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Today's News

  • So much money, so little time

    Most people have some idea of how they will spend their economic stimulus money. They might invest it, use it to help pay their bills or maybe put it toward a much-needed vacation.

    But if you want to spend your money locally, what would you buy?

  • Clapping out a round of applause

    At least three things have remained constant at Emma B. Ward Elementary since its doors opened in 1975 - Geri Reinle, Karen Allen and a painting of Ms. Ward herself. And those three things will be a part of the new Ward elementary school when it opens this fall.

  • Mad stones, healing stones or neither?

    The e-mail included information about "Mad Stones," so I naturally thought someone wanted to let me know that Mick Jagger and his aging bandmates were in some sort of a snit.

    Thankfully, the message was remarkably more interesting than that.

    Mad stones, it turns out, have ties back to the days of Cleopatra as a means of curing bites from poisonous spiders and snakes. In America, they have a rich Southern history as a remedy for people bitten by rabid dogs.

  • Big swings, no hits

    One swing was all it took.

    One swing to show that Anderson County was not overlooking 30th District rival Eminence last Wednesday.

    Actually, one pitch was all that was needed as Courtney Turpin sent Brenna Raisor's first offering of the game over the left field fence for a home run. It was all the offense the Lady Bearcats would need, but they went on to a 13-0 victory and snapped a 3-game losing streak.

  • Burkhead, Hart lead Bearcats to district baseball title

    TAYLORSVILLE -- Aaron Burkhead kept a powerful Shelby County lineup off balance with an assortment of off-speed pitches and pinpoint control to lead Anderson County to an 8-3 victory in the 30th District baseball tournament championship game Wednesday night at Spencer County High School.

    Burkhead was less than 13 months removed from Tommy John surgery on his elbow to record the biggest win of his career. Burkhead worked five innings, giving up 2 runs on 4 hits. The senior righthander struck out 5. Sophomore lefty Kyle DeLong worked two innings to finish things off.

  • Anderson boys third in CKC meet

    LEXINGTON - When Cody Dixon got set to run the 100-meter dash, he knew the real race was for second place.

    "He's fast," the Anderson County junior smiled as he talked about Frankfort's E.J. Fields, who won the event in 11.36 seconds.

    But Dixon was able to burn some rubber too, finishing second in the Central Kentucky Conference meet held Friday at Henry Clay High School.

  • MY DAD, MY SUPERHERO

    Friday after work, I was really hungry.

    I had a fairly early lunch and couldn't wait to meet up with my mother for dinner. I don't think I'd ever been so excited about hospital food in my life.

    Yep, I said hospital food and excited in the same sentence.

    You see, my dad had a partial knee replacement surgery last week in Danville, so I was on my way to the hospital to check on him and provide a little company to my mom.

  • Anderson registers 'needed' win over Scott

    The smiles and sighs might have been all the interview needed Tuesday night.

    They were silent, yet shouted, "We needed this one."

    Anderson County rallied from an early five-run deficit to post an 8-6 victory over visiting Scott County on the Bearcats' Senior Night. But perhaps more important than giving their seniors a win in their final home game, the victory snapped Anderson's four-game losing streak.

    "This was a big win," Anderson coach L.W. Barnes said with a major emphasis on "big."

  • GEORGE, THANK YOU

    Connie Gilbert can only blame herself.

    Those nights of long trips, early mornings seeing her husband sending e-mails long before dawn and donning every hat from janitor to schedule-maker to newspaper columnist can all be traced back to that night in the mid-1990s when she was waving her arm and spoke up about his availability.

    It happened at an open forum to explore the feasibility of opening a Christian school in Lawrenceburg.

  • Four qualify for state track meet at regionals, two others make it as wild cards

    Six members of the Anderson County boys' track team have qualified for the state Class AAA meet to be held in Louisville May 30 and 31.

    High jumper Jordan Sloan took first place at the regional meet Tuesday at Henry Clay High School in Lexington. Sloan cleared 6-feet and is expected to be one of the better jumpers at the state.

    Devin Davenport just held off Henry Clay's Blake Green in the 400-meter dash. Both finished at 50.59, but Davenport was awarded second place.