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  • Robinson readies for deployment

    Army National Guard Pfc. Cole C. Robinson was recently mobilized and activated at Fort Dix, N.J., in preparation for deployment to serve in support of either Operation Iraqi Freedom or Enduring Freedom, according to a news release.

    Robinson is a son of Lori A. Robinson of Ashby Road in Lawrenceburg. He is a 2004 graduate of Anderson County High School.

    Robinson is a member of the 2123rd Transportation Company in Richmond.

    He is a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear specialist with one year of military service.

     

  • Bill Waits Auto Mall closes

    Bill Waits Auto Mall is now closed, according to a sign posted at the business.

    The sign doesn't leave any explanation, but says business owner Bill Waits apologizes for any inconvenience.

    Posted on the sign is a contact number, 502-517-6841.

    A call from The Anderson News to that number early Wednesday afternoon has yet to be returned.

    Waits did call The Anderson News on Wednesday morning to say that the business was closed and asked the newspaper not to run any future advertisements.

    Check back here for more information as it becomes available.

  • Trio charged for smashing car windows, mailboxes

    Three men were charged last week for causing thousands of dollars worth of property damage last month in western Anderson County.

    Seth Beasley, 18, Ricky Baker, 19, and Derek Cooper, 19, all face a Class D felony charge for first-degree criminal mischief for allegedly smashing mailboxes and car windows Feb. 11.

    The hardest hit areas included Aaron Barnett and Dennis roads, along with Mill Creek Pike.

    The three men rode around that area in a vehicle

  • Clay goes inside to end Lady Bearcat dream

    BOWLING GREEN -- Through 28 games, Anderson County girls' basketball coach Tony Kays had feared some team simply pounding the ball inside, dominating the paint and, effectively pushing his young team around.

    Unfortunately for the Lady Bearcats, it finally happened in game 29, on his sport's biggest stage.

    Clay County lived up to its rugged reputation, dominating the backboards for a 70-55 win over Anderson County in the first round of the Girls' Sweet 16 Tournament at Bowling Green's Diddle Arena.

  • $413,000 waiting to be claimed

    Over $413,000 in “treasure” belongs to Anderson County residents, and State Treasurer Todd Hollenbach wants to help them claim it.

    Hollenbach spoke to local officials Thursday afternoon in the fiscal court chambers to announce that his office’s Treasure Finders program is coming to Anderson County.

    Hollenbach, representatives from his office and local volunteers will meet at the community building in the county park this Thursday, March 4 from noon to 4 p.m. to begin calling residents who have unclaimed property.

  • Icy road blamed in wreck that injures mom, daughter

    One person was airlifted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center and another taken there by ambulance after a crash Thursday morning on snow-covered Anderson City Road.

    Chasidy Price, 32, was driving a Ford Explorer when it slammed into a tree. No other vehicles were involved.

    “The road was covered [with snow] and it was slick,” said Deputy Chad Cox, who responded to the scene for the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office. “She was coming around a curve and just lost control.”

    Price was airlifted to UK with a leg injury, Cox said.

  • Lady Bearcats win region, head to Sweet 16

    Most of the girls on the Anderson County Lady Bearcat basketball team have a way to  go before they reach that sweet  16th birthday but that has not kept them from the Sweet 16.

    With a blend of youthful exuberance and a senior who played the three-game Eighth Region Tournament with an incredible passion, Anderson whipped two-time defending champion Simon Kenton, 53-40, on Saturday night.

  • Pep rally planned for Lady Bearcats

    The Anderson County Lady Bearcat basketball team will head to the Girls' Sweet 16 tournament in Bowling Green in style Tuesday.

    A pep rally for the team is scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. in the gymnasium at Anderson County High School.

    The pep rally is open to the public, but community members are asked to arrive no later than 2:20 p.m.

    The team will leave for Bowling Green after school Tuesday afternoon and will get a police escort out of town.

    Anderson County faces Clay County at the Diddle Arena in Bowling Green at 9 p.m. Eastern time on Wednesday.

  • Girls' Sweet 16 tickets now on sale at high school

    Tickets for the Girls' Sweet 16 are now on sale at Anderson County High School. Tickets will be available at the school until 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, according to athletic director Rick Sallee.

    Tickets can also be purchased online at www.wkusports.com or at the Diddle Arena box office in Bowling Green. Fans who do not purchase tickets at the school but wish to sit near the Lady Cat cheering section should note that sections 106 and 107 have been designated as Anderson's cheering section for the Wednesday night session.

  • Drury vows change on the way if she's elected judge-executive

    A sprawling community center that would house all facets of county government and offer free internet access, parenting classes and a host of other activities.

    Countywide broadband Internet service for all that would be used for economic development and to webcast fiscal court meetings.

    Putting an end to what she says is corruption and the good-old boy way of doing things in county government.

    The above are just several examples of what Donna Drury says she will do if elected judge-executive in November.