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Today's News

  • ANTI-TAX STAND EARNS COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD FOR NEWS

    Great news and sports writing, outstanding design and a tough stance against a proposed countywide payroll tax earned The Anderson News a host of awards last Friday afternoon in Louisville.

    The paper was judged against other weekly newspapers across the country owned by Landmark Community Newspapers Inc.

    Sports Editor John Herndon won a pair of first place awards, including excellence in sports writing and best news/feature story series. He won a second place award for sports column writing.

    Creative Director Mary Madden Garrison won first place for front-page design.

  • Living proof that kids can survive transitions

    The first time I appeared in a newspaper, I was pictured with my best friend, Katie, standing by my side. At ages 7 and 8, respectively, we were part of a "man on the street" type section in The Pineville Sun, the weekly paper from my hometown.

    Below our picture were our answers to the question of the week for that issue, which was "What do you think about going to the new Lone Jack Elementary School?"

  • Shocking words music to our ears

    Revenue neutral are two words Anderson Countians are not accustomed to hearing these days from their city and county governments.

    At nearly every turn, one or the other seems intent on squeezing from residents every penny they can, be it through a county payroll tax or a 3 percent tax for those who patronize city restaurants.

    But those are the words that came out of the city's finance committee meeting Monday afternoon while discussing revisions to its unwieldy business license tax.

  • Gully washer crumbles Gilbert's Creek Road

    Last Friday's torrential downpour was the flood that broke Gilbert's Creek Road's back.

    By Saturday, a 100-yard section of the county road collapsed, forcing officials to close the road and residents on its east end to go to Mercer County to get to Lawrenceburg.

    The rain, which started Thursday night and continued into Friday, dumped nearly 5 inches of rain on Anderson County.

  • Lady Cats become better in 'Bama

    Spring break was not all about having a good time for the Anderson County softball team. The Lady Bearcats took on some of Alabama's best teams winning 2 of 3 games, including a team ranked in that state's top 10. It took a Division I college signee to shut the Lady Bearcats down in the final game of the trip.

    "We had many injuries at the Ballard tourney (held March 28-29), and during spring break week," said Anderson coach Brian Glass. "That caused us to play a lot of new kids. They played well and should improve our depth as we progress through the season."

  • Bearcat track team has strong showings at Shelby, LaRue

    As he strained in the final few strides of his heat in the 400-meter dash at Shelby County last Tuesday, Anderson County's Cody Dixon might have summed up the Bearcats' week.

    Not yet at the top, but mighty good.

    Dixon caught Franklin County's Willie Hogan to win that heat but he was only good enough for third overall at Shelby with a 54:40, a personal best to that time. Saturday, Dixon bested his Shelby showing by nearly a full second but finished fifth in the very competitive LaRue County Invitational.

  • 'Mr. Wildcat' comes home

    After a public memorial service Thursday and a private service Friday, Bill "Mr. Wildcat" Keightley was laid to rest in Lawrenceburg Cemetery.

    Keightley's funeral procession had a police escort to the cemetery on Main Street just after 1 p.m. Friday. Many cars were in line to pay their last respects to Keightley, but not as many as filled the parking lots at Rupp Arena in Lexingon the day before.

  • Thriving on determination

    There are times when pupil actually does know more than teacher.

    Anderson County girls' tennis coach Catina Sims admits that was the case with the Lady Bearcats last year. "I learned a lot by just watching the kids," Sims admits with a smile. "The girls helped each other a lot and they helped me."

    But Sims, and her team, learned together and became competitive as the year went on. By regional tournament time, top singles player Mary Ellen Stratton had improved enough to advance in post-season play.

  • Encounters save writer's hike

    I was back on the Appalachian Trail last week hiking a 50-mile portion that meanders through Northern Virginia into West Virginia near Harpers Ferry.

    After a six-month layoff, I expected the hike to be tough on this old out-of-shape body. It was, and was made even more so by crummy weather. The first two days were unseasonably cold, followed by two days of constant rain and fog. The fifth day out was beautiful, but unfortunately was followed by yet another cold rainy one.

  • Benefit planned for family of Turner student

    A benefit concert for the family of Gabe Adkins is planned for 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the Eagle Lake Convention Center.

    Gabe, an 8-year-old student at Robert B. Turner Elementary School, died March 19 following a massive stroke March 10.

    Gabe was a son of Monica and P.J. Matney of Lawrenceburg, and Phillip Ray Adkins of Mt. Sterling. He was in Lori Wells' third grade class.

    The concert will feature several Bluegrass and gospel music artists including Bluegrass 101, Hebron Christian Church Band, Shades of Grass, Hurley Ridge, Greg Breeding and Vintage Blue.