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  • 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.

  • Anderson is state's 5th healthiest county

    Anderson County ranks as Kentucky’s fifth healthiest county, according to the “County Health Rankings” released Feb. 17 by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.

    The rankings, based on data from 2000 to 2008, provide a report for each of the country’s 50 states, which is then broken down into individual reports for each county.

    Counties are ranked within the state according to how healthy their residents are and how long they live.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Matthew K. Eckert heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings Nov. 19.

    Brandie Cobb, arraignment, three counts of theft by deception (less than $500) -- show cause Dec. 17.

    Darrell L. Combs, arraignment, third-degree possession of a controlled substance (drug unspecified), controlled substance prescription not in its original container -- pleaded not guilty, continued to Dec. 9, pretrial conference Dec. 17.

  • County audit shows problems

    An audit of the county’s 2009 finances revealed multiple problems, including several hundred thousand dollars in a local bank that weren’t insured or collateralized.

    The audit, released by state Auditor Crit Luallen’s office, also revealed that the county had negative fund balances in several line items of its budget and three instances of where it’s bills were not paid within 30 days, as is required by state law.

    Judge-Executive Steve Cornish said the bill paying issue stems from the fiscal court meeting twice each month.

  • 'I've got to get out of here'

    Steve Liles says he doesn’t remember the moment his van slammed roof-first into a swollen creek near the middle school.

    He does remember, though, water gushing into the van and thinking he could die.

    Liles, 59, said he is lucky to be alive after his mini-van collided with another car and was propelled into the creek at the intersection of Glensboro Road and Mustang Drive.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings Nov. 9.

    Bland Ballard III, arraignment, operating on a suspended/revoked operator’s license, possessing a license when privileges are revoked/suspended -- pleaded guilty, $343, show cause/installment/deferred payment Feb. 15.

    Thomas L. Rakestraw, hearing, illegal possession of a legend drug -- defendant to serve out.

    Justin K. Boblett, motion, theft by unlawful taking (firearm), theft by unlawful taking, first-degree burglary -- remanded.

  • Conway blasts Cornish on paving

    Anderson County exceeded its road paving budget by nearly $100,000 this year, and Magistrate John Wayne Conway is blaming Judge-Executive Steve Cornish for the mistake.

    “I guess he wasn’t watching what was going on,” said Conway, who is seeking to knock Cornish from his seat in the May Democratic primary.

    Conway opened what turned into nearly an hour-long debate during the work session that preceded last Tuesday’s meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court.

  • Constable signs affidavit, insists wrongdoing in clerk's office

    The constable who alleges “someone” in the county clerk’s office altered his campaign documents is sticking to his story, but did sign an affidavit Friday that clarifies the district in which he intends to run for re-election.

    Chuck Imel, who last week questioned how his district number was changed from “2” to “1” on his filing documents, met with County Attorney Bobbi Jo Lewis and County Clerk Jason Denny to sign the document Friday afternoon.

  • Dog nearly gone after falling through ice on Beaver Lake

    No one is more excited about county firefighters completing ice rescue training last Friday than Biscuit.

    Well, the Tennessee Mountain Curr’s owners, Rosemary and Kenny Bowling, are pretty excited, too.

    See, Biscuit was rescued by three members of the Anderson County Fire Department after falling through the ice at Beaver Lake on Sunday — a mere two days after the latest ice rescue training session.

    The Bowlings live in the city, but own property near Beaver Lake. Kenny Bowling took the dog to that property on Sunday to get some exercise.