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Today's News

  • News briefs

    NRA to host ‘Muzzle Blast’

    at senior center

    The Central Kentucky Friends of the National Rifle Association will host a 10-gun raffle and dinner Thursday, Oct. 6 at the Anderson Senior Center, the organization announced.

    Tickets for the event are $75 through Sept. 30, $100 after that, and will enter participants in a “Muzzle Blast” raffle for guns that will be given away that evening.

    National Rifle Association membership is not required to participate.

  • Burgoo contests show community’s heart

    Column as I see ’em …

    It’s probably my bias bubbling over, but as September comes to an end each year I can’t help but think what a great community we have.

    Of course that’s following yet another tremendous Burgoo Cook-off, the newspaper’s annual fundraiser for Shop With a Cop that had a record-setting year last weekend and drew a tremendous crowd of judges and an even more tremendous field of competitors.

    After six years it could be easy to become complacent about how well that event does, but check this out.

  • Feeding corn? Be cautious about ear rot

    Conditions during July were favorable for infections by a couple of fungi that are known to cause ear rots of corn.

    Observations of Diplodia ear rot already have been made in some corn fields in Kentucky this year.

    Although conditions have also been favorable for Gibberella ear rot, I am not aware of any observations of that disease in Kentucky corn fields at this time.

    Diplodia Ear Rot

  • Winter squash much more than fall a decoration

    Happy fall. The Autumnal Equinox has come. To me, that means shorter days and colder temps.

    Early fall is kind of like a breaking in period. Mother Nature will be fluctuating the weather like a yo-yo just to get us used to things. As I prepare for my 20th Kentucky winter, I can honestly say I’ll never get used to it.

  • Parents share feelings through letters

    When Steve Swank comes up with lessons for his students at Apex Academy he often has to think outside the box. That’s exactly what he did when he came up with his latest idea.

    “Over the summer, I was watching a documentary on ESPN about a high school football team in Hollywood, California. These kids came from tough backgrounds and didn’t have a lot of support at home,” he said.

  • A bright future

    Alexis Weathers spent four days over summer vacation doing something none of her other classmates did — attending the Congress of Future Medical Leaders at the University of Massachusetts in Boston.

    Alexis was nominated by a Harvard University professor based on her grades and leadership abilities.

    She said didn’t even know about the nomination.

    “We got a packet in the mail saying I’d been nominated,” she explained.

  • Blood donor
  • IBRA HILL’S YELLOW POPCORN ‘POPS IN THE FIELD’

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Sept. 29, 1966

    A/3c Coley Moffett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Moffett, took parachute training at Fort Benning, Georgia. Upon completion he was to report to Keesler Field, Mississippi

    Charles Woods accepted a position with the City Waterworks as manager at the City Disposal Plant. He was associated with Edwards Sausage Company for the past 11 years as a truck driver.

    Beulah Sparrow was chosen as 4-H girl of the week.

    Mike Hostetter was chosen as 4-H boy of the week.

  • Dunbar speed sinks battered Bearcats

    LEXINGTON -- Everything happened so quickly for Dunbar last Friday.

    The Bulldogs enjoyed a happy Homecoming when they scored 19 unanswered points to defeat Anderson County, 40-21, in high school football action at Jon Akers Stadium. Both teams now stand at 2-4 on the year.

  • Hamrick to lead Campbellsville tennis

    Anderson County resident Kristen Hamrick has been named to lead the women’s tennis program at Campbellsville University. The school announced Hamrick’s hiring in a news release last Thursday.

    Hamrick, who played tennis at Campbellsville, leaves her post as the girls’ tennis coach at Anderson County High School, a position she has held for the last two seasons.

    At Campbellsville, Hamrick will be the first full-time women’s tennis coach in the school’s history, according to the release.