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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Here’s hoping spring has sprung

    It’s almost May. I open the stand in 24 more days. Yikes. The Old Farmer’s Almanac is predicting an average temperature of 65 degrees. Thank God. Mother Earth is warming up and here we thought it would never come. We could still have some cool days in May.

    I remember my first Mother’s Day here because it snowed. It hasn’t since, so let’s let hope spring eternal. The rule of thumb around here is that you can plant the summer garden after Derby Day. That’s this weekend.

  • District Court proceedings

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings Jan. 15.

    Carl Elovitz, arraignment, theft by deception (less than $300) -- pleaded not guilty, pretrial conference Feb. 5.

    Dewey Lee Eubanks, disposition, second-degree indecent exposure -- continued to Jan. 29.

    Bradley A. Fain, arraignment, alcohol intoxication in a public place -- pleaded guilty, $178, installment/deferred payment Feb. 26.

  • Ethington, Drury power Asbury to KIAC title

    The Asbury College softball team won its first Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship, defeating Indiana–Southeast 4-2 on Saturday.

    Playing on their home field in Wilmore, the Eagles won in the program’s first year back after a five-year absence. The Eagles defeated Alice Lloyd 9-0 and Brescia 7-1 on Friday to advance to the championship game on Saturday.

    Asbury (24-12) fought back from an early 1-0 deficit to beat the Grenadiers for the first time this year.

  • Anderson thumps 10th-ranked Franklin

    Anderson County proved that its entry into the state's Top 25 was no fluke Monday night.

    The 23rd-ranked Bearcats built a big lead and rode Jacob Brown's nasty curveball for an 8-4 win at No. 10 Franklin County.

  • Letters to the Editor - 04.29

    Don’t jump on pit bull ‘ban’ wagon

    To the editor:

    I never thought I’d hear of our editor wanting to take away our rights, but there it was in print in last week’s paper.

    He admitted to me on the phone that he has had a personal incident with a pit bull and said he has shot one and would do it again if it threatened his family.

    Well, we all would Ben, but we wouldn’t ban an entire breed from the county.

  • COLUMN: Believe it!

    I feel qualified to give some advice for when you hear someone say, “I don’t pay attention to the rankings.”

    The speaker is either a) lying or b) kidding himself.

    Oh, deep down we know the rankings meant little to Villanova playing Georgetown. Barry Larkin, Eric Davis and company knew that Canseco and McGwire had seen nothing like Jose Rijo and the Nasty Boys. And paper was about the width of the opening Calvin Borel took Saturday at Churchill Downs.

    Your brain processes that, certifies it as true and tells you to act accordingly.

  • Hole-in-one is Taylor-made

    No one could blame Taylor Gillis if she was being very noisy at Wild Turkey Trace Golf Course last Wednesday.

    A junior at Anderson County High School, Gillis aced the 131-yard 13th hole during a round with her father. It was the first hole-in-one at the course this year.

    Playing the blue tees, Gillis used a 7-iron for her tee shot. “The ball hit the flag stick on the fly, then went in the hole,” she said. “I began to scream and Dad didn’t really know what to do.”

  • COLUMN: Tweet with us on Twitter

    What if my columns were only 140 characters every week?

    Some of you would jump for joy, because really, how much damage could I do in 140 characters? Others of you might actually miss the extra words, and some of you might actually like to see an extra 140 characters every other day or so.

    To the last group of you: You’re in luck.

  • Rain altering Wednesday Bearcat schedule

    Wednesday's rains have canceled two Anderson County sporting events while coaches are keeping their eyes on the weather concerning other events.

    The Bearcat boys' tennis match with Gallatin County has been canceled.

    The Lady Bearcat softball game with No. 10 Scott County has also been canceled. No makeup date, if any, has been announced.

    The Bearcat freshman baseball game with Oldham County is still on. Anderson head coach L.W. Barnes said a tarp is covering the field and the game should go on if the rain stops.

    Check back for updates as they happen.

  • COLUMN: Swatting away weak arguments on pit bulls

    I hope each week that editorials and columns I write will draw opposing opinions, especially those that are reasonable and well thought out.

    So when gardening columnist and apparent pit bull apologist Cheryl Steenerson called and said she was going to set me straight after last week’s editorial about pits, I welcomed her letter with glee. (See her letter on this page).