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Today's News

  • Four Roses plans limited quantity Small Batch release for fall

    This fall, Four Roses Distillery will issue the newest release in its series of limited-quantity special bottlings with the 2012 Limited Edition Small Batch Bourbon, featuring four recipes including one aged 17 years, the distillery announced in a news release.
    Four Roses Master Distiller Jim Rutledge hand selected four recipes from the distillery’s 10 to make up the limited Small Batch offering.
    The 17-year-old bourbon comes from Four Roses’ OBSV recipe, which encompasses delicate fruit, spicy and creamy characterisics.

  • Now is the time to start preparing for winter

    You’ve heard the saying of dipping your toes in the water? I think Mother Nature is doing that for us.
    We’ve had several chilly mornings in the upper 40s here on the farm and that’s enough to get us thinking of fall. Officially, it’s one month away. Time to get moving.
    I have several friends who think of me as a “pioneer woman.”
    I’m not. Just because I preserve what I grow, take my meat off the farm and heat with a wood stove, doesn’t mean I don’t spoil myself with the luxuries of the modern world.

  • How to tell truth from fiction during election season

    The election campaigns are getting into high gear.  
    How do you know what’s true when one side says something about the other?  It’s hard to know the truth about all such claims. Some outrageous claims may actually be true and something that sounds true can be false.  I’m not taking sides on any issue.

  • Finding sanity on the road

    Right before checking into an insane asylum, I hit the open road.  
    Some people meditate. Contort themselves into yoga pretzels and sailors’ knots in an effort to relieve stress.
    I drive.
    Sanity, for me, is found in the silence behind the steering wheel.
    Both my hands grip the wheel at 10 and 2, freeing my mind to wander into the dark corners of things I don’t want to and need to think about.

  • COLUMN: Bearcats showed grit even in loss

    Thoughts on Friday's football season-opening football game...

  • City dog, country dog

    My dogs are city slickers.
    There, as painful as it is to admit, I’ve said it.
    Me? Uh-uh. No way. I’m not a city slicker and, despite some recent unsettling realizations to the contrary, I can prove it.
    It became obvious that my dogs had succumbed to city life when I visited a local farm during my never-ending quest to find the perfect place to hunt deer. (Fact: City slickers don’t hunt, although some of the posers will occasionally wear camouflage.)

  • District court docket: 8-22-12

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on July 16, 2012.
    Jordan Cornish, arraignment, fraudulent use of credit card (less than $500 in six month period), theft by unlawful taking – pleaded not guilty, pretrial conference Aug. 2.
    Larry D. Sams, hearing, theft by deception (less than $300) – paid.
    John W. Cox, arraignment, operating a motor vehicle under the influence – amended to third offense (aggravator), pleaded not guilty, pretrial conference Aug. 13.

  • A true fish story
  • First case of flu reported

    Staff at the Anderson County Health Department are encouraging residents to get vaccinated as soon as vaccines are available after news broke last week that the first cases of seasonal influenza has been reported in Kentucky.
    The reported cases are residents of Boyd County, and the seasonal H3N2 type of influenza virus was identified in each case, according to a news release from the health department.
    Acting local Health Director Tim Wright said his office hopes to begin providing vaccines by Sept. 1.

  • School board to ponder 4% revenue hike

    The Anderson County Board of Education is weighing a 4 percent revenue increase for the upcoming fiscal year, which would give it an additional $378,000 in revenue.
    The board of education has kept its tax rate flat since the 2008-09 school year, with the current tax rate set at $5.52 per $1,000 of assessed value on real estate.