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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Coaches vs. Cancer fundraiser called huge success

    Anderson County High School’s first Coaches vs. Cancer basketball game was a huge success, according to organizer Jennifer Drury.

    The event was held in conjunction with the Bearcats’ game with Paul L. Dunbar on Friday night. While the Bearcats defeated Dunbar, 54-37, the American Cancer Society was the big winner, as the event raised about $3,000 for the cause.

    “As always the community support was overwhelming,” Drury said.

  • Former Alton minister dies

    J. Tyre Denney, a long-time pastor of Alton Baptist Church, died Sunday, Feb. 14 at the Hospice Care Center in Lexington.

    He was 79.

    Denney, a Lawrenceburg resident, served at Alton Baptist for over 29 years and as a columnist for The Anderson News.

  • 'Fearless Foley' joins benefit lineup

    Students will recognize one of the participants in Saturday night’s wrestling benefit at Robert B. Turner Elementary School.

    They’ve seen his face walking up and down the school halls — and not because he’s been scouting the venue.

    Greg Foley — or “Fearless Foley,” as he will be called Saturday — is a teaching assistant at the school who decided to participate to help a good cause.

  • This week in Anderson County sports

    This week in Anderson County Sports

    Anderson County High School

    Boys' basketball

    30th District Tournament at Shelby Co. High School

    Wednesday, Feb. 24: Anderson Co. vs. Spencer Co., 7:45 p.m.

    Friday, Feb. 26: Championship game, 7:45 p.m.

    All games broadcast at www.pegasussportsky.com.

    Eighth Region Tournament at Henry Co. High School

    Wednesday, March 3: First round begins, TBA

  • Straight-shooting Flyers simply dampen Senior night

    Any analysis of Franklin County's 63-53 win over Anderson County last Friday could start and end with one sentence: The Flyers could shoot the basketball, but the Bearcats could not.

    Over simplification? Perhaps. But basketball really is a simple game.

    Unfortunately, at least for the Bearcats, Anderson simply could not solve Franklin's defense or score well enough to overcome a Franklin team that appears bent on rising above the “darkhorse contender” status it has been tagged with in the 11th Region.

  • Opportunity knocks but Lady Bearcats don't answer enough

    The opportunity to put an exclamation point on the regular season knocked for Anderson County's girls' basketball team Friday night.

    And kept on knocking.

    But the Lady Bearcats did not answer enough as highly-regarded Franklin County slipped away with a 56-52 win in the first game of a double-header of Anderson's Senior Night activities.

  • Learning experience for Mat Cats in state wrestling tourney

    The results turned few eyebrows but Anderson County's showing in the state wrestling tournament was a combination of getting experience and trying to overcome some tough draws.

    The five Bearcats that advanced to the state tourney, held Thursday through Saturday won just four bouts and scored eight points, yet head coach Tom Castle believes his team showed some of the potential that could propel the Bearcats to a higher finish in 2011.

  • Uh-oh! Bond shortfall could leave taxpayers responsible for private streets in Briar Creek

    Taxpayers could be on the hook to fix private streets in Briar Creek if city officials can’t convince the bank that repossessed the subdivision to do it for them.

    Briar Creek was repossessed last fall by the Bank of Corbin, which refused the city’s request to renew and increase a bond that was in place to bring the streets up to city specifications and ultimately into the city’s possession.

    Instead, the bank formed the BOC Asset Corporation, cashed out the bond and turned over roughly $81,000 to the city.