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    Scenes from Cornerstone Christian's 60-54 win over Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg last Friday.

  • Caring for plants, colds aren’t very different

    Having a cold is not my idea of a good time.
    Sleeping becomes particularly annoying. The nose stops up, the mouth drops open and the next thing you know you’re drooling all over your pillowcase.
    Whenever a bug has the nerve to enter my body, I go into full battle mode. Besides drinking gallons of herbal teas, water and juice, I start sucking down oranges and bananas, like ET going after Reece’s Pieces. I also take aspirin on a regular basis, eat right and try my best to sleep.

  • Mission accomplished

    Surviving simply wasn’t enough for Lawrenceburg’s General Cable plant.
    Faced with the daunting reality that telecommunication products — the cables strung between phone poles — were going the way of the dodo bird, employees at the worldwide company’s local plant vowed to be its “last plant standing” — a mission to outperform and outlive its sister plants.
    Mission accomplished.

  • Make room for real people

    The writing process often looks like Russian nestling dolls.
    You may have seen them. One hollow doll fits inside another, smaller hollowed doll until you find yourself holding the smallest one in the palm of your hand.
    When it comes to framing a feature story, like the one on Mardi Gras Donuts, there are just some subplots that will never fit inside the larger scope of the story being told.
    This kills me every time.
    Journalism established itself on the cornerstone of word economy.
    Find the story.
    Establish the facts.

  • Redistricting suit puts dirty politics on display
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  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: McKee leads Lady Bearcat comeback past Montgomery

    Don't let Eriel McKee's facial expression fool you. Her stoical expression might not change often, but there is fire in her heart.

    Just ask Montgomery County.

    McKee scored 19 points, 17 coming after halftime, and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Anderson County to a 56-50 come-from-behind victory over visiting Montgomery last Tuesday night.

  • Thrill of victory, agony of defeat

    The Pinewood Derby is much more than a race, according to assistant Cub Master Dean Kendrick of Pack 38.
    “As the leaders of the pack strive to improve the derby each year, we hope the scouts will see that and strive to improve their cars each year.
    “The official Cub Scout motto is ‘Do Your Best,’ and we sincerely hope we are successful in teaching this important life lesson to our scouts,” Kendrick said via e-mail.

  • Rogers doesn’t file for re-election

    Anderson County will have a new Circuit Court clerk next year.
    Jan Rogers, who has held the position since 1994, confirmed Monday that she will not run for re-election.
    One of her assistants, Pam Robinson, a Democrat, confirmed that she is running for the seat.
    Robinson, who was required to pass a test to run for the office, is the only one who filed by Tuesday’s deadline.
    “I’ve been here a long time,” Robinson said, adding that she has worked in the office for 19 years. “I’ll have big shoes to fill.”

  • Wrestlers place eighth in state duals

    Eighth place was good, but it could have been better.

    At least that was the way Anderson County wrestling coach Graham Carlton saw things after the Bearcats finished in the middle of the 16-team state duals tournament, held Saturday at Henry Clay High School in Lexington.

    “Overall, I have mixed feelings about our performance,” Carlton said. “We finished eighth out of 16 teams, which is pretty good, but I feel we could have done better.”

  • COLUMN: Big day for kids, but what about us?

    If I didn’t know better, I would think that today, Feb. 1, is more important than April 15, my anniversary and Election Day all put together.

    At least in the minds of those who believe the first three letters of the alphabet are BCS, it is.
    You know what I am talking about: National signing day.