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Today's News

  • GIRLS' HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER: Lady Bearcats advance to tournament championship game

    Anderson County got its first win of the season, romping past Mercer County 7-0 in the first round of the Lady Bearcat Invitational soccer tournament Tuesday night.

    The Anderson defense limited Mercer to one shot on goal the entire night. Emily Mager, playing in the net in the second half, made the stop to preserve the shutout.

    Madison Carter and Taylor Clark led the Lady Bearcats with two goals each. Carter struck twice before intermission while Clark, a freshman, scored her first varsity goal in the first half, then came back with another after the break.

  • Jay's Dickensonian dilemma

    What to do when both people running for a seat in the United States Senate are simply unacceptable?

    That's my dilemma when it comes to choosing between "please elect me to something" challenger Bruce Lunsford (D) and four-term incumbent mealy mouth Mitch McConnell (R).

    What a choice.

  • Keeping it 'Real'

    I admit being none too happy when I saw the little car with Indiana tags and trailer behind it clogging up the area in front of the gas pumps.

    It was Sunday, I was late getting stuff home for dinner and nearly out of gas, but the cheap thrill of pumping marginally cheaper gas suckered me in, and into the chaos I drove.

  • Man kicked in face by horse dies

    A Lawrenceburg man died last Thursday, 10 days after being kicked in the head by his horse.

    Franklin D. "Cracker" Holt Jr., 69, of 1705 Jenny Lillard Road, was feeding his 3-year-old horse on Aug. 13 when it apparently was spooked and kicked him in the face, his wife of 40 years, Judy, said Monday afternoon.

    The blow caused him to fall and break his hip. His wife said he likely laid there for a while, but was able to retrieve his cell phone and call her for help.

  • A new lease on life

    Almost three months after receiving a heart transplant that saved her life, Carla Sparrow is well on her way to a full recovery.

    Sparrow, whose ordeal was chronicled in the May 28 and June 4 editions of The Anderson News, received her new heart May 28. While complications arose after the surgery, she pushed through.

    "My kidneys shut down for four of five days, and I had to be on dialysis before they started working," Sparrow said. "Now I feel great. I can run around with Blake now. It's awesome."

  • The little corn that could

    Its peers stand as high as an elephant's eye this time of year, their silk-covered ears ready for husking.

    But not this lonely stalk of corn. It likely sprang to life accidentally when its seed fell from a passing truck and settled into a crevice on the shoulder of North Main Street.

    So far, the little fellow has defied the odds, finding just enough soil beneath the pavement and water above it to eek out a life.

  • Better than Gold

    The first time Charlie Klink met his future wife, he bought her a balloon at a church festival.

    "It probably cost about a nickel then," Charlie said.

    A friend introduced the two while they were walking around the festival, but that balloon must have sealed the deal.

    Charlie and his wife, Ginny, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Sept. 8.

    The Klinks were married in 1943.

    "But I'll tell you what, it's gone by in a hurry," Charlie said.

    At the time of the wedding, Charlie was 22 and Ginny was 20, he said.

  • Candidates set for general election

    Candidates for four local elections have been set as the last day to file to run in the general election was Aug. 12.

    The election will be Nov. 4.

    County clerk

    Republican Jason Denny will face Democrat Anthony Stratton in the race for county clerk.

    Denny is a magistrate on the Anderson County Fiscal Court. Stratton is a former magistrate and judge-executive.

    City council

  • Putts - and records - falling for Bearcats

    Tiger Woods might be on the shelf right now, but members of the Anderson County boys' golf team are playing like they are shooting for a chance to take his spot at the Ryder Cup.

    "We had a record-setting week!" exclaimed Anderson coach Will Carlton, whose team improved to 5-0 in dual meets and placed very high in the Warren East Invitational, played at Shady Hollow course in Cub Run, Ky.

    Individually, senior Graham Young showed the ability many had seen for his entire career when he shot a one-under 70 to win the individual championship of the Warren East tournament.

  • COLUMN: If Ann comes back, judge, watch out

    If Steve Cornish is feeling haunted lately, I know a likely suspect.

    The way things have been going between the county judge-executive and the Anderson Humane Society, I'm surprised Ann Garrison hasn't exploded from her place in Lawrenceburg Cemetery and planted herself permanently in Cornish's office.

    Decades ago, my mother-in-law founded the local Humane Society on sheer determination. Ann understood our duty as a compassionate society to look out for those among us who are unable to care for themselves.