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Today's News

  • Good Friday is a great day to start potato plants

    I’ve discovered one down side to the mild winter. I didn’t get much of a workout and neither did the dogs.
    I got into “full garden mode” a couple of weeks ago and Spanky and Tiller joined in to help. Keep in mind that most everything is done by hand with a lot of swinging and digging and trips up the hill.
    The dogs follow my every step, with the exception of a rabbit run or two, and I take a lot of steps. Do you know that those fur balls had the nerve to sleep in the next day!

  • Be aware of warning signs of depression

    Depression affects older adults more than most people realize.
    Extension Homemakers in Anderson County and throughout the Fort Harrod area have been learning about depression.  
    The goal of the program is three fold:  
    Recognize signs of clinical depression and seek treatment.
    Reduce the stigma associated with having depression.
    Provide support for loved ones who experience depression.

  • Plug in, tweet and be heard

    Can you tell me how we can improve Anderson County in 140 characters or less?
    Now you can.
    Some authors wrote entire novels based on exposure on Twitter.
    Others, like the president, have even held town hall meetings by responding to questions via tweet.
    The Anderson News isn’t looking to write the next Great American novel, or throw a hat into the presidential ring.
    We’re simply offering another chance for readers to become an integral part of the news making process — a few hashtags and sentences at a time.

  • Don’t rejoice yet over low unemployment

    Column as I see ’em …
    The old adage that figures lie and liars figure has never been truer than it is today, especially when it’s the government doing the figuring.
    Each month I receive unemployment data from the state’s office of employment and training, and it’s about as useful as tickets to have watched Louisville play in Monday’s NCAA finals.
    This month’s data claim that unemployment fell in 111 of Kentucky’s 120 counties when comparing this February to last.

  • Four Roses to release limited edition single barrel bourbon

    This spring, Four Roses Distillery will issue the newest release in its series of limited-quantity special bottlings with the 2012 Limited Edition Single Barrel Bourbon, which will be bottled at barrel strength and encompass a spicy, full-bodied recipe, the distillery announced.

  • Lose weight, lower your risk for type 2 diabetes

    You don’t have to knock yourself out to lower your risk – in fact, the findings of a major study show that modest weight loss can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes by more than half.
    Here are some proven small steps developed by the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) to help you make gradual lifestyle changes to lose weight safely and keep it off.

    Small step No. 1

  • Local grandmothers invent way to keep kids safely in car seats

    A grandmother’s concern created the necessity for a new product in seat belt safety —the Johnny Guard.
    Ama Lovins and her husband David Lovins of Lawrenceburg were traveling from Jackson with 20-month-old grandson Johnny safely secured his booster seat.
    But Johnny managed to unlock himself from his seat belt and climbed into the back of the vehicle as they were leaving the Knott County Walmart parking lot.

  • Turkey bottling comes home

    Master Distiller Jimmy Russell waited while politicians ranging from the mayor to the governor said their piece before summing it up perfectly: “Bottling is coming back home, where it belongs,” he said.
    That was the overriding sentiment last Thursday when the owners of the Wild Turkey distillery hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to commemorate its announced $44 million bottling facility.

  • Chainsaw accident nearly severs woman’s leg

    A Lawrenceburg woman whose left foot was nearly cut off in a chainsaw accident last week is recovering following a pair of surgeries at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.
    Terri Champion, 53, of 1190 Beaver Lake Road, was operating what family members said was a bush-whacker when a chainsaw chain flew off and struck her just above the ankle.
    “It was severed except for one tendon,” said Champion’s sister-in-law, Regina Edington.

  • Cat fans party like it’s 1998

    Well, now, wasn’t that fun?

    Wasn’t it fun to finally breathe when Michael Kidd-Gilchrist blocked Tyshawn Tayler’s layup with a minute to go Monday night?

    Wasn’t it fun to let out that scream, pent up since 1998, when Marquis Teague sank a couple of free throws nine seconds later that all but put the national championship trophy on Kentucky’s plane back to Lexington?

    And for about 90 percent of the college basketball fans in Anderson County, it became a great day to be a Wildcat.