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Today's News

  • MUSTANG MANIA: They just keep on winning

    Clay Birdwhistell took a game program, then rolled it tightly into his right hand.

    Wooden, you know. John Wooden.

    “Do I look that old?” Birdwhistell asked on his Twitter account.

    Well, not really. Birdwhistell is in his early 30s while the Wizard of Westwood recently celebrated No. 99.

  • ONLINE EXTRA: Mustangs defeat Rowan County in semifinals

    Anderson County overcame an early deficit, then survived a late scare to oust Rowan County, 18-16, in the middle school state football playoff semifinals.

    Tristan Ashburn had a big game, running for approximately 100 yards and finding the end zone with the go-ahead touchdown to lead Anderson’s offense.

  • MUSTANG MANIA: Winning is fun!

    Chris Glass likes to start his freshman math classes with a joke. All the better to make learning a difficult subject fun.

    When Glass makes the transition from Anderson County High School teacher to Middle School football coach, nothing really changes. Just like the classroom, it's not really a laughing matter and carries an expectation of success, but there is fun in getting there.

    Lots of fun. And lots of wins for the Mustangs, who made it all the way to to the second state middle school championship game.

  • ONLINE EXTRA: Young Lady Mustangs remain unbeaten, win conference tourney

    The Anderson Middle School seventh-grade girls' basketball team, also known as the “B-team,” captured the championship of the Mid-Kentucky Middle School Conference tournament Wednesday night at Marion County High School.

    The Lady Mustangs defeated Old Kentucky Home for the third time this season, 49-45. Anderson improved to 27-0 on the year.

  • COLUMN: Health board earns kudos

    Column as I see ’em ...

    Kudos this week go to the Anderson County Board of Health for listening to the public and doing away with that goofy septic tank pumping ordinance. (See page A1.)

    Anderson was the only county in the state with such an ordinance, and with good reason: it was bad policy.

  • Walker has 'best game of career' as Bearcats rout Spencer

    Ben Walker turned in what he termed as “probably the best game of my career” to lead Anderson County to a 60-18 win over visiting Spencer County on Friday night.

    Walker ran for 135 yards and caught three passes for 76 more as he totaled four touchdowns in his final regular season home game.

    “Ben has been getting better and better every week,” said his classmate, quarterback Jacob Russell. “This is what we expected from Ben.”

  • Community calendar - 11.4 to 11.10

    Wednesday, Nov. 4

    Education

    8 a.m. to noon, GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    Noon to 4 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, U.S. 127 campus.

    4:30 p.m., Anderson Middle School site-based decision making council meeting.

    4:30 to 7:30 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

  • Tight-lipped fiscal court approves deal for new sheriff's department

    The Anderson County Sheriff’s Department could be moving into a new home in the near future.

    Maybe.

    The Anderson County Fiscal Court gave unanimous consent for County Attorney Bobbi Jo Lewis to draw up a contract for the county to obtain a commercial building at the corner of Court and Main streets during its meeting last Tuesday night.

    Magistrate Juretta Wells was not at the meeting.

    The vote followed a lengthy closed session, and no specifics on the deal were discussed.

  • Lawrenceburg's 'Col. Sanders' breaches security at UN

    Bob Thompson never imagined his “tour” of the United Nations Headquarters in New York would be considered a lapse in security.

    However, spokespersons for the U.N. are calling it just that.

    According to several media outlets, U.N. spokespersons say Thompson should have never gained access to some of the areas he toured last Thursday.

    The incident made worldwide headlines Tuesday, with articles appearing on numerous websites, including media outlets in Europe and Canada.

  • Man dies following motorcycle wreck

    Investigators are still trying to officially determine the cause of an accident last Thursday afternoon that left a Bourbon County man dead.

    Larry Jones II, 38, of 124 Cathy Drive, Paris, was pronounced dead Friday night, one day after the motorcycle he was driving slammed broadside into a pickup truck at the intersection of Highway 44 and US 127 Bypass.

    Jones’ bike collided with a pickup driven by Derek Shouse, the director of student services for Anderson County Schools, according to Sgt. Robbie Armstrong of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department.