Today's News

  • Cal shows he gets it at UK

    Yep, John Calipari gets it.

    Like there was ever any doubt?

    Think about it. The guy showed he at least had some idea of what Kentucky basketball was about the day he was introduced as Wildcat coach three years ago. Less than 30 seconds into that press conference, he mentioned Bill Keightley.

    Later that day, he talked about imitating Kyle Macy and Joe B. Hall and just about every other Big Blue big name. '

  • The Iraq War happened? Sorry, I didn’t catch the movie

    Some things are guaranteed to make me angry.
    People who text during movies.
    Filling out my tax returns.
    But nothing inspires such fiery, unadulterated quivering fury as those people who flaunt their own ignorance like a trendy trophy.
    This is nothing new. I’m pretty sure I’ve written about the subject before.
    And here is a reincarnation of such complaints, in the form of the Titanic anniversary.

  • Making of a princess

    Ryleigh McKinney’s parents saw their cancer-stricken 2-year-old daughter enter a fight for her life 11 months ago.
    Last Friday night, they saw her turned into a princess.
    Students from Eastern Kentucky University threw a party for Ryleigh, now 3, as she and her family prepared for a trip to Disney World, courtesy of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
    With a crown, scepter, makeup and a beautiful yellow gown, the students transformed plucky Ryleigh from a bashful little girl into a stunning princess during the celebration, which was held inside Patriot Hall at American Legion Park.

  • Legislature needs stronger take on meth

    Column as I see ’em …
    The next time a state legislator starts talking about forcing you to have a prescription to buy cold medicine due to the evils of methamphetamine, ask him or her to explain the following.
    Tuesday morning I sat in awe as two of the three people found living in a drainage pipe and using meth behind Rite Aid nearly two years ago received probation after pleading guilty to the charges against them.

  • Derby umbrellas create business opportunities

    The Silks and Shade company began with a blue umbrella.
    Decorated with colorful outlines of the Derby jockey silks, that first blue patio umbrella was the homemade answer for Lawrenceburg resident Melissa Wells Hanks’ quest to find an umbrella for her Kentucky Derby themed party.
    “I got on the Internet, and I couldn’t find one,” Hanks said, adding that she got the idea from a friend of hers who painted. “So I thought, oh well, I’ll do it myself.”

  • ‘They’re letting me out’

  • Child porn suspect rejects offer

    A Lawrenceburg man who told police he had “sexual desires for children” has rejected a plea offer from prosecutors on child pornography charges.
    Shelby County Commonwealth Attorney Laura Donnell said her office has been working on a plea agreement for Mark Hawks, which he turned down April 16 in Shelby Circuit Court.
    “We’ve extended an offer, but he hasn’t accepted it,” Donnell told a reporter during a break in court proceedings. “That’s why he asked for a continuance.”

  • Insurer vows to leave city, may run for mayor

    The agencies that insure city and county government don’t have business licenses, prompting one local insurance agent to say he shouldn’t have to buy licenses, either.
    Outraged that the city threatened him a hefty fine and possible closure for not purchasing a business license, Rodney Goodlett of Goodlett Insurance Group said Monday that he has refused to pay for the license on principle after reading nearly a year ago in The Anderson News that neither the Kentucky Association of Counties nor League of Cities have business licenses.

  • SOFTBALL: Collins slips past Lady Bearcats in extra innings

    About all that Monday's 30th District softball showdown revealed was it should be a close race between Anderson County and Collins.

    Of course, most who follow the high school game already knew that and there were few surprises in Collins' 4-2 win in eight innings.

    Collins pitcher Jeneca Thomas, a senior, limited Anderson to three hits and struck out five.

    But Thomas also walked three and got into a pair of late-inning jams when the Collins defense, committed three errors.

  • BASEBALL: 'We had that sucker in our hands'

    VERSAILLES – The only good thing about losing in 12 innings, like Anderson County did at Woodford County Saturday night, is that the baseball game was not played after Memorial Day.

    Then, taking a loss after blowing a 3-run lead or stranding a potental game-winning run 90 feet from home plate would be considered devastating. Saturday, however, it was merely a setback for an Anderson team that still has designs on its fifth regional championship.

    Disappointing, certainly.