en We’re doing just fine, thank you <p> Column as I see &rsquo;em &hellip;</p> <p> Being that those reading this newspaper are the ones paying the bills around here, I figured the onset of National Newspaper Week (Oct. 4-10) is the perfect time to give you a state of your newspaper address of sorts.</p> <p> Unlike politicians who spin a lot of misery into fool&rsquo;s gold, I&rsquo;ll simply stick to the facts and get to it.</p> Amaze your friends with this very unique use of vodka <p> Well, it&rsquo;s here. Equal days and equal nights just cruised into town.</p> <p> Fall marks that slow march into more dark than light, for our non-summer pleasure. October does have its good points. As the chlorophyll levels drop in the leaves, their true colors pop. Bight gold next to crimson red sure makes for a beautiful sight. We also don&rsquo;t have to mow as much, thought this drought helped us with that one.</p> Now’s a perfect time to have soil analyzed <p> Fall is a great time to take soil samples for fertility analyses.</p> <p> Doing it now can allow you plenty of time to follow fertility recommendations before planting season, and that could end up saving you time and money.</p> <p> When you receive the soil test results, look at the recommendations for lime and pH, a measure of soil acidity that affects plants&rsquo; uptake of all nutrients. If the soil pH is too low, it decreases the uptake of essential nutrients, and elements like aluminum and manganese can become toxic to growing plant roots.</p> Lack of respect coming from the top <p> This column puts me at risk of fulfilling my 15-year-old&rsquo;s belief that I&rsquo;m just a crotchety, middle-aged guy who doesn&rsquo;t understand today&rsquo;s youth.</p> <p> Too bad.</p> <p> Over the past several months I&rsquo;ve produced a rash of news articles about young people shooting off their filthy mouths at police officers, judges and court officials, the latest on A1 of this week&rsquo;s paper.</p> Sheriff’s office earns kudos <p> To the editor:</p> <p> I would like to send congratulations to Sheriff Troy Young and his deputies for receiving their&nbsp;accreditation.</p> <p> I know how hard they worked to achieve this high standard of the policies and procedures practiced by the Anderson County Sheriff&rsquo;s Office.</p> <p> The citizens, community and county should be proud of this goal, which is not easily handed out to law enforcement agencies.</p> <p> Kentucky sheriffs must rise to a higher standard for recognition to be awarded the accreditation certificate. &nbsp;</p> Timely information as General Election nears <p> <strong>By Jason Denny<br /> </strong></p> <p> <strong>Anderson County Clerk<br /> </strong></p> <p> As we near the Nov. 3 General Election, I thought it would be a good time to remind everyone of important dates and times.</p> <p> We have had several inquiries regarding registering to vote, making a party change and other election related questions.</p> <p> Currently: Mail-in ballots are being sent out daily. Call our office to request an application.</p> <p> Oct. 3: Inspection of voting equipment at 8:30 a.m. at the clerk&rsquo;s office.</p> Hoping that it’s a long, warm fall <p> Sunrise is a little later. Sunset comes a little earlier. The location of the sun is changing to that blinding windshield angle. It&rsquo;s official. Fall has arrived. I think I can hear some cheers going up.</p> <p> Fall is Mother Nature&rsquo;s way of letting us down easy. The emerald green is fading away as fast as the leaves are falling. Morning temps have reached jacket weather. Long sleeves, short sleeves and back again to long in one day. It&rsquo;s like being backstage at a Monty Python play.</p> Don’t let loved ones fall victim to fraud <p> Anyone with money can be a victim of fraud.&nbsp;Children are not exempt from fraud and neither are senior adults.&nbsp; Everyone in between can also be subject to fraudulent financial transactions and identity theft.</p> <p> Sometimes family members are the culprits.</p> <p> Look for these signs. If you have power of attorney for someone, you should be especially vigilant about these concerns.</p> <p> You or your loved one thinks money or property is missing.</p>