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Today's News

  • Kentucky will eventually win the war, but Louisville will take Friday's battle

    Let's get right to the point: Louisville will win this year's edition of nuclear warfare – or maybe after last year, that should be hand-to-hand combat – Kentucky style.

    But Kentucky is the better team with more upside.

    In other words, Louisville will win Friday's battle, but Kentucky will win the war or will be around a bit longer in March.

    Just some observations about this year's edition of the Cats and Cards.

  • Bearcats, Lady Bearcats win in tournaments

    Both Anderson County High School basketball teams recorded victories in holiday tournament play Tuesday night.

    The Bearcats jumped to a quick 7-0 lead and never trailed in defeating Lexington Sayre, 57-48, in the Sayre Holiday Classic. The Bearcats led by as many as 17 points in the third quarter but needed to hit 10 straight free throws in the final three minutes to hold off a furious Sayre rally.

    The Spartans cut Anderson’s lead to four and had a chance to get closer, but the Bearcats hung on.

  • Holiday hoops tourney update

    Updated, Wednesday, Dec. 29, 11:30 p.m.

    Anderson County’s boys’ basketball team rallied from a 5-point deficit going into the fourth quarter to defeat Somerset 44-39 in the Sayre Spartan Classic in Lexington on Wednesday night.

    Anderson trailed for much of the game but took the lead late in the fourth quarter, then held on for its third straight win.

  • Daughter meets dad after 44 years

    For 44 years, Melissa Durr wondered how she ended up with blue eyes.
    “I always said I looked so much like my mother with the exception of my blue eyes,” she said.
    This year, on Labor Day weekend, Durr met her father, Ovan Ray Caudill, for the first time. And, sure enough, his eyes were blue, too.
    Beginning the search
    Durr has always known about her father, she said, but she didn’t try to find him.

  • Hilltop fire still under investigation

    The cause of a fire that destroyed a Hilltop Plaza business early last Thursday morning remained a mystery as of Monday afternoon.
    Flames broke out inside of Doug’s Drive Thru just after midnight, destroying the business and sending fire investigators searching for clues.
    An investigator with the state was on the scene Christmas Eve, but Lawrenceburg Fire Chief Robert Hume said no cause was determined.
    “He took a lot of photos but didn’t come up with anything solid,” Hume said.

  • From $20,000 shopping spree to jail cell

    She shopped, and now it appears she’s going to drop. Into jail, that is.
    Christy Dial, 25, of 1031 Aaron Barnett Road, has pleaded guilty to using credit cards in a family member’s name and going on what amounted to a $20,500 spending spree earlier this year, according to documents on file in the Anderson Circuit Clerk’s office.
    Dial used the family member’s name to open seven different credit cards, including Lowe’s, Kohl’s, Discover, Capital One, J.C. Penney, Elder Beerman and Sears.

  • Chambers out, Catlett in as highway boss

    As a magistrate, John Wayne Conway called Chip Chambers one of the best county highway supervisors in the state.
    As the county’s next judge-executive, Conway has sent Chambers packing and will name one of Chambers’ former employees to replace him in that position.
    Chambers revealed Conway’s plans during last Tuesday’s meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court.

  • County wants sex device, porn lawsuit tossed

    Calling at least one of her claims “absurd,” the Anderson County Fiscal Court has asked a judge to dismiss a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by a former county employee.
    Lea Beasmore, who filed the lawsuit after she was fired last March, claims she was sexually harassed numerous times, shown pornographic videos and received a sex device commonly known as a vibrator from a co-worker.
    Called a motion for summary judgment, a hearing is scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, in front of Circuit Judge Charles Hickman in the Anderson County Courthouse.

  • Make a positive difference in the world in 2011

    Well, this is my last column in The Anderson News for 2010. I should make it memorable. I should do a highlight of events that have affected our lives in the past year. I should, but my memory stinks.

  • Resolutions aren’t my thing

    With the year about to come to a close, I thought I would get brutally honest with myself — and with you, readers — and evaluate my “New Year’s resolutions” column from this time last year.
    Back then, I revealed four New Year’s resolutions and said, “by my calculations, with all the resolutions I’ve broken in the past, I’m due to make a resolution that will actually stick.”
    Well, if you want to look at it literally, I’m a success — I made a single resolution that actually stuck.