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Today's News

  • Education briefs: 12-5-12

    Students accept EKU scholarships
    Hundreds of incoming freshmen and transfer students have accepted merit-based scholarships to attend Eastern Kentucky University.
    Local recipients include Deanna Baxter, Anderson County High School, Lawrenceburg, Presidential Scholarship; Lauren Welsh, Anderson County High School, Lawrenceburg, Founders Scholarship; and Shelby Taylor, Anderson County High School, Lawrenceburg, Regents Scholarship.

    Bands to perform Christmas
    concert next week

  • No easy cure for battling the common cold

    First, a little explanation. Last week’s column was supposed to be printed the week before, but the paper got too full of news. So, my Thanksgiving thank you was one week late. Sorry. Now, let me tell you all about my Thanksgiving.

  • 10-pointer
  • First trophy
  • Family Affair
  • Keeping up with Lawrenceburg

    When I was a high school student in a one motel town with one bar and no stoplights, our tiny South Dakota weekly newspaper printed a popular feature second only to the police blotter.
    The coffee talk section.
    Following in the grand biblical tradition of genealogical listings, the coffee talk section was a litany of the week’s gossip and news: who had coffee with whom, who was out of town on vacation, and who hosted their black sheep relatives from who knows where.

  • When days turn chilly, look to soup recipes

    Hot soup is a welcome addition to lunch or supper when the days turn cold. I love tomatoes of every kind except for green tomatoes. The recipe below calls for canned diced tomatoes but you could substitute fresh tomatoes in season and add about 1 1/2 cups more liquid, half broth and the other half milk.
    Creamy Tomato Basil Soup
    Makes 5 servings (1 cup each)
    2 (14) ounce cans diced tomatoes
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1 yellow onion, diced (about 3/4 cup)
    Salt and pepper to taste
    2 tablespoons olive oil

  • Donation for Shop With a Cop
  • ‘Sophomore’ and ‘credenza’ winning words of Spell Off

    Eli Glivin, a seventh grader at Anderson Middle School, will tell you he’s not a trophy winner.
    He is one now after correctly spelling the words “sophomore” and “credenza” in the final round of the 2012 Farm Bureau District Spell Off last Thursday.
    “I don’t know, probably in my room on top of the TV,” Glivin said when asked where he’d put his first place trophy. “I don’t exactly have a trophy case.”

  • ‘Honey wagon’ owner owes me pair of sneakers

    You know you’re having a bad evening when you’ve just stepped in a nightmarish stew of someone else’s feces, urine, used toilet paper and God only knows what else.
    Remote in hand, I had just settled in for some Monday Night Football when my phone rang. It was a tip that someone had just illegally offloaded a septic tank trunk on Wildcat Road and the caller figured I’d want that story for this week’s paper.