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Today's News

  • The Call to Kyle

    Dunbar's baseball team probably wishes Kyle DeLong had listened to one of his Little League coaches Friday night.

    Ranked 20th in the state coaches' poll, the Bulldogs were a study in futility, getting just three hits off DeLong, Anderson County's unassuming senior left-hander. DeLong used his assortment of an upper-70s fastball and a variety of off-speed pitches to frustrate the perennial Lexington power and pick up the complete game win.

    Not bad for a guy that wasn't good enough.

    At least that's what DeLong heard when he started pursuing his dream.

  • Cardwell anniversary

    Wallace and Charlotte Cardwell of Crooked Creek Road will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on May 22.

    They were married May 22, 1970 at Bellepoint Baptist Church in Frankfort by the Rev. Billy Craddock.

    Mr. Cardwell is retired from the U.S. Navy and from Facilities Security. He is a Franklin County native.

    He is a son of the late Edgar Sr. and Sara Jane Cardwell.

    Mrs. Cardwell, a housewife, is a daughter of the late Winford and Hallie Keith.

    The Cardwells have one son, Wally Cardwell, and one daughter, Rebecca Barnes and Robbie Barnes.

  • Coffey puts Henry bats to sleep

    The road to get there might have been a bit rocky but Anderson County baseball might be getting to where it wants to be.

    At least, if the weekend's results are any indication, the Bearcats are. Anderson pitchers appear to be molding into a formidable staff while the defense has begun making the plays behind the mound corps. At the plate, Anderson got the hits it needed in a pair of impressive victories.

  • COLUMN: Mitchell logical choice for next superintendent

    Column as I see ’em ...

    Here is some unsolicited advice for the board of education, but advice I hope they’ll at least consider.

    It’s a given that the school boards association is clearly the end-all, be-all when it comes to helping districts hire a new superintendent.

    That being said, here’s hoping that hiring from within isn’t dismissed out of hand as a bad idea.

  • Videos of the April 22 political forum

    The Anderson News and Anderson County Chamber of Commerce hosted a political forum April 22 featuring Democratic candidates for judge-executive and sheriff.

    Provided below are video clips of the judge-executive candidates, courtesy of the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce.

    The Chamber divided the video into four clips.

    (Scroll down; the video clips begin below the advertisement on the left.)

  • COLUMN: Sports speak loudly about a school

    When Kim Shaw announced his retirement as superintendent of Anderson County schools last month, there was one certain local sports editor who was more than just a little bit sad.

    While I can't be certain, I believe I was the first member of the local media to conduct an in-depth interview with Mr. Shaw. I also believe I was the last to sit down for an extended chat with his predecessor, Sonny Fentress.

  • Weather changes Monday schedule

    Monday's rains have forced postponement of Anderson County's baseball Senior Night festivities, originally scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Monday.

    Anderson's game with Scott County has been rescheduled for Wednesday, May 19 at 5:30 p.m. Senior Night will be celebrated at 5 p.m.

  • This week in Anderson County Sports

    Anderson County High School

    Baseball

    Friday, May 14: Anderson Co. at Paul Dunbar, 6 p.m. Make up game from Thursday, May 13.

    Friday, May 14: Anderson Co. at Elizabethtown, 6 p.m. Canceled, no make up.

    Saturday, May 15: Henry Co. at Anderson Co., 1:30 p.m.

    Monday, May 17: Scott Co. at Anderson Co.,  5:30 p.m. Postponed to Wednesday, May 19. Senior Night festivities at 5 p.m.

  • Letters to the editor - 5.5

    Truck, tractor pull not a benefit to our ears

    To the editor:

    I read your comments in the last edition of The Anderson News regarding the truck and tractor pulls held at the county park. I understand the benefits to the community of holding events such as these in the county. However, there is a downside that you did not mention.

  • Community calendar - 5.12

    Wednesday, May 12

    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