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Today's News

  • Lady Mustangs advance to conference championship game

    The Anderson County Middle School girls' basketball team has advanced to the championship game of the Mid-Kentucky Athletic Conference tournament. The Lady Mustangs will play Lebanon Middle School at 7:45 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 5 at Anderson County High School.

    Anderson routed Bardstown 41-12 in the semi-finals and whipped St. Charles 42-14 in the first round.

  • City challenges banks to start food drive

    Mayor Edwinna Baker recently challenged the banks in Lawrenceburg to help the local food bank, Open Hands Food Pantry.

    As a result, LNB, Town and Country, MainSource, Woodforest, Commonwealth Credit Union and Century banks will conduct a food drive from Nov. 4 through Dec. 5.

    For more on this story, see this week's Anderson News, available on newsstands across the county.

    Subscribe online or by calling 502-839-6906.

  • COLUMN: A Halloween 'princess diary'

    Being a Disney princess never goes out of style — on Halloween that is.

    In my research for the story on today’s front page, I learned that Disney princess costumes are the seventh most popular among children this year. And of course, if you have a young girl in the family or take a stroll through any toy section for any reason, you’re bound to see the whole gang — Snow White, Belle, Cinderella, Aurora.

    For me, I’m not exactly sure who came first, Belle or Cinderella. Either way, they both have left vivid Halloween stories in my memory.

  • COLUMN: Nothing middling about the Mustangs

    There has been nothing middling about the Anderson County Mustangs this fall.

    At least when it comes to sports teams there's been nothing middling.

    Absolutely nothing.

    Everything has been first class.

    Itt has been a time of joy. A time of excitement and a time to celebrate.

    In case you have missed it, the Mustang football team finished 12-2 and was runner-up in the state tournament. The boys' soccer team went 8-2-1. A newer team, archery, was invited to go to Disney World for the world championships of the National Archery in the Schools Program.

  • Letters to the editor - 10.28

    Elk photo akin to watching ‘vomit in color’

    To the editor:

    Once again my senses were pinched by a ghastly color photo of a beautiful, dead animal on the cover of [last week’s] paper.

    It happens every year.

    Yes, I know all the reasons. They eat the meat, it’s a sport, family activity, good for kids’ self-esteem, etc.

    I completely understand and know there is an overpopulation of deer. Heck, they brought the elk in just so they could be shot at, I guess. 

  • COLUMN: Let's bring our families together for a winter dance

    A couple weekends ago I was asked for my opinion on an idea one by one of my church members.

    The idea was to have a family dance around this winter, which my mom and I think is a great idea for a variety of reasons.

    There isn’t a lot to do during the winter besides sit at home because it’s cold and few sports seasons are in play.

    The dance would be inside, where it would be warm, and we could have fun socializing and dancing.

    Who doesn’t love a few hours of that?

  • This week in Anderson County sports

    This week in Anderson County Sports

    Anderson County High School

    Football

    Friday, Nov. 6: State Class 5A playoffs, Doss at Anderson Co., 7:30 p.m.

    Cross Country

    Saturday, Nov. 7: Regional meet, TBA

    Anderson County Middle School

    Girls' basketball

    Thursday, Nov. 5  Mid-Kentucky Athletic Conference Tournament Championship game, Anderson County vs. Marion County  at Anderson Co. High School, 7:45 p.m. 

  • COLUMN Wooly bears, plants offer predictions for winter

    As we fall deeper into our cold season, we can watch for several signs, like the “old-timers” did.

    They watched their environment. I use several of these folklore forecasters. It’s fun and it’s fairly accurate. Just keep an eye on your environment.

    Start watching the moon for halos. A lot of them means a lot of snow falls. Take a look at the wooly worms. They’re all over the place right now. There are several different kinds of wooly bears, and they do come in different bands of colors or even solid black.

  • MUSTANG MANIA: They just keep on winning

    Clay Birdwhistell took a game program, then rolled it tightly into his right hand.

    Wooden, you know. John Wooden.

    “Do I look that old?” Birdwhistell asked on his Twitter account.

    Well, not really. Birdwhistell is in his early 30s while the Wizard of Westwood recently celebrated No. 99.

  • ONLINE EXTRA: Mustangs defeat Rowan County in semifinals

    Anderson County overcame an early deficit, then survived a late scare to oust Rowan County, 18-16, in the middle school state football playoff semifinals.

    Tristan Ashburn had a big game, running for approximately 100 yards and finding the end zone with the go-ahead touchdown to lead Anderson’s offense.