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Today's News

  • In need of a good night's sleep

    Due to my wife's recent surgery, I've been sleeping all by my lonesome for the past 10 days.

    It's a new experience - the first time in 39 years of marriage I've been able to occupy the master bed by myself for an extended period.

    When I first realized that such a unique opportunity was at hand, I planned to make the most of it.

    Let me explain.

    My wife is the best person I know. She's kind to everybody, even those few she doesn't especially like. And those few have no idea she doesn't care for them.

  • Lady Bearcats turn back Owen in regional

    Tony Kays' speech was short and to the point.

    His Anderson County girls' basketball team saw a 13-point lead sliced to just one as his team gathered after the third quarter of its 53-38 first-round victory in the Eighth Region tournament.

    "I told them it was a one-quarter season now and I didn't think they were ready for the season to end just yet," he said.

    The Lady Bearcats responded by scoring the first 11 points of the fourth quarter, turning a precarious lead into an insurmountable 45-33 cushion with less than 3 minutes to play.

  • Bits and pieces of my tenure thus far

    I've been back in Anderson County for a little over three weeks now, and a few things have happened that don't necessarily warrant a column on their own, but still deserve to be mentioned in a combined effort. So here goes...

    Last week's column

    OK, so my "shoe" column last week wasn't exactly well received by some of you. You either didn't understand it, or once you did understand it, you thought you'd wasted too much of your life trying to figure it out. I apologize for the turmoil my metaphor must have caused you.

  • Meet two ladies who walk the walk

    Supporting America's troops has become something of a cottage industry.

    From T-shirts to hats to those magnetized ribbons that adorn trunks - and the particularly cool camouflage ones on tailgates - plenty of folks have scarfed up plenty of dough by selling us stuff to let everyone know how patriotic we are.

    Not that there's anything wrong with that. A display of support for our troops is a good thing and, if someone makes a little cash helping us do so, why that's the American way, right?

  • $2M in pot seized; business owner charged

    More than a half-ton of marijuana delivered to a Lawrenceburg business was seized Monday night at the business owner's home in Frankfort, according to Kentucky State Police.

    Charged with trafficking marijuana is Randy Kendall Sr., 49, of 6505 Flat Creek Road, the owner of Kendell Quick Lube located near the intersection of Highway 151 and U.S. 127 Bypass. Kendall remained in custody Tuesday afternoon in Franklin County Regional Jail.

    The marijuana weighed just over 1,200 pounds and has a street value of nearly $2 million.

  • Schools could lose nearly $360,000 in state funding

    Anderson County schools could lose nearly $360,000 in state funding if Gov. Steve Beshear's proposed budget passes through the General Assembly, but school system officials are hoping it doesn't come to that.

    "We're concerned, but we're not in panic mode right now," said Superintendent Kim Shaw. "We're hoping the General Assembly will make it a lot better than what the governor is proposing. They have in the past, and we're hopeful they do it again."

  • Girls Eighth Region Tournament results: Lady Cats advance; Oldham, Shelby ousted

    Anderson County outscored Owen County 19-5 in the fourth quarter to score a 53-38 win in the first round of the Eighth Region Tournament Monday.

    Lindsay Fultz led Anderson with 22 points while Courtney Milam added 13.

    Anderson will play Walton-Verona in Friday's semi-finals. Walton-Verona pulled an upset in beating Oldham County 55-47 in Monday's other first round game.

  • Shelby whips Bearcats for boys district title

    TAYLORSVILLE -- Shelby County used a 16-0 run to start the second quarter and defeated Anderson County 73-61 for the boys' 30th District basketball championship Saturday night at Spencer County High School.

    Leading 8-7 after a quarter, Anderson suddenly disintegrated as Shelby's pressure defense forced turnovers near mid-court and the Bearcats missed countless easy shots. By halftime, Shelby had doubled the score at 34-17 and was well on its way to avenging losses in last year's district final and in the 2007-08 regular season.

  • Boys Eighth Region pairings announced; Bearcats play Gallatin Thursday

    Anderson County will play Gallatin County in the first round of the Eighth Region Tournament Thursday, March 6, at Henry County High School. Game time is 6:30 p.m.

    The Bearcats defeated Gallatin 68-59 just before Christmas but both are slightly different teams in March.

    The contest will match two of the contenders for the Eighth Region championship in what figures to be the marquee game of the opening round. Gallatin and Anderson are the two winningest teams in the region in 2007-08.

  • Girls Eighth Region Tournament pairings announced; Anderson plays Owen Monday

    Anderson County will play 31st District champion Owen County in the opening round of the Eighth Region Tournament, Monday, March 3 at Shelby County High School. Game time is 7:45 p.m.

    Anderson has not played Owen this season but figures to be a strong favorite despite falling in the 30th District championship game.