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Today's News

  • Learn to hook and cook your own locally sourced fish in Lexington May 28

    From staff reports

    People in search of their own locally-sourced, organic fish need to look no further than the nearest lake or river.

    For those foodies who are lost when it comes to catching their own meals, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources offers a special Hook and Cook program from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 28 at Jacobson Park Lake in Lexington.

  • Voter turnout low in county
  • Stumbo’s mad and I’m glad

    Column as I see ’em …

    House Speaker Greg Stumbo and his cohorts on both sides of the aisle got caught being sneaky and they don’t like it.

    But I sure do.

    Stumbo is fussing and threatening legal action against Gov. Bevin’s recent line-item budget vetoes, apparently because at least one sheds a bit too much light on government — and we all know how, like cockroaches, sneaks hate being exposed to the light.

  • How to manage home garden pests

    It is a good time to think about pest control for your home vegetable garden.

    You can control pest problems, and perhaps prevent future difficulties, in your garden by doing some advance planning and following a few simple Integrated Pest Management practices. IPM promotes minimal pesticide use and emphasizes the use of all available pest control methods including cultural, mechanical and biological practices to prevent pest problems.

  • Take gardening inspiration from arboretums, garden shows

    Necessity is the mother of invention. Plato usually gets the credit for this quote, though no one really knows for sure. We all come up with brilliant ideas, eventually. Just look at Pinterest.

    I think environment also plays a key role. Our surroundings set the scene and our imagination takes off. When I see a pile of “junk,” I wonder what I could do with it.

    I think we should take this same approach to our landscape. Walk by the front of your house with a visitor’s eyes.

  • Voters head to polls Tuesday for primaries

    From staff reports

    Anderson County Republicans did their part to select their party’s nominee for president during a caucus earlier this year.

    On Tuesday, Democrats have their turn when they will head to polls for the primary election that features the ongoing battle between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

    But that doesn’t mean Republicans need to stay home.

    Two names appear on the ballot in a primary election for Sen. Rand Paul, including Stephen Howard Slaughter and James R. Gould.

  • Heritage Hall seniors dream of hitting the beach

    “I want to put my toes in the sand.”

    That’s what 88-year-old Charlotte Glass said of the prospect of being one of the two Heritage Hall residents chosen to go on a beach vacation this fall.

    “It’s real nice,” she added. “I don’t think I’ve ever been to the beach before.”

    Signature HealthCare, which bought Heritage Hall last year, offers two residents from each of its facilities a vacation to one of four predetermined destinations.

  • Tax increase likely as district rejects pay hikes

    The Anderson County School Board voted unanimously Monday to keep staff salaries in place for the coming fiscal year, with a step increase based on years of experience or service.

    “It really saddens me that we keep asking more from you all and we can’t give you all more,” board member James Sargent said, before he was interrupted by fellow member Roger McDowell.

    “It’s simple, Sarge,” he said. “We are probably one of the few boards in the state that doesn’t raise the tax rate 4 percent every single year.”

  • Fourth-graders ‘Stamp Out Hunger’

    The National Association of Letter Carriers’ “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive is planned for May 14.

    Residents are asked to collect and bag non-perishable food items and place them by the mailbox for the letter carrier to deliver to a local food bank or pantry.

    Non-perishable food items include: canned meat, fish, soup, juice, vegetables, pasta, cereal, peanut butter, and rice.

    Items that have expired or are in glass containers are unacceptable.

    Fresh food may be donated online at www.stampyourgood.com.

  • Robert B. Turner Derby winners