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Today's News

  • A kinder, gentler Marine Corps?

    The Marines, I uttered under my breath, are turning soft.

    While touring the Marine Corps' recruit training depot last week with educators from across Kentucky and West Virginia, the Air Force veteran in me couldn't help but reflect on my own boot camp experiences while listening to drill instructors describe what they can - and can't - do to train recruits.

    The drill instructors said the days of yelling cuss words at recruits that would make, well, a Marine blush, are long gone.

    Running for miles in the rain and mud? Gone.

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  • Pioneers of sport should never be forgotten

    Some members of the current Anderson County girls basketball team underwent a little hoops history test.

    Do you know who Nancy Flynn is?

    No answer.

    How about Kay Birdwhistell?

    Still no answer.

    Do you know who Kathy Goins is?

    Still silence and puzzled looks.

    Last question, do you know who Anne Flynn is?

    Aha! One Lady Bearcat got a gleam in her eye. "Wasn't she the point guard on the (Anderson girls') team that made the state tournament?"

    Well, not exactly. But at least the connection to the Sweet 16 was correct.

  • Creating magic out of dust

    Wayne King chuckled when asked about the secret to Anne Flynn's success leading the Anderson County girls' basketball team to a pair of state tournament berths and a place among the state's elite programs 30 years ago.

    "She had two sisters that could play," King said with a smile. "You have to have talent to be good."

    There's little doubt that Anne Flynn's youngest sisters, Patty and Nancy, played huge roles for the earliest Lady Bearcats. Patty was the team leader in 1975, while Nancy was a 4-year starter who received some all-state recognition in her senior year, 1978.

  • Community Calendar 01/23/08

    To have your event or meeting listed in the community calendar, send the name, date, time, location and a contact number by mail to P.O. Box 410, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342, by e-mail to news@theandersonnews.com with the subject line "Community Calendar Event" or drop it off at The Anderson News offices at 133 S. Main St. in Lawrenceburg. For recurring events or meetings, indicate the weekly or monthly schedule in your submission. Calendar entries are due by Thursday at noon for the next week's edition.

    Wednesday, Jan. 23

    Education

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  • Mercer County audit reveals $23,000 overpayment

    An audit report made public at a meeting of the Mercer County Board of Health last week indicated that an unidentified staff member has been overpaid for 600 hours of combined annual and compensatory leave. The resulting after-tax overpayment totals $23,347.

  • Man charged with murder after stabbing at food court

    A Lawrenceburg man has been charged with murder following the stabbing death of a Frankfort man Wednesday evening at the Lawrenceburg Food Court.

    Frederick C. Graeter, 18, of Lawrenceburg, who was arraigned in Anderson District Court on Thursday morning, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Robert Snider, 20, of Frankfort.

    Graeter allegedly stabbed Snider on Wednesday around 5:45 p.m. in the food court parking lot, located at 1011 Crossroad Drive, just across the U.S. 127 Bypass from Anderson County High School.

  • Off to Boot Camp

    Anderson County High School English teacher Jennifer Cottrell smiles while eating lunch with recruit Kevin Roughton this week at Marine Corps boot camp on Parris Island, S.C. She joined assistant principal Ronnie Fields and educators from across Kentucky and West Virginia on a weeklong trip to see what recruits experience while training to be Marines. For more information on their trip, see the Jan. 21 edition of The Anderson News Extra and the Jan. 23 edition of The Anderson News.

  • Bearcats to face one of mountains' best teams in Kentucky Prep Classic

    A date with one of eastern Kentucky's best teams highlights this week's Anderson County boys' basketball schedule.

    The Bearcats will play 15th Region power Paintsville on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 2:30 p.m. in the Kentucky Prep Classic at Montgomery County High School in Mt. Sterling.

    "Paintsville is very similar to us," Anderson coach Glen Drury said. "They have some size and several good players."

    Drury scouted the Tigers in a game against Lawrence County last week.