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Today's News

  • ‘We all loved Dave’

    Editor’s note: The following was submitted by Mike Samples, owner of Over the Top Rope Monster Ring and Cages, following the death last Thursday of one of his employees, Dave Soard.

    Dave Soard was, by job title, our painter. We build and sell wrestling rings, boxing rings and cage fighting rings and send them all over the world. We have a crew of 13 guys in the shop, and they all stay very busy.

  • Tourney time is the best time of the year

    There’s just something about tournament season.

    It really doesn’t make much difference which sport it is, but when you get to the sifting process that determines a district, then regional, then the state champions the heart quickens a bit more, players might try to put more oomph behind a ball or find a way to run just a step faster.

    It’s because that for the most part, the post-season is one-and-done. Lose and go home.

  • Missed chances dampen Bearcats' district dream

    Friday's rains did not dampen Anderson County's district title hopes nearly as much as Dylan Underwood and dropped passes.

    A senior running back, Underwood punished the Bearcats with 173 yards on 22 carries and scored the clinching touchdown as Oldham County defeated Anderson 35-21 at Hollie Warford Stadium. Coupled with Jeffersontown's loss to Grant County, the win gave Oldham the Class 5A, District 4 championship.

    Both teams are now 6-2 on the year. Oldham is 3-0 in district play, Anderson 3-1.

  • Neighbors rescue man from fire

    Frank Hopper said he would have crawled from his burning apartment at 126 Cardinal St. to escape the fire that was smoldering upstairs.

    He didn’t have to. Instead, Hopper’s neighbors made sure he, other neighbors and even some pets made it out safely Monday morning.

    Hopper, who has one leg and is wheelchair bound, lives in an apartment building that caught fire when a space heater ignited a pile of clothes on the second floor.

    Jessica Monroe, who lives in the apartment next door, awoke when she smelled something burning around 9:30 a.m.

  • HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: North Oldham ousts Lady Bearcats

    MOUNT WASHINGTON -- North Oldham scored the first six points of the match and cruised to a two-game victory over Anderson County in the Eighth Region volleyball tournament Wednesday.

    The tournament was held at Bullitt East High School.

    North Oldham used a dominating front line to post a 25-6, 25-17 win that ended Anderson's season.

    Despite the loss, Anderson coach Corey Sayre called it the best season in Anderson history. The Lady Bearcats finished at 19-13.

    For complete coverage, see the Oct. 29 edition of The Anderson 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.