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Today's News

  • Williams named all-state punter

    For a guy that did not know he would be playing football until just before start of the season, Sam Williams did just fine.

    A senior who joined the Anderson County High School team for the first time, Williams was named second team all-state punter by the Courier-Journal in the edition published on Christmas day.

    “I was real surprised when I saw my name on the second team,” said Williams, who averaged almost 34 yards a punt on 36 attempts. His longest effort was a 56-yarder in the season-opener at Madison Southern. Williams also put eight punts inside the 20.

  • Biggest sports stories of 2008

    January

    The Anderson County boys’ basketball team wins at 15th-ranked Shelby County. It marks Anderson’s second straight win in Shelbyville, a feat no Anderson team has accomplished since the merger of Shelby County and Shelbyville high schools in the 1975-76 season.

    February

    Anderson County’s Sammy Isaacs is runner-up in the state high school wrestling tournament.... Heartland Christian upsets Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg in the KCSAA state championship game.

    March

  • The state of your newspaper

    This is the time of year when politicians typically offer a state of the union, state or city address, giving their constituents some insight into how their government is doing and what it hopes to accomplish in the coming year.

    Given the problems so many newspapers have experienced during 2008, we thought it a good idea to offer you a state of your newspaper address.

  • Sims appointed to fiscal court

    The 4th District magistrate seat left vacant when Jason Denny was elected county clerk has been filled.

    Gov. Steve Beshear appointed lifelong Anderson County resident Buddy Sims to the seat Monday night, according to Judge-Executive Steve Cornish.

    Sims, retired from the state’s Department of Agriculture, was Cornish’s top choice for the office.

    “He’s a good guy, he really is,” Cornish said Tuesday. “We’re shooting to get him appointed [Wednesday] morning.”

  • Share your Christmas photos

    Have a great photo of your little (or big) ones opening their special gift Christmas day?

    Send it to sbrock@theandersonnews.com and we’ll include it in a photo gallery on our website, www.theandersonnews.com.

    We will also print a selection of them in an upcoming edition of the paper.

    Sending them is easy. Just attach them to the e-mail address above. Please send high-resolution JPEG photos that have not been cropped or altered, and include the names, from the left, of those in the photo.

  • State’s best border war?

    Tom Creamer won over 650 games in his 35 years as a high school basketball coach. His teams made seven trips to the state tournament and experienced the thrill of a state championship in 1978.

    His coaching stops took him to various locales across Kentucky. He frequents Louisville Cardinal games and has been known to travel several hours just to watch a high school basketball contest.

    Chances are that one of Kentucky’s all-time greatest coaches will be heading to Lawrenceburg Saturday night. He’s had his calendar marked for Anderson County vs. Shelby County.

  • Friendship on hold

    Beneath the huge crowds, vocal student sections trying to outdo each other, neighbors and relatives talking major league smack and everything else surrounding Saturday’s Anderson County-Shelby County border war is a little reminder that two counties get worked up over a game.

    There’s no question it has evolved into the biggest date on either team’s schedule. The post-season ramifications are enormous and bragging rights might be even bigger.

    But it is still a game. No one knows that better than Brian Stivers.

  • Staff shares New Year’s wishes

    Most folks have wishes for the new year, and the staff at The Anderson News is no different.

    Below, members of our staff offer their wishes for 2009, a year we all hope is better than 2008 in many ways.

    Remember, we’re asking for your wishes, too. Just e-mail them to sbrock@theandersonnews.com for publication in next week’s paper.

    Shannon Mason Brock, staff writer

  • Deputy crashes responding to call

    A deputy detective with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department was taken to the hospital Friday after the patrol car he was driving slammed into an embankment on US 127 Bypass.

    Deputy Detective Bryan Taylor was not seriously injured in the accident, but did receive a number of bumps and bruises, according to Sheriff Troy Young, who said Taylor was transported by ambulance to Frankfort Regional Medical Center where he was treated and released.

  • A part of Christmas should stay year round

    If you’re anything like me — and most people I have talked to are, at least in this respect — you’re sitting around wondering where the last week has gone and why it took Christmas with it.

    I don’t know if it’s because we’re so busy this time of year, going to this house and eating at that one, but Christmas just seems to fly by. I so look forward to it arriving and getting to spend time with family and friends, but before I even have time to catch my breath, it’s gone.