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  • Suspect says cops used gun to make her confess

    A woman is claiming that officers with the Lawrenceburg Police Department forced her to confess to a crime by pointing a gun at her, threatening to take away her children and exposing her “drug habit,” according to documents on file in Anderson County District Court.
    Heather Hume, 32, of 201.5 Saffell St., was charged last August with falsely reporting an incident when a man at that address, Zachary Penwell, allegedly shot himself in the leg to avoid paying rent and claimed he was robbed.

  • 14 sickened by virus at Heritage Hall

    More than a dozen residents of senior care facility Heritage Hall were sickened last week when a highly contagious airborne food virus spread though the facility, health officials confirmed Monday morning.
    Tim Wright, interim director of the Anderson County Health Department, confirmed the illnesses, saying the facility had been infected with norvovirus, which has gained notoriety over the past several years from outbreaks on cruise ships.
    Norvovirus causes vomiting, diarrhea and other flu-like symptoms.

  • Scares made middle school coach, soccer parent aware of concussion dangers

    Daniel Rogers has made it a point to know about the dangers of head injuries in sports.

    He's had experience dealing with them both as a soccer parent and as coach of the girls' soccer team at Anderson County Middle School. That is why Rogers contacted The Anderson News last week following a three-part series dealing with the danger of head injuries in sports at all levels.

  • Volleyball team has strong showing in Blue Grass Games

    The Anderson County High School volleyball team showed some promise during the Blue Grass State Games, splitting six matches against good competition in Lexington over the weekend.

    The team defeated Ballard 23-21, 21-19, to open the tournament on Friday, then beat  Rowan County 21-9, 8-21,15-10 in the second match later that night. “Our team displayed tremendous focus and discipline on the court,” Anderson coach Courtney DeLong said in a news release.

  • Little Leaguers go down in state semis

    PRESTONSBURG – Baseball has changed over the years, but the oldest constant in the game remains.

    Good pitching will beat good hitting.

    Ask a major league manager or a high school coach. Ask Brian Franklin. He'll tell you the same after the Anderson County All-Stars were eliminated in their quest for a berth in the Little League World Series last Thursday.

  • Sports Briefs for Aug. 1, 2012

    Riley wins two on Pepsi tour

    Anderson County High School junior Kaitlyn Riley recently won two more events on the Pepsi Junior Golf Tour, sponsored by the Kentucky Golf Association.

    Riley won at The Bull in Richmond, shooting a 71 over 18 holes, then winning at Tates Creek in Lexington, firing a 78. She was second in the Tournament of Champions, held at Henry County Country Club last week, finishing with a 150, three strokes behind the winner, Rachel Carter of Scottsville.

  • Youth baseball and softball superlatives
  • COLUMN: Long road trip becomes unlikely classroom

    I will admit I wasn't looking forward to driving to Prestonsburg last Thursday night.

    The state Little League baseball tournament was being held in that eastern Kentucky city, about 160 miles away. As far as I can remember, it would be the longest trip I have ever taken to cover a sporting event involving a team from Anderson County.

  • Tornado warning over; more heavy weather expected

    Tornado sirens wailed across Anderson County early Thursday evening after the National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for the southern portion of the county.

    Although the warnings had expired, Anderson County Fire Chief Mike Barnes said he expects more severe weather later Thursday evening, likely between 9 and 10 p.m.

    Barnes said he had not received any reports of damages as of 7 p.m.