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Today's News

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings Sept. 28.

    Allen G. Wilson, review, operating a motor vehicle under the influence -- show cause.

    Cassandra L. Wolfe, disposition, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security -- dismissed.

    Robert D. Woods, arraignment, license to be in possession, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security, failure to notify Department of Transportation of change of address -- pleaded not guilty, continued to Oct. 12.

  • Letters to the editor - 12.30

    Fox News offers both sides of stories

    To the editor:

    I must respond to the letter last week that said those who watch Fox News are uninformed. That person is wrong, and here’s why.

    A little over a year ago I was happily watching the CBS Nightly News with Katie Couric. Even though her ratings were low, I stood behind Katie every night.

    If I didn’t watch CBS, I watched CNN.

    My last night of watching CBS happened this way:

  • Community calendar - 1.6 to 1.12

    Wednesday, Jan. 6

    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.

  • COLUMN: Good-for-nothing horse owner should face prosecution

    Last Wednesday, Judge-Executive Steve Cornish called our office and asked if we would like to do a “heartbreaking” story.

    I cautiously replied “maybe,” not knowing that my heart would actually end up broken.

    Cornish began to tell me about three horses, at least one of which can be seen on the front page, which had been abandoned in the Birdie area.

    “Altogether, they probably didn’t weigh 800 pounds,” Cornish said.

  • Shelby rallies to slip past Bearcats

    SHELBYVILLE – Only the uninitiated  would have foreseen a different scenario to Saturday's annual Anderson County-Shelby County border war.

    The scoreboard showed that Shelby came away with a 32-30 win and the likely No. 1 seed in the 30th District Tournament. To many, it was the epitome of ugly basketball.

    There were frustrations, missed open shots and crucial turnovers.

  • Lady Bearcats hold off Henry Clay rally

    The Anderson County Lady Bearcats built a big lead, then held off a spirited Henry Clay rally to post a 49-40 win in girls' high school basketball action Tuesday night at Anderson.

    The Lady Bearcats had overcome some sloppy play to go up 45-30 with five minutes to play but Henry  Clay ran off 10 straight points over the next 2:35 to get within 45-40.

    Anderson survived a turnover, its fifth straight possession without a shot, when Eriel McKee blocked a shot, then hit four of six free throws inside the final minute to preserve the win.

  • Local Wildcat fans saddened by Brooks retirement

    Leslie Edmondson has not bled Blue all her life, but her heart was still heavy when Rich Brooks retired as football coach at the University of Kentucky on Monday.

    “We were in Nashville (for the Music City Bowl) when the news broke that he was more than likely going to retire,” said Edmondson, a teacher at Anderson County Middle School.

    “Even knowing the chance was high, the thought was there that maybe he would change his mind.”

  • EDITORIAL: Time to show KACo, League the door

    It should be a no-brainer next year when the city and county accept bids for their insurance needs that the Kentucky Association of Counties (KACo) and the Kentucky League of Cities are automatically rejected.

    There can be no other conclusion given the outright financial debauchery that has come to light during the past year, and the exceptionally scathing comments made about each by the state auditor’s office.

  • Police solve smoke shop burglary

    A Louisville man is behind bars and facing charges in connection with a burglary at Bo’s Smoke Shop last month.

    Tracy Shanklin, 42, is charged with third-degree burglary, a Class D felony, and theft by unlawful taking over $10,000, a Class C felony.

    More arrests are expected in the case, according to Detective Bryan Taylor with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Ice storm is year's top story

    Old man winter slapped Anderson County and most of Kentucky square in the chops late last January, blanketing us first with an inch of ice followed by several inches of snow.

    The storm, widely considered the worst of its kind in the state’s history, fell trees and power lines across Anderson County, leaving thousands shivering in the dark and hundreds seeking shelter.

    The city and county declared states of emergency, triggering shelters to open as dozens fled from their dark, freezing homes.