Today's News

  • Legion, Auxiliary attend convention

    The American Legion and Auxiliary convention was held in Louisville on June 28-30. Unit 34 received many certificates of appreciation for the groups’ legislative program, national security, past president’s parley program, Thomson-Hood Veterans Center, cavalcade of memories, americanism, poppy program, community service, chaplain and history.
    The Membership Achievement and Beyond award for 110 percent was an eagle and certificate.

  • Wild Turkey expansion under way
  • Share Christ’s message with evil-doers, too

    The Colorado shooting spree that took place last week is one of the saddest and most disturbing things I can imagine.
    My heart and my prayers go out to the families that lost loved ones and the still injured.
    I often reflect on what kind of a monster this suspect was to apparently commit such a heinous act. It is reminiscient of Columbine or Timothy McVeigh.
    Over the weekend I heard comments from others about what they wish they could do to the perpetrator of this evil act.

  • Help and advice available for caregivers

    You probably know someone who is a caregiver to a parent, spouse or adult child. Some caregivers are retired and caring for a parent and a spouse.
    Many middle-aged adults are finding themselves caring and supporting two generations — their children and their aging parents.
    While caregiving can be very rewarding, it often can bring additional emotional, physical and financial stresses for caregivers as they try to balance a career, parenting and elder care.

  • Don’t let drought run food funds dry

    Thank the Lord, we received rain.
    Mother Nature sure can be fickle. I am always amazed a what a difference just a few miles makes when it come to rain. I may get a lot here on the farm and folks in town get barely a drop. It works the other way, too. It’s especially tough when I’m at work and watching the rain pour off the roof of the library in buckets, only to come home later and find not a drop of it fell on the farm.

  • Want good news? Read

    The Anderson News prints good news.
    This statement is fact.
    Not opinion, although I’m declaring this truth to be self-evident in a column on the opinion page.
    Recently I was asked by a reader via e-mail to give more positive recognition in the paper, promote more positive coverage.
    I don’t mind responding to reader requests, especially easy ones.
    My answer — we already do.

  • Taxpayers, unemployed won’t like any of this

    Column as I see ’em …
    If you had poured over $900,000 into home improvements since 1988, would you even consider selling it today for $75 grand?
    Granted, the old Early Childhood Center isn’t a home, per se, but that’s about how much money taxpayers have dumped into it over the past 24 years.
    Not a very good investment, considering that earlier this month the building — along with 7.5 acres of land — fetched about 12 percent of the amount spent to fix it up, according to the district’s own depreciation schedule.

  • Calm after the storm
  • Hospital to host ‘Kids Safety Day’

    Frankfort Regional Medical Center will host a “Kid’s Safety Day” on Saturday, July 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the back parking lot of the hospital.
    The event is free to the public, and all children in attendance will receive a free bike safety helmet.
    Other events include:
    Bike raffle
    Charlie’s Challenge bike safety course
    Child ID Kits
    Child safety seat checks
    Pool safety
    Information on poison control
    Information on heat and sun exposure
    Information on bites and stings

  • All in the family

    Grape stomping is in Joe Sloan’s blood.
    His Italian grandfather taught him how, and Joe kept the tradition alive, passing down his knowledge to his three sons.
    “We’ve done the ‘Lucille Ball’ thing, get in there and smash them up with your feet,” Joe said.
    The art of wine making stayed in the family as well, with the Sloan family opening its Rising Sons Home Farm and Winery to the public for the first time this summer.