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Today's News

  • Former youth minister gets probation for sex charges

    The former youth minister accused of raping, sodomizing and sexually abusing at least two children pleaded guilty to reduced charges Tuesday morning and received a sentence of five years on probation.

  • 'Disturbing, to say the least'

    The Lawrenceburg woman who used a cell phone to send nude photos of herself to a 12-year-old boy pleaded guilty Tuesday morning and was sentenced to seven years in prison.

  • Woodford County works overtime to take district title

    OWENTON – Never let anyone tell you that a district championship match is meaningless. Especially when Anderson County and Woodford County get together to decide girls' soccer supremacy in the 25th District.

    It is true that both had already qualified for the 13th Region tournament earlier in the week. And it is also true that most observers have felt all season long that the teams at the top of the region, including the old border rivals, are very even, underscored by when the teams battled to a 0-0 tie back in early September.

    But meaningless?

  • From their lips to your ears

    Tired of rumors, rhetoric and innuendo regarding the upcoming election?

    Want to hear the candidates spell out their platforms with their own mouths?

    Well, you’re in luck because candidates for sheriff and judge-executive will do just that when they meet for a forum sponsored by The Anderson News.

    Incumbent Sheriff Troy Young and his challenger, Jeff McCormick, will kick off the forum at 6 p.m., followed by judge-executive candidates Robert “Chip” Chambers, John Wayne Conway and Donna Drury at 7.

  • State GOP takes blame for King ad

    The political director for the state’s Republican Party is taking the blame for false information that appeared in an advertisement for state representative hopeful Kim King.

    The ad, which ran in last week’s edition of The Anderson News and other newspapers in the 55th House District, claimed that King received an endorsement from the National Rifle Association.

    That endorsement, however, went to incumbent state Rep. Kent Stevens, (D-Lawrenceburg).

  • Tough night for Anderson soccer

    UPDATED, Saturday, Oct. 16, 5:15 p.m. 

    Thursday was a tough night for Anderson County soccer as both the Lady Bearcats and Bearcats tasted defeat in district tournament play.

    The Anderson girls saw their reign as 25th District champions come to an end as Woodford County's Taylor Kelly arced a shot in from 40 yards with five minutes to go in the second overtime period giving Woodford a 2-1 win in the championship game at Owen County.

  • COLUMN: In the end, votes are what matters

    Whether it’s fetching unsweetened tea from Mickey D’s (my wife won’t let me drink sweet tea; she says I’m already too sweet), or meat in the grocery store (no salad stuff, thanks; I only eat things that eat salad) folks love to ask me to predict the outcome of next month’s judge-executive election.

    I have no idea why. Were I able to predict future events, instead of using this keyboard to pound out words I’d be using it to trade stocks and futures while eating pork chops and sipping tea on a tropical island.

  • Community calendar - 10.13 to 10.19

    Wednesday, Oct. 13

    Education

    8 a.m. to noon, GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    Noon to 4 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, U.S. 127 campus.

    4:30 to 7:30 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    6:30 to 8:30 p.m., English as a Second Language, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    City/county government

  • Lady Bearcat soccer advances to region; Volleyball team eliminated

    The Anderson County High School girls' soccer team advanced to the regional tournament for the 11th time in the last 12 years with an impressive 4-0 victory over Franklin County in the District 25 semi-finals at Owen County.

    After enduring delays totaling nearly 90 minutes because of a lightning delay and overtime in the first game, Anderson took control 15 minutes in when Elizabeth Mason guided a loose ball to the net.

  • COLUMN: Not in 'college shape' anymore

    Staff columnist Shannon Brock says she recently noticed the difference between being in "college shape" and "real world shape."

    For her column, see this week's Anderson News, available on newsstands across the county

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