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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Lady Cats advance in regional play

    BUCKNER - Even though it was the first round of the Eighth Region softball tournament, Anderson County admitted it was hard to keep its mind on the task at hand.

    True, the Lady Bearcats routed 31st District runner-up Owen County 8-0 to advance to the semifinal round at Oldham County High School. But the Lady Bearcats seemed to struggle at the plate.

    "At the plate, it was hard to stay focused," said Anderson senior Emily Ethington, who had 2 hits and a sacrifice fly.

    "Our focus wasn't real good," added Anderson coach Brian Glass.

  • Use economic stimulus payments wisely

    This summer many Kentuckians will receive a check from the federal government as part of an effort to stimulate the national economy.

    Before these checks arrive, think about what will be the best use of this money for you and your family. Spending the money on vacations or new items for your family may not be the best choice.

    If you have credit card or other debt, paying down that would be a better use of the income for your own economic future.

  • Bearcats win regional opener

    NEW CASTLE - There was little celebration after Anderson County whipped Gallatin County 4-0 in Monday's Eighth Region baseball tournament opener.

    To be sure, the Bearcats were happy with the victory, the program's first in regional play since the Bearcats advanced to the regional final in 2004. It was also the current Bearcats' sixth consecutive victory.

  • Regional softball tournament postponed

    BUCKNER - The Eighth Region softball tournament semifinals were postponed Tuesday and will be played Wednesday, May 28 at Oldham County High School.

    Shelby County will play Simon Kenton at 6 p.m. with Anderson County scheduled to play Oldham County at 7:45 in a rematch of last year's championship game.

    The tournament final is now set for Thursday, May 29 at 6:30 p.m. at Oldham County.