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Today's News

  • The Gun Doctor will see you now

    There’s a new gunsmith in town.

    Becky Kostenbader, aka The Gun Doctor, has set up shop on Main Street with plans for opening at 8:30 a.m. today (Nov. 9).

    Kostenbader offers full gunsmithing services, including cleaning, inspection, repairs, stockwork and bluing.

    “I’ve always loved to take things apart and see how they work,” she explained of her latest endeavor.

    “I’ve been around guns for most of my life, so this came naturally.”

  • Dead soldiers lost amid election hype

    While America hyperventilated over Hillary’s emails and Donald’s potty mouth, half a world away American blood was still being spilled in Afghanistan.

    As we steamroll through yet another Veterans Day in anticipation of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s, take a moment, please, to consider the families of of Capt. Andrew Byers, 30, and Sgt. 1st Class Ryan Gloyer, 34, who were killed last Thursday during a firefight with Taliban forces in Kunduz, Afghanistan.

  • Letters to the Editor - Animal control volunteer should have acted years ago

    To the editor:

    After reading Ms. Chumbler’s long letter of awareness in last week’s paper for the problems at the county’s animal control facility, one wonders why she waited three years to step up to comment.

  • Keep gardeners in mind this Christmas

    Well, we turned back time. I don’t mind being one hour younger. I just don’t like to drive home in the dark, right after work.

    The sunrises are nice though, as long as it doesn’t blind you. There is a good side to everything, if we look hard enough. Remember, whenever there is darkness, we just have to wait for the light. Let’s talk Christmas.

  • A look at the history of Veterans Day

    Veterans Day is the official United States holiday that honors those people who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

    Veterans Day should not be confused with Memorial Day. Memorial Day honors those veterans who have died while serving. Veteran Day is an observance for all those who have served in the U.S. Armed Services.

  • Bullitt Central ends Bearcat season in OT

    The stunned looks, the tears and the hugs were all simple yet powerful reminders of the finality of high school football in November.

    Anderson County had climbed all the way back from a 21-0 deficit only to see Bullitt Central’s Gavin Curry score on the second play of overtime to lift the Cougars to a 31-24 victory in the first round of the state Class 5A playoffs on Bob Ware Field Friday night.

  • Cat Madness is coming!

    Expectations are high for Anderson County basketball in 2016-17. The Bearcats are tabbed by many as the team to beat in the Eighth Region after a run to the regional championship game last March. Anderson boast arguably the best player in the region in junior Cobe Penny and another ranked among the region’s best in senior John Paul Garmon.

    Add a solid group of younger players along with veteran coach Glen Drury, who won his 500th career game last year, and one can understand why Bearcat fans are itching for a Sweet 16 trip in March.

  • Taking on the state

    Two Anderson County runners competed in the state high school cross country meet at the Kentucky Horse Park Saturday.

    Anderson Abram Gettlefinger ran in the boys’ race, covering the 5K course in 18:28.80 for 173rd place of approximately 250 runners. He was just under three minutes behind the winner, Yared Nuguse of Dupont Manual and more than three minutes ahead of the last runner to complete the course.

  • Criticism of Peach ignores recent history

    One of the most endearing images from my more than three decades with The Anderson News is a picture snapped on the afternoon of Dec. 2, 2004.

    It’s of Sonny Fentress, then the superintendent of Anderson County schools. He’d broken into a big smile as he was clutching the contract of the new football coach at Anderson County High School, Mark Peach, who was addressing the returning Bearcats a few moments after being introduced.

  • Cann shakes off rust in Wildcat debut

    A jump shot was kind of like a couple of sprays of WD-40 for Makenzie Cann last Thursday.

    Playing her first basketball game in almost two years, the University of Kentucky junior looked just a bit rusty when she first entered the lineup against Union University last Thursday night. With just over four minutes to play in the first quarter, Cann made her way to the scorer’s table at Memorial Coliseum and ran up and down the floor a few times,getting into the flow of things.