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Today's News

  • Anderson finalist to compete in May pageant

    Abigail Alexander, daughter of Lucy Alexander, has been chosen as a state finalist for the National American Miss Kentucky pageant to be held May 9-11 in Louisville.
    The pageant is held for girls ages 7 to 9, according to a news release.
    Alexander, 9, is sponsored by Margaret Armstrong, Valerie Alexander, Bobby Alexander and Noal Cotton Jr.
    Her activities include soccer, gymnastics, cheerleading, reading and writing and she participates in the Girl Scouts.

  • Frankfort Regional offers new fast track in emergency room

    Frankfort Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Department is now offering a five-bed Fast Track area for less serious illnesses and injuries, according to a press release.
    The new Fast Track area is located within the ER and will be available seven days a week from 6 p.m. until 11 p.m., which are some of the peak hours for ER visits.
    The goal of the Fast Track program is to treat and discharge patients with non-life-threatening conditions within 60 minutes of arrival, the release said.

  • Cub Scouts visit the News
  • Weather radio sessions to be held Saturday

    The Anderson Radio Club will be hosting two NOAA weather radio programming sessions on March 8 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Locations are scheduled to be at the Lawrenceburg Kroger and Walmart, and both sessions will run concurrently.
    Community residents and others needing assistance with setting receivers properly will have trained members of the club to assist in setting the proper channel for use, event organizers said in a release. Specific Message Area Encoding (SAME) can be set on the radio at the same time, organizers said.

  • Tips for teenagers on dealing with Type 2 diabetes symptoms

    Dealing with Type 2 diabetes can be difficult at any age, but it can be especially troubling for teenagers, who must also deal with the pressures of youth including self-image and self-worth.
    As a parent, you can do some things to make managing this disease easier for your teen and your entire family.
    Obesity is one of the leading causes of Type 2 diabetes. Helping overweight teenagers with diabetes reach and maintain a healthy weight may help them feel physically and mentally better and may improve their glucose, or blood sugar, levels.

  • Happy birthday every four years?

    A riddle for you —
    If there’s no Leap Day this year, do you still celebrate your birthday?
    According to reader Peggy Ratliff, her sisters did.
    Peggy emailed and called last week in response to a column I wrote a few weeks ago, asking if readers knew anyone with a Leap Day birthday.
    Peggy did. She knew three.
    Anita Hawkins Landry was born Feb. 29, 1952.
    Two Leap Days and eight years later, Bette Hawkins Inman was born on Feb. 29, 1960.

  • What’s on my mind: kids and first jobs

    Teenage years are an interesting time of transition between childhood and adulthood.
    As teens we begin to develop skills, set some goals, must have a wireless data plan, and of course, most want their own automobile. Seems these “necessities” of today are much more costly that those of the yesteryear.

  • Ford program partners with public schools to develop students’ job skills

    By Chris Kenning
    The Courier-Journal
    At Southern High School, students in a machine-tool career program are fabricating model rockets while using chemistry to learn about fuel, and algebra to calculate flight paths.
    At Jeffersontown High, welding instructors do summer “externships” at local businesses to ensure they’re teaching students cutting-edge skills. Elsewhere, business leaders are helping shape what students learn, while teachers help map their students’ educational course.

  • Farm Bureau women’s committee organizes food drive

    The Anderson Counties Farm Bureau Women’s Committee, in honor of Food Check-Out week, organized a food drive for Backpack Buddies. Besides food that was collected, our Farm Bureau Federation donated $300 to go to the Backpack Program.
    Our committee also helped to pack the food that goes to our Backpack program here in Anderson County.
    American consumers spend, on average, just more than 10 percent of their disposable income for food, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research service.

  • Briarwood Drive garage goes up in flames Monday

    Firefighters were able to stop a fire from spreading to the rest of a Briarwood Drive residence Monday afternoon, County Fire Chief Mike Barnes said, but the two-story home’s garage and sunroom were completely destroyed by flames and smoke.
    Before firefighters arrived at about 3:15 p.m. Monday, the fire had already engulfed a garage and an attached sunroom that 1090 Briarwood Drive homeowners appeared to use as a dining room, Barnes said.