.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Principal defends not allowing top graduates to speak

    The decision not to allow the class of 2009 valedictorians to make speeches at this year’s Anderson County High School graduation was made about two years ago, said Principal Ray Woodyard.

    Two years ago the senior class sponsors decided to try to streamline the graduation ceremony and cut out some things to make it shorter, Woodyard said.

    As a result, the salutatorian speeches were cut out of last year’s graduation and the plan was to cut the valedictorian speeches this year, he said.

  • Protection order missing in murder-suicide case

    Nelson County officials say they don’t have the emergency protection order that officials here insist was returned to them in the case of an apparent murder-suicide involving a 21-month-old child.

    The child, Cole Lance Frazier, was apparently shot and killed by his father, Timothy L. Frazier, 28, on May 26 in the Nelson County city of Bardstown. The father then turned a gun on himself.

  • THE SPORTS BUZZ for June 15: Some thoughts on the Kentucky-Indiana All-Star game

    The 2009 edition of the nation's oldest high school basketball all-star series is now history. For the first time, the games were played on consecutive days, there were no super-human performances like the one by George McGinnis 40 years ago and Indiana swept.

    But what's new about that?

    The Hoosier boys were supposed to sweep, having one of the strongest Indiana teams in years. That Kentucky stayed close in Saturday's game – it was tighter than the 78-65 final would indicate – was the biggest surprise of the boys' series.

  • Indiana rallies to take first game of summer hoops series

    INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana erupted in the second half, overcoming a 37-35 halftime deficit to defeat the Kentucky All-Stars 78-65 in the first gmame of the annual summer series at Conseco Fieldhouse.

    Batesville's Colt Ryan, headed for Evansville, drilled a trio of 3-pointers in the first six minutes after the break to spark the Hoosiers while Indiana Mr. Basketball Jordan Hulls scored only two points but had six assists after the break. Hulls will be playing at Indiana in college.

  • Enormously successful coach leaving

    The only evidence one needs to see Travis Gay’s stamp on the Anderson County track program is the Bearcat pass list to this year’s state track meet.

    Back on May 23, Anderson sent 15 athletes to the University of Louisville. Two others were on the list as qualifiers.

    Seventeen in all.

    Or more state qualifiers than the number of kids on the entire Anderson roster in several of the years leading up to Gay taking over the program in 2006.

  • THE SPORTS BUZZ for June 11: Win or lose, Bearcat baseball did it with class

    Ryan Alves, a who is studying for a journalism career, penned this column about his thoughts as the Anderson County baseball team advanced so close to the state tournament at Applebee's Park. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did.

    -- John Herndon

     

    Win or lose, Bearcat baseball did it with class

    By Ryan Alves, guest columnist

    It all began with the three different endings.  All of them were like one of those sports movies. The slow motion, those final seconds clicking off the clock, the hairs standing a-ten-hut on the back of your neck.

  • Community calendar 6/10-6/16

    Wednesday, June 10

    Education

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

    10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Story Time for Toddlers, Anderson Public Library. (No school, no program.)

    11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., Story Time for Preschoolers, Anderson Public Library. (No school, no program.)

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

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings March 2.

    Japeth E. Cook, arraignment, custodial interference, distribution of obscene material to minors -- pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing March 12.

    Aaron Haines, arraignment, second-degree assault (domestic violence) -- pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing March 12.

    William V. Richardson, review, operating a motor vehicle under the influence, possession of marijuana -- work release approved.

  • Letters to the editor - 6.3

    Library director clarifies budget process

    To the editor:

    The Anderson News’ May 27 edition contained both an article and the editorial in which the Anderson Public Library’s 2009-10 budget was a topic.

    I would like to thank you for allowing me to address questions and comments from those printed items.

  • Late county clerk honored on anniversary of death

    At the request of current county clerk, Jason Denny, the Anderson County Fiscal Court declared June 2 as Harold Ritchey Day in honor of the long-time clerk who died a year ago on that date.

    For more on this story, see this week's Anderson News available on newsstands across the county.

    Subscribe online or call 502-839-6906.