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Today's News

  • HOOPS PREVIEW: Five questions about #teamAC as season begins

    I could take the questions about high school basketball in Anderson County to the social media but Twitter’s limit is 140.

    That’s 140 characters, not 140 questions.

    OK, I am not sure it would be quite that many, but an experimenter would have a field day with Anderson County basketball in 2014-15.

    We are talking #teamAC, as they are known on Twitter.

    They.

    Boys and girls.

  • Bearcats find way, defeat South Oldham in playoffs

    Anderson County turned three fumble recoveries and a blocked punt into touchdowns as the Bearcats defeated host South Oldham, 42-38, in the second round of the KHSAA state football playoffs Friday night.

    The Bearcats avenged a loss to South Oldham on Sept. 5 to advance to the Class 5A, Region 3 championship game next Friday night. Anderson will host Cooper, a 27-6 winner over Franklin County Friday, in the battle for the regional crown.

    It marks the fourth time in the last five years that Anderson has advanced to the regional championship game.

  • Anderson band places third in multi-state competition

    From staff reports

    The Anderson County Marching Bearcats saved their best for last.

    Anderson placed third in the Mid-States Band Association competition, held Saturday at Atrium Stadium in Mason, Ohio.

    Just a week after placing third in the Kentucky Music Educators Association state finals, the Marching Bearcats turned in their fines performance of the year at the Mid-States, according to band director Patrick Brady.

  • Gratitude brings awareness to God’s presence

    English poet John Milton, best known for his poem “Paradise Lost,” penned these words: “Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.”

  • 11-12 church briefs

    Central Baptist Church to host Shannon Bunch concert

    Central Baptist Church will host Shannon Bunch in concert Sunday, Nov. 16 during the Sunday worship service at 11 a.m.

    Everyone is invited to this free “gospel experience,” organizers said. 

    For more information or directions contact the Rev. Rick Clark at 502-319-0903

    Central Baptist Church is located at 1958 US 127 Bypass North in Lawrenceburg.

    -from staff reports

  • 11-12 Library News

    The Anderson Public Library will offer the following free classes in November. The Anderson Public Library is located at 114 North Main St. For more information, contact the library at 839-6420.

    Workshops and Clubs

     

    Pilates Plus

    When: Mondays and Wednesdays

    Time: Noon-1 p.m.

     

    Writers’ Group

    When: Wednesday, Nov. 12

    Time: 6-8 p.m.

     

    Breakfast Book Club

  • Election night shatters pomposity, Democrats

    Column as I see ’em …

    By Ben Carlson

    Publisher

    It’s fairly rare that I’m at a loss for words.

    Driving home Tuesday night after watching the local Democrat party suffer what has to be the worst defeat in its history (I’d soon learn that the rest of America’s Democrats did roughly the same), I can’t say I was shocked over who won here, but the margins were stunning.

  • A moment in the midst of real greatness

    I was in the midst of greatness last month. There is no question about that.

    Sports writing pays my bills and over the years I have been in venues ranging from quirky old high school gyms to locker rooms in the National Footall League and Major League Baseball.

    I have talked with the latest hot shot high school player all the way up to Hall of Famers.

    I’ve even gotten some chances to interview entertainers, politicians and business people. I’ve talked with those content to make a name locally and those who are known around the world.

  • Digging down to words’ roots

    As a gardener, I’m very familiar with roots. As a writer, I’m very familiar with words. I thought I’d put the two together this week and look into the origins of some of the phrases we use or hear regularly. That’s a bit unusual for a gardening column and you may think me “mad as a hatter” for doing it.

  • New host confirmed for emerald ash borer

    On Oct. 14, the USDA Systematic Entomology Laboratory (SEL) at the Smithsonian confirmed the partial adult and larval specimens recovered from a white fringetree (Chionanthus virginicus) as emerald ash borer (EAB) (Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire). EAB larvae and a partial adult specimen were collected from four white fringetrees up to 20 miles distant from one another in the Dayton, Ohio area. Also present in the infested material were D-shaped exit holes and fully developed galleries identical to those caused by EAB.