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Today's News

  • ‘Pull them in and love them’

    Just hours before his son Justin was killed in a Jan. 15 wreck on Glensboro Road, Greg Thurman says he asked him several times not to leave his home.
    “I told him don’t go to town,” said Thurman, adding that his son’s friend, Kristian Baxter, 21, had called and asked Justin for a ride.
    “I told him don’t do that, don’t do that. I’ll give him a ride, but he said he needed to get away from here for a while. I told him I was tired of arguing, of asking him not to go and that one of these days, you’ll figure it out.

  • 'Sitting on a time bomb'

    Alton residents put state officials on official notice Monday night when they packed the kitchen at Alton Christian Church.

    They want truck traffic temporarily banned on Alton Road, period, and demand that an independent survey of the road be conducted to prove it’s unsafe for heavy trucks.

  • Friends raise money for man killed in wreck

    Justin would have loved it.
    That was the overriding takeaway from an event Saturday afternoon to honor the late Justin Thurman, a 21-year-old man killed last month when his truck crashed on Glensboro Road.
    Dozens of his friends and their pickup trucks gathered in the county park for a fundraiser to assist Thurman’s family.
    With a sheriff’s deputy escorting them onto US 127 Bypass, they traveled to Thurman’s home in Alton Station to show their respects for his parents, then onto the site of the crash that took his life on Glensboro Road.

  • Lady Bearcats overcome Boyle

    Anderson County overcame a nine-point deficit to defeat host Boyle County last Monday night.

    Trailing 36-27 early in the third quarter, Anderson went on a 20-3 run, which included a spree of 11 straight points, to take control.

    According to the Danville Advocate-Messenger, Boyle had more turnovers (16) than points (15) in the second half.

  • Countdown to 500: 497 wins for Glen Drury

    The countdown to Anderson County High School boys' basketball coach Glen Drury's 500th career win stands at 497.

    Clark County made sure it was put on hold with a 92-74 win over the Bearcats Tuesday night in Winchester. A complete story on that game will appear in the Feb. 10 edition of The Anderson News.

    The Bearcats return home Friday, Feb. 5, to host Frankfort, then entertain Lincoln County the following night. Tuesday, Feb. 9, the Bearcats are scheduled to travel to Carroll County.

  • Tipton doing his part, but solution not in sight

    Column as I see ’em …
    Mind if I do a little sniping from the cheap seats about the past week’s lamentations about the state budget?
    Didn’t think so.
    While it’s clearly more complicated (or perhaps convoluted) than I’m capable of understanding from the cheap seat behind my keyboard, I’m fairly sure I can provide at least one simple explanation that might provide insight into why the budget is so out of whack.

  • Raising kids nowadays difficult for kids of ‘80s

    Being a kid of the 1980s makes it a bit more difficult to raise children born post 9/11. There are so many differences in the world that have occurred since we were children.
    One of the biggest being that, in the 80s we didn’t have cell phones. You got a quarter to call your mom from a payphone (and yes, there were payphones everywhere) to pick you up from the mall or the arcade.

  • Governor’s budget contains ‘smoke and mirrors’

    Last Tuesday, Gov. Bevin proposed his 24-month spending strategy. On the surface, his budget looks reasonable and responsible. However, once we started digging deeper, we found cuts to education, human services, and other programs Kentuckians depend upon to have long-lasting ripple effects in our communities.

  • Pro-life legislation passes House

    This week in Frankfort proved to be not only fruitful, but historic for the Kentucky House of Representatives. For the first time in more than 12 years, debate and a floor vote was allowed on a pro-life piece of legislation. Senate Bill 4, commonly known as the informed consent bill, passed the House by a vote of 92-3.

  • Daughter’s homecoming to include grits

    My daughter has been in California for the last 18 months. She’s coming home in a few weeks and has already requested cheese grits for her first breakfast at home.
    Grits are certainly not as common in California. I might try the recipe below, which is a Kentucky favorite with country ham and grits. Add some broccoli to this recipe and it ups the nutritional value.
    Sounds weird, but I think it’s delicious and I’m not a fan of country ham.