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Today's News

  • Franklin sweeps Bearcats on Senior Night

    Franklin County spoiled Anderson County's Senior Night festivities by sweeping the Bearcats and Lady Bearcats in a basketball double-header Friday night.

    The Franklin girls overcame a seven-point first-half deficit to defeat the Lady Bearcats 56-52 in the opener. Franklin ran off the first eight points of the third quarter to take a 34-30 lead, but Anderson rallied to go up 42-40 heading into the final eight minutes.

  • UPDATED: Anderson wrestlers ousted at state

    Updated at 11 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19

    Hunter Lilly, who had advanced farther than any other Anderson County wrestler, finally saw his run through the state tournament come to an end when Ryle's Caleb Lonkard scored a 13-7 decision in the third consolation round of the 135-pound class.

    All Anderson wrestlers have now been eliminated from the tournament. See the Feb. 24 edition of The Anderson News for details.

    Updated at 5:40 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19.

  • Friday, school is in session

    After missing four consecutive days, Anderson County Schools will be back in session on Friday, Feb. 19.

    Through a One Call Now announcement, Superintendent Kim Shaw also issued a reminder that students will be in the classroom on Monday, Feb. 22, which was originally scheduled as a day off, to make up a snow day.

    Check back here for updated information as it becomes available.

     

  • From 'chooter' to winner

    The arc of the basketball is so accurate, the backspin so pristine that the net hardly moves even when it is disturbed.

    Always the same. Bounce. Bounce. Bounce. Will Ruggles spins the ball in his hands. He takes aim, rises on his tiptoes then releases.

    Swish. Well sort of. The arc through the net is so clean, the net snapping so suble that it is easy to miss.

    But Ruggles toils on at a solitary goal at the north end of the gym at Anderson County High School.

    On this day,  assistant coach Billy Squires tracks down loose balls. Fifty shots, every day.

  • Additional regional wrestling photos

    Additional photos from the regional wrestling tournament, held Feb. 13 at Anderson County High School.

  • Anderson County Schools closed Thursday

    Anderson County Schools will be closed for the fourth consecutive day Thursday, Feb. 18, according to Transportation Director Chuck Fletcher.

    Check back here for updated information as it becomes available.

  • COLUMN: Now’s the time to reconsider victory gardens

    As we gear up to grow our gardens, I thought it’d be a perfect time for a little history lesson. A walk down memory lane from a 1900s issues of Stars and Stripes provides a vast amount of facts.

    While our soldiers were fighting in World War II, the people of this country were called to do everything they could to help support them. One of those things were war gardens, better known as victory gardens.

  • Community calendar - 2.17 to 2.23

    Wednesday, Feb. 17

    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

  • Five Matcats headed for state

    As long as a wrestler's shoulders are not on the mat, there is always a chance.

    Blake Curtsinger is living proof of that after he might have pulled the biggest surprise, according to the rankings, at least, for Anderson County in the Region II wrestling tournament, held Saturday at Anderson County High School.

  • COLUMN: Tawdry tryst leaves taxpayers badly used

    You would think the fiscal court would have least given taxpayers a kiss on the cheek or cab fare home after taking such thorough advantage of them.

    The fiscal court used the timeless art of seduction exceptionally well in 2008, luring taxpayers into its parlor and whispering what now amount to sweet nothings in their ears.

    Those nothings included promises in the form of unanimous votes to reduce the county’s debt and sink additional money into its crumbling roads.