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Today's News

  • 'The bravest soldier I ever knew'

    I was on the couch wondering when or if my father would call. Sept. 11, 2005, was a nerve-wracking day, no matter what the situation you were in, especially if you have a friend or family member in Iraq, like my dad was, fighting for Iraqi Freedom.

    About that time the phone rang loudly over the TV. How ironic, I thought. I read the caller ID and my hand started to shake as I picked it up. Boone National Guard in Frankfort was calling, but [my father] wasn't anywhere near Frankfort right now.

    "Hello?" I tried to sound friendly, but my voice cracked a little.

  • Tipton claims local Junior Miss crown for 2009

    Two days after being named Anderson County's Junior Miss 2009, Singrid Tipton was still in shock.

    " 'Participant No. 12, Singrid Tipton' - I keep replaying it in my mind," Tipton said Monday afternoon. "It's almost unfathomable. I was not expecting to win."

    Tipton not only won, but nearly swept every category, grabbing fitness, self-expression, and creative and performing arts awards as well.

    All of this year's 21 participants were juniors at Anderson County High School.

  • Goat blamed for motorcycle wreck; owner ticketed

    A Louisville man was airlifted April 8 to University of Louisville Hospital after hitting a goat with his motorcycle on U.S. 62.

    Eric K. Griffith told the Anderson County Sheriff's Office that the goat ran up an embankment at Western School and into the path of his motorcycle. Griffith told Deputy Tony Likens he was following a semi truck on U.S. 62. Griffith saw the truck swerve and prepared to hit his brakes, but by the time he saw the goat, it was right in front of him and "there was nothing he could do," Likens said.

  • Dixon, Updike roar at Tates Creek meet

    The calendar said it had been two years since Travis Gay took his first Anderson County track team to the Tates Creek Invitational.

    The results from Saturday's meet in Lexington say it has been light-years.

    With Cody Dixon scoring a huge win in the 100-meter dash and John Updike claiming first place in the discus throw, Anderson's boys placed third out of 20 teams, defeating teams like state power Danville and Paul Dunbar.

    With most of the Class AAA, Region 5 teams competing in the meet, the only one that finished ahead of the Bearcats was Henry Clay.

  • UPDATED: School board rules on day care dilemma

    The Anderson County Board of Education decided Tuesday night to keep its transportation policy in tact - meaning students will not be transported across attendance area lines - but changed a procedure, making the policy more flexible.

    The school system will not bus students across attendance area lines, but parents can request to have their child transferred to the school in the attendance area of their after-school care provider, the board decided.

  • No putters, drivers or wedges allowed

    Josh Winfrey, Jacob Spaulding and Rob Dillhoff are bringing something new to Lawrenceburg: disc golf.

    The trio, all natives of Anderson County, are pioneering what appears to be a growing obsession in the Bluegrass. After connecting with several other avid disc golfers in the area, Winfrey and Spaulding had an active role in founding the University of Kentucky Disc Golf Club, UK's newest intercollegiate club sport,.

    Winfrey, the club's vice-president, said that he hoped the group could spread interest in the sport to campus and the surrounding communities.

  • Mound gem from Pike highlights Florida trip

    Anderson County showed why it is considered one of the teams to beat in the Eighth Region with a strong 5-game showing in the Florida Beach Bash, held at Fort Walton Beach.

    The Bearcats won three of five, including an impressive 2-0 win over a previously unbeaten Barren County team Thursday.

    "Barren has very high expectations for this year and they were a very solid team. It is also my understanding that we beat their ace," said Anderson coach L.W. Barnes. "Barren turned some heads by beating both Lafayette and Lexington Christian their opening day in Florida."

  • Restaurant tax pushed

    A proposal to place a 3 percent tax on meals served in city restaurants had a wide airing Monday as a tourism official briefed city and chamber of commerce officials on what he says are the idea's benefits.

    The measure, if approved by the city council, would drive more customers to restaurants, pay to hire someone to direct tourism and economic development, and increase the number of visitors to Anderson County, according to Craig Stratton, chairman-elect of the Anderson County Tourism Commission.

  • ANTI-TAX STAND EARNS COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD FOR NEWS

    Great news and sports writing, outstanding design and a tough stance against a proposed countywide payroll tax earned The Anderson News a host of awards last Friday afternoon in Louisville.

    The paper was judged against other weekly newspapers across the country owned by Landmark Community Newspapers Inc.

    Sports Editor John Herndon won a pair of first place awards, including excellence in sports writing and best news/feature story series. He won a second place award for sports column writing.

    Creative Director Mary Madden Garrison won first place for front-page design.

  • Living proof that kids can survive transitions

    The first time I appeared in a newspaper, I was pictured with my best friend, Katie, standing by my side. At ages 7 and 8, respectively, we were part of a "man on the street" type section in The Pineville Sun, the weekly paper from my hometown.

    Below our picture were our answers to the question of the week for that issue, which was "What do you think about going to the new Lone Jack Elementary School?"