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Today's News

  • Spring white bass spawning runs just around the corner

    By Lee McClellan, Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    February days in the 60s make for crowded boat ramps and golf courses during a time of year usually spent indoors.

    Everything, nature wise, seems a couple of weeks ahead of schedule. Buds show on lilac bushes, green grass already grows in bunches and the sound of lawn mowers permeates an afternoon backyard barbecue.

    The rare winter temperatures may alter white bass spawning runs as well.

  • Lincoln Presenters plan multiple appearances throughout April

    Fans of Abraham Lincoln are in for several treats.

    The Association Lincoln Presenters, which features about 50 Abe and 20 Mary Lincoln look-alikes have several presentations scheduled in the coming weeks, according to a news release.

    On Friday, April 21 the association will travel to Frankfort and spend time at the State Capitol and the Kentucky History Museum. Stuart Sanders of the Kentucky Historical Society will speak to the association in the Old Capitol.

    The group will eat lunch in the Old Governor’s Mansion.

  • Corned beef, venison make great St. Paddy’s meals

    The modern world has no shortage of stereotypes and misconceptions. When it comes to religions, nationalities, race, social status, the information or lack of is astounding. What complicates this situation is the extreme sensitivity and ability to be offended.

    I’m a pretty easy-going person and it takes a lot to get my dander up. Speaking of which, I’m of Irish decent which I am very proud of. Part of my family arrived on Ellis Island in New York in the late 1800s.

  • Taylor with Rotary, Masons, wife more than 50 years

    80 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, March 18, 1937

    Paul Weekly purchased the Warren restaurant and pool room from Taylor Brothers and took possession last Saturday.

    Lee Britton, game warden for Anderson and Mercer counties, distributed 28 pairs of quail into different sections of Anderson County. About 50 more pairs were to be distributed within the next two weeks.

    Britton said he would not put any quail on farms that were posted, but only on farms that hunting would be allowed.

  • Gaines meets gospel star

    Anderson County resident Alonzo Gaines hams it up with award-winning gospel singer Ronnie Booth following The Booth Brothers concert at Sand Spring Baptist Church last Thursday. The group is known for its harmony-drenched vocals and warm, easy voices, according to the group’s website. The group has earned awards including album, son and trio of the year and favorite artists of the year.

  • If you’re going to Heaven, better be able to prove it

    Several years ago, I met a most interesting man camped alongside the roadway. His name is Randy Boehmer and he travels across the country with his two covered wagons, four very large maules and one small dog.

    Randy is sort of a typical cowboy type of good humor, and could do a few rope tricks. On the side of his covered wagon in large red letters is painted “Jesus Saves, Ask Him.” My curiosity overcame me and I simply had to stop and check this guy out.

  • Troopers meet ‘Red Power Ranger’
  • Good, when allowed, still outshines the bad

    Column as I see ’em …

    Following last week’s column about the suspects in the shoot ’em up car chase on Harrodsburg Road twerking at me behind the police station, I heard from a little bird who reminded me about something I should have already known.

    I wrote at length in that column about one of those suspects, Shelby Waford, but said I knew very little about the other three guys involved.

  • Follow FLU method to prevent bird flu

    Recently a highly pathogenic strain of avian influenza, H7, appeared on a large poultry farm in Tennessee by way of migratory ducks and geese. Currently no birds in Kentucky are infected. However, all poultry producers should take precautions and stay aware.

    The H7 virus is a North American strain that is of wild lineage, meaning waterfowl could be a source of it. Since this is the season for waterfowl to migrate north in the Mississippi flyway, there will be an increased presence of migratory ducks and geese in Kentucky.

  • House, Senate pass religious freedom bill

    We are in the final stretch of the regular session, and the House has been hard at work to better Kentucky. Not only on bills from our own chamber, but reviewing Senate bills as well.

    With just a few legislative days remaining, the brisk pace can be expected right up until the clock runs out. We passed several measures this week, dealing with multiple issues facing the commonwealth.