Today's News

  • Dancers selected to attend convention in New York

    The Kelley Puckett Dance Academy Dance Team was recently selected to attend the 2012 All Star Dancers National Dance Convention in New York City, according to a news release.
    The team was chosen from hundreds of groups to attend when they performed a group jazz routine at the Applause Talent Dance Competition in Louisville.
    The five-day convention will include a dance workshop and mock audition taught by the world famous Radio City Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall.

  • An inflatable hospital, just in case

    What has 16 rooms, suction, oxygen and four inflated walls?
    Anderson County’s version of a hospital, that’s what.
    OK, hospital might be a bit grand, but if the need arose to treat mass casualties on a moment’s notice, local emergency responders do have an inflatable device that can house up to 16 patients.
    It even has heart monitors.
    Owned by the state but stored here just in case, the facility was on display last Thursday outside of the EMS building on US 127 Bypass.

  • Hospital announces humanitarian award winners

    Frank Manns, Jaime Montalvo, MD, and Priscilla Gershman were recently awarded Frankfort Regional Medical Center’s 2011 Frist Humanitarian Award as employee, physician, and volunteer of the year, respectively.
    The honor places Manns, Montalvo and Gershman in nomination for the nationwide Frist Humanitarian Award, the highest honor an employee or volunteer can receive within Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), the parent company of Frankfort Regional Medical Center.

  • News briefs: 5-9-12

    Retired Teachers
    to meet May 10
    The Anderson County Retired Teachers will meet at Lawrenceburg First Christian Church on May 10 at 6 p.m. for a potluck meal.
    Meat will be furnished.

    Garden Club of Danville
    hosts ‘Danville in Bloom’
    The Garden Club of Danville will present “Danville in Bloom,” a standard flower show, on June 1-2 at the Community Arts center.
    The show will be held from 1-6 p.m. on June 1, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 2. Admission is free and open to the public.

  • Woodford Woman’s Club plans annual garden tour

    The Woodford County Woman’s Club Garden Department will host its third annual Garden Tour on Saturday, May 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    The tour will showcase eight private gardens that incorporate formal and casual styles, expansive and compact gardens, and both town and country settings. Included on the tour is a mix of professionally and owner designed gardens, organizers said.
    A portion of the proceeds will support the Coats and Shoes for Kids Project for Woodford County Children.  

  • Looking for life in weekly obituaries

    I love reading obituaries.
    Not because I am happy to learn that someone died.
    But because it’s an entire epic novel squeezed into miniature, tracing life from birth to death.
    It’s Homer’s Odyssey compressed down to the time it takes to read a haiku.
    Is this morbid fascination? I don’t think so.
    For one instant, in a few, compact lines, we learn that someone’s ordinary life wasn’t so ordinary.
    Read between the lines.
    We have more in common with the dead than you’d think.

  • This tree hugger now has six new trees

    I have trees in my kitchen. Yes, I know it’s not what you’d expect to find, even on a farm, but the mower can’t get to them inside.
    Since Earth Day, I’ve acquired six new trees, and they’re all babies. You knew I was a tree hugger, right?
    They’ll go into the ground just as soon as I decide where they’ll be happy. I will also put a little mulch and wire around them, to ensure that I don’t drive over them with the mower.

  • Fix these problems, too

    We’ve had several calls and comments from readers who were none too happy with the tractor and truck pulls, particularly because of the late-night noise and litter.
    Screaming engines at 10 p.m. on a Friday night are one thing, but when they’re howling after midnight, it’s understandable that some folks are going to object.
    We checked, and the city’s 911 dispatch center said it received three calls Friday night, but none Saturday when the pulls ended much earlier.

  • Rent pulling track to shut up critics

    Good weather and large crowds mean last weekend’s truck and tractor pull will result in a hefty donation for the county park.
    Just how hefty that donation will be is unanswerable, and not because receipts from the gate and concessions are still being counted.
    And that’s a problem.
    The Anderson County Fiscal Court needs to adopt a hard-and-fast policy on using the county park for events of any kind, including those designed to be fundraisers.

  • When food is sugar free, look more closely

    Last week I met with the group at the Senior Center to discuss carbohydrate counting, diabetes management and sugar free foods.
    The big question was if sugar free foods are really good for you.  
    The true definition of a sugar free food is that it has less than .5g of sugars. Some manufacturers are not complying with the FDA regulations that any sugar free food that is not low or reduced in calories should disclose that fact.