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Today's News

  • Will Anderson be painted red?

    Column as I see 'em ...

    For all the grumbling and griping about local government, it's amazing that so few people are running for the available city council and school board seats this fall. There is zero competition for three school board seats, and only eight candidates (four of which are incumbents) gunning for six seats on the city council. At a time of year when yards are generally stuffed with signs begging for votes, I've spotted nary a one for school board or city council.

  • Love of links pushes team toward state berth

    When word got out that the Anderson County boys' golf team shot a 139 to defeat Mercer County at Harrodsburg's Bright Leaf golf course a few weeks back, the most common reaction reflected the genteel nature of the sport.

    "That's pretty good."

    Pretty good?

    "At Mercer, I have eight guys that shoot even par," Anderson coach Will Carlton said.

  • Second postal unit to open Thursday

    Beginning Thursday, Anderson County residents will have two locations at which to fulfill their postal needs.

    A new contract postal unit will open at noon on Sept. 4 at Cash A Check in the Markwell Center at 1004 Bypass South. However, this opening is a "soft opening," said Regina Decker, Lawrenceburg postmaster.

    A grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house will be the following Thursday, Sept. 11 at noon.

    The Markwell Center CPU will be open from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9-2 Saturdays.

  • Forty years and counting

    Last week my wife and I celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary.

    Other than exchanging cards and perhaps going out to dinner, we usually don't do anything special or exchange gifts on our anniversaries.

    But realizing that I needed do something extra for this anniversary, since staying together for so long has become increasingly rare, I purchased her a set of nice ruby earrings. (I looked on the Internet and discovered that the 40th is the "ruby" anniversary and it's also her birthstone.)

  • Mistaken identity

    There was a case of mistaken identity in last week's Anderson News.

    Almost in the center of page B1 was a nice picture of Sam Williams kicking an extra point that was the difference in Anderson County's scrimmage win over Lincoln County on Aug. 22.

    The problem was that without jersey numbers, a certain sports editor (blush!) misidentified the kicker.

  • Anderson County native helps organize 'Scare Fest'

    When "Scare Fest" opens at Lexington's Heritage Hall on Sept. 12, it will be the largest horror and paranormal convention ever held in the Southeast, according to one of the event's organizers, Jeff Waldridge, an Anderson County native.

    "In terms of space and guest list, it will be the largest," Waldridge said, who along with Patti Starr is event manager and co-creator.

    He also hopes the turnout will be large.

  • Southern fried

    BEREA - The confusion before the opening kickoff was only a shadow of what was to transpire on the football field at Madison Southern High School last Friday night.

    When Anderson County lined up to receive the season-opening kick, an official told the Bearcats they needed to go to the other end of Gilliam Field.

    Only when another official saw the error did anyone take a notion to turn both teams around so they could defend the goals chosen in the pre-game coin-toss ceremony.

  • Bearcats visit W. Jessamine Friday night

    In the rebirth of Anderson County football, there have been some signature wins but one of the most important, and overlooked, came at West Jessamine, the next foe on the Bearcat schedule.

    The date was Oct. 20, 2006. The Bearcats overcame a sloppy - horrendous might be a better description - field and the emotion of West Jessamine's Senior Night to post a 24-12 win.

    The naysayer would point out that Anderson's sixth win of the season came against a club that had only beaten lowly Bourbon County.

  • No cream puffs here

    No one can accuse Anderson County of loading its own girls' soccer tournament with a group of cream puffs designed to add more hardware to the trophy case.

    That makes Saturday's 3-1 win over North Hardin in the championship game of the Lady Bearcat Invitational that much sweeter.

    "This was our first win in the tournament since 2003," said Anderson head coach Jason Earnest. "That was April Carbajal's senior year."

  • Wine and song

    Logan Leet's chair sits perilously close to the precipice of Lovers Leap, a tiny outcropping of rock that overlooks the Kentucky River gorge.

    Despite being a foot or so away from plunging hundreds of feet to the river bottom, Leet appears undaunted as he strums his acoustic guitar and discusses the music he'll play Saturday, Sept. 13 during this year's Wine Festival, sponsored by the Lawrenceburg Rotary Club.