Today's News

  • Bugs and football, what a weekend

    I haven't had an interesting weekend to write about in a while, but this past one was chock full of entertainment. OK, so maybe not "chock full," but for an old married person like me, it was entertaining.

    At the very least it taught me a few lessons:

    Two Shannons aren't necessarily braver than one

    My friend Shannon and I took Friday evening to enjoy a little "Shannon time." While the hubby was studying back home in Lexington, she and I had dinner and ice cream in Frankfort.

  • Heading 'em up and moving 'em out

    A wagon train made up of about a dozen wagons was on its way to Casey County when it made an unexpected stop at MedStop Pharmacy last week.

    "One of our guys had to get his medicine," explained teamster Charlie Brown.

    "This is the first time we've done this particular trip," added wagon master Bobby Perry, who has been making similar wagon trips to points around Kentucky and adjoining areas for 30 years.

    Perry said most of the wagoneers are Anderson County residents.

  • HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: Anderson tightens district race with win over Shelby

    The Anderson County volleyball team shot out to an early lead then held on to beat 28th District rival Shelby County 25-20, 25-22 Tuesday night at the Anderson gym.

    Playing before a raucous crowd Anderson blitzed the team that had routed the Lady Bearcats a month earlier. The Lady Bearcats never trailed in the first game, then took the lead for good midway through the second game of the set.

  • Football Full Circle

    Football went from the days of the Fearsome Foursome to Peyton Manning-Marvin Harrison and back Friday.

    On a night when Anderson County honored the 1968 Central Kentucky Conference champions - "We gave up just 70 points in 11 games," those Bearcats like to say - in a pre-game ceremony, the current Bearcats and Grant County put on a can-you-top-this first half of offensive pyrotechnics but it was an old-fashioned, control-the-line defense that turned a video game look-alike into a 58-21 Anderson rout.

  • Lifelong lessons

    Paul Wright never grabbed the headlines as a member of the 1968 Anderson County football team, but he was still an important part of the team.

    A lineman, Wright saw most of his playing time on special teams, but also saw action as an offensive and defensive tackle on a team that is undoubtedly at or near the top in Anderson football history.

  • Anderson's CATS scores show progress

    The Anderson County school district ranks in the top 35 percent in the state, Sheila Mitchell, director of district-wide curriculum, told the Board of Education at its regularly scheduled meeting Monday night.

    The ranking is based on Commonwealth Accountability Testing System data for the 2008 biennium.

    CATS is a state mandate and is different from No Child Left Behind, which is a federal mandate, Mitchell said.

  • Even a beauty queen needs a diploma

    Test scores have been on the minds of a lot of folks as of late, especially those with children in public schools.

    Most media attention tends to focus on the local schools' progress in meeting academic goals so that the schools can be compared with ones in neighboring communities, or so one state's progress can be matched against another state's.

    Not nearly as much ink is spent on student dropout rates. Perhaps it should be. While Kentucky has made progress, it continues to have one of the nation's highest dropout rates.

  • Industrial Foundation disbands, gives $1.2 million to economic development authority

    The local Industrial Foundation recently voted to disband and turned over $1.2 million to the Joint Lawrenceburg/Anderson County Economic Development Authority, Judge-Executive Steve Cornish announced at Tuesday's Anderson County Fiscal Court meeting.

    "They asked that two of their former board members be added to the Joint Authority," Cornish said.

    The court voted unanimously to approve the agreement and appointed former Lawrenceburg Mayor Bob Thompson to fill one of the two additional seats on the Joint Authority.

  • Introducing The Lineup

    A new feature on The Anderson News sports page this week is simply called "The Lineup." Found on Page B2, The Lineup lists as many scores, statistics and standings as possible from the wide myriad of sports happenings in Anderson County in a single glance. The Lineup includes youth soccer scores and goes all the way through college sports scores of teams that include Anderson County residents.

    We expect The Lineup to be ever changing and hope you will submit your scores, stats or brief highlights to be included on this page.

  • Locals flock to pumps, fearing higher prices

    Jeremy Coates spent $100 filling up his truck Friday afternoon, and that was considered a good deal.

    With rumors that gas prices might reach $5 per gallon last weekend, a friend told Coates he should fill up soon or literally pay the price.

    And Coates certainly was not alone.

    Kathy Case, who was working the cash register at the BP on U.S. 127, said the gas station had seen a definite increase in business during the lunch hour Friday.

    "The pumps have been full for an hour and a half," Case said.

    But Five Star on Broadway could even top that.