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Today's News

  • Bullitt Central stuns Bearcats

    Bullitt Central used a punishing second half attack and converted three crucial short yardage situations on fourth down to dampen Anderson County's homecoming Friday night, 39-33.

    Bullitt Central rallied from an early 14-0 deficit to take a 21-20 halftime lead, then kept the ball for nearly 16 minutes in the second half. Bullitt Central outgained the Bearcats 296-153 in the final 24 minutes.

  • Dirty politics or childish pranks?

    Jason Denny's sign in front of Capital Medical Group encourages people to vote for him.

    His counterpart in next month's county clerk election, Anthony Stratton, has similar signs with a similar message posted across Anderson County.

    Their detractors, however, have apparently been using those signs for other purposes, including spraying one of Denny's with graffiti and tossing some of Stratton's in trash bins.

  • 'Quality opponent' invades for homecoming festivities

    When Anderson County's 2008 football schedule was announced, there was little doubt about which game would be selected for homecoming.

    Sitting neatly right in the middle of the schedule was Bullitt Central, a team that went 3-8 a year ago and one that the Bearcats whipped 21-7 in Shepherdsville. With only four home games, the Cougars looked to fit the bill very nicely.

    Someone forgot to tell Bullitt Central.

  • COLUMN: Cory Grant travels a new trail

    Cory Grant is the only person from Anderson County who has hiked the entire 2,170-mile-long Appalachian Trail, which extends from Georgia to Maine.

    When he thru-hiked the AT in August 2005, he vowed to return in the future. He recently kept the promise he made to himself and repeated the 280-mile section that runs through Maine.

    But unlike the first trek when he traveled most of the trail alone, Cory had a hiking partner on his recent hike. And he intends to travel life's trails with this partner from now on.

  • Anderson showcased at Marshall County

    If there were any lingering doubts concerning Anderson County's place among the Kentucky girls' soccer elite, the Lady Bearcats answered them with a strong showing in the Marshall County Showcase, held at Benton in far western Kentucky Friday and Saturday.

    The event was not a tournament, as it had been in the past. A decision by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association to rescind some expanded schedules prompted the tournament to adopt a showcase format with some of the best teams in the state squaring off.

  • COLUMN: There's nothing like the smell of dead leaves

    I just love the smell of dead leaves.

    It sounds a little creepy, but it's true. And up until a couple weeks ago, I hadn't really realized what I was smelling.

    My husband and I were at Veteran's Park in Lexington enjoying a lovely evening and sauntering along the walking path.

    I took a deep breath and made a comment something like, "I just love the smell of fall. I can't really describe it, but there's just a smell, and when you smell it, you know it's fall."

  • LETTER: Skate park raffle supporters thanked

    To the editor:

    The Lawrenceburg Skate Park Committee would like to give a large round of applause to Ben Carlson, editor for The Anderson News.

    Thank you, Ben, for being interested and generous toward our cause.

    Thank you for all of your help with skate park updates, and coverage of events including Anderson County youth who are writing essays on "Why We Need a Skate Park in Lawrenceburg," and for your generosity of donating five one-year subscriptions to The Anderson News for our raffles, held at the Burgoo Festival.

  • COLUMN: Diplomacy, even for idiots

    It goes without saying that the world has no shortage of repugnant, awful people.

    Given my chosen profession, I happen across at least my fair share of those people, most of which are foul-mouthed agitators bent on telling me why they or someone they know shouldn't be listed in the paper's court docket or some such nonsense.

    I have never lost a moment's sleep over those people, mostly because along with their charges, we also print the outcomes of their cases. In short, if you're charged, it's in the paper; when you're exonerated or found guilty, that's in there, too.

  • Gallant upset bid comes up short

    VERSAILLES - Woodford County survived a scare from Anderson County but had enough firepower to post a 3-1 victory in boys' soccer action at Woodford County Park Thursday night.

    The 10th-ranked Yellow Jackets used a relentless attack that was able to overcome Anderson's aggressive play to go 10-1-1 on the year and 5-0 in 25th District play. Anderson fell to 7-3-3 and 3-1 in district action.

  • Squeeze all you like, she's not telling

    Squeezing Linda Apple for her lemonade secret is a waste of time.

    Not that her fellow Anderson County Fire Department Auxiliary members haven't tried.

    "Oh, they've tried," she said, taking a break from serving Lemon Shake Ups during last weekend's Burgoo Festival. "They've tried everything known to man and woman to get that recipe out of me, but I'm not saying."