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Today's News

  • Community calendar - 3.17 to 3.23

    Wednesday, March 17

    St. Patrick’s Day

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

    6:30 to 8:30 p.m., English as a Second Language, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

  • COLUMN: Time and memories wait for no man

    I shared my favorite memory of my dying uncle with my mom by phone last Thursday night.

    By Friday morning it was too late to share it with him, and I will forever regret not doing so.

    My uncle fell ill about a week earlier, and his doctors didn’t give him long to live. Following a stay in the hospital, he returned home ostensibly to live out the remainder of his days.

    My dad gave me his brother’s address and my intention was to send him a note or card or something to let him know I was thinking about him and, frankly, to say goodbye.

  • Drug abuse forum set

    Think drug and alcohol abuse isn’t an issue in Anderson County? Think again.

    The Anderson County Champions for a Drug-Free Kentucky know that drug and alcohol abuse is a serious problem and are planning a town hall forum to bring the issue into light.

    The forum will be Thursday, March 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Anderson County Middle School.

  • Sweet!

    Someone forgot to tell the Anderson County Lady Bearcats they were too young, too small, too inexperienced and too much of any other drawback that would keep a basketball team from playing in the Sweet 16.

    And they were not supposed to beat the two-time defending Eighth Region champion and do it on its home court.

  • Fiscal court tells judge to pay park debt

    Warnings from the judge-executive about the possibility of having to lay off county employees and serious budgetary shortfalls didn’t stop magistrates from ordering him to pay down debt on the county park.

    Magistrates voted unanimously last Tuesday morning to use $40,000 in annual rent the county receives from the Extension District to make principle payments on the debt.

    The move enforces a 2008 fiscal court decision to use the rent to pay the debt after magistrates allowed the Extension to become its own taxing district.

  • Robinson readies for deployment

    Army National Guard Pfc. Cole C. Robinson was recently mobilized and activated at Fort Dix, N.J., in preparation for deployment to serve in support of either Operation Iraqi Freedom or Enduring Freedom, according to a news release.

    Robinson is a son of Lori A. Robinson of Ashby Road in Lawrenceburg. He is a 2004 graduate of Anderson County High School.

    Robinson is a member of the 2123rd Transportation Company in Richmond.

    He is a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear specialist with one year of military service.

     

  • TOURNEY TIME ONLINE: Lady Bearcats look to spring upset

    Updated, Wednesday, March 10, 11:35 a.m.

    Lady Bearcats look to spring upset at Sweet 16; Former rival coach notes just tough winning the region is

  • Bill Waits Auto Mall closes

    Bill Waits Auto Mall is now closed, according to a sign posted at the business.

    The sign doesn't leave any explanation, but says business owner Bill Waits apologizes for any inconvenience.

    Posted on the sign is a contact number, 502-517-6841.

    A call from The Anderson News to that number early Wednesday afternoon has yet to be returned.

    Waits did call The Anderson News on Wednesday morning to say that the business was closed and asked the newspaper not to run any future advertisements.

    Check back here for more information as it becomes available.

  • Trio charged for smashing car windows, mailboxes

    Three men were charged last week for causing thousands of dollars worth of property damage last month in western Anderson County.

    Seth Beasley, 18, Ricky Baker, 19, and Derek Cooper, 19, all face a Class D felony charge for first-degree criminal mischief for allegedly smashing mailboxes and car windows Feb. 11.

    The hardest hit areas included Aaron Barnett and Dennis roads, along with Mill Creek Pike.

    The three men rode around that area in a vehicle

  • Clay goes inside to end Lady Bearcat dream

    BOWLING GREEN -- Through 28 games, Anderson County girls' basketball coach Tony Kays had feared some team simply pounding the ball inside, dominating the paint and, effectively pushing his young team around.

    Unfortunately for the Lady Bearcats, it finally happened in game 29, on his sport's biggest stage.

    Clay County lived up to its rugged reputation, dominating the backboards for a 70-55 win over Anderson County in the first round of the Girls' Sweet 16 Tournament at Bowling Green's Diddle Arena.