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Today's News

  • Bearcats, Lady Cats achieve diamond royalty

    Just call them the kings and queens of the diamond.

    The Anderson County baseball and fast-pitch softball teams put exclamation points on their seasons Thursday night when both captured their respective Eighth Region championships. It is the first time in Anderson County history boys' and girls' teams from the same or corresponding sports have won regional titles in the same season.

    The Lady Bearcats fast-pitch softball team rode a big first inning to a 4-0 win over archrival Shelby County for its first state tournament trip since 2002.

  • Bearcats, Lady Bearcats advance to regional championship games

    The Anderson County baseball and softball teams advanced to their respective Eighth Region championship games with wins Wednesday night.

    Softball

    Anderson County 4, Oldham County 3 (14 innings)

    Miranda Drury ripped a single to left, scoring Courtney Turpin and giving Anderson County a 4-3 semi-final win over host Oldham County in a 14-inning thriller at the Eighth Region tournament Wednesday night.

    “The pitch was inside and I was able to hit it,” said Drury, who had gone hitless in five previous at-bats against Oldham star Michelle Dresselhaus.

  • A heart, please

    Carla Sparrow, the 22-year-old woman featured in the May 28 edition of The Anderson News, received the heart transplant she'd been waiting five weeks for early Wednesday morning, according to family and friends.

    "God has answered our prayers and found her a heart," said Michael Wright, father of Carla's two-year-old son, Blake. "She was prepped and went into the procedure between 3:30 and 5 a.m. this morning (May 28)."

    Friends and family said Carla remains at the medical center and is recuperating as expected.

  • Four qualify for state track meet

    UPDATED INFORMATION: Anderson's Devin Davenport's third place finish in the regional meet was good enough for a wild card berth in the state finals. Davenport jumped 41-11 at the regional.

    Sprinter Cody Dixon also made the state in the 100-meter dash. Dixon finished fourth at the region but his 11.34 time was still good enough to make the state.

  • School just ended, but please hurry back

    Friday was the last day of school in the Anderson County school system, and as it was such, my esteemed comrade, Katie, and I were given the task of talking to some elementary students to find out their summer plans.

    We headed off to Saffell and Turner, because I knew I'd be at Ward later in the day. At both schools we of course stopped by the office to sign in and let it be known what our plans were while we were there.

    At each school we were greeted with the same response: a warm, welcoming hello, a let-me-check-with-the-principal and a sure, go right ahead.

  • Seniors celebrate graduation

    The Anderson County High School class of 2008 celebrated its graduation on Saturday with a commencement ceremony at the Frankfort Convention Center.

    According to the program, 271 students were in the 2008 graduating class.

    The convention center was full of family and friends who cheered and clapped when a loved one's name was read. Superintendent Kim Shaw shook the students' hands as they walked across the stage to receive their diplomas.

  • A little Army Surplus

    I don't remember exactly when I first visited an army surplus store, but I do remember where it was located and what I purchased. It was an old knapsack, the ones that were prevalent in the first couple of decades after WWII and the Korean War ended.

  • Whack job

    Anderson County schools will lose over $300,000 in preschool funding for the 2008-09 school year based on the state budget passed by the General Assembly, said Superintendent Kim Shaw.

    After factoring in the $222 increase in federal funding, the preschool program will still lose $300,113, Shaw said.

    Shaw said this decrease in funding probably made the preschool program the hardest hit by the budget.

  • As a student, my advice for future freshman

    Graduation was this weekend for Anderson County High School, and I think this time of year can get anybody reminiscing about high school. For some it was torture, and for others it was a time of glory. Either way, everybody drew their own experience and can offer different advice to graduates.

  • YUCK!

    In the column that appeared in the May 7, 2008 edition of The Anderson News, Anderson County extension agent Tom Yankey wrote that sometime in May periodical cicadas will emerge from a 17-year nap and "begin a mating ritual that will have many Kentuckians reaching for ear plugs."

    According to JoAnn Adams, a Greenview Drive resident, Yankey's prediction was right on the mark as during the Memorial Day weekend a bunch of the noisy critters descended on her property.