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Today's News

  • The ‘Expert’ handicaps the big dance

    I still don’t know why someone came up with a name for a portion of The Anderson News NCAA bracket contest.

    Beat the Expert.

    And the “expert” is supposed to be me.

    Let me pause while I laugh at that moniker just a minute.

    I’m really not sure who came up with the name. It might have been our gifted and talented publisher, Ben Carlson. It might have been a former sales rep. I honestly can’t remember.

  • Three Bearcats named all-tourney

    Three Anderson County High School boys’ basketball players were named to the Eighth Region All-Tournament team last Tuesday.

    Senior John Paul Garmon and juniors Cobe Penny and Dylan Pittman were named to the team. Others named to the team were Charles Cochran, Dominique Turner and Dayvion McKnight of Collins; Jo Griffin and Devin Young of South Oldham; Mason Wilson and Justin Rassman of Gallatin County; Brennan Stanley of Williamstown; Ismail Jackson of Oldham County; Kemryn Jenkins of Eminence and Zach Clinkenbeard of Walton-Verona.

  • Rogers, Sims, Penny named All-Region

    Three Anderson County High School basketball players were named to the All-Eighth Region teams in balloting among the region’s coaches. The teams were selected on the basis of regular season play.

    Lady Bearcats Alorra Sims and Sammy Rogers and Bearcat Cobe Penny were named to the teams.

    Kaylee Clifford of Trimble County was named the girls’ Player of the Year while South Oldham’s Jo Griffin was named the boys’ Player of the Year.

  • Lexington First and Second Round Tickets On Sale

    LEXINGTON, Ky. – All-session and single-session tickets for the 2017 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Tournament First and Second Rounds to be held in historic Memorial Coliseum on March 17 and March 19 in Lexington, Ky., are now on sale.
     
    Tickets may be purchased online at ukathletics.com/ncaatickets, in person at the Joe Craft Center Ticket Office or by calling the UK Ticket Office at 800-928-2287.

  • No. 18 UK Selected to Host Opening Rounds of NCAA Tournament

    University of Kentucky Media Relations release

  • Bearcats left to wonder why

    NEW CASTLE – Someday, you just hope to understand.

    Chances are that understanding will never materialize.

    Why?

    Why did Cobe Penny's buzzer-beating runner that would have sent Anderson County to this week's Sweet 16 fall off the rim after a tantalizing roll stopped breathing among the 4,500 fans packed in the field house at Henry County High School.

  • Local WIC program ranks among state’s best

    Brittany Fogle has the county’s WIC program down pat.

    Fogle, who coordinates the Women, Infant and Children program for the Anderson County Health Department, has helped it attain one of the state’s highest eligibility percentages, a boon to those who need assistance and taxpayer alike.

  • Some ‘men’ could use a swift kick in the can

    Column as I see ’em …

    The four men — I use the term loosely because real men don’t behave this way — involved in the alleged shooting spree on Harrodsburg Road last Thursday should all get a chance to redeem themselves.

    Well, maybe not all of them.

    I know almost nothing of Giles Bullock, Cody Lutz and Michael Rice or their criminal backgrounds outside of what happened last Thursday, when they were involved in a two-vehicle chase that featured Rice allegedly shooting at another vehicle as they entered the city.

  • Enough with the tweets, golf, Winter White House

    In an opening scene of “It’s A Wonderful Life,” George Bailey sits at the dinner table with his father, frustrated, arguing about what does and does not make for a good life. They seem so far apart. Then George goes quiet and says, “Pop, you want a shock? I think you’re a great guy.”

    Like George Bailey, I’ve got a shock for you. In recent gatherings with friends — Republicans and Democrats both — we have not only discussed politics, we have come to a few easy agreements. We’ve even laughed.

  • Try companion planting this spring

    When all else fails, go play in the dirt. Seriously, sometimes we just need to get our hands dirty to feel better.

    Soil has mycobacterium vaccae, and this stuff is like Prozac 2.0. Not only does it boost your serotonin levels (the feel-good stuff) it also increases your brain’s ability to learn while at the same time reducing stress.

    So next time you’re feeling a little down, go play in the dirt. If you need some just let me know and I’ll give you directions to the farm.