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Today's News

  • THE SPORTS BUZZ for Feb. 25 Double your viewing pleasure with Wildcat twin-bill

    There are people who believe it is better to watch a basketball game from the comfort of your living room rather than fighting the crowds and traffic.

    I can't say that I agree with them, but for Thursday night, at least, they might have a point. That is when you can take in a de facto Wildcat basketball double header, and the only place you can do so is on the tube.

  • Anderson boys face monumental task in district final

    To see jjust how monumental Anderson County's task in the 30th District championship game is Friday night, consider one fact.

    Since being moved to the 30th District about 30 years ago, Anderson County has never won back-to-back district championships. That is the stat for a school with a strong basketball history, one that routinely wins 18-20 games.

    Of course, a major part of that is because the Bearcats reside in the same district with Shelby County, one of the great names in Kentucky high school basketball over the last 50 years.

  • EDITORIAL: City should stop plowing private streets

    Let’s hope city officials don’t hit the snooze button after the recent wake-up call they received.

    The problem at Briar Creek woke them from their slumber after they learned that the bond in place to fix private streets there wasn’t nearly enough (See story, A1.). Once that and similar bond problems are fixed, though, here’s hoping they don’t doze off again before fixing their mistake of spending taxpayer money to remove snow from private streets.

  • COLUMN: Pastor meeting a success

    First thing’s first: Thank you to all of the local pastors and church representatives who attended The Anderson News’ informational meeting last Thursday.

    Though I didn’t get a final count, we had somewhere between 20 and 30 in attendance, so I would deem that a success.

  • Community calendar - 2.24 to 3.2

    Wednesday, Feb. 24

    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

  • COLUMN: It’s never too early to start planting your seeds

    Our recent snow days gave me the opportunity to hibernate on the hill for two extra days and I loved it.

    It gave me the opportunity to catch up on all those little things I kept putting off. OK, doing my taxes isn’t a little thing, but since all I have to do is gather up everything and take it to my tax preparer, it makes it a little thing.

  • THE SPORTS BUZZ: UK basketball is good in any language

    The John Wall dance, Boogie and Patrick Patterson must now be a universal language.

    So says Brittany Meers, a Shelby County native who has been teaching at a Christian school in Guatemala City, Guatemala since late last summer.

    During the Vanderbilt game Saturday, Brittany posted to her Facebook account, “Kentucky Basketball: ...They are just as good in Spanish as they are in English.”

    Amen to that!

    And We are betting that “veinte seis y uno” sounds just as good as 26-1 after Saturday's win in Nashville.

  • Letters to the editor - 2.17

    City owes apology to Legion Post

    To the editor:

    Members of Lawrenceburg’s Anderson Post 34 of the American Legion appear to be getting a lesson in the old adage, “let no good deed go unpunished.”

    News Editor Shannon Mason Brock reported that Lawrenceburg Mayor Edwinna Baker had decided the city should install a ball field on the Legion’s property despite the Post’s contention that the new field would interfere with parking needed during the annual Lawrenceburg Fair and Horse Show.

  • State worker who smoked pot returns to work

    A Lawrenceburg resident who was fired last year for smoking marijuana while off duty has been allowed to return to work with the state’s Fish and Wildlife Service, according to an article in Sunday’s edition of The State Journal.

    Ed Davis, who delivered fish by truck across the state, had his termination overturned by the state’s Personnel Board. He will instead serve a 30-day suspension, the paper reported.

    Davis admitted he smoke marijuana while fishing at Green River Lake in Adair County in March 2009, the paper reported.

  • COLUMN: They did the little things

    I can't remember a time when the ball park has not been an important part of my life.

    How important? I really don't know.

    What I do know is that I realized again that the ball park really can be more than a, well, ball park. Tyre Denney and Tommy Barnes taught that lesson and taught it well until they passed away within 72 hours of each other last week.

    I just hope I will be able to live those lessons that these men taught, not with words, but by simply walking the walk they did.