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Today's News

  • One detests bullies, the other yellow signs

    We all knew them in school, the children who for whatever reason were constantly the butt-end of jokes, taunts and in some cases physical abuse.
    They were either too heavy or thin or had too many pimples.
    They wore entirely the wrong clothes, had entirely the wrong kind of footwear and hung out with entirely the wrong crowd — if they hung out with anyone at all.
    Their grades were either too high or low, making them book nerds or “retards.” They were too short or tall, and if the latter, chastised for being too clumsy to play sports.

  • ‘Super moon’
  • We have liftoff
  • Broadband deal still in the works

    The South Anderson Water Authority inched closer to a final agreement with a broadband internet provider during its meeting last week.
    The water authority and Shelby Broadband are still ironing out details of a plan that will let the company install antennas on its water towers, which are located across Anderson County outside of Lawrenceburg.
    Shawn Cook, operations manager for the water district, said the authority made some revisions to the contract during its meeting last week and planned to send it to Shelby Broadband.

  • Sheriff’s office investigating boy’s death

    Unanswered questions are swirling around the death of a 15-year-old after he was found unconscious March 12 on Hickory Grove Road.
    The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office revealed March 19 that an investigation is ongoing, but few details were revealed in the news release, including the boy’s name.
    He is not an Anderson County student, sources said.
    The boy was pronounced dead by the Franklin County Coroner’s office March 12 at Frankfort Regional Medical Center.

  • On the right track

    Even though track usually plays second fiddle to other sports, Anderson County might be able to get some top billing in time for the state meet.

    “Track is the only sport I know of that is a supplement to every other sport,” says Anderson coach Robert Meacham, himself a former football player at Campbellsville University. “You can run track and it can help you in football. You can do things in track that will help you in soccer. You can do things in track that will help you in basketball. Volleyball players can become better jumpers in track.

  • Remembering America’s sweetheart

    She was America’s sweetheart long before Meg Ryan or Jennifer Anniston ever graced a TV set or big screen.
    And she spent her formative years right here in Anderson County.
    “She” was Lydia Hodson Copeland, a local girl who found national fame after being named America’s Junior Miss 40 years ago.
    This year also marks the 20th anniversary of her death following a lengthy battle with Hodgkin’s disease at the too-young age of 37.

  • Madness brings gladness, sadness to brackets

    Sixteen thoughts on the March Madness:

    1. Never ever say that John Calipari can recruit but can’t coach.
    It was kind of silly in the first place, given his wins vs. losses and the fact that he gets loads of talent to play together. But the adjustments he made in the West Virginia game were outstanding. Putting DeAndre Liggins on Joe Mazzulla was an obvious move, but a few of the other simple moves, such as letting Brandon Knight take over the game offensively showed a great coaching acumen.

  • Sore muscles help program soar

    The muscles were undoubtedly sore Sunday night.
    There was a baserunner calling himself safe, which he could apparently do since he was playing double duty as an umpire.

    And there was the most successful baseball coach in Anderson County history, a coach who expects execution, throwing one into center field from his catcher spot.

    Most of all there were good times, great memories and strong support for the Anderson County High School baseball program in the inaugural Alumni Classic, held Sunday afternoon at Barnes Memorial Field.

  • Mercer bats destroy old diamond truth

    Mercer County took the oldest truth in baseball and made it a lie Monday night.

    You know the old saying, “Good pitching beats good hitting.”

    It did not look like that was the case for Anderson County as Mercer, ranked 19th in the state, pounded the Bearcats 16-10 in the season opener.
    “Our pitchers didn’t throw that badly,” Barnes said. “But Mercer is such a good offensive team that you can’t give them outs.”

    Mercer pounded 19 hits, eight going for extra bases.