shortly after his death asked a simple but poignant question: “What legacy do you want to leave?”

    That question was answered for him over the past week as thousands upon thousands of people honored his service to Kentucky, his faith in God and comforted his family following his tragic death.

  • City officer laid to rest

    In less than one week Lawrenceburg has laid to rest two of its finest men. One was a veteran, who spent years serving his community and was well versed in all aspects of law enforcement. Another was much younger, but no less honorable. What he lacked in experience he made up for in commitment to his duty and maturity beyond his years.

  • Schools opt out of non-traditional instruction program

    Snow days may have lost their appeal to some Kentucky students this upcoming school year. Instead of building snowmen and sledding when winter weather forces schools to close, students from 44 Kentucky school districts will be completing pre-arranged lessons from their teachers at home.

    Many school districts have opted to participate in a non-traditional instruction program designed to keep students learning even when bad weather keeps them out of the classroom.

    Anderson County is not one of them.

  • Chrisman will live on as The Trooper

    If you travel down Coffee Tree Road in Frankfort you will soon find yourself face-to-face with the new Kentucky State Police Academy, and while this impressive former prison is a sight to behold; if you take a quick walk of the grounds and steer your steps to the center of the compound, you will find The Trooper.

    He stands 10-feet-tall and his bronze uniform gleams in the sunlight. He rests upon a small platform that reads ‘For all that serve and those who gave all.’

  • Chrisman’s legacy won’t be forgotten

    Fluttering hearts and tight throats were common Monday when Lawrenceburg and the entire state of Kentucky paid homage to Kentucky State Trooper Eric Chrisman. He had died in the line of duty six days before.

  • Bothered by gay marriage? Here’s who’s really to blame

    Column as I see ’em …

    Count me among those disappointed with the Supreme Court’s ruling last week on gay marriage, but not for the reason you might think.

    I held an admittedly obtuse hope that the court would actually do its job and simply declare that the  government has no enumerated Constitutional authority to approve or deny marriage, regardless of sexual preference, and order politicians to start minding their own business.

  • Mozart of Mowing

    Most kids his age choose to retreat indoors on their tablets and phones, rather than face scorching temperatures and sweat-soaked T-shirts.

    Brayden Ashby, 9, is not like most kids.

    Where his peers bemoan the dirt, sweat and hard work of mowing grass, Ashby sees a chance to practice his craft, one he has been cultivating since before he could walk.

    “I’ve almost mowed every yard on this street,” Ashby says proudly while he sips a Big Red on his grandparent’s couch. “It’s just something I’ve always done.”