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Today's News

  • Letters to the editor - 4.14

    Anderson already has proven sheriff

    To the editor:

    I would like to share my feelings on the upcoming election for Anderson County sheriff.

    I was hired full time at the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office on Jan. 1, 1983. I retired Jan. 1, 2009 after 25 years of service and still fill in part time when needed. I personally can vouch for the honesty and integrity of Sheriff Troy Young and the staff he has hand picked.

  • COLUMN: Palin's speech proves just how scary she can be

    I was able to catch Sarah Palin’s speech Friday to the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans.

    It was very difficult to swallow, listening to that seemingly squeaky clean voice, but I watched the whole thing on MSNBC.

    She has been coached and is getting better with her delivery, and through that cultivated, almost Fargo accent she was actually able to string together a few entire sentences. She must have a better speech writer now. But she hasn’t lost that cyclical manner of phrasing her words. It makes one a bit dizzy.

  • Bearcats roll past Spencer in district baseball

    Kyle DeLong overcame control problems while Jacob Russell and Michael Harley both had three RBI as Anderson County rolled  past visiting Spencer County, 9-2 in a 30th District baseball game Tuesday night.

    DeLong fanned 13 Spencer batters and walked just two in six innings of work but he was not happy with his performance. He had 3-ball counts on four batters and did not have his best location. “It was a lack of control,” said DeLong, a senior.

    Steven Watts came in to pitch a perfect seventh.

  • Lady Bearcats take control of district race

    SHELBYVILLE -- Anderson County erupted for four runs in the first inning then survived a shaky second to defeat host Shelby County 6-4 in a 30th District showdown on Tuesday night.

    The first four Lady Bearcats reached base and scored as Anderson took advantage of some shoddy Shelby defense. The Lady Rockets committed four errors in the first inning, including a pair of dropped foul balls that allowed Courtney Turpin and Corrin Robinson to drive in runs.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings March 8.

    Cynthorra C. Smith, arraignment, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security -- dismissed.

    Thomas L. Smith II, arraignment, operating on a suspended/revoked operator’s license -- pleaded not guilty, pretrial conference March 25.

    Gary D. Stanley, arraignment, operating a vehicle with an expired operator’s license -- failed to appear.

  • COLUMN: Get informed this campaign season

    The beauty of democracy is that citizens elect their own leaders.

    The not-so-pretty side is that too many citizens elect to be uneducated voters, settling to cast ballots for the most recognizable name or because their [insert random acquaintance/relative here] told them to.

    This year, The Anderson News is trying, through several means, to help you, dear readers, become educated and informed voters.

  • These Little Leaguers are definitely up to the challenge

    I've got to hand it to my man, Colten Slayton.

    As we were warming up for Little League baseball practice on Sunday afternoon, Colten informed me, “My pitching is off.”

    A lefty, Colten could have fooled me. He was bringing some heat for an 8-year-old and even threw a bit of a breaking pitch. He didn't seem too off to me.

    Especially since he was throwing from a wheelchair.

    Yes, a wheelchair.

  • Gill finds he has much in common with UK basketball's Coach Cal

    When he attended a cancer support group meeting last Thursday, little did Paul Gill know that he would meet another person with something in common.

    John Calipari.

    Yes, THE John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats.

    Gill had been attending a meeting of people that have been battling multiple myeloma, a form of blood cancer, at the R. J. Corman Company offices in Nicholasville. A close friend of Calipari's, Corman invited the group to be his guest at the company facility

  • Remembering one of the best

    When the game was on the line, there was little doubt that Mike Casey would come through.

    He was never the fastest. Never the one that jumped the highest. And at 6-foot-4, Casey had good size for a guard, but he was far from the biggest on the basketball court.

    It was just that when things mattered the most, country boy Mike Casey was at his best. It is the trait made him one of the most beloved players ever to suit up in Kentucky.

    When Casey died last April, the outpouring of grief and support from across the state was profound.

  • COLUMN: Judge hopefuls jockey for position

    Anyone who thinks the ongoing battle to determine the county’s next judge-executive is nothing but four candidates spreading their positive messages about why they should be elected just isn’t paying enough attention.

    We need look no further than last Tuesday’s fiscal court meeting for evidence.

    With all four candidates — incumbent Steve Cornish, Magistrate John Wayne Conway, highway foreman Chip Chambers and independent candidate Donna Drury — in attendance, there was no shortage of positioning going on.