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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Agony of defeat

    Nearly 48 hours after it was all over, Taylor Gillis’ heart was still broken.

    And hurting. In a way few could really, totally understand.

    A talented senior at Anderson County High School, Taylor knew the expectations. She’d be playing the regional golf tournament on her home course at Wild Turkey Trace, would advance to the state tournament at Bowling Green this weekend, hopefully do well, and leave her mark as one of the best ever to tee it up for Anderson County.

    “Reality hit me in the face,” she said Thursday.

  • COLUMN: Time to winterize your tools

    Well, we were a little dry. I’d say we’ve definitely gotten caught up on our rainfall. This is the time when I am really thankful for a mud room. Three dogs and one cat equals to 16 paw prints per step, and we all know they always travel in a straight line. Not. Spanky runs the Indy 500 whether she’s going out or coming inside. Tiller just dances and Boomer the cat likes to twirl. I can’t blame the blind dog.

  • Community calendar - 10.7 to 10.13

    Wednesday, Oct. 7

    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 p.m., Anderson Middle School site-based decision making council meeting.

    4:30 to 7:30 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

  • Prosecutor: Gillispie's 'charge will not be amended down'

    Former University of Kentucky coach Billy Gillispie will have to plead guilty to driving under the influence or go to trial, according to a statement released last week by Anderson County Attorney Bobbi Jo Lewis.

  • Cornish announces run for re-election in 2010

    Anderson County Judge-Executive Steve Cornish filed a letter of intent to seek re-election in 2010, he announced last week.

    Cornish said he sent in his letter of intent on Aug. 31. Filing the letter means Cornish is allowed to start raising funds for his campaign.

    As it currently stands, Cornish will square off against current Magistrate John Wayne Conway in the democratic primary election. Donna Drury has also filed to run for the office as an independent.

    Cornish said he always planned on running for election.

  • Tuesday hearing scheduled for ex-youth pastor

    The ex-youth pastor accused of raping and sodomizing two teenagers in 1992 is scheduled to appear in Anderson County Circuit Court on Tuesday, Oct. 6.

    Gordon Lunceford, 46, is on Tuesday’s docket for a status hearing at 9 a.m.

    Lunceford faces 13 counts of rape, sodomy and sexual abuse of two children, one under 16 and the other under 14 at the time.

    At least one of the alleged victims came forward last summer and Kentucky State Police launched an investigation in August.

  • 'Making it happen'

    Over the years, when John Pitts drove past the Lawrenceburg campus of Bluegrass Community and Technical College, he thought to himself, “If I get a chance to go to college, that’s where I want to go.”

    Pitts, 44, started his first full year at the college this fall, but he didn’t quite think it would happen this way.

    He worked for four years at Topy America in Frankfort making aluminum wheels, but two years ago, the company decided to stop producing its aluminum line, and with that decision went over 200 jobs.

  • Bearcats pull away from J-town, remain unbeaten

    (Editor's note: After the following story had been filed, Anderson County special teams coach Kevin Ray contacted The Anderson News to note that Steven Sims also got a piece of the blocked extra point.)

    Special teams really were special for Anderson County on Friday night.

  • Lafayette golfer ousts last Anderson hope in sudden death playoff

    Lafayette's Kelly Crawford birdied the par-5 tenth hole at Wild Turkey Trace to defeat Anderson County's Taylor Gillis in a sudden death playoff for the final individual state golf tournament berth Tuesday evening.

    Crawford used a great approach shot, coming within about six feet of the pin, then sinking her first putt. Gillis had played the hole well, but missed her chance for a birdie when a 25-foot putt just missed the hole. Gillis, who had qualified for the state tournament last year, parred her hole but could only helplessly watch as Crawford sank her putt.

  • Happy ending this time

    Editor's note: For more photos of the Lady Bearcats' win, see the slideshow on our homepage

    ELIZABETHTOWN – The story was the same but there was a much sweeter ending this time.

    All season long, Anderson County's girls' soccer team had been playing the same act with the same ending – go against some of the state's best, often play the socks off them, only to have to settle for a “we'll get 'em next time” and the drive to learn from what might have gone wrong.

    Until Saturday, that is.