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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Learning to cast a vote

    In 1992, I voted for Ross Perot. I was just a few days from turning 8 years old, and I was in the second grade.

    Obviously, it didn't count for anything and, as you might expect, my political reasoning wasn't very advanced. I feel pretty confident saying I had no idea what he stood for, and I had very little knowledge of America's party system or its election process.

    I'm pretty sure I voted for Perot because I felt sorry for him. Out of the three "most popular" candidates, he had the least support, from what I'd heard. So I voted for him.

  • Pool funds for skate park?

    As the prospect of building an aquatic center languishes due to a lack of funds, magistrates last Tuesday night discussed the possibility of turning over pool money raised by school children and others to finish construction of a skateboard park.

    "It doesn't look like we're going to get a pool built," Magistrate David Ruggles said during a fiscal court work session.

  • Letters to the Editor

    Stevens is sincere, hardworking

    To the editor:

     

    This letter of recommendation is gladly written on behalf of a long-time good personal friend, Kent Stevens.

     

    Quite candidly, I met Kent several years ago while buying feed for my cattle. I was most impressed with his friendly attitude and it immediately enabled us to establish what has become a lasting friendship. I would say from my continued relationship over the years with Kent that he certainly has the qualities of a great leader.

     

  • District dandy

    When it comes to big football games, Anderson County has not hosted one quite like Friday’s showdown with Oldham County since, well, Nov. 16 of last year.

    That was when Oldham came to town and ended Anderson’s perfect season in the second round of the state Class 5A playoffs. Anderson has had just two home games since then.

  • Grape Expectations

    Armed with small pruning shears, sunglasses and a floppy hat, Logan Leet grabs a handful of grapes and snips the vine.

    It’s a repetitive process — one that Leet and a dozen or so workers at Lover Leap Winery & Vineyards on Lanes Mill Road have performed countless times over the past several weeks as they harvest the ambrosia-like spheres that will eventually become a dizzying array of wines to please all palates.

  • Anderson’s ‘Liquid Bluegrass’

    I occasionally receive a copy of the latest book authored by someone who has Kentucky connections. I’m an avid reader, so I usually read the book if the author is from Anderson County or if it seems potentially interesting.

    During my six years with The Anderson News, I’ve perused and then written my impressions of about a couple dozen books that have been sent or dropped off at our office. Some were pretty good reads, some not so much.

    Recently, I received one of the better ones in the mail.

  • North Oldham ends Anderson's best season

    MOUNT WASHINGTON - Everyone at the Eighth Region Volleyball Tournament knew that North Oldham was good.

    But in Wednesday's semifinal match at Bullitt East High School, the Lady Mustangs could have been mistaken for an Olympic team. Such was the aftermath of the 25-6, 25-17 whipping they put on Anderson County, ending the Lady Bearcats' deepest post-season run in the program's history.

  • Henry Clay ends Anderson run

    LEXINGTON - The scoreboard said Henry Clay had just whipped Anderson County 4-1, but there were few of the tears and stunned looks that often accompany an elimination loss.

    There was little doubt that the sixth-ranked Blue Devils were the better team last Thursday night, but the applause Anderson fans showered on the Bearcats was genuine. Most of all, it reflected the kind of season the team had enjoyed in what was widely thought to be a rebuilding year.

  • Smarting Franklin avenges Bearcats in final

    Franklin County got all the revenge it wanted, and more.

    Still smarting from being upset by Anderson County, 2-1 on Sept. 30, Franklin built a 3-0 halftime lead, then scored once more after the break to claim the 25th District championship Thursday night at the Sower Soccer Complex in Frankfort.

  • Obama or McCain shouldn’t matter

    You really shouldn’t be concerned if Obama or McCain is our next president.

    You shouldn’t but have to be thanks to how much power the federal government has seized from states — and states from communities — via judicial fiat.

    Had the feds left states alone and the Constitution been obeyed, who wins the upcoming races for city council and school board would be your primary concern, because it’s those people who would have a direct affect on your life. Ditto the McConnell-Lunsford race for the Senate.