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Today's News

  • Homes sales tumble by nearly half

    Home sales in Anderson County fell nearly 50 percent in the first quarter of 2009, according to statistics released by the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors.

    During the first quarter of 2008, the association reports that 67 homes were sold compared to only 35 in the first quarter this year, according to the statistics.

    “The first quarter in Anderson County was just awful this time,” said Danny Willis, broker of Century 21 Commonwealth Real Estate.

  • Lady Bearcats advance in district tourney

    Anderson County advanced to the 30th District Tournament championship game and the Eighth Region tournament with a 15-0 win over host Eminence Monday night. The game was called after three innings because of the mercy rule.

    The onslaught started early with five runs in the bottom of the first. Anderson took advantage of two Eminence errors and Kritty Morrow delivered the big hit, a two-run double.

    Even though the game was at Eminence, Anderson was the home team because of being the top seed.

  • Newspaper moving into new office on June 1

    After spending more than a century on Main Street, The Anderson News is moving to a new location.

    Beginning June 1, the newspaper office will be located at 1080 Bypass South, next door to Countrywide and two doors down from State Farm Insurance.

    The News office will operate on Main Street under its normal business hours through Wednesday, May 27. The office will be closed on Thursday, May 28 and Friday, May 29 to move, but will re-open under normal business hours at the new location on Monday, June 1.

  • ‘Clicking on all cylinders’

    DANVILLE – The demolition of the field in the Boyle County Invitational done, Brian Glass could only chuckle and produce a look of amazement at what he had just seen his Anderson County softball team do to win the tournament.

    “Our offense is just clicking on all cylinders,” he said.

    No further explanation was needed.

  • Lady Bearcats crack state's Top 10

    Anderson County is making what is believed to be the Lady Bearcats' first-ever appearance in the Kentucky Softball Coaches Association poll Top 10. The Lady Bearcas are ranked eighth in the latest poll, released Friday.

    Anderson, now 22-5 on the year, has won 19 of its last 20 games.

    The Anderson baseball team fell out of the top 25 this week.

    The latest Kentucky Softball Coaches' Association poll.

  • Woodford Street tracks will close Monday morning for repairs

    The railroad tracks on Woodford Street will be closed at 8 a.m. Monday morning, the Lawrenceburg Police Department announced Friday.

    The tracks will be closed to allow a work crew to repave them, Lt. Chris Adkins said.

    They are scheduled to reopen that afternoon. No set time has been established.

    Railroad tracks on North Main, Bond Lillard and Salt River Road will also be repaved during the week. No schedule for those closings was available Friday morning.

    The construction crew was scheduled to install signs near the tracks to announce planned closings.

  • Sloan wins regional track title

    UPDATED: Friday, May 15, 12:50 a.m.

    Anderson track coach Travis Gay has just e-mailed The Anderson News to inform that Anderson's Cody Dixon has also qualified for the state meet in the boys' 200-meter dash. Dixon made the automatic qualifier and will advance to next week's meet at Louisville. Six Anderson performers are in.

     

  • REGION 8 TENNIS: Anderson teams play well but eliminated from tournament

    The Anderson County tennis teams played well but were eliminated from the Region 8 tennis tournaments in Frankfort.

    The final Bearcats alive in the meet, the boys' doubles teams, went out in the tournament quarter-finals on Tuesday afternoon at Franklin County High School.

    Anderson's top entry of Eric Steedly and Zach Allen extended Franklin County's top team to three sets while the team of Jerry Hockensmith and Tyler Hyatt lost to Franklin's No. 2 team in straight sets, but a match closer than the score indicated.

  • COLUMN: Putting nightmares to rest

    I was in a movie theater. My husband had gotten up during the film to use the restroom, and while he was gone, an enraged gunman entered the room and started to shoot. There were screams and people began to run frantically. He hit me twice. Each bullet skidded over an opposite side of my face. I was bleeding, but I don’t remember any pain. The gunman left and my husband came back. He looked at me and said, “Well, I guess we better get you to a hospital.”

    Then, I woke up.

  • Community calendar 05/13-05/19

    Wednesday, May 13

    Education

    8 a.m. to noon, GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Story Time for Toddlers, Anderson Public Library. (No school, no program.)

    11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., Story Time for Preschoolers, Anderson Public Library. (No school, no program.)

    Noon to 4 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, U.S. 127 campus.