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Today's News

  • Grape Expectations

    Armed with small pruning shears, sunglasses and a floppy hat, Logan Leet grabs a handful of grapes and snips the vine.

    It’s a repetitive process — one that Leet and a dozen or so workers at Lover Leap Winery & Vineyards on Lanes Mill Road have performed countless times over the past several weeks as they harvest the ambrosia-like spheres that will eventually become a dizzying array of wines to please all palates.

  • Anderson’s ‘Liquid Bluegrass’

    I occasionally receive a copy of the latest book authored by someone who has Kentucky connections. I’m an avid reader, so I usually read the book if the author is from Anderson County or if it seems potentially interesting.

    During my six years with The Anderson News, I’ve perused and then written my impressions of about a couple dozen books that have been sent or dropped off at our office. Some were pretty good reads, some not so much.

    Recently, I received one of the better ones in the mail.

  • North Oldham ends Anderson's best season

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Everyone at the Eighth Region Volleyball Tournament knew that North Oldham was good.

    But in Wednesday's semifinal match at Bullitt East High School, the Lady Mustangs could have been mistaken for an Olympic team. Such was the aftermath of the 25-6, 25-17 whipping they put on Anderson County, ending the Lady Bearcats' deepest post-season run in the program's history.

  • Henry Clay ends Anderson run

    LEXINGTON - The scoreboard said Henry Clay had just whipped Anderson County 4-1, but there were few of the tears and stunned looks that often accompany an elimination loss.

    There was little doubt that the sixth-ranked Blue Devils were the better team last Thursday night, but the applause Anderson fans showered on the Bearcats was genuine. Most of all, it reflected the kind of season the team had enjoyed in what was widely thought to be a rebuilding year.

  • Smarting Franklin avenges Bearcats in final

    Franklin County got all the revenge it wanted, and more.

    Still smarting from being upset by Anderson County, 2-1 on Sept. 30, Franklin built a 3-0 halftime lead, then scored once more after the break to claim the 25th District championship Thursday night at the Sower Soccer Complex in Frankfort.

  • Obama or McCain shouldn’t matter

    You really shouldn’t be concerned if Obama or McCain is our next president.

    You shouldn’t but have to be thanks to how much power the federal government has seized from states — and states from communities — via judicial fiat.

    Had the feds left states alone and the Constitution been obeyed, who wins the upcoming races for city council and school board would be your primary concern, because it’s those people who would have a direct affect on your life. Ditto the McConnell-Lunsford race for the Senate.

  • Shelby roars early, holds off Lady Cats for crown

    The home floor was not enough for Anderson County volleyball.

    Armed with the top seed in the 28th District Tournament and hoping that the home crowd would be worth a few extra kills or digs, Anderson still came up short against second-seeded Shelby County in the championship game last Tuesday night.

    Shelby silenced a sparse home crowd early, reeling off the first nine points of game one, then held off an Anderson rally by scoring 10 of the last 13 points in game three to take its first district championship since 2005.

  • Property transfers

    The following property transfers were recently recorded at the Anderson County courthouse.

    CitiFinancial Inc., to Hope L. Kirk, real estate on Indian Ridge Lane, $171,000.

    C.E. and Barbara McAdams, to Emily and Ron Lois, real estate on Ky 1472, quitclaim.

    Jerry W. and Sonyia L. Waldridge, to William D. Jennings Jr. and Jeanne Ceroalo, real estate on Teal Point Drive, $68,000.

    U.S. Bank National Association, to Betty Melloan, real estate on Grant Drive, $66,000.

  • BOYS HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER: Henry Clay defeats Bearcats in regional

    LEXINGTON -- Henry Clay scored in the first two minutes then put Anderson County away in the second half of the 13th Region tournament semifinals Tuesday.

    The host Blue Devils were never threatened. Anderson finally scored late in the game when Seth Beasley connected.

    Anderson finished the season at 12-5-4.

    For a look back at the regional tournament, see the Oct. 29 edition of The Anderson News.

  • COLUMN: No matter what language, final weeks will reveal Cats' mettle

    No language is filled with more cliches and hyperbole than coach-speak.

    You know the routine.

    Writer asks coach about next week's game.

    Coach's reply is "They are a very good football team," or if he is looking at an incredibly weak-sister next up on the schedule, it's "They are about to explode on someone."

    I learned years ago that when a football coach says, "They are a good football team," the translation into real English is, "They are the next team on our schedule."