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Today's News

  • A very depressing telephone call

    By Ben Carlson, Publisher

    Column as I see ’em …

    He went on and on last Friday, telling me one sad story after the next about Anderson County’s shortcomings, near misses and inability to secure that which seemingly comes easy to other communities.

    It’s a conversation I’ve had before, but never with someone who knew so much about the machinations that have left our area wanting while other areas flourished.

  • Know what labels mean

    When you go grocery shopping, you’ve probably seen some new terms on the labels of your favorite foods. These terms are not meant to cause confusion but can help you make more informed choices about the foods you eat. This is a good thing, as concerns among consumers about food origin, safety and quality continue to increase.

    However, not everything may be a benefit to you. Read the label carefully.

  • Wet spring brings array of common pests

    Gnats are any of several species of small, non-biting flies. They appear suddenly, forming annoying swarms in the air as they mate. While they look like mosquitoes, these gnats cannot bite. Usually, they live for just a few days, and then disappear. Some are attracted to light and may be a nuisance, landing on people or entering homes or businesses.

    The immature stages of gnats develop in standing water in pools, containers, ponds, clogged rain gutters, or in some cases, wet soil in seepage areas. Most feed on algae or decaying plant matter.

    Management

  • Raised garden beds equal less work

    Full time work off the farm leads to busy time on the farm. Thank goodness I love what I do, in both places. It also leads to some really long days and one very tired farmer. I usually write this on Friday mornings, and after such a week of wonderfully perfect working weather, I’m a little tuckered, and perhaps just a little slap happy, so be prepared.

  • 30th District Tournaments get underway Monday

    The 30th District baseball and softball tournaments get underway Monday, May 18, at the Shelby County Athletic Complex.

  • ENGAGEMENT: Zimmerman-Hart

    Randy and Debbie Zimmerman of Lawrenceburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney Zimmerman, to Austin Hart of Lawrenceburg.

    Their wedding is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. May 16 at Rabbit Creek BNB in Versailles.

    The bride-to-be is a 2008 graduate of Anderson County High School, a nursing student at Kentucky State University and a pharmacy technician at Walmart.

    The groom-to-be is a 2010 graduate of Anderson County High School and a corporal in the United States Marine Corps.

  • community briefs

    Memorial Day service scheduled at Healing Field

    Memorial Day services are scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, May 24 at the Healing Field, located in the American Legion Park on Broadway, the organization announced.

    Services are scheduled to be held inside of Patriot Hall if it rains.

    The names of the 118 soldiers who are honored in the Healing Field will be read aloud, along with the names of all Anderson County soldiers who died while serving their country.

  • Tasty meal makes for successful date night at home

    Ciara Hyatt, Cooking columnist

    It is a rare occasion for my husband and I to get a night away without the kids, and sometimes when that night finally arrives, getting dressed up and driving to a busy restaurant is the last thing we want to do.

  • Church news briefs, May 13, 2015

    Friendship Baptist to discuss cemetery

    A meeting for those with family, friends and loved ones buried in Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery are asked to attend a meeting to discuss the cemetery’s long-term support program, organizers announced.

    The meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. May 16 at the cemetery, and will address maintenance, mowing and other needs related to the cemetery.

    For more information, call Phyllis Grubbs at 502-839-7143.

    Alton Christian to host youth rally

  • Will beauty be able to save the world?

    By Nancy Kennedy, Faith columnist

    At my church we talk a lot about beauty.

    The ancient Greeks and the early Christians elevated three prime virtues: truth, goodness and beauty, and as Russian novelist Dostoevsky wrote, “Beauty will save the world.”

    A longing for beauty is primal. A lack of it brings despair.