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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Bearcats set state records in 58-0 win over Eminence

    The common reaction to Anderson County's high school baseball win Monday night was that surely the published score was a misprint.

    Anderson County 58, Eminence 0.

    58-0 is a one-sided football score, but baseball? Some teams don't score 58 runs in a month.

    The score was not a misprint. In fact, the final could have been worse, much worse.

  • Board calls Tuesday meeting to discuss transportation concerns

    The Anderson County Board of Education will meet today at 5 p.m. at its office at 1160 Bypass North to discuss feedback on the attendance area plan.

    The board's special called work session is open to the public.

    The school system hosted three informational meetings about the plan on March 24, 25 and 27. Each of the county's three elementary schools hosted a meeting.

  • Horn's departure underscores sports' market-driven nature

    As I write this, Darrin Horn is officially still red. Western Kentucky red.

    By the time you read it, he will still be red, but it will be South Carolina red.

    Monday, it was reported that the University of South Carolina had called a meeting of the Board of Trustees, scheduled for Tuesday, concerning the men's basketball coaching situation at the school. Later, reports out of Bowling Green were that Horn had left his alma mater for the Southeastern Conference.

    In a lot of ways, that's a shame.

  • Three Cats take first in two Western Hills meets

    FRANKFORT - Competing against some of central Kentucky's best squads, the Anderson County track team turned in a pair of superb showings last week at Western Hills.

    Saturday, Anderson's boys placed second and the girls' team was third in the Western Hills Invitational despite fielding teams depleted by performers traveling on spring break.

  • Headed home to that pot of gold

    "You'd be good at that." It was a spring day almost 30 years ago that Sharon Messer turned to me and spoke those five little words.

    We were in a small group of women when one asked about her recent decision to stop writing a community column for the newspaper. She explained her creative juices had just stopped flowing, then unexpectedly turned to me and spoke those fateful words.

  • Lady Bearcats take second at Ballard

    The oldest truism in baseball or softball is that good pitching will beat good hitting.

    It did not change Saturday when Ballard's Brittany Mockbee silenced Anderson County's previously potent bats in a 4-0 win over Anderson in the championship game of the Lady Bruin Invitational Tournament.

    Mockbee, considered one of the top pitchers in Kentucky, struck out 13 and limited the Lady Bearcats to one hit, a single by Emily Ethington.

  • Always a friend

    Even though we shared the same hometown and knew many of the same people, I can't say that I knew Bill Keightley very well.

    He just made me feel that way.

    As a green sports writer, I nervously introduced myself to "Mr. Wildcat" at the Kentucky Wildcat basketball media day in 1986. I told him that my mom attended Kavanaugh High School with him.

    Immediately, he knew who I was.

    "I was two years ahead of your mother," he told me. "Now your daddy was from out around Alton, wasn't he?"

  • A different 'stimulus' package

    Want to get stimulated without waiting for the federal government's so-called "economic stimulus package" to hit your mailbox in May?

    Then check out a group of Anderson County High School students who will use the power of their pens and voices to stimulate minds April 10 at the public library.

  • Economic development outweighs tourism plan

    Anderson County's tourism commission is doing what a good tourism commission does: finding ways to raise money to promote tourism.