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Today's News

  • For the Clark family, the walls actually do talk

    By Shelley Spillman

    News staff

    While the garage is often not a centerpiece of a home, Janice and Darrell Clark made theirs into real conversation piece, adorning the walls with old family photos and memorabilia.

    Darrell Clark said they had boxes of old photos and antique farm tools and decided they wanted to find a better way to display it, allowing everyone in the family to enjoy it.

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  • Shawl ministry allows women to share God’s love

    The ladies of Nimble Fingers, a knitting and crocheting ministry based out of First Christian Church, know firsthand how comforting a prayer shawl can be during a person’s time of need.

    More than 20 women make up the group, which knits and crochets with a mission. Each prayer shawl is blessed by a pastor before they are distributed. The group meets once a month to chat and build up its supply of prayers shawls, allowing anyone who needs it to stop by and grab one for free.

  • District Court Docket, Jan. 21, 2015

    Judge J.R. RoBards heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings on Jan. 5.

    Eric V. Alcorn, arraignment, possession of marijuana, buy/possess drug paraphernalia – pleaded guilty, sentenced to 30 days (conditionally discharged one year, concurrent), $100 to Anderson County Drug Interdiction Fund, $343, installment/deferred payment Mar. 30.

    Austin T. Atkinson, disposition, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security – proof of community service, dismissed.

  • Anderson County Jail Log, Jan. 21, 2015

    The following people were recently arrested and transported to jail, according to information released by Anderson County Jailer Joani Clark.

    Jan. 12

    Susan Browning for public intoxication by the Kentucky State Police.

    Robert Medley for probation violation by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

    Justin Hume for first-degree wanton endangerment, DUI on a suspended license and leaving the scene of an accident by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

    Jan. 13

  • ‘Let’s play two’ just for fun

    Ernie Banks was already a mega-star when I started watching baseball as a kid in the mid-1960s.

    The Cubs, or any other team for that matter, weren’t on TV 150 times a year, so you watched when you could. You learned to read the box scores, pay attention to “The Game of the Week” and collect baseball cards.

    Lots of baseball cards.

    And I had a bunch of the Chicago Cubs’ first baseman.

    He was smiling. Always smiling.

  • SAVVY LADY CATS SHOOT DOWN SHELBY

    About all that last Wednesday night’s girls’ basketball showdown showed was that Anderson County is not quite ready to cede its spot at the top of the 30th District.

    Not by a long shot.

    Literally.

    The Lady Bearcats, who have dominated the district since 2009, used some timely three-point shooting and clever ball handling to defeat this year’s district favorite, Shelby County, 36-33.

  • Late bucket lifts North Oldham

    All it took was one look.

    Deadlocked in a 68-68 duel with Anderson County and less than 30 seconds to play, North Oldham’s Tyler Heckenburg glanced to his right. A simple backdoor play was there for the taking.

    Heckenburg found Jonathan Henry behind the Anderson defense for a layup. Fouled on the play, Henry converted the three-point play that powered the North Oldham to a 73-71 win over the host Bearcats in an Eighth Region showdown last Tuesday.

  • Robinson to be a Tiger
  • OVC honors McKee for fourth time

    Anderson County resident Eriel McKee, now a student at Morehead State University, was named the Ohio Valley Conference women’s basketball Freshman of the Week on Jan. 20, according to a news release.

    It was the fourth time this season that McKee has been so named.

    McKee averaged 13.3 points and 10.7 rebounds in games against Austin Peay, SIU-Edwardsville and Eastern Illinois. She scored 17 points and had a career-best 13 rebounds in a one-point loss to SIU-Edwardsville.