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Columns

  • Time to think about spring weather safety

    After record snowfall and bitterly cold temperatures, most Kentuckians welcome the transition into spring. Still, changeable weather is one of the harbingers of the season, and often it comes in the form of high winds and blustery conditions. Even though tornadoes can occur in any season, they are most common in spring, along with downbursts and windstorms.

  • Talking boats, property taxes and new registrations

    An open house and ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for the new county clerk’s office on Thursday, April 23 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The new office is located at 100 South Main St., Lawrenceburg.

    Spring is upon us. April is normally associated with rain, flowers or pollen, but at the county clerk’s office it is about boat license, delinquent taxes, a new drive-thru and a new registration process.

  • How’s your relationship with money?

    At the end of the month, do you wonder what happened to your money? Are you regularly tempted to spend when you have a few extra dollars in your pocket?

    Spending and savings habits are directly linked to financial stability. Understanding how and where you spend money is important for financial success, especially in tough economic times.

    One important step for managing your household budget is to develop a spending plan for your money. Doesn’t that sound better than “budget?” Use the following steps to develop your family’s plan.

  • Think about it before adopting just one more

    By Jane Sinnett, Guest columnist

    I looked into those amazing eyes, one blue, one white, and was ready to go to the front desk and tell them I wanted that one.

    My heart said yes but my mind said, let’s wait a minute. My mind and heart do battle with each other when it comes to just one more animal.

  • Skunks, potting soil right on time

    I sure have been enjoying these later nights. I kind of like driving home from work when the sun is still up. Driving at dusk is what I call “deer-thirty,” and I have 16 miles of it. Of course, there are other wildlife showing themselves in droves this time of year, but one is especially distinctive.

  • Answers to commonly asked questions about vehicle taxes

    By Jason Denny, Anderson County Clerk

    Following are answers to questions frequently asked at the county clerk’s office.

    What does junking a vehicle really mean?

    Junking a vehicle can mean different things to different individuals. Some associate it to mean taking their vehicle to the salvage yard to have it crushed.

    Even though a vehicle is taken to the salvage yard, that alone doesn’t take the ownership or the tax implications away.

  • Cold weather can be ‘lousey’ weather for livestock

    Cold weather is louse weather. Inadequate nutrition, compromised immune response and shipping stress also favor outbreaks, if there are any infested animals in the herd. Additionally, fewer daylight hours during winter appear to contribute to problems with lice.

    Spread and potential problems

    Biting and sucking lice have been associated with reduced weight gains and general lack of thriftiness during periods of greatest winter stress. These small external parasites can spread quickly through a herd as animals bunch for warmth or when feeding.

  • Ways to avoid wintertime insomnia

    Well, since my deadline came before Punxsutawney Phil popped out, I can only hope he didn’t see his shadow. February is typically our worst winter weather month, so I thought we could lift our spirits by remembering all the good things that happened in February, throughout history.

  • Column: Silent treatment on deficit won’t last long

    By Ben Carlson

    News staff

    Column as I see ’em …

    Something tells me we won’t see very many repeat episodes of the silent treatment the fiscal court’s budget woes received during last Tuesday’s meeting.

    It was stunning, really, to sit through that meeting knowing full well the fiscal court is staring straight down the barrel of a $400,000 budget deficit and not hearing one single mention of that problem.

  • Put down burger, phone and just drive

    Distracted driving was in the news recently after a man in California was given a ticket for eating a burger while driving. There will be some people who will argue that was wrong.

    What I’m most concerned about is revisiting the subject of distracted driving so we are all safer on the road.