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Today's News

  • Lady Bearcats shooting for improvement

    It finally happened last fall.

    Anderson County's Taylor Gillis qualified for the state golf tournament, the first Anderson golfer to do so since the girls' team was organized seven years ago.

    The current Lady Bearcats are hoping to ride some of Gillis' coattails, mixed in with the good fortune of having the regional tournament on their home course at Wild Turkey Trace, to join Gillis at the state tournament in Bowling Green.

    Anderson coach Lynn Gritton says it will be difficult but his team knows it is possible to advance, just like their teammate.

  • Referee of the Year!

    Kate Wickizer, a junior at Anderson County High School, has been named the female winner of the EuroSport Young Referee of the Year award as given by the Kentucky Youth Soccer Association. She was selected for her impact on the local community and across the state of Kentucky.

    Wickizer represented the state for the Region II Olympic Development Program in DeKalb, Ill.

    Wickizer was selected after being nominated by Daniel Rogers, former head of officials for the Anderson Independent Youth Soccer Association.

  • COLUMN: Clean this year’s mess to save next year’s crops

    Did you see that full moon last week? I sat on the porch to watch the huge ball of orange rise above the tree tops. What a sight. Spanky and Tiller nuzzled up to join me, but kept their eyes on the rabbits playing in the grass.

    The moon rise wasn’t enough action for them. With one word they were off and running after the rabbits. Fear not, the rabbits made a clean getaway; it’s the chase the dogs enjoy.

  • Lady Bearcats learning new system, looking to regional return

    There is little doubt that 2008 will go down as one of the benchmark years in Anderson County volleyball history.

    The Lady Bearcats finished 19-13, claimed a win over Scott County, swept a very good Henry County team, and after faltering in the District 28 championship game, rebounded to win the first regional match in the program's history.

    Moments after the team's final match, a regional semi-final loss to eventual champion North Oldham, there was a quick transition to looking ahead. After all, nearly everyone that played was expected to return.

  • Letters to the editor - 8.12

    Paper right on DUIs, city wrong on crosses

    To the editor:

    There are a few things I’d like to get off my chest. First off, about the dentist and his [alleged] DUIs.

    Thank you, Anderson News, for giving me the heads up on this dentist. This is coming from a mother of two little ones who is trying to find a good local dentist to take her family to.

    Instead of complaining, maybe you people should be thanking God that he didn’t kill himself or someone else.

  • COLUMN: Maybe high school isn’t so scary after all

    Confusion, yeah you could say that, but worry? No.

    Walking into that intimidating, huge building certainly seemed like a task. The high school itself and the added freshman center are big. Taking a deep breath and walking nervously into the new school was all I could do, it seemed like, Tuesday morning.

  • COLUMN: Sixth District deserves some face time, Ben

    As the nation churns over health care reform, those of us living in Congressman Ben Chandler’s district apparently aren’t going to be able to ask his thoughts on the divisive issue.

    I mentioned last week that Chandler has no town hall meetings scheduled during his August recess. It’s hard to blame him because his fellow democrats in Congress are getting shouted out of their own town hall meetings by people not ready to allow government to take over so much of nation’s healthcare.

  • No poop, no playground

    Clean up your animal poop in the county park and keep dogs off the playground.

    That was the message magistrates sent during last Tuesday morning’s meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court.

    The poop-scoop and playground decisions took roughly an hour to reach, as magistrates haggled over what dogs will be allowed to do in the park now and in the future.

    At one point, a vote that would have kicked dogs off nearly every portion of the park aside from the walking track ended in a 3-3 tie, which means it lost.

  • Tragedy narrowly averted when car, train collide

    Had the train been going a hair faster or the vehicle a hair slower, tragedy would likely have been the result last Thursday morning.

    Fortunately for Lisa Chesser of Willisburg, her battle with a train that foggy morning ended with her being shaken up and the rear bumper of her SUV being torn off.

    It could have been much, much worse, experts said.

  • Sheriff files for re-election

    Sheriff Troy Young announced Monday that he will seek another term in office during the 2010 elections.

    Young said he filed a letter of intent to seek re-election with the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance, freeing him up to take campaign donations.

    “Over the past few weeks I have been humbled at the overwhelming number of Anderson County citizens asking me if I’m going to run to continue serving the county in the next election, when the next election is and how they can help,” Young said.