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Today's News

  • Rucker completes basic training

    Private First Class Landon D. Rucker graduated earlier this month from U.S. Marine Corps boot camp in Parris Island, South Carolina, according to a news release.

    The 2010 graduate of Anderson County High School successfully completed 13 weeks of inten-sive basic military training as one of 56 recruits in Training Platoon 3045.

    During his training, Rucker received the Marks-menship Rifle Expert Badge.

    Following a 10 day leave, Rucker reported to Camp Lejeune for one month at Marine Combat Training then Military Occupation Specialty School.

  • Heritage Hall in need of yard sale items

    Residents and staff at Signature HealthCare at Heritage Hall will host a yard sale July 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to help fund two residents’ beach vacation.

    Donations may be dropped off at Heritage Hall Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., or pickup can be arranged by calling 502-680-1344.

    When making donations, ask for Misty Montgomery, quality of life director.

    They are also accepting monetary donations in the form of cash or money order payable to Signature HealthCare.

  • Celebrating success on Main Street
  • Education briefs

    Students graduate from EKU

    Twelve area students were among the 1,909 graduates at Eastern Kentucky Uni-versity recently.

  • Fixing problems, a pothole at a time

    Column as I see ’em …

    Sometimes getting a problem fixed is knowing the right person to call.

    I spent a couple of hours last week interviewing a fellow named Ashley Courchene, one of the residents who lives on Berdine Way, a dead end street across the highway from Honeysuckle Drive.

    Ashley, who motors around the community in a power scooter, called to let me know about a big pothole in the road and share his frustration in getting someone, anyone in county government to fix it.

  • Meeting a hero, close to home

    It used to be Superman,

    Johnny Bench and then George Jones.

    But lately I’ve been finding all my heroes

    Closer to home.

    —The Oak Ridge Boys

    I never met Mason Rucker until I was out of college, but he quickly became one of my heroes.

    If you ever got to know him, he’d be one of yours too.

  • Learn how to plant garden, grow flowers on the cheap

    Those rascally rabbits just ate 100 of my tomato plants. At least I hadn’t planted them yet.

    Those were my later tomatoes, but still. It was easy pickins, and my fault, because they were in a float tray, in a tub, on the ground. Oh well, the trials and tribulations of a farmer.

    There have been several new gardening tips come my way lately and I thought I’d share with you this week. Gardening does have its expenses, so any time I can find a way to save, I’m on it.

    Let’s start with flowers.

  • Son busted for stealing items from father’s house

    From staff reports

    A Lawrenceburg man remains behind bars after he allegedly stole a number of items from his father’s house.

    Brian Daniels, 32, of 302 Suzanne St., and another man were seen allegedly loading a white passenger car with lawn mowers and other yard maintenance items on June 21, according to a police report.

    They also took several DVDs and CD player from inside the home.

    Police arrived and found that two sheds on the property had been forcibly entered, according to the report.

  • Anderson native honored by NAIA sports info pros

    Campbellsville University’s sports information department claimed 10 Media and Publications Contests awards at the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Sports Information Directors Association Convention, according to a news release.

    Anderson County native Jordan Alves leads the department as the school’s sports information director.

  • Curry, Aldridge named All-State, play in East-West games

    The awards keep rolling in for Anderson County High School softball players.

    Senior Mia Aldridge and junior Bailey Curry have both been named to First Team All-State by the Kentucky Softball Coaches Association.

    It is the second consecutive year that Curry, a catcher, has been named to the first team. She was a second team selection in 2014.

    Aldridge was a third team selection last season.