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Today's News

  • EDITORIAL: Public evaluations are best for students

    It’s impossible to even begin doubting state Rep. Kent Stevens’ sincerity when he discusses his passion for doing what’s right for Kentucky’s students.

    Stevens claims that his vote to overturn a long-standing law that requires school boards to evaluate superintendents in public is for the “betterment of students,” but on that count we disagree.

    Instead, allowing school board members to discuss their thoughts about a superintendent in private does nothing to serve students, their parents or the taxpayers who keep schools afloat.

  • Bearcats see potential in win over Top 10 team

    Anderson County knew it had potential. The Bearcats had known long before baseball practice started on Feb. 15 that they had the tools to turn back-to-back regional championships into a three-peat.

    But there had also been early-season inconsistency, questions about pitching depth and the corner outfielders.

    For one night, at least, Anderson put some of those questions to rest with a 5-3 home-field win over highly-touted Bullitt East, a team that had been ranked in the state's Top 10 in the pre-season and boasted two of Kentucky's top 50 players.

  • Reality Store gives middle-schoolers a taste of the real world

    Students at Anderson County Middle School have probably seen The Amazing Race, Survivor or other reality shows.

    But last Friday, they experienced The Reality Store.

    Unlike television, the program administered by the Cooperative Extension Service was in fact, reality.

    Working on different scenarios that put them in the real world, eighth-graders were forced to deal with the ups-and-downs of real life. Some had high-paying jobs. Others barely got by. Some joined the National Guard and a few even went AWOL.

  • An unfortunate lesson in giving

    There was a crucial softball lesson emerging from Anderson County's 8-5 loss to visiting Lafayette last Wednesday.

    “You can't make the kind of mistakes we made against a great team and still expect to win,” Lady Bearcat coach Brian Glass said with a smile that defied how his team, ranked 18th in the state, had seen one slip through its gloves.

  • Dance team to participate in national event

    The Anderson County High School dance team totally understands how important the University of Kentucky’s basketball win over North Carolina was back in December.

    On the same day the Wildcats were putting a bit of distance between themselves and their closest challenger for reaching 2,000 wins first, the Dance Cats were making a bit of history of their own next door in Lexington’s Heritage Hall.

    Anderson took first place in the JamFest Winter Jam, earning a spot in the U.S. Finals, to be held this weekend in Baton Rouge, La.

  • This week in Anderson County Sports

    This week in Anderson County Sports

    Anderson County High School

    Baseball

    Florida Beach Bash at Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

    Wednesday, April 7: Anderson Co. vs. Owensboro, 3 p.m.

    Friday, April 9: Anderson Co. vs. Campbellsville, noon

    Games in Kentucky

    Monday, April 12: Anderson Co. at Nelson Co.m, 5:30 p.m.

    Junior varsity baseball

    Monday, April 12: Nelson Co. at Anderson Co, 6 p.m.

    Softball

    Gulf Shores, Ala. spring break trip

  • Community calendar - 4.7 to 4.13

    Wednesday, April 7

    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.

  • Seventh-grader hit by car

    An Anderson County Middle School student had both legs run over by a vehicle Monday afternoon at the corner of Saffell and Woodford streets.

    The unidentified seventh grader suffered a series of bumps and bruises and was transported by Anderson County EMS to an area hospital.

    Emergency Management Director Bart Powell said despite having his legs run over, the student suffered no broken bones and was expected to be OK.

  • New cameras nab bathroom vandal at Legion

    Vandalizing the restrooms at the American Legion ball fields isn’t as easy as it used to be.

    Just ask the 16-year-old who on Thursday afternoon admitted to police that he was responsible for doing just that.

    The boy admitted that he had kicked down dividers between two urinals around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday night, giddily unaware that around two hours earlier, technicians had just placed the finishing touches on security cameras aimed directly at the restroom door.

  • Students injured in bus wreck

    Two high school students were taken to the hospital and several more slightly injured Monday afternoon when a school bus slid off Alton Station Road and into a ditch.

    Both high school students complained of back pain and were transported to an area hospital, according to Anderson County Emergency Management Director Bart Powell.

    Four other students were treated at the scene for various bumps and bruises before being released to their parents, Powell said.