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Today's News

  • Trustees’ pay raise histrionics ridiculous

    Column as I see ’em …
    Library trustees Amy Kennedy and Katie Hutton need to take a deep breath and calm down.
    Or at least log onto this newspaper’s website and read what I’ve actually written instead of what they apparently think I have.
    Their histrionics during last Tuesday night’s library board meeting about getting “slayed” in the newspaper after voting to give library employees a pay increase was, to be kind, unfortunate. To be not so kind, ridiculous.

  • DARE fishing derby Saturday

    Grab a fishing pole, some bait and tackle, and head over to the annual DARE Fishing Derby, scheduled to be held this Saturday, to see who can nab the biggest catch of the day.  
    The 2013 DARE Fishing Derby is set to be held Saturday, June 1 from 8 to 11 a.m. at the lake near Hope Community Church, located just over the Anderson County line on US 127.
    Registration is free for children ages 15 and younger. Fishing begins at 8 a.m. Participants are asked to bring their own fishing poles, tackle and bait (not provided.)

  • Seniors remember Cody

    A simple button for a simple country boy: just Cody Ramsey’s name, the year he would have graduated from Anderson County High School, and the word “unforgettable.”   
    High school seniors Peyton Howard and Rachael Walker said they were driving down US 62 one night about two months ago when they passed the place where their friend and classmate Cody Ramsey had died.
    Ramsey, about to enter his senior year at Anderson County High School, was driving back to work to his job in the county park last July when his minivan hit a tree.

  • No ruling yet on case of tied up 3-year-old

    One of the three public defenders representing the parents and grandmother charged with tying up a 3-year-old child up to 16 hours a day argued Tuesday in Anderson Circuit Court that their clients would not get an impartial trial in Anderson County.

  • Water bills could be socked with 911 fee

    The shrinking number of landline telephones could result in a fee to fund the 911 dispatch center being added to water bills across Anderson County.
    Members of the city/county joint 911 Committee have for several months been discussing how to replace the $1.89 monthly landline fee as more and more people drop home phone service and replace it with cell phones or internet-based service called voice over IP.
    Committee Chairman Todd Sparrow said Friday that adding a fee to water bills is among several options being considered.

  • It's catfish time in the Commonwealth

    By Art Lander, Jr.

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    When water temperatures warm into the 70s, it's catfish time across Kentucky.

  • Free fishing opportunities abound this weekend

    Families can take a free test drive of fishing fun during the first weekend of June.

    Kentucky celebrates free fishing weekend across the state June 1-2. It’s been an annual event since at least 1992.

    Moms, dads, grandparents, extended family and out-of-state visitors all can sample Kentucky’s fishing opportunities without having to buy a license or permit during this weekend. Size and creel limits on the number of fish that angles may keep still apply, however. Anglers may keep trout without possessing a trout permit during free fishing weekend.

  • Bearcat record belies progress made under dire circumstances

    Working this craft as long as I have – 28 years – teaches some truths that will never be part of the class syllabus in Journalism 101.

    For that matter, you won't even find it in graduate level courses. Unless, of course, the major is life lessons.

  • OUTDOORS: Flawed elk hunt drawing system should be overhauled

    Allow me to rant a little about the recent Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife’s annual elk “drawing.”

    As you can probably guess, neither I, nor anyone I know of as of this writing, was drawn for any of the tags again this year. I vowed before buying a license for the 2013-14 seasons that I would not “donate” another $10 of my hard earned money to a flawed system but I did anyway hoping for one last opportunity after all these years. 

  • OUTDOORS: Keep safety in mind as Kentucky's recreational boating season launches

    By Art Lander, Jr.

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    The just completed Memorial Day holiday served as the unofficial start of recreational boating season in Kentucky.

    Boating safety officials with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources are urging everyone who plans to be on the water to keep safety in mind. About 90 percent of all boating accident victims die as a result of drowning.