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Today's News

  • Anderson swimmers solid at Shelby

    The Anderson County High School swim team had a solid showing despite low numbers in a meet at the Shelby County Family Activity Center last Wednesday.

    A team already low on numbers, the Swim Cats went into the meet more short-handed with several swimmers out due to sickness.

    Other Anderson swimmers were just recovering from sickness. “They still stepped up and tried their hardest in their relays,” said Anderson coach Karla Phillips, who added that several of her swimmers opted to scratch their individual events due to exhaustion.

  • Drury leads Mat Mustangs at Woodford

    The Anderson County Middle School wrestling team placed sixth in the Woodford County Invitational Tournament, held on Nov. 19.

    “This team has turned out more solid than expected,” said first-year coach Dan Knight. “Everyone will continue to improve and we have a lot to look forward to.”

  • Swim Cats have strong start

    The Anderson County High School swim team dove into the 2016-17 season in a big way when the Bearcats had a strong finish in the Autumn Classic Invitational, held at the Shelby County Family Activities Center on Nov. 19.

    The Anderson girls placed fifth in the meet while the boys came in sixth. In the combined standings, Anderson finished fifth.

    “I am so impressed with my swimmers,” Anderson coach Karla Phillips said. “They did wonderfully at this meet and truly set the bar high for each meet after this one.”

  • Still close to his roots

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- It only takes one glance to see that playing football for Northwestern University has changed Chris Fitzpatrick.

    His shoulders are much broader than they were when he last put on the shoulder pads for Anderson County’s trip to the state championship game five years ago this week. His jaw seems to have squared and his waist looks a bit smaller.

    Fitzpatrick chuckles at the assessment. “I was 6-(foot)-1 and weighed 215 in high school. I am about 240 now,” he says. “I shed some weight and put some muscle back on.”

  • Award-winning storyteller comes to Lawrenceburg

    Anderson Community Education will present from the Kentucky Humanities Council the November program titled The Storytelling Art.

    The presentation will be 7 p.m., Nov. 29, at the Senior Citizen Center located at 160 Township Square in Lawrenceburg.

    Explore the heart of the art of storytelling with award-winning storyteller and writer Mary Hamilton, author of Kentucky Folktales: Revealing Stories, Truths, and Outright Lies.

  • PERPETRATORS EVEN TOOK THE KITCHEN SINK

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Nov. 24, 1966

    First Lieutenant Chester G. Cox, son of Frank P. Cox, Route 1, and the late Mrs. Cox, received the Army Commendation Medal while serving with the 1st Calvary Division in Vietnam.

    The Alton Grocery was purchased by Haskell Gregory and his son Billy John Gregory of Sinai.

    Clarence Sparrow formerly owned the grocery.

    Mrs. Walter Smith suffered a severe cut over her left eye and numerous bruises all over her body when she fell down the basement steps at her Stringtown home.

  • News Briefs

    Road closed due to gas leak

    A portion of Alton Road in Anderson County was closed mid-morning Friday due to a natural gas leak.

    Anderson Public Safety Director Bart Powell reported that several residents were evacuated as first responders assessed the risk, and traffic was temporarily rerouted between McCormick and Green Wilson Road. It was first anticipated that the road would be closed for as long as six hours.

  • MESSAGE TO HEAVEN

    By John A. Nelson, News staff

    While exploring their own little slice of heaven more than a year ago, Lillie Ledford, 10, and Brandin Ballard, 11, found a message sent from another child to her father in his.

    The card from Paige Montgomery had been launched two months earlier from northeast Indiana attached to a white balloon, one of a number sent for her father Casey’s “1st Birthday Party in Heaven.” Adorned with an image of a broken heart, the note on the card said, “I miss you Daddy.”

  • Make the holiday easy, safe as possible

    EDITOR’S NOTE: Our cooking guru offered us this valuable information for a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving dinner. Some of it you may already have completed, but if you haven’t, take note, and from all of us at The Anderson News, Happy Thanksgiving!

    By Laura Hahnes, Cooking Columnist

    What size turkey do I need?

  • Cat Madness raises curtain on hoops season