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Today's News

  • Off to see the Wizard

    Complete with Dorothy, the Wicked Witch of the West and, yes, even a yellow-brick road, the Anderson County High School Act Cats will open their spring musical, “The Wizard of Oz,” this Friday, March 26 at 7 p.m.

    Other performances are scheduled for March 27 at 7 p.m., March 28 at 2:30 p.m., and April 1 and 2 at 7 p.m.

    All performances will be in the high school’s Bearcat Theater, under the direction of Jaclyn Haddix.

    Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for students and children ages 6 and up, and children under age 5 are admitted free.

  • Alton Station man indicted for child porn

    An Alton man has been indicted on three counts of possession child pornography by the Anderson County Grand Jury, according to information on file at the Anderson County Courthouse.

    Mark Curtis Whitaker, 54, of 1140 Alton Station Road, faces three Class D felony charges after being indicted March 16.

    He was charged on three separate counts, the first dating back to Feb. 27, 2007. The second charge is from July 28 to Dec. 19, 2009, and the third is from Jan. 3 of this year.

  • Submit your questions for sheriff, judge-executive candidates

    Do you have a question you would like to ask the Democratic candidates for sheriff? How about the Democrats running for judge-executive?

    Submit your question to The Anderson News, and you just might get an answer.

    The Anderson News and Anderson County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a political forum featuring those candidates on Thursday, April 22 at the Anderson County Middle School auditorium from 6 to 8:15 p.m.

    Sheriff candidates will answer questions from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by judge-executive questions from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m.

  • TOURNEY TIME ONLINE: My NCAA round of 16 picks

    (Editor's Note: March Madness is officially here. Anderson County's girls made the Sweet 16. The boys had a nice run. Kentucky is now the favorite in the NCAA tourney. Tourney Time is your spot for frequent updates on the goings on around the tournaments. Check back often.)

    Updated, Thursday, March 25, 5:30 p.m.

    My NCAA third round picks

    East Region

    Washington over West Virginia by two. A healthy West Virginia is the better team but the Mountaineers do not have Darryl Bryant. Washington is red hot.

  • This week in Anderson County Sports

    Anderson Co. High School

    Baseball

    Thursday, March 25: Anderson Co. at Danville, 5:30 p.m.

        Varsity and junior varsity games.

    Saturday, March 27: Eighth Region Showdown at Shelby Co.

        Anderson Co. vs. North Oldham, 2:30 p.m.

        Anderson Co. vs. Oldham Co., 5 p.m.

    Monday, March 29: Lou. Ballard at Anderson Co, 6 p.m.

    Tuesday, March 30: Bullitt East at Anderson Co., 5:30 p.m.

  • Young, but ready

    Never mind that his team is ranked 13th in the preseason poll of the state's softball coaches.

    And pay no attention to the fact that Anderson County is considered by some as the team to beat in the Eighth Region and boasts a Miss Softball candidate.

    Anderson County coach Brian Glass sees that he will have to be penciling a new catcher into the lineup for the first time in over five years and has some other holes caused by graduation, injuries and players deciding not to play this season.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings Dec. 3.

    Tyler Chrisman, disposition, theft by unlawful taking -- failed to appear, show cause, continued to Dec. 17.

    Jennifer L. Corman, arraignment, theft by deception (less than $500) -- pleaded guilty, $183, installment/deferred payment Jan. 14.

    Terry Covington, review, theft by deception (less than $300) -- dismissed.

    Benjamin T. Cox, arraignment, theft by deception (less than $500) -- pleaded not guilty, pretrial conference Dec. 17.

  • COLUMN: Thank God for rain, firefighters

    Saturday produced a very stressful night of sleep — and not because the time changed.

    In fact, I was happy to take an hour cut in the time allotted to worry about waking up to see my parents’ house on fire. Let me explain.

    My husband and I drove back to Pineville on Saturday morning for a visit with my parents for the first time since Christmas. Overall, it was a great trip. We ate pizza, watched the Cats work their way to a Southeastern Conference championship and got to visit with our church (and biological) family members.

  • EDITORIAL: EDA shouldn't cover for fiscal court's failure

    An ongoing scam is being perpetrated on the people of Anderson County and most people aren’t even aware of it.

    Until now, that is.

    Unlike most scams, this one doesn’t leave women, children and the elderly among the most vulnerable. Instead, its primary victims are builders, developers and industrialists bent on bring jobs, prosperity and a better life to the people of Anderson County.

  • COLUMN: Moment that takes your breath away

    There are times when you experience something, know it's real, then still shake your head.

    You look around. Pinch yourself.

    Then just allow the moment to sink in, letting it linger for that extra minute or so, because you know that this time is so genuine. There might be imitations down the road but this is the real thing.

    Monday night, my breath was taken away.