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Today's News

  • Weather delays state wrestling tournament

    You could say that winter scored a takedown but high school wrestlers will be getting off the mat next month.

    The Kentucky High School Athletic Association announced Wednesday that the state wrestling tournament, which had beeen scheduled for Feb. 19-21, has been postponed.

    The rescheduled tournament will be held at Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. Competition is set for Tuesday, March 10 and Wednesday, March 11.

    The tournament will go on the same two-day schedule as originally planned.

  • A memorable 30-year run

    It all started with Orbrey Gritton and Tamara Stratton.

    They were classmates at Anderson County High School, graduating in 1985.

    During that basketball season, “The Big O,” as Gritton was known around Anderson County, was leading the Bearcats in a serious run for the state tournament. If successful, it would have been the first time in 11 years that Anderson would have made it to the Sweet 16.

  • Unforgettable moments over 30 years with The Anderson News

    Putting in 30 years at The Anderson News has allowed me to see things I never expected and taken me places I never dreamed to go. In trying to put a list of those things that could never be erased from memory, I could have filled an entire edition of The Anderson News.

    There have been times of joy and times of sorrow. But it has been a ride far beyond my expectations. Here they are, in chronological order:

    Walking past the big time

  • Five who greatly influenced my writing

    Cawood Ledford

    I met this giant at the Kentucky football Media Day in 1985. I tried to interview this man who called the Kentucky Wildcat games for 39 years but I was so nervous that it probably turned out as one of the worst pieces I have ever done. Still, I have always remembered something he told me: “You can’t be around a team and not want them to win, but you have to tell the truth.”

    No one wants Anderson County’s teams to win any more than I do, but I still strive to tell the truth.

  • February a period of transition for outdoors enthusiasts

    By Jeff Lilly, Outdoors columnist

    February is usually a good month, at least for me, to wrap up hunting season with a few days of squirrel hunting to top off my freezer before the season closes until fall. I figure with the February snow and cold temperatures we’re having in the Bluegrass State this year the squirrels don’t need a freezer. God sure made his creatures on this earth tough.

  • Looking for a new place to fish? Try these fisheries this spring

    By Lee McClellan

    Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    The deepest snow since this century pounded Kentucky this week, leaving in its wake stranded cars, sore backs from shoveling snow and grumbling citizens.

    It seems remote now, but in just a couple of weeks, we’ll be slipping on short sleeve fishing shirts and hitting the water. This bracing cold will soon pass.

  • Penny strong but Asbury falls at Brescia

    From staff reports

    Anderson County residents had a difficult week, as former Anderson County Bearcats got just one win against five losses last week.

    Men’s basketball

    Brescia 85, Asbury 74

    Brescia blistered the nets in the first half, hitting 17-of-27 shots (63 percent) on its way to an 85-74 win over Asbury last Thursday in Owensboro.

  • Cummins, Currens named all-region

    Anderson County High School basketball players Austin Cummins and Kaci Currens have been named to the All-Eighth Region teams, as selected by the region’s coaches.

    Cummins, whose 26.6 points per game scoring average was second in the state in statistics released by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association last week, was one of the headliners of the boys’ team while Currens has emerged as a consistent scoring threat for the Anderson girls.

  • Local sales tax bill worth watching

    By Ben Carlson

    Column as I see ’em …

    With our state legislators haggling over smoking and minimum wage, the one bill I’m keeping an eye on is House Bill 1, which would allow communities to increase sales tax up to 1 percent to fund local projects.

    The upside is that doing so will first require approval of voters statewide, followed by approval of voters on any local projects. Even better is a sunset provision, which would eliminate the increase once a project is paid for.

  • Plan now for this summer’s garden

    My first column submission to the News this week was two words, “Told ya.”

    Knowing my readers as I do, I decided to dig a little deeper. I’d like to blame this wintery mess on all those who wished for a big one, but I can’t. Mother Nature took a look and said, “Well, they’ve had it easy, so I think I’ll give them a wake up call and play with the jet stream.” On the bright side, it will definitely kill all the bad bugs. I just hope the bees make it through it.