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Today's News

  • Anderson County schools closed Wednesday

    Anderson County schools will be closed for the third consecutive day on Wednesday, Feb. 17.

    Check back for more weather related information as it becomes available.

  • COLUMN: Texts offer health tips for expectant mothers

    Expectant mothers are getting a new tool to help keep themselves and their babies healthy: pregnancy tips sent directly to their cell phones.

    The so-called text4baby campaign is the first free, health education program in the country to harness the reach of mobile phones, according to its sponsors, which include Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, WellPoint and CareFirst BlueCross and Blue Shield. Wireless carriers including AT&T, Verizon and Sprint have agreed to waive all fees for receiving the texts.

  • Letters to the editor - 2.10

    Milams say thanks for cards, prayers

    To the editor:

    We want to express a sincere note of gratitude for all of the phone calls, get well cards and prayers Courtney has received both before and since her ACL surgery.

    We are happy to report that her surgery went well and she is already undergoing therapy that will continue for the next eight months. It’s times like these that knowing you have such support helps you to recover even sooner.

    Thanks again.

    Joe Milam and family

    Lawrenceburg

  • Girls finish with Franklin, prepare for district

    The first season has been a rousing success for the Anderson County girls' basketball team but it comes to an end Friday night. The real season begins next Tuesday, Feb. 23, when the Lady Bearcats take on Eminence in the first round of the 30th District Tournament.

    First things first, though.

    Friday, Feb. 19, the Lady Bearcats (15-7 through last weekend's games) say good-bye to their only senior, Kara Yeaste, as they host Franklin  County in the first game of a double-header. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m. Senior Night ceremonies should begin at approximately 5:30 p.m.

  • This week in Anderson County sports

    This week in Anderson County Sports

    Anderson County High School

    Boys' basketball

    Friday, Feb. 19: Franklin Co. at Anderson Co., 7:30 p.m. Senior Night

        No junior varsity game.

    Wednesday, Feb. 24: 30th District Tournament at Shelby Co. High School

        Anderson Co. vs. Spencer Co., 7:45 p.m.

    Girls' basketball

    Friday, Feb. 19: Franklin Co. at Anderson Co., 6 p.m. Senior Night

        No junior varsity game.

  • Magistrates stall county's land-swap deal with developer

    An ongoing discussion about trading county-owned land with a developer hit a snag last Tuesday when magistrates rejected Judge-Executive Steve Cornish’s attempt to have the land surveyed.

    Developer Doug Dadisman apparently approached the fiscal court several months ago to purchase a strip of land near the Farmers Market on US 127 Bypass, just north of the city.

  • Lady Bearcats - Lexington Christian game canceled for second time

    The Anderson County High School girls' basketball game at Lexington Christian, scheduled for Monday night, has been canceled for the second time. The teams were hoping to play Tuesday night, Feb. 16, but that has been canceled as well.

    Any possible make-up date later this week will be posted as soon as it is announced. If games are made up, it must be done before Saturday, Feb. 20 because of district tournament action beginning next week.

    Check back for more weather-related information as it becomes available.

  • 'I'm for the coaches!'

    Colin Kays is onto something.

    He’s only 6 and loves basketball, but realizes that the opponent the Anderson County coaches are taking on is tougher than a full-court press.

    The schedule says Lexington’s Paul L. Dunbar is coming to town to try to knock off the Bearcats. But this is one night when the opponent will be one that does not wear baggy shorts and Nikes.

    It’s cancer, a foe just as apt to hit Anderson County or Dunbar, or any other team, for that matter, with an equi-lethal blow.

  • Constable charged with using blue light

    Being cited late last month for alleged illegal use of a blue light apparently isn’t the only problem facing an Anderson County constable.

    Charles Imel, 40, of 2124 Indian Trail was elected constable in 2006 in the county’s 2nd District, which is where Indian Trail is located. But earlier this year Imel used his Indian Trail address when he filed for election in the county’s 1st District, according to copies of election filing documents obtained by The Anderson News through an open records request.

  • Anderson County Schools closed again Tuesday

    Anderson County Schools will be closed for the second consecutive day on Tuesday, Feb. 16.

    Anderson and surrounding counties remain under a winter storm warning until 7 p.m. Monday.

    Check back here for updated information as it becomes available.