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Today's News

  • Here's a cure for summertime blues

    Now that spring has sprung (Easter's snow flurries not withstanding), it won't be long before children are released from school bondage and freed to roam Anderson County in search of fun.

    Some, whose parents fork over 50-plus bucks, will wile away their summer hitting and throwing baseballs and softballs in the county park. Others will give soccer moms another season to exist.

  • Who will be Anderson's next Junior Miss?

    One of the area's most popular events returns to the Anderson County Middle School auditorium stage April 12 when 21 girls vie for the title of Anderson County Junior Miss.

    The winner will be eligible to compete in January for the 2009 Kentucky Junior Miss title.

    The event, now in its 27th year, focuses on academics and provides scholarship money for the winner. That focus is what makes it so popular, organizer Sherry Hall said Tuesday morning.

  • The numbers don't lie

    There really is an "I" in team.

    At least in track and field there is.

    "It's not like football or basketball. Track is an individual sport," says Anderson County head coach Travis Gay. "If you improve, you have been successful. You do not have to win every time you step out there."

    The key factor, as far as Gay is concerned, is for the individual to be able to say, "I have improved."

    "We try to make it fun for the kids and have them compete with themselves," Gay says. "If you do that, you can be successful even if you don't win."

  • Small ball could add up to big things

    If Anderson County is to achieve big things in 2008, the Lady Bearcat softball team will have to do it playing small ball.

    According to head coach Brian Glass, it looks to be a year where scores of 1-0 and 2-1 will be the norm. If you are looking for results that look more like football scores, you might as well wait until the fall.

  • Shelby's Sweet 16 run should motivate basketball Bearcats

    There had to be times when the collective knot in Anderson County's stomach might have been incurable during last week's state basketball tournament.

    Nothing against Shelby County. The Bearcats' chief rival proved during the Eighth Region Tournament that those who had written Shelby off because of some puzzling mid-season losses were quite mistaken. Down 5 inside the last half-minute of the regional championship game, Shelby showed the heart of a champion by coming back to win against Gallatin County.

  • Murder suspect pleads not guilty

    The Lawrenceburg man charged with fatally stabbing a Franklin County man outside the Lawrenceburg Food Court on Jan. 16 waived formal arraignment and pleaded not guilty Tuesday morning in Anderson County Circuit Court.

    Frederick C. Graeter, 18, is charged with first-degree murder for allegedly stabbing Robert Snider, 20, to death. First-degree murder is a Class A felony punishable by 20 years to life in prison. Graeter is also charged with tampering with evidence.

    According to court testimony, Graeter allegedly attempted to purchase marijuana from Snider.

  • Mostly thumbs up to school changes

    We're sticking with our original opinion that the best move the Anderson County Board of Education could have made to balance population at the elementary schools would have been to turn Saffell into a fifth and sixth grade campus.

    Instead, the board opted to expand the middle school and appeared to knuckle under to pressure from Saffell parents and teachers who screamed bloody murder.

    Rather than spend millions, the board could have used its existing facilities to teach children and saved the spending for when it's really needed.

  • Not happy? Here's how to request a different school

    Parents who are not satisfied with the elementary school to which their child has been assigned for the 2008-09 school year can submit a request for transfer.

    "They are requests," said Director of Student Services Margo Whisman, who facilitated the committee that created new attendance areas for the elementary schools. But all requests might not be granted, she said.

  • Judge, insurance agent trade barbs over county's dental policy

    Accusations have surfaced between the agent who provides health insurance for county employees and Judge-Executive Steve Cornish over the fiscal court's recent decision not to award the agent a dental coverage policy.

    Rodney Goodlett, who earlier this year successfully bid to receive the county's health insurance business, said Cornish's vote several weeks ago against him being named the agent of record on the dental policy was improper.

    Cornish flatly rejected the notion and accused Goodlett of trying to deceive him last year to secure the dental policy.

  • Rec softball, baseball signups extended

    Registrations for Anderson County Parks and Recreation baseball and softball leagues will be held Saturday, March 22, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Anthony Stratton Community Building at 1026 County Park Road.

    The registration period was extended because of the snowstorm of March 7 and 8.

    Leagues will be formed for tee ball (ages 5-6), pee wee league (7-8) and machine pitch (9-10).

    The fee is $50 for the first child in a family, $40 for each additional family member.

    For more information, contact the parks and recreation department at 839-6498.