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Today's News

  • Love in full bloom as seniors celebrate Valentine’s Day

     Romance was buzzing at the Anderson Senior Center on Valentine’s Day. Some couples have been married more than half a century; others found love at the center and eloped.

  • Kentucky State Police raffling car to support Trooper Island

     The Kentucky State Police are taking a walk on the wild side this year to support Trooper Island Camp for underprivileged children, according to a news release.

  • Daycare teaches children importance of giving back

     At Creative Minds Academy in Lawrenceburg, owners Emily Hatfield and Kaitlyn Shewmaker are emphasizing social-emotional development in their early childhood education model. 

  • Raise children to be patient

     Those who know me, know I don’t lose my temper. I rarely ever get mad. Only if I see a child or animal being hurt will I go from nice to ninja in a nano second.

  • Pension plan will reflect the sentiments of those most affected

     This past week in Frankfort marked the halfway point of the 2018 Legislative Session. Kentucky is a robust state, with many incredibly good traits, and some serious issues still to tackle.

  • Democrats shut out on pension bill

     The incessant rain produced gloomy skies over Frankfort last week. Only occasional glimmers of light were visible through the clouds. The same could be said for the action – or lack thereof – on a pension or budget bill this week. We heard whispers of a possible pension bill that gave us a slight twinkle of hope. However, that quickly faded as it became apparent no such a bill would be forthcoming.

  • Protecting our most precious commodities

     Column as I see ’em …

  • Full speed ahead

    A nice problem exists in the locker room before the Anderson County girls’ basketball team takes the floor.

    We’re talking about high school basketball players. It’s an age group that has been notorious, for years, for being unpredictable when it comes to being ready to play the game at hand.

    Then there’s Lady Bearcat senior Taylor Harley.

    “As a coaching staff, we sometimes have to calm her down,” Anderson coach Clay Birdwhistell grins.

  • District madness underway

    High school basketball is now down to the nitty-gritty portion of the season.

    The 30th District Tournament was to have tipped off Tuesday night at Shelby County High School and before the week is over, more than half of the state’s teams will have taken their last shots, grabbed their last rebounds and laced up the hi-tops for the final time this year.

    By mid-March, only one boys’ team and one girls’ team in Kentucky will walk off the floor happy after their final game.

  • Penny named region’s Player of the Year, Mr. Basketball finalist

    Anderson County High School boys’ basketball player Cobe Penny has been named the Eighth Region’s Player of the Year in a vote of the region’s coaches.

    Penny, who became school’s all-time leading scorer, headed the team, announced Monday.

    Last Friday it was also announced he had been named a Mr. Basketball finalist.

    Penny was the only Anderson player selected to the 15-man all-region team.

    Gallatin County’s Jon Jones was named the region’s Coach of the Year.