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Today's News

  • Edwardo’s honored with Minuteman award
  • What the heck is that?
  • Tips for preparing next year’s garden, trees

    I'm sorry. Apparently, all we needed to end the drought was for me to put in a hose spigot at the bottom of the hill.
    The years of hauling water in gallon jugs up and down the hill, from plant to plant to plant is over. Can't say I'll miss it, though it did wonders for my biceps.
    Just as I'm ready to turn on the hose, Mother Nature steps in to supply all I need. Well, at least I'm ready for next year.

  • Best bet for getting rid of bed bugs is to hire a professional

    An office visitor inquired about how to get rid of bed bugs in an apartment.
    The best answer is to hire a professional pest control company.
    They have access to insecticides that are not available to a homeowner. Professional used insecticides such as Temprid, Transport and Phantom, all registered trademark insecticides, tend to be more effective than bed bug sprays sold by retailers.

  • Putting a face to the economy

    The economy.
    If you listen closely to the way people talk about the economy, you expect Frankenstein’s monster pieced together from the most terrifying of horror film creatures.
    Like the nameless beast hiding underneath the bed, the economy creates havoc without anyone physically seeing or touching it.
    “The economy” induces enough stress and fear, it seems, to launch a thousand nightmares.
    It starves. It steals. It turns decent people desperate.

  • Will attorney general’s office keep talking tough?

    Column as I see ’em …
    Don’t be surprised this week if a former social services employee who pleaded guilty to nine felony counts of falsifying her investigations is, in essence, released from prison.
    Yep, the five year sentence Margaret “Geri” Murphy received just a month ago could be set aside when she asks for, and odds are will receive, shock probation.

  • Giant sunflower
  • Truck tug will benefit Ramsey family

    A truck tug of war is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 8 at benefit the family of the late Cody Ramsey, a 17-year-old killed this summer in a car wreck.
    Sponsored by the Kentucky Truck Tuggers, the tug will be held in the county park starting at 6 p.m.
    Admission is $8, with children under 5 admitted free.
    Walmart will provide concessions, according to a news release.
    All funds raised at the gate and from concessions will be given to Ramsey’s family.

  • Man busted for growing ‘medical’ marijuana

    A Mount Eden man charged with growing five marijuana plants near his home allegedly told police he was growing the pot for medical reasons.
    John P. Patterson, 61, of 3503 Mount Eden Road, was arrested at his residence after troopers with the Kentucky State Police found pot plants growing in various locations outside of his home.
    Trooper Jason Woodside wrote in his arrest report that Patterson “stated he had a medical condition and he uses marijuana to treat the condition.”

  • Fire destroys contents of The Variety Store

    A forgotten candle was the cause of a Saturday afternoon fire at local business The Variety Store, located at 1090 Glensboro Road, Suite 7.
    According to City Fire Chief Robert Hume, the city fire department arrived at The Variety Store on Saturday, Sept. 1 at about 2:30 p.m.
    Reports filed by Deputy Fire Chief Tim Reed state a candle was left burning Friday night after The Variety Store closed for the Labor Day weekend.
    Hume said most of the contents of the suite were destroyed by heat and smoke, but did not have an estimated cost of the damage.