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Today's News

  • Mudcats split four games

    The Central Kentucky Mudcats split four games last week as the returned to action following the mandatory dead period for high school athletic teams.

    The Mudcats, a summer baseball team made up of players from the Anderson County program, swept a double-header from Bourbon County but lost to the Bluegrass Stars and Scott County last week.

  • Family Fun Fest set for July 31

    The seventh annual Anderson County Schools Family Fun Fest will be Thursday, July 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Anderson County Middle School.

    The first 800 Anderson County students in preschool to eighth grade to attend will receive free backpacks with school supplies.

    The event is sponsored by the district Family Resource and Youth Service Centers, Wal-Mart and the middle school

  • EDITORIAL: Taste aside, this is a good idea

    The idea of allowing the Anderson County Extension District taxing authority is kind of like eating fried liver: You know it's good for you but boy, does it ever leave a lousy taste in your mouth.

    Here's why it's good for you - never mind that it requires a big squeeze from the ketchup bottle and/or a mountain of fried onions to stave off the gag reflex:

  • Humane Society to county: Pay up!

    The Anderson Humane Society wants its money and wants it now.

    After waiting more than a year for the Anderson County Fiscal Court to reimburse them for work completed to its animal shelter in 2006, Humane Society officials have retained an attorney, and the agency's treasurer said she is considering charging the court interest to the tune of 18 percent until the balance is paid.

    The fiscal court voted in June 2007 to reimburse the Humane Society for the $7,700 it spent to enlarge the lagoon and install adequate lighting and fencing at the animal shelter.

  • COLUMN: Transfer woes a result of flawed system

    I don't believe I have seen many things associated with high school sports more bizarre than the case of Dakotah Euton.

  • Batcats take third at state tourney

    The Central Kentucky Batcats 12-and-under girls' fast pitch softball team brought home the third place trophy from the Kentucky state fast pitch tournament, sanctioned by the National Softball Association, on July 6.

    The tournament was held at Fisher Park in Owensboro. The Batcats' 12-and-under team has played in six tournaments this summer, taking first place in the Swinging into May tourney at Nicholasville, second in the Memorial Madness tournament in Versailles and the LIT tournament in Shelbyville.

  • COLUMN: Same person, but with a new name

    I'm writing this column three days before my wedding knowing that when it runs I'll be four days into my honeymoon on the shores of sunny North Carolina. But if you'll notice, because you are reading it after the wedding, my byline has changed.

  • EDITORIAL: Here they grow again

    The hits just keep coming, don't they?

    A quick perusal of several newspapers from surrounding counties last week further reveals just how far out of the loop Anderson County is when it comes to economic development.

    Headline in The Harrodsburg Herald: "Modine adding 200 jobs in Mercer."

    Headline in The Kentucky Standard: "Local plant scheduled to open in Bardstown this fall."

    Headline in The Springfield Sun: "Plant operation, jobs coming to county."

  • Survivor shares support of God, Relay during battle with cancer

    David Perkins played music during last year's Relay for Life, never dreaming that by this year's Relay, he'd be among the dozens of cancer survivors on hand to share their terrifying experiences.

    "Last year when I came to provide music, I didn't realize that you all were doing this for me," Perkins said with a cracking voice and tears welling in his eyes.

    "I became a part of this unique family in February, and have had a lot of help from this new family since I joined."

    Not that Perkins is a stranger to one of the leading killers in the United States.

  • Emotional Relay provides inspiration, shatters goal

    Emotion is defined by Webster's as "a mental reaction experienced as a strong feeling."

    For a more accurate definition, the dictionary maker should have attended last Friday's Relay for Life event.

    The annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society was replete with emotional moments, not the least of which was when its organizer, Pam Ware, welcomed the crowd and shared that just that morning she had buried her father, who died after a year-long battle with lung cancer.

    "This year, Relay has taken on a whole new meaning for me," she said, wiping tears from her eyes.