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Today's News

  • Gas pains for most, good deal for few

    By Ben Carlson

    Column as I see ’em …

    I’ve heard several rumors lately about what might be coming to the land purchased several months ago by the joint economic development authority just south of the Bluegrass Parkway. I can neither confirm nor deny any of them, but have my doubts anything will be locating there anytime soon.

    The problem is natural gas. That location doesn’t have it and getting it there will require someone to spend millions to do so.

  • Salvaging belongings in wake of the flood

    Anderson County as well as surrounding counties have experienced flooding. Recovery after the flooding presents many challenges.

    Read about salvaging large appliances and carpeting and other flooring. The bad news is that frequently neither large appliances nor flooring can be saved.

    It’s hard to say whether it’s harder to clean up after a flood or a fire. I personally think it’s more of a challenge after a flood.

    Large electrical appliances

  • Spring a good time to be weather aware

    This is a good time of year to see how weather aware you are in your household.

    You don’t have to be a weather nut like me to take common sense precautions. Check your batteries in your flashlights. Bring pets inside. Check on a neighbor. Make sure the sump pump is working, if you have one.

    Last, but not least, make sure you have discussed hazardous spring weather with your family and make a plan on what to do and where to go.

  • Harrison’s words a reflection of society

    By now you know what Andrew Harrison supposedly said.

    If you don’t know what the University of Kentucky basketball player uttered Saturday after the Wildcats were ousted from the NCAA Tournament, you obviously haven’t been paying attention.

    In case you really did miss it, here is a little refresher.

  • Understand, be wary of grass tetany

    Spring in the Bluegrass is a great time of greening and warming, but it’s also a time when livestock producers need to watch out for grass tetany, also called spring tetany or grass staggers.

    Some people also refer to it as wheat pasture poisoning, winter tetany or lactation tetany. Regardless, it’s a condition caused by an abnormally low level of magnesium in the blood of livestock.

  • Harrowing rescue on flooded Salt River

    A woman had to be rescued from a residence this morning on Bridge Hill Road in Glensboro after the Salt River spilled its banks and left the home surrounded by water.

    Ruth Wilhoit, 67, said she was house-sitting for her parents when the water began to rise following around 4 inches of rain that has fallen since Thursday night.

    First responders launched a boat from behind a residence off Highway 44 and made their way to Wilhoit, who called for help after a propane tank outside the home broke loose and she could smell gas.

  • Church news briefs

    Concert set at Sand Spring Baptist

    The Noblemen from Bagdad and The Craguns from Cincinnati are scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. April 2 at Sand Spring Baptist Church in Lawrenceburg.

    The Cranguns is a quartet featuring Jordan Cragun and his wife, Elena, along with his father, Ray, and cousin, Nick. A love offering will be taken.

    Concert in Frankfort

    The Kingsmen and Shireys are scheduled to perform in concert Thursday, April 9 at Capital City Christian Church, 15 Locust Lane, Frankfort.

  • God has invited you to a forgiveness feast

    By Nancy Kennedy, Faith Columnist

    One of my favorite jokes goes like this:

    A woman whose husband just left her for another woman walks the beach and finds a bottle in the sand. After pulling out the cork, a genie appears and grants her three wishes, with one stipulation: Whatever she wishes for her husband receives double.

  • Library Calendar for April 1, 2015

    The Anderson Public Library will offer the following free classes in March and April.

    Pilates Plus

    When: Mondays and Wednesday

    Time: Noon to 1 p.m.

     

    The library will be closed Friday, April 3 and Monday, April 6.

     

    Your Online Resume

    When: Tuesday, April 7

    Time: 6 p.m.

     

    Seniors Computer Club

    When: Wednesday, April 8

    Time: 10 a.m.

     

    Heirloom Tomato Workshop

    When: Saturday, April 11

  • Most Distinguished winner performs for club

    From staff reports

    The March meeting of the Pierian Woman’s Club included a salad buffet shared with Beta Sigma Phi.

    McKenna Lewis, Distinguished Young Woman of Anderson County, provided musical entertainment.

    The business meeting followed, during which the devotional was presented by Rose Cunningham in memory of her late sister, Pearl Allen.

    Members discussed increasing this year’s scholarship awards by adding two $1,000 scholarships.