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Today's News

  • Sewer system blows ‘bubbles’

    Anderson County drivers may have noticed piles of what appeared to be soap suds bubbling out from sewer drains on Court and Main streets on Monday afternoon.
    According to Public Works Director Larry Hazlett, these piles of soapy suds are actually pet shampoo lather run off from the company KNS, Inc., located on Railroad Street.  

  • Atkins appointed as chief of police

    Officer Chris Atkins is interim police chief no longer.
    Mayor Edwinna Baker announced at the city council’s Dec. 10 meeting that Atkins, who had been serving as interim police chief after former chief Tommy Burris retired this summer, would be appointed to the position of police chief for 2013.
    Atkins, along with current city council members and newly elected council member George Geoghegan, will be sworn in Dec. 28, the mayor said.

  • A once-in-a-century birthday

    A birthday like this comes once every 100 years.
    Kaitlyn Reed, a sixth grader at Anderson County Middle School, has known this for a while.
    She knew about it when she turned 9. She knew about it when she turned 10. According to her mother Kathryn Reed, Kaitlyn even talked about it after celebrating her 11th birthday last year.
    Born on Dec. 12, 2000, Kaitlyn will turn 12 on 12-12-12.

  • Trial date set for child-tying suspects

    A trial date has been set for the three people charged with first-degree criminal child abuse for allegedly tying up a 3-year-old girl for up to 16 hours each day.
    Parents Rebecca and Herbert Medley and grandmother Carolyn Case are scheduled to stand trial Feb. 25-27 in Anderson Circuit Court, according to documents on file in the courthouse.
    The trial is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. each day, and Circuit Court Judge Charles Hickman is scheduled to preside.
    A pretrial conference is scheduled for Feb. 19 at 9 a.m. in the courthouse.

  • Still wearing the 'A' on his chest

    Jonathan Haddix is living proof that nothing can squeeze the mat out of a wrestler's blood.

    Not sickness. Not even high school graduation.

    Nothing.

    “My senior year in high school, I was ranked in the (statewide) Top 10,” says Haddix, who wrestled at 189 pounds for Anderson County. “I got strep, mono, and walking pneumonia all a week before the regional tournament. I still wanted to wrestle but the doctor told me 'No.'

    “That was one of the lowest points of my life when I could not wrestle.”

  • COLUMN: Times are a-changin in Bluegrass football

    Notes written while my head is spinning....

    Who would have ever thought that during the second week of December, in a year when a college football team from Kentucky is playing in the Sugar Bowl, the talk in these parts centers on the hiring of a new coach at a school playing in a post-season game named for a pizza chain and the return of a hot assistant coach to his home stomping ground.

    As Bob Dylan said, “Times, they are a-changin.'”

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Lady Bearcats power to win at Lincoln

    Anderson County put together its best outing of the young basketball season when the Lady Bearcats whipped 12th Region favorite Lincoln County last Thursday in Stanford.

    Eriel McKee scored 22 points and Makenzie Cann added 18 as the Lady Bearcats remained perfect after four games.

    Lincoln, which made the state semi-finals last year, never led, even though Anderson got in some early foul trouble.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: Bearcats survive hot-shooting Garrard

    Jay Smith scored 20 points while Christian Estes and Austin Linzy tallied 10 each as anerson County defeated Garrard County, 59-52, in boys' basketball action Friday night in Lancaster. Anderson improved to 2-0 while Garrard fell to 0-3.

    Anderson jumped out to an early 12-4 lead, but the Bearcats were never quite able to shake the Golden Lions.

    “They went to a 2-3 zone and we shot some quick shots,” said Anderson assistant coach Bryan Hyatt. “Our impatience led to several easy baskets for them. We didn't do a very good job getting back defensively.”

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  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Pressing the issue

    Anderson County's girls' basketball team showed exactly what some observers had been talking about in the off-season last Tuesday.

    After creating some off-season buzz with a second place finish in the state AAU tournament, the Lady Bearcats, some said, could be “scary good.”

    For eight minutes in their game against visiting Oldham County, Anderson showed why. The Lady Bearcats scored the first 15 points en route to a 68-41 whipping of their regional rival.