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Today's News

  • Linzy named campaign coordinator
  • News briefs — 3-16

    Garden club plans spring tour
    The Woodford County Woman’s Club will hold its second annual Spring Garden Tour on May 14, the club announced.
    The bulk of the proceeds from the event go toward the WCWC Coats and Shoes for Kids Program.
    This year’s tour will feature eight private gardens with a wide variety of styles, including country gardens, urban gardens, formal and casual, and the landscaped grounds of the administrative building of a world-renowned horse farm and a tour of one historic home.

  • Spreading the ‘love’
  • Sign spat sparks civil war between Waddy, Peytona

    There’s a bit of a civil war breaking out in eastern Shelby County, and the first shot wasn’t even heard.
    This is about Waddy and Peytona – or is it Peytona and Waddy? – neighbors along Highway 395, which crosses Interstate 64 about 10 miles west of Lawrenceburg.
    You may not have noticed, but if you travel eastbound on I-64, new signs placed there by the state now list the exit for “Peytona/Waddy” rather than giving Waddy the top billing it has had since the exit opened in the late 1950s.

  • Legion hosts Oratorical Contest

    The American Legion in Lawrenceburg hosted the Area B High School Oratorical Scholarship Contest on Feb. 13.
    Three students from Lexington, Danville and Louisville competed, and John and Jennifer Mullins and Pam Rice served as escorts for the students. The three contest judges were Heather Hardin, Bobbie Cubert and Bobby Sparrow, and organizers thanked the volunteers who worked at the event.

  • Roadside diner?
  • Sign-up through March 31 for Grassland Reserve Program

    Applications for the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Grassland Reserve Program will be accepted through March 31, the agency announced.
    The voluntary program gives landowners and operators the chance to protect grazing uses and related conservation values by conserving and restoring grassland resources, according to a news release.
    Eligible land for the program includes grasslands for which grazing or haying is the predominant use, or land that has been historically dominated by grassland, forbs or shrub land.

  • Governor, state officials honors middle school archers

    Anderson County Middle School archers were among 100 National Archery in the Schools Program students honored March 1 by Gov. Steve Beshear at the state capital in Frankfort.
    The middle school team is the two-time defending middle school champion of an event titled the World Invitational Tournament in Florida.
    They were joined by middle school runners-up Bondurant Middle School from Frankfort.
    The archers were honored by Beshear, along with state Sen. Julian Carroll, House Speaker Greg Stumbo and state Rep. Carl Rollins.

  • Kentucky phrases are like music for those listenin’

    “Lord have mercy, children,” my mother would say, when something really bad was going on.
    She used another colloquialism; it was “Law-zee-day.” I spelled it phonetically because I don’t really know what she was saying. But when she said it, I knew something wasn’t right, for sure.
    I grew up in Harlan, so of course I heard plenty of colorful phrases.   

  • Beshear’s failure to reduce costs leads to ‘no’ vote 

    The gavel has fallen on another session of the General Assembly as we adjourned last week.  Although the issue of a shortfall in Kentucky’s Medicaid budget remains, we still passed nearly 100 pieces of legislation during the 2011 session.
     The two biggest bills we considered during the 2011 session were House Bill 305, dealing with a shortfall in Kentucky’s Medicaid budget, and House Bill 225, which sought to increase the dropout age from 16 to 18.