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Today's News

  • Lady Cats express fury in Boyle tournament

    Heav'n has no Rage, like Love to Hatred turn'd,

    Nor Hell a Fury, like a Woman scorn'd.

    - William Congreve, The Mourning Bride, 1697

    Sorry, AC - Boyle 3 - 1;

    Playing at home I like Boyle 4-0.

    - Posters on KyPreps.com, predicting the Anderson County-Boyle County soccer match, Sept. 19, 2008.

    DANVILLE - It really wasn't Boyle County's fault that Anderson County has not been feeling the love lately.

  • Bearcats, J-town set to meet after storm

    This was one time when football teams did not want the wind at their backs.

    Or any other direction for that matter.

    Anderson County got an unexpected week off last Friday when the Bearcats' game with Jeffersontown was a victim of the remnants of Hurricane Ike.

    The massive wind storm created the largest power outage in Louisville history, including the 1974 tornado, and prompted cancellation of all Jefferson County public school extra-curricular activities last week.

  • Daddy's Little Girl

    Refueling helicopters while fighting in the war in Iraq doesn't seem to faze Army Spec. Kyle Porteous.

    That was hardly the case, though, when he got his first glimpse of his infant daughter last Sunday night at the airport in Lexington.

    "I just froze," said Porteous, 21. "I couldn't believe she was actually real. I've seen pictures and talked on the phone, but when I saw her with my own eyes, it was the best feeling in the world."

    Porteous deployed for Iraq last October, leaving behind his wife of only two months, Lisa, who was pregnant with the couple's first child.

  • Webb crowned first Miss ACHS

    One of Megan Webb's favorite quotes is: "The number of times you lose makes you appreciate the times you win."

    And she appreciated winning Saturday night.

    Webb, a sophomore, was crowned the first Miss Anderson County High School during Saturday's pageant, which took place in the school's auditorium.

    "That's an honor in itself," Webb said. "It's not only an honor to be Miss ACHS, but to be the first Miss ACHS."

    Webb said a "burning sensation" went through her as she was listening to the master of ceremonies announce the runners-up.

  • LETTER: Forget a skate park, we need a pool

    To the editor:

    Yep, a skate park is going to be great for about a quarter of the youth population around age 8 to 19.

    Sure a few older folks will probably use it, too. I hope they have insurance and ibuprofen.

    But what about the rest of us age 4 weeks to 100 years?

    A pool would be a beneficial and fun source of exercise. Not a "fancy nancy" water park designed for toddlers and small children that would cost a lot.

  • COLUMN: Too much time on my hands

    Nowadays, I'm just working part-time at The Anderson News. While I do enjoy the additional time to myself, there is at least one downside-I have way too much time available to contemplate things that bug me but over which I have no control.

    While I can't control these things, I can fantasize about dealing with them when I'm king. Here are a few.

  • COLUMN: Motorcycles, ATVs are too risky a ride for me

    My cousin April is lucky to be alive, and she'd be the first person to say so.

    A few months ago, she was on a motorcycle day trip with her boyfriend. He was driving the bike, and two of their friends were following close behind on another bike.

    The same four people and the same two bikes had made the same exact trip the weekend before, but both bikes hit a rough patch of gravel this time around sending all four riders to the emergency room.

  • LETTER: Kudos to county road crew

    To the editor:

    Just wanted to give a shout out for the Anderson County Road Department for repairing Lanes Mill Road.

    Thanks goes to road foreman Chip Chambers and crew for a job well done.

    Scott Frasier

    Lawrenceburg

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings Aug. 7.

    -- referred to grand jury.

    Angela Redford, disposition, theft by deception (less than $300) -- continued to Oct. 2.

  • COLUMN: Goodbye to woman's best friend

    When I cried, Kirby always stayed close, comforting me without words.

    The first time I lived by myself, Kirby made sure I wasn't completely alone. When my heart was broken, she reminded me that I could always count on her. If I was too busy to spend as much time as usual with her, she was happy just to see me when I showed up again.