Today's News

  • COLUMN: Neither sport, nor life, is always fair

    They say that sports teaches so much about life.

    Hard work comes before success. Discipline. Character shows greatest in adversity. We accomplish more as a team than individuals. All time-worn cliches, but those cliches carry so much truth that Vince Lombardi is quoted more in corporate board rooms than locker rooms and John Wooden's Pyramid of Success is still considered a winning formula 35 years after he hung up the clipboard.

    But there is something else about sports and life: Neither one is fair.

    Just ask Will Ruggles.

  • COLUMN: Above all, Tea Party people dislike Obama's color

    It is strange to me that the Tea Party folks waited until after the presidential election to start marching around, even though they say they are just against bad government, which supposedly includes both the Republicans and the Democrats.

    They say way more other stuff, and it all looks loosely stitched together under a big banner of dislike for Obama.

  • Mustang wrestlers place third at state tournament

    The Anderson County Middle School wrestling team recorded its strongest finish ever when it captured third place in the school division of the Kentucky state middle school wrestling tournament, held Saturday at Montgomery County Arena in Mt. Sterling.

    Eleven wrestlers competed for Anderson with four placing in the top five.

    Anderson was third with 67 points, behind Campbell County (77) and Johnson County (69). East Oldham and Twenhoffel, from Kenton County, rounded out the top five.

  • Community calendar - 3.3 to 3.9

    Wednesday, March 3


    8 a.m. to noon, GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    Noon to 4 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, U.S. 127 campus.

    4:30 p.m., Anderson Middle School site-based decision making council meeting.

    4:30 to 7:30 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

  • Lady Bearcats show Cann-do spirit on way to district crown

    Mackenzie Cann's game was so much like an All-American on Friday night that it could be easy to forget she has not even taken her first class at Anderson County High School.

    Nervous when she stepped to the free throw line with the Lady Bearcats clinging to a one-point lead before a district championship game crowd that had grown to nearly 2,500 screaming fans and 2.2 seconds to play in overtime? Against her team's most heated rival, Shelby County?

    “Oh, yeah,” Cann said with a giggle.

  • Letters to the editor - 2.24

    Carlton thanks Heritage Hall, Hospice

    To the editor,

    I would like to this opportunity to thank the wonderful staff at Heritage Hall for their loving care of my grandmother, Naomi Brown.

    Each staff member looked after her with the same love and affection they would show their own loved ones. As my grandmother’s end neared, everyone in the building from the administration to the custodians bent over backward to make sure that not only she was comfortable, but that our family was comfortable as well.

  • Middle school students earn $2 bills for economics project

    Linda Madden's students at Anderson County Middle School recently got paid in $2 bills for an economics project.

    The students started their own business — a one-night only restaurant — to put some of their classroom knowledge to use.

    In this week's Anderson News, some of those students share what they plan on doing with their $2 bills. Pick up a copy on newsstands across the county.

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  • 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.

  • COLUMN: Timing is everything when it comes to life's puzzle pieces

    Sometimes it’s funny how things work out.

    Take for instance, the story a few pages over about Biscuit, the dog rescued by Anderson County volunteer firefighters over the weekend.

    You see, the fire department hosted the second of two ice rescue training sessions last Friday, and we here at The Anderson News had already planned on covering the training in this week’s paper.

    I was waiting on Battalion Chief Chris Harrod to drop by our office to identify firefighters in the photos we planned to use, when Mrs. Rosemary Bowling dropped by with a story idea.

  • Lady Cats never panic, claim district title in overtime

    Even when things looked bleak, Anderson County were confident Friday night.

    Turning the ball over while trailing 56-54 with 1:26 to go in overtime, the Lady Bearcats never doubted that they would pull things out.

    Anderson forced a turnover and sank seven of eight free throws in the final 53 seconds to outlast host Shelby County 65-60 for their second consecutive 30th District championship Friday night.