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Today's News

  • Community calendar - 3.31 to 4.6

    Wednesday, March 31

    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 to 7:30 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    6:30 to 8:30 p.m., English as a Second Language, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    City/county government

  • COLUMN: Census only widens country's racial divide

    Guest columnist Joan Burke opined several weeks ago that the growing opposition to Barack Obama is based primarily on racism.

    Instead of casting racial slurs against those whose dissention is based in philosophical and constitutional belief, I propose we instead examine a topic that is essentially racist to its core: the ongoing census.

    Outrageous, you say? Not at all, particularly when one looks beyond the notion that the census is a benevolent attempt to simply count noses.

  • TENNIS: Bearcat netters looking for right chemistry

    To the average sports fan, tennis is an individual sport.

    Chemistry? Isn't that the subject where you would sweat profusely before taking a test on the periodic table?

    But Steve Rucker, a co-coach of the Anderson County boys' tennis team puts the concepts together as the Bearcats embark on their season. “We are still looking for our chemistry,” he says.

  • COLUMN: Historic vote on health care step in right direction

    Wherever you stand on health care reform, even if you don’t stand anywhere, this past Sunday’s vote to change our health care system was historic.

    It is no less than the bill that enacted Medicare, and all Americans should be paying attention to what is happening right now in Congress.

  • Highy regarded contender could jump-start new coach's career

    There is a distinct possibility that new Anderson County track coach Robert Meacham will have a jump-start to his career.

    Meacham took over the program after the highly successful Travis Gay resigned last spring, just days after 14 Anderson athletes had competed in the state meet. Gay left coaching for a job in the business world and relocated to Mississippi.

    Enter Meacham, who had been one of Gay's assistant coaches for two years and who has had head coaching experience with boys' track at a school just outside Nashville.

  • TENNIS: Lady Bearcats have higher expectations

    When the Anderson County girls' tennis team gets together, whether it is for a practice, a match or just to hang out, the expressions are the same as when most teenagers congregate: smiles, laughter, care-free silliness.

    And, for 2010, at least, you can add the expectation to be successful to that list.

    No one is expecting Anderson to be a major team player on the regional or state scene. The team does not boast any player ranked among Kentucky's Top 10.  Yet the relative nature of expectation has risen to a level rarely seen in Anderson County girls' tennis.

  • COLUMN: Predicted early planting season means get started now

    Aren’t these longer days wonderful?

    The birds are happy. Each morning, as the dogs and I hit the porch, they serenade us. We all watch the day come to life and thank our lucky starts that we are here to enjoy it.

    Then the workday begins

  • This week in Anderson County sports

    Anderson County High School

    Baseball

    Wednesday, March 31: Anderson Co. at Eminence, 5:30 p.m. 30th District tournament seeding game.

    Florida Beach Bash at Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

    Sunday, April 4: Anderson Co. vs. Caldwell Co.,  1 p.m.

    Monday, April 5: Anderson Co. vs. Lawrence Co., 6 p.m.

    Tuesday, April 6: Anderson Co. vs. Barren Co., noon.

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

    Softball

  • City accepts skate park bid

    The second time was a charm for bids on the skate park that will be built at Anderson County Community Park.

    The city council approved a bid from Jonathan Upchurch, a local contractor, at a special called meeting Wednesday.

    The council rejected two bids — one from American Ramp Company and one from Pacific Ramp Company — in December. Those bids were based on different designs.

    This time around, the city opened bids based on a specific design.

  • TOURNEY TIME ONLINE: Mathies is Kentucky's silent assassin

    Mathies is Kentucky's silent assassin

    You have to love a basketball player like A'dia Mathies.

    When Kentucky women's basketball coach Matthew Mitchell inked Mathies out of Louisville's Iroquois High School last year, it was considered a major coup for a program that had rarely been a major player in the Southeastern Conference.