Today's News

  • Make room for real people

    The writing process often looks like Russian nestling dolls.
    You may have seen them. One hollow doll fits inside another, smaller hollowed doll until you find yourself holding the smallest one in the palm of your hand.
    When it comes to framing a feature story, like the one on Mardi Gras Donuts, there are just some subplots that will never fit inside the larger scope of the story being told.
    This kills me every time.
    Journalism established itself on the cornerstone of word economy.
    Find the story.
    Establish the facts.

  • Redistricting suit puts dirty politics on display
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  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: McKee leads Lady Bearcat comeback past Montgomery

    Don't let Eriel McKee's facial expression fool you. Her stoical expression might not change often, but there is fire in her heart.

    Just ask Montgomery County.

    McKee scored 19 points, 17 coming after halftime, and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Anderson County to a 56-50 come-from-behind victory over visiting Montgomery last Tuesday night.

  • Thrill of victory, agony of defeat

    The Pinewood Derby is much more than a race, according to assistant Cub Master Dean Kendrick of Pack 38.
    “As the leaders of the pack strive to improve the derby each year, we hope the scouts will see that and strive to improve their cars each year.
    “The official Cub Scout motto is ‘Do Your Best,’ and we sincerely hope we are successful in teaching this important life lesson to our scouts,” Kendrick said via e-mail.

  • Rogers doesn’t file for re-election

    Anderson County will have a new Circuit Court clerk next year.
    Jan Rogers, who has held the position since 1994, confirmed Monday that she will not run for re-election.
    One of her assistants, Pam Robinson, a Democrat, confirmed that she is running for the seat.
    Robinson, who was required to pass a test to run for the office, is the only one who filed by Tuesday’s deadline.
    “I’ve been here a long time,” Robinson said, adding that she has worked in the office for 19 years. “I’ll have big shoes to fill.”

  • Wrestlers place eighth in state duals

    Eighth place was good, but it could have been better.

    At least that was the way Anderson County wrestling coach Graham Carlton saw things after the Bearcats finished in the middle of the 16-team state duals tournament, held Saturday at Henry Clay High School in Lexington.

    “Overall, I have mixed feelings about our performance,” Carlton said. “We finished eighth out of 16 teams, which is pretty good, but I feel we could have done better.”

  • COLUMN: Big day for kids, but what about us?

    If I didn’t know better, I would think that today, Feb. 1, is more important than April 15, my anniversary and Election Day all put together.

    At least in the minds of those who believe the first three letters of the alphabet are BCS, it is.
    You know what I am talking about: National signing day.

  • Ratliff jumps well at UK

    Ryan Ratliff cleared 6-04.25 to tie for fourth place in the high jump at the Rod McCravy Invitational track meet at the University of Kentucky on Saturday.

    Ratliff, a freshman at UK, has cleared the same height in both of his meets for the Wildcats.

    Kentucky will be traveling to Notre Dame for a meet on Friday and Saturday of this week.

  • BOYS BASKETBALL: South Oldham whips Bearcats, remains unbeaten in regional play

    South Oldham showed why many believe this might be the year the Dragons finally taste the sweetness of a regional championship last Friday. The Dragons rolled past visiting Anderson County 82-64, using a 24-9 outburst in the second quarter to build an insurmountable halftime lead.

  • Swimming is more than staying in shape

    It's no secret that Ben Spear was thinking more about his ground strokes than the backstroke when he joined the swimming team at Anderson County High School in the fall.

    “I started out doing this just to stay in shape for tennis,” Spear says with a laugh.

    A sophomore, Spear had shown plenty of promise on the courts last spring, working as both a varsity and junior varsity player. Just as he has since he hit the pool in his new sport.