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Today's News

  • Ice storm is year's top story

    Old man winter slapped Anderson County and most of Kentucky square in the chops late last January, blanketing us first with an inch of ice followed by several inches of snow.

    The storm, widely considered the worst of its kind in the state’s history, fell trees and power lines across Anderson County, leaving thousands shivering in the dark and hundreds seeking shelter.

    The city and county declared states of emergency, triggering shelters to open as dozens fled from their dark, freezing homes.

  • Abandoned horses put down

    Three horses abandoned in the Birdie area were put down last week after a veterinarian determined it was the “most humane thing to do,” said Anderson County Judge-Executive Steve Cornish.

    Someone in the neighborhood called animal control on Dec. 22 to report the horses wandering in the middle of the road.

    Animal control officer Jason Chesser picked up the horses, which he said ranged in age from 3 to 6 years.

    “Altogether, they probably didn’t weigh 800 pounds,” Cornish said.

  • Shelby rallies to defeat Bearcats

    SHELBYVILLE -- Shelby County overcame a five-point third quarter deficit to defeat visiting Anderson County 32-30 in a boys' basketball game turned chess match Saturday night.

    Anderson led 24-19 after Tyler Hyatt buried a 3-pointer with a minute to go in the third frame but Shelby's Eric Standafer swished a trey as the third quarter ended to pull Shelby within 24-23.

    The lead changed hands five times in the fourth quarter, with Anderson taking its last lead on Will Ruggles' layup that made it 30-29 with 53 seconds to play.

  • Icy roads blamed in Parkway wreck

    A Lawrenceburg couple’s car flipped Sunday night on the Bluegrass Parkway, sending both to the hospital, according to a news release issued by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department.

    William Hudson, 55, and Deborah Hudson, 53, were each transported to the University of Kentucky Medical Center following the accident, which occurred near the Parkway’s 60-mile marker, according to Deputy Tony Likins.

  • Radio glitch spoils first Bearcat broadcast

    The first radio broadcast of Anderson County basketball on the Pegasus Sports Network experienced a glitch Saturday night that kept some listeners from hearing the Bearcats' game with Shelby County. An unexpected technical problem kept the broadcast crew of Larry Basham and Cory Quisenberry off the air until late in the first half.

    The broadcast has been archived at www.pegasussportsky.com.

  • 'Kentucky and Louisville at the high school level'

    GAME TIME CHANGE: The Anderson News was informed Wednesday night that the tipoff time for Saturday's game at Shelby County has been changed to 8 p.m., with the junior varsity game at 6:30 p.m.

    There might not be a better hoops day than Saturday.

    Cats and Cards in the afternoon. Bearcats and Rockets in the evening.

  • COLUMN: Share your Christmas photos

    If you have been to our website lately or are among the 630-plus signed up to receive our e-mail blasts, you’ve probably seen that we’re asking you to submit your favorite photos from Christmas 2009.

    We also asked for Christmas traditions, Thanksgiving photos and Thanksgiving traditions from 2009 — but we didn’t receive any of those.

    So, to encourage some audience participation this time around, I’ve included one of my favorite photos from Christmas this year.

    What? Christmas isn’t here yet, you say.

  • EDITORIAL: Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

     

    Editor’s note: Virginia O’Hanlon, 8, wrote a letter to the editor of New York’s Sun, and the quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial Sept. 21, 1897. The work of veteran newsman Francis Pharcellus Church has since become history’s most reprinted newspaper editorial, appearing in part or whole in dozens of languages in books, movies, and other editorials, and on posters and stamps.

     

    “Dear Editor: I am 8 years old.

    “Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus.

  • Community calendar - 12.30 to 01.05

    Wednesday, Dec. 30

    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

  • Russell, Cox named to All-State team

    For the last two seasons, Anderson County's Jacob Russell and Grant Cox have been one of the most feared passing duos in Kentucky.

    Sunday, the state's coaches rewarded the tandem with places on the prestigious Courier-Journal All-State team. Russell, considered by many to be the state's top quarterback prospect, was named to the second team while Cox was placed on the third team as a wide receiver.

    Russell, who had already been named the Class 5A statewide Player of the Year, learned of the selection from a phone conversation with his grandfather, Wendell Bruce.