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Today's News

  • Soon, cars will drive themselves…no, really they will

    Okay, I’ll admit I’m an ‘80s kid. I grew with movies such as “Robocop” and “Total Recall.”

    Do you remember in the movie “Total Recall,” where there was an automated taxi driver called “Johnny Cab” that would have entire conversations with Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character?

    Well, that glimpse of the future might be on point now with the new Google driverless car.

  • Try this Thai Peanut Chicken and Noodles recipe

    I received several calls in response to my recent column about depression.

    There aren’t any classes scheduled now but I am available to speak to your group. I think it’s more effective to meet with small groups (8-12 people) that usually know each other instead of larger groups.

    Call the Anderson County Extension Office at 502.839.7271 to schedule a program on one or more aspects of depression or contact me at joan.martin@uky.edu.

  • State can’t break out of economic doldrums without fixing tax system

    By Lexington Herald Leader

    This is an election year in a poor state, 5 years into a slow recovery from a devastating recession. No wonder everyone is talking about jobs.

    Political talk about jobs is often just that - talk. But recent economic reports offer insight that candidates and officeholders should heed.

    One says that places with an educated, trained work force not only attract more and better jobs - no surprise there - but also that they recover more quickly from economic shocks.

  • There’s a secret to a bountiful garden

     By Melinda Myers

    Spring is here and the garden centers are filled with beautiful plants.

    Many of us are making our way to one or more of our favorite garden shops. We leave with a car full of beautiful flowers and healthy vegetables with hopes of a bountiful harvest.

    But before that first plant goes into the ground, make sure your soil is properly prepared. Though not the most glamorous part of gardening, it is the first and most important step in creating a beautiful and productive garden.

  • Livestock fly control guide can help

    Altosid (methoprene) and Rabon (tetrachlorvinophos) are insecticides that are available as minerals or feed supplements for beef and dairy cattle fly control.

    These oral larvicides are consumed and pass through the animal’s manure at concentrations that kill fly maggots. With this approach, the only sources of horn flies and face flies in pastures are treated.

    There are some important things to keep in mind when using this approach.

    The target is pasture flies

  • Elizabeth Nicole Goin

    Cecilya and B.J. Goin of Lawrenceburg announce the birth of their daughter, Elizabeth Nicole Goin, on Feb. 23, 2014 at 12:34 p.m. at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington.

    She weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 19 inches long.

    Her grandparents are Tad and Donna Young of Lawrenceburg and Sarah and John Garvison of Texas.

    The great-grandparents are William and Lucille White of Lawrenceburg.

  • Cooper-Forbes

    Michaela F. Cooper of Casey County and Kurtis M. Forbes of Anderson County were united in marriage May 17, 2014 in Casey County.

    The couple was engaged for around a year and they have a son, Oliver M. Forbes, who was 5 weeks old at the wedding.

  • District Court Docket, 05.28.14

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court May 8.

    Laurie K. Bryant, review, operating a motor vehicle under the influence – shock probation granted, failure to appear recalled.

    Brian D. Cable, arraignment, operating on suspended/revoked operator’s license, possession of marijuana, buy/possess drug paraphernalia, first-degree possession of controlled substance – pleaded not guilty, continued to May 15.

  • Hedges is KSP ‘Trooper of the Year’

    Trooper Jack Hedges, grandson of Jack and Evelyn Hedges of Lawrenceburg and son of Patricia Diane Hedges, was honored May 14 as the 2013 Trooper of the Year from Kentucky State Police Post 12 in Frankfort.

    He received the award from Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer.

    Hedges is married to Julie Hedges and has three children - Makenzie, Natalie and Chloe Hedges.

  • As ‘real’ world awaits, local students are upward and onward

    Marissa L. Barnes: I plan to attend Morehead State University to major in veterinary science and eventually return to Lawrenceburg.

    Christina Benningfield: I plan on being self-employed.

    Nathan Bentley: I plan to attend Eastern Kentucky University and get my law degree or go to the University of Tennessee and get a mechanic degree.

    William Birkicht: I plan to attend Eastern Kentucky University to study athletic training and physical therapy.