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Today's News

  • Pokemon Go craze a big hit in Anderson County, too

    A Pokemon is nearby.

    Unless you’ve been living under a rock lately, you’ve undoubtedly heard of the latest fad — Pokemon Go.

    The game, which is a free download for phones or mobile devices, has players young and old, meandering all over town in search of virtual creatures to capture.

    “The main goal is to find as many different types of Pokemon as you can. In order to find Pokemon and hatch Pokeman eggs, the player has to walk around, often exploring the areas around them,” Jordan Arnold, 19, explained.

  • Hollander installed as district governor

    Lion Guy Hollander, right, of the Lawrenceburg Lions Club is shown after he was recently installed to the office of district governor for Lions District 43T. ‘It is an honor to be elevated to this position and I hope the next year will be a success both in service and in membership growth,’ he said in a news release. District 43T raised more than $150,000 in community service funds and performed 6,000 hours of community service, according to the news release. Shown with Hollander are, from left, Lions Carol Hollander, Diane Corlew and Bob Corlew.

  • Education briefs

    Sixth grade open house set at ACMS

    Anderson County Middle School will host an open house for incoming sixth-graders from 5:30 to 7 p.m. July 26.

    The school supply list for sixth-graders is: Binder/Trapper Keeper; 8 three-holed pocket folders; markers, crayons, or colored pencils; composition notebook (science); 1 five-subject notebook (math); pencils; loose-leaf paper; 1 highlighter; index cards (literacy); and dry erase markers (math).

  • Daycare costs go up for Saffell St. parents, down at Turner

    Daycare rates at Robert B. Turner Elementary School will drop $5. Rates at Saffell Street Elementary School will rise $5.

    Currently, parents are charged $45 for one week of daycare per child. For families with more than one student, the cost of the second child is $35 per week or $10 per day.

    “The goal is to ensure all daycares are self-sufficient and fund themselves,” schools superintendent Sheila Mitchell said.

  • Some murder cops, others give hugs

    Column as I see ’em …

    Sometimes it’s the smallest gestures that mean the most.

    Monday, when I’m sure it seemed he and his fellow police officers were shoveling you know what against the tide, Clay Crouch got an unexpected but certainly welcome thank-you hug from a woman he didn’t even know.

    I was at 5 Star getting a cold drink on a hot day when Crouch pulled in to gas up his cruiser and get a beverage of his own.

  • Letters to the Editor

    To the editor:

    In “The Way We Were” section on July 16, there is a priceless picture of loved ones preparing to visit my late parents in Monterrey, Mexico.

    Only two of our immediate family of C. Marion and Mazie Railey remain. My older sister Fern, and her husband Roy McClain, are getting ready to celebrate 64 years of marriage on July 29.

    The good folks of Anderson County still remain in our hearts, and the bodies of our parents are buried in Corinth Cemetery. I plan for mine to be buried there, too.

  • Save precious freezer space by canning

    We are now half way through summer. I believe I just made a bunch of folks cheer and a bunch of folks groan. Well, nothing like offering something for everyone.

    The growing seasons in Kentucky vary wildly. Here in Anderson County we can typically start spring crops outdoors in March. Summer crops can start to be planted in May and fall crops start in July and August.

  • Help available for binge-eating disorder

    Binge eating is the most common eating disorder in America.

    We hear more about anorexia and bulimia but binge eating affects more people. Some studies have found that boys and men with eating disorders are more likely to be binge eaters than to have either bulimia or anorexia. Women and girls also suffer from binge-eating disorder. It’s a hidden problem.

    According to research reports from the National Institute of Health there at least three treatment options to help patients with binge-eating disorder curtail their eating.

  • Know good stink bugs from the bad

    Stink bugs are becoming more numerous as we move into the mid-summer months; they are feeding on a wide range of agronomic and horticultural crops.

    Producers are encouraged to be on the lookout for stink bugs and their close relative, leaf-footed bugs. While they do feed on foliage of some crops, the more common damage is to the fruiting structures, the part of the plant we would like to sell.

  • Don’t let your confidence wane as retirement nears

    Americans’ confidence in their ability to retire in finan-cial comfort has rebounded considerably since the Great Recession, but worker optimism leveled off in 2016. Ac-cording to the 26th annual Retirement Confidence Sur-vey — the longest-running study of its kind conducted by Employee Benefit Research Institute in cooperation with Greenwald & Associates — worker confidence stagnated in the past year due largely to subpar market perfor-mance.