Today's News

  • Some murder cops, others give hugs

    Column as I see ’em …

    Sometimes it’s the smallest gestures that mean the most.

    Monday, when I’m sure it seemed he and his fellow police officers were shoveling you know what against the tide, Clay Crouch got an unexpected but certainly welcome thank-you hug from a woman he didn’t even know.

    I was at 5 Star getting a cold drink on a hot day when Crouch pulled in to gas up his cruiser and get a beverage of his own.

  • Letters to the Editor

    To the editor:

    In “The Way We Were” section on July 16, there is a priceless picture of loved ones preparing to visit my late parents in Monterrey, Mexico.

    Only two of our immediate family of C. Marion and Mazie Railey remain. My older sister Fern, and her husband Roy McClain, are getting ready to celebrate 64 years of marriage on July 29.

    The good folks of Anderson County still remain in our hearts, and the bodies of our parents are buried in Corinth Cemetery. I plan for mine to be buried there, too.

  • Save precious freezer space by canning

    We are now half way through summer. I believe I just made a bunch of folks cheer and a bunch of folks groan. Well, nothing like offering something for everyone.

    The growing seasons in Kentucky vary wildly. Here in Anderson County we can typically start spring crops outdoors in March. Summer crops can start to be planted in May and fall crops start in July and August.

  • Help available for binge-eating disorder

    Binge eating is the most common eating disorder in America.

    We hear more about anorexia and bulimia but binge eating affects more people. Some studies have found that boys and men with eating disorders are more likely to be binge eaters than to have either bulimia or anorexia. Women and girls also suffer from binge-eating disorder. It’s a hidden problem.

    According to research reports from the National Institute of Health there at least three treatment options to help patients with binge-eating disorder curtail their eating.

  • Know good stink bugs from the bad

    Stink bugs are becoming more numerous as we move into the mid-summer months; they are feeding on a wide range of agronomic and horticultural crops.

    Producers are encouraged to be on the lookout for stink bugs and their close relative, leaf-footed bugs. While they do feed on foliage of some crops, the more common damage is to the fruiting structures, the part of the plant we would like to sell.

  • Don’t let your confidence wane as retirement nears

    Americans’ confidence in their ability to retire in finan-cial comfort has rebounded considerably since the Great Recession, but worker optimism leveled off in 2016. Ac-cording to the 26th annual Retirement Confidence Sur-vey — the longest-running study of its kind conducted by Employee Benefit Research Institute in cooperation with Greenwald & Associates — worker confidence stagnated in the past year due largely to subpar market perfor-mance.

  • Fall practice means it’s time for annual ‘discussion’

    Fall sports practices at the high school level began last week at Anderson County and about 275 other schools throughout Kentucky which means it’s time for my annual discussion/rant/informational column.

  • Fighting his toughest battle

    Rick Sallee has always been a battler and has been through it all on the athletic fields.

    As a senior at Pikeville High School, he saw Paintsville’s John Pelphrey, the future Kentucky star, hit a buzzer-beating half-court shot in the 15th Region Tournament to end Sallee’s junior season.

  • Increased awareness leads to softball changes

    Last of a three-part series.

    An awareness of the dangers of overuse and abuse on baseball pitching arms has been on the minds of players and fans for decades.

    At the major league level, four-man pitching rotations were common less than 50 years ago but now nearly all teams go with a five-man rotation and utilize a rule that allows teams to now bring up a pitcher from the minor leagues to pitch a game in a double-header. The rule gives teams one extra player on that day.

  • Sallee says athletic department in good hands during absence

    As Rick Sallee has been battling liver cancer, his assistant, Jeremy Cook, has taken over the duties of athletic director at Anderson County High School until Sallee returns.

    Cook oversaw all of the spring sports seasons, including the school softball team’s trip to the state tournament.