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Today's News

  • Red Cross to offer babysitter training

    The Frankfort chapter of the American Red Cross will offer babysitter training along with pediatric first aid/CPR July 17 and 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, the agency announced.
    Pre-registration is required five days before the first class by calling 800-578-5904 or 502-223-1795, or at redcross.org.
    The classes are for those 11 and older.
    When registering on the website, participants can get a 20 percent discount by using the code INDY200913, according to a news release.

  • Hardware purchase an Independence Day surprise

    Don Simmons was shocked when he saw the receipt.
    When the Fairview Drive looked at the total for the hardware he purchased July 4 at Tractor Supply, it came to the $17.76 — the year of our nation’s birth on our nation’s birthday.
    “I thought it was funny, being the year of the American Revolution,” Simmons said Monday by phone. “I asked the clerk, ‘Hey, since you have to work today, are you charging everyone the same amount?’ She laughed in return and agreed that was pretty interesting.”

  • Real Key lime juice is key to wonderful pie

    I’m teaching a class on American regional cooking. In this column I usually use recipes that feature Kentucky products.
    However, everyone in the class loved this recipe and it does make a very nice dessert for summer. It isn’t low in calories or high on good nutrition but it does taste good.     

  • 83-year-old buys first home

    Marian Masters will be 113 years old when her 30-year mortgage is paid off.
    If that sounds unusual it should because, unlike most people who take out their first mortgage early in life, Marian waited until she was 83 to purchase her first home — a home she says is a gift from God.
    “I just walk through it and thank the Lord for this home,” said Marian, who just moved into her new home and to Lawrenceburg a couple of weeks ago.
    “It’s so beautiful and I know the Lord is in every corner of it.”

  • ‘One big bruise’

    God leaped out of the passenger seat to protect Phyllis Oates when a log truck struck her car last Wednesday afternoon on Highway 555.
    That’s how Oates, 57, explains how she survived the violent wreck that left her battered, broken and bruised, but alive to talk about it.
    Speaking by phone Monday from her hospital bed at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, Oates said she expects to fully recover from her injuries, which include a broken neck, wrist, sternum and ribs.

  • Fireworks rescheduled for Saturday

    From staff reports
    Anderson Countians might just get to see fireworks after all — weather permitting.
    After rain forced July 4 activities to be cancelled twice last week, the fireworks display is now scheduled for dusk in the county park this Saturday night.
    The veterans parade has been cancelled, but city officials said Tuesday morning there will be live entertainment on the Green that evening.
    The weather for Saturday was expected to be clear, but if it rains, the fireworks display will not be rescheduled, local officials said.

  • Services today for Democratic Party stalwart

    A woman credited by many as being the heart and soul of the Democrat Party in Anderson County has died.

    Gayle Dadisman, 79, passed away Sunday after a lengthy battle with cancer.

    Those who knew and worked with her said she will be greatly missed.

    “She meant everything to the party,” said local attorney Betty Springate. “She was the lifeblood of the Democratic Party in Anderson County.”

    Gov. Steve Beshear lauded Dadisman as someone who understood the role of government in people’s lives.

  • Storm wreaks heavy damage to tobacco crop

    Unrelenting rain last week proved disastrous for local farmers who on Monday were still trying to determine exactly how much damage it caused.

    Heavy rain started pounding Anderson County on Thursday and continued almost non-stop through Saturday night.

    Amounts vary by location, but Emergency Management Director Bart Powell said rain gauges he uses showed Anderson got around 6.5 inches during that period, but others reported getting significantly more over the past couple of weeks.

  • Letting go of his baby

    It's never easy walking away from something you love.

    It's doubly hard when that something is a job where you got your first experience and elevated the performance from the good to the great.

    But Clay Birdwhistell just felt it was time.

    After seven years leading the girls' basketball program at Anderson County Middle School and doubling as an assistant coach at the high school, Birdwhistell announced he was giving up the middle school part of his duties in the spring.

  • Fish offshore for post-spawn largemouth bass

     By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    The wet and unseasonably cool weather pattern lately seems more consistent with Kentucky Derby week than early July.

    Chris Hickey, black bass research biologist for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, said the cool weather delayed the largemouth bass spawn a couple of weeks, but now everything is on schedule as we head into the heat of summer.

    He said anglers report largemouth bass gathering on the channel ledges on Kentucky and Barkley lakes.