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Today's News

  • Busy summer includes video message to troops

    Summer, 2012 has been hot, dry... and a lot of fun.  Thank you for the many invitations to join you as you celebrate, educate and recreate.  New Providence Presbyterian Church pastor, James Byrd, invited me to join the congregation and community in a time of prayer for our state and nation on Sunday, July 1.  It was an honor to pray for local, state and national leaders as we face many difficulties.  Thank you, New Providence, for including me in your inspiring service.

  • Band’s hubris is admirable

    When it comes to young people these days (as I wave my metaphorical cane at the hooligans of tomorrow), we squash dreams in order to snuff out the potential for entitlement. Spare their feelings, spoil the child.  
    Want to be an astronaut? Talk to NASA about sending another shuttle into space.   
    Want to be a ballerina? The odds are definitely not in your favor.  
    Despite the odds, students who dream of doing bigger, better things have something in common — passion.

  • System taking fear out of incarceration

    Column as I see ’em …
    Ever considered smoking some meth or snorting a little oxy?
    I haven’t, and aside from a desire to avoid being a junky there’s one major reason why: I’m petrified of ending up in jail.
    Until the past couple of years, I had the misguided, or perhaps naïve, notion that hard drugs like meth, coke or prescription pills would lead to a decade or two behind bars.  

  • Enjoy canning, but make sure you follow directions

    I’ve had several questions about home food preservation. The most common question has been about loss of liquid in jars.
    A sudden decrease in pressure will cause loss of liquid. When canning, the pressure must drop of its own accord. Don’t put cold water on a canner or try to rush the process of cooling down. Lift the canner off the burner to cool on its own. Don’t force the lid open. It may take 20 to 30 minutes for the pressure to drop.

  • Tips help plants survive during dry weather

    Happy August. First, let me thank all those who danced, prayed and washed their cars because we did get a little rain to fall. Some got more than others.
    One night I watched the radar go from red/yellow to pale green as it got closer to the farm. It was like the trees were sucking all the moisture out of the clouds. There was nothing left by the time it got here.

  • Anderson County receives $125,000 recycling grant
  • Dropping in
  • From the chicken coop to center stage

    Daffodil is shy.
    Becky sounds like a squirrel when she lays her eggs.
    Each one of Sadie Burge’s show chickens has a funny name and a personality, she said.
    “They like to talk to each other a lot,” Sadie, who will be turning 11 on Friday, said.
    “I don’t want a rooster, because they crow too loud. I’m not going to get up at 4 o’ clock in the morning to make the chickens be quiet.”

  • Annual 127 Yard Sale to begin Thursday

    The 127 Yard Sale will bring hidden treasures and thousands of bargain hunters to Lawrenceburg this weekend starting Thursday, Aug. 2 through Sunday, Aug. 5.
    The 127 Yard Sale, which runs 690 miles from Addison, Mich., to Gadsden. Ala., will be celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, and is annually held the first weekend of August.
    Originally designed to get tourists out on those roads less traveled, the 127 Yard Sale has expanded its reach across several states since the sale started in 1987, according to the sale’s official press release.

  • Teams sought for Burgoo Cook-off

    Think your burgoo is Anderson County’s best?
    Here’s your chance to prove it and help out a good cause at the same time.
    Teams are now being sought for the second-annual Burgoo Cook-off, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Lawrenceburg Green.
    Entry is free, but team space is limited. Teams participating last year have the right of first refusal.