Today's News

  • COLUMN: Props to Junior Miss contestants

    Staff Columnist Shannon Brock gives props to the Junior Miss contestants and committee for making this year's program go off without a hitch.

    For her full column, see this week's Anderson News available on newsstands across the county.

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  • COLUMN: City council failing business community

    Guest Columnist Kate McCann says the Lawrenceburg City Council let local businesses down by failing to allow the Sunday sale of package alcohol.

    To read more of McCann's thoughts on the issue, see this week's edition of The Anderson News available on newsstands across the county.

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  • BOYS' TENNIS: Breaking bad

    Most athletes welcome a break, but Eric Steedly and Zack Allen might have wanted to go on playing tennis last Tuesday.

    The Anderson County duo had just completed a red-hot second set, defeating Franklin County’s Brian Steitz and James Robb 6-3, sending the Region 8 tournament quarterfinal to a deciding third set. The rules dictate a 10-minute break between the second and third sets, but the stoppage could not have come at a worse time for Steedly and Allen.

  • Harlan named Junior Miss

    Casey Harlan was named Anderson County Junior Miss 2010.

    For more about Casey and for a complete list of winners from this year's event, see this week's edition of The Anderson News available on newsstands across the county.

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  • Knees, title feel good for Sloan

    LEXINGTON – Jordan Sloan made sure he had plenty of rest in the days leading up to the Class 3A, Region 6 meet, held Thursday at Paul L. Dunbar High School.

    “Today, my knees felt good,” a beaming Sloan said moments after winning his second consecutive regional high jump championship. Sloan cleared 6-00, easily besting Dunbar’s Lamont Johnson, who jumped 5-08 for second place.

  • COLUMN: Two ways to skin a cat

    Column as I see ’em

    The past week of watching the workings of local government prove that there truly is more than one way to skin a cat.

    While there’s no doubt Judge-Executive Steve Cornish could do very nicely, thank you, without being nitpicked by magistrates over his proposed budget, that it’s happening really is a good thing.

    Cornish says he did his level best in assembling a budget he thinks is fiscally responsible during a poor economy.

  • COLUMN: Great deals available now on spring blooming trees

    Want a good deal on spring blooming trees? Now’s the time!

    There are so many things blooming right now, but it is that smell of honeysuckle that shouts summer to me. I love it. The spring-blooming trees have been gorgeous, and now is the time to grab some deals and get your hands on some beauties.

    There are many low maintenance flowering trees that won’t litter up your car and sidewalks. The Chanticleer Pear has white blooms and tiny fruit that is edible, but the birds usually get them first.

  • Shelby stuns No. 7 Anderson to win 30th District

    EMINENCE -- Shelby County stunned highly-ranked Anderson County, 11-5, to win the 30th District championship Tuesday night at Eminence.

    Down 5-0 early, Shelby rallied with a five-run third inning, then put things completely out of reach with another five runs in the top of the seventh.

    Anderson, ranked seventh in the state in the final coaches' poll of the season, looked anything but a Top 10 team over the final five innings as the Lady Bearcats committed seven errors and had numerous mental miscues in the field and on the base paths.

  • Letters to the Editor - 05.13

    Fiscal court racially profiling dogs

    To the editor:

    Racial profiling is now going to the dogs. Anderson County Fiscal Court is set to review a new dog ordinance that specifically targets “pit bulls” as vicious dogs. Even with organizations such as the ASPCA, AKC and the American Veterinary Medical Association opposed to breed specific legislation, our fiscal court drafted this revised ordinance with exactly that in mind.

  • Community calendar 5/20-5/26

    Wednesday, May 20


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

    10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Story Time for Toddlers, Anderson Public Library. (No school, no program.)

    11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., Story Time for Preschoolers, Anderson Public Library. (No school, no program.)

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