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Today's News

  • Snip, can way to year-round veggies

    Well, the mercury is rising again and with the exception of the high electric bill, I’m enjoying it.
    Remember a deep red sunset usually indicates prolonged good weather. A deep red sky in the morning usually means rain is on the way.
    The garden is simply loving this weather.  High temperatures and an inch (or more) of rain a week is perfect. The canning and preserving books are flying out the door at the library. Those of you new to bumper harvests may need a little help.

  • Fasting from nostalgia

    Going back is my specialty.
    Recently, I journeyed to my birthplace and personal Mecca all of things food, sand and sea—Long Island, NY.
    My childhood is wrapped up in hazy memories of trips on the ferry, my face smacked with the smell of salt in the air. Melted coconut Popsicle on sandy toes. Biting my lip right before diving before the white crest of a wave.

  • Anderson’s new $2 million eyesore

    If the average picture is indeed worth a thousand words, this group of photos of the weeds growing unabated around the new health department building are worth millions.
    That’s good news, because instead of my usual 700-word column, I’ll instead let the photos do most my talking for me this week.

  • Backpacks, supplies given away July 28

    With schools inching closer to opening day, those in need of backpacks and supplies can get a hand during the annual Family Fun Fest, set for July 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Anderson County Middle School.
    Backpacks and supplies will be given to the first 750 students in line, organizers said.
    The event will also feature the appearance of a Blackhawk helicopter, emergency vehicles, a vehicle rollover simulator and more, organizers said.
    July 12 marks the 10th year of the event.

  • A mighty ‘vine’ time
  • Student hopes to erect memorial to 9/11 victims

    Blake Roach was 5 years old when the World Trade Towers fell in 2001.
    His parents were packing boxes and moving out of his old house when Roach said he saw television images of the twin towers collapsing.
    As the Ground Zero memorial undergoes construction in New York City, Roach’s vision of a permanent Sept. 11 memorial in Anderson County is slowly, but surely taking shape.

  • Man apparently shot self to avoid handing over rent

    The Saffell Street man who claimed he was shot and robbed during a home invasion last week made up the story, according to the Kentucky State Police.
    Zachary Penwell, 30, was indeed shot in the leg, but police say he shot himself and claimed he was robbed of approximately $2,000.
    At least a portion of that money, several sources have confirmed, was money he had collected in rent and was supposed to have turned over to a landlord who was due to pick up it up that day.

  • Two legs good, four legs better

    With two extra legs, one four-legged baby chick might be twice as fast.
    Melinda Campbell of Lawrenceburg isn’t sure. In all of the 23 years she’s raised chickens at her property on Fox Creek Goshen Road, she’s never seen anything quite like it.
    “He’s a bugger to catch, like you can’t even stop him,” she said, the chick chirping in her cupped hands.

  • Wreck near bridge kills girl, 9

    A 9-year-old Versailles girl was killed and three others injured in a one-car accident Monday morning on the Woodford County side of the Tyrone Bridge.

    Hailey White was pronounced dead at the scene after the car in which she was riding went off the road and slammed into a set of trees, according to Lt. Daniel Clark of the Versailles Police Department.

  • Spencer County Fair begins Friday

    The Spencer County Fair will be held July 15 starting at 7 p.m. at the Spencer County Fairgrounds in Taylorsville.
    Admission is $10, with children six and under free.
    A horse pull and cornhole will be held July 15, with horse pull, antique tractor pull and more held July 16. No rides will be offered that weekend.