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Kentucky on the big screen

// August 12th, 2013

Kentucky is a fascinating state with a rich history, and it’s little wonder that it has been featured in several movies. Here are a few films that are set in Kentucky.

Uncle Tom’s Cabin is a novel that has been adapted to the screen several different times. Each adaptation brings something different to the table in showing this powerful story that helped expose the cruelty of slavery to many people in the late 1800s.

The miniseries The Hatfields and McCoys takes an in-depth look at an extensive feud that developed between these two clans, showing in painful detail how Read the rest of this entry »

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Working for the weekend: Popular state industries

// May 31st, 2013

When the week ends on Friday for you, there are businesses in Anderson, Kentucky that are just cranking up. The local bar scene is only one thing that you can do in the area. Whether you like dancing or grabbing a drink with friends, there is sure to be something you can find in a local pub or restaurant. The golf courses open bright and early on the weekends. Men and women hit the greens and then Read the rest of this entry »

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Historic landmarks in Kentucky

// March 24th, 2013

When visiting historical places in Kentucky, Anderson County, located just 14 miles from the state capital of Frankfort, is a “must-see” on the agenda. The county boasts at least a dozen places on the National Register of Historic Places listings.

On the Anderson County courthouse lawn stands the stately Confederate Monument built in 1894. The monument is a statue of a Confederate soldier with a rifle. Engraved on the pedestal of the monument are the names of the Civil War regiments from Anderson County and Read the rest of this entry »

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How’s the weather down there?: The Kentucky climate

// July 12th, 2012

The weather in Kentucky changes frequently. There are winters that see cold air, snow and ice, and there are summers that see torrential rains and severe storms. If you are looking for a state that has a little bit of everything to choose from when it comes to weather, then this is your state.
Some of the spring storms are remnants of tropical systems that have moved inland. These systems might not produce the winds that it had, but the rain can turn to flooding in a Read the rest of this entry »

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The history of Kentucky Derby

// June 5th, 2011

The most exciting two minutes in sports is a nickname given long ago to the great horse thoroughbred horse race known as the Kentucky Derby. Held in Louisville, Kentucky on the first Saturday in May every year, the event attracts approximately 150,000 spectators annually including many famous personalities.

It was the grandson of famed explorer William Clark, Merriwether Lewis Clark who recognized the need for his home-town state of Kentucky to hold an event as prestigious as the Epsom Derby in England and the Grand Prix of France. Clark realized that the blue grass of Kentucky Read the rest of this entry »

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Kentucky’s largest counties

// May 22nd, 2011

One of the state of Kentucky’s biggest counties is Anderson. This region was founded January 16th, 1827 and was created by combining three other counties, which included Franklin, Mercer, and Washington.

The name Anderson was derived from the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Richard Clough Anderson, Jr. He was also the nephew of General George Clark and was the first U.S. minister for Columbia.

Anderson County is part of the Bluegrass Region in the state with the county seat located in Lawrenceburg. Areas that contain the county are the Kentucky River on Read the rest of this entry »

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The schools of Kentucky

// May 9th, 2011

Kentucky is an amazing place to raise a family. If you’re considering moving to Anderson County, Kentucky, there are several great choices, of schools for your children.

For early childhood, pre-school, aged children, Anderson County offers the Early Childhood Center to help introduce your child to school and a social atmosphere.

If you have elementary-aged children, Anderson County has three different elementary schools depending on where you live in the county. Emma B. Ward, Robert B. Turner, and Saffell Street Elementary are your celebrated choices. Anderson County offers three Read the rest of this entry »

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Tips for Choosing a Good Home Alarm System

// April 19th, 2011

Sadly, home invasions are on the rise in the US in suburban, urban and even some rural areas. This has resulted in great interest in home alarm systems. Sometimes, choosing a correct alarm system for your house can be confusing.

Here we are discussing few areas that you should consider before purchasing a home alarm system:

Type of Alarm System – The alarm system you choose will greatly impact your home security. You can easily find many alarm systems in Anderson and kentucky that you can install yourself, thereby saving on the installation costs.

A home alarm system installed professionally is best bet as it offers more operability and performance. As this alarm system is monitored each minute, you get complete peace of mind. Even when you can’t speak with the monitoring agency, they will inform the concerned authorities depending upon the signal they receive.

Wireless or wired- Wireless systems are best options for you and are packed with latest technology. They have hybrid technology that uses motion sensors and detectors, but its main unit is actually hardwired in the house. This ensures correct operation every time. Wired systems are outdated and old now. They are rarely used by people now-a-days.

Expandability – You should choose a home alarm system that can grow with your needs. For example, if you’ve added another room to your house, you just need to add sensors to your alarm system and latest wireless hybrid system allows you to do just that.

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Anderson County’s cinema spotlight

// January 27th, 2011

Lawrenceburg and Anderson County may not have a bustling film industry, but it has been immortalized in film at least once. In the 1967 film The Flim-Flam Man, the car chase scene was filmed in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, and the courthouse scene was filmed at the historic Anderson County courthouse. One scene, starring rodeo performer and actor Slim Pickens, was filmed in Winchester, Kentucky. In Lexington, Kentucky, the Vaughn Tobacco Warehouses were converted to soundstages and used for interior filming.The Flim-Flam Man is the story of Mordecai C. Jones, M.B.S., C.S., D.D. (“Master of Back-Stabbing, Cork-Screwing and Dirty-Dealing”), a con-man drifting and dealing his way across the American South. Jones is played by veteran actor George C. Scott, who is best known as General Patton in the famous 1970 biopic and General Buck Turgidson in Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove. Read the rest of this entry »

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Celebrate the holidays with Kentucky ornaments

// December 3rd, 2010

Thanksgiving has come and gone, and the December holiday season is now upon us. Kentucky residents who want to celebrate in style have the option of purchasing two commemorative items from the Finance and Administration Cabinet’s Division of Historic Properties in Kentucky. These items will commemorate the centennial anniversary of the Kentucky State Capitol building, just in time for the holidays. Read the rest of this entry »

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