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Today's News

  • PERPETRATORS EVEN TOOK THE KITCHEN SINK

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Nov. 24, 1966

    First Lieutenant Chester G. Cox, son of Frank P. Cox, Route 1, and the late Mrs. Cox, received the Army Commendation Medal while serving with the 1st Calvary Division in Vietnam.

    The Alton Grocery was purchased by Haskell Gregory and his son Billy John Gregory of Sinai.

    Clarence Sparrow formerly owned the grocery.

    Mrs. Walter Smith suffered a severe cut over her left eye and numerous bruises all over her body when she fell down the basement steps at her Stringtown home.

  • News Briefs

    Road closed due to gas leak

    A portion of Alton Road in Anderson County was closed mid-morning Friday due to a natural gas leak.

    Anderson Public Safety Director Bart Powell reported that several residents were evacuated as first responders assessed the risk, and traffic was temporarily rerouted between McCormick and Green Wilson Road. It was first anticipated that the road would be closed for as long as six hours.

  • MESSAGE TO HEAVEN

    By John A. Nelson, News staff

    While exploring their own little slice of heaven more than a year ago, Lillie Ledford, 10, and Brandin Ballard, 11, found a message sent from another child to her father in his.

    The card from Paige Montgomery had been launched two months earlier from northeast Indiana attached to a white balloon, one of a number sent for her father Casey’s “1st Birthday Party in Heaven.” Adorned with an image of a broken heart, the note on the card said, “I miss you Daddy.”

  • Make the holiday easy, safe as possible

    EDITOR’S NOTE: Our cooking guru offered us this valuable information for a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving dinner. Some of it you may already have completed, but if you haven’t, take note, and from all of us at The Anderson News, Happy Thanksgiving!

    By Laura Hahnes, Cooking Columnist

    What size turkey do I need?

  • Early morning fire destroys Anderson home

    By John A. Nelson, News staff

    High winds kept Anderson County firefighters struggling for seven hours Saturday morning to contain a house fire at 1265 Ninevah Road.

    Battalion Chief Brandon Brown said nine fire trucks were on the scene and used 64,000 gallons of water to fight what he called “a wind driven structure fire.”

  • Cat Madness raises curtain on hoops season
  • Swim Cats seek to emerge with state contender

    The struggle is always there for Anderson County High School swimming but the first major hurdle seems to be more and more surmountable.

    “We are inching closer and closer to that first state cut and I am confident that we are getting close,” says Anderson’s fifth-year coach Karla Phillips.

  • Friends before foes

    They’ve always been teammates.

    As long as they’d been playing competitive basketball it was always Anderson County’s Makenzie Cann and Eriel McKee.

    Or Eriel McKee and Makenzie Cann.

    Cann and McKee. McKee and Cann. It was almost impossible to mention one without the other back when they were leading to three Eighth Region championships in five years. They played six games in Diddle Arena, advancing to the state Final Four in 2013. In those six Sweet 16 games, Cann scored 98 points, McKee tallied 96.

  • Rams targeting a title

    Fresh off some big tournament performances a year ago, the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg boys’ basketball team has its sights set on something bigger this winter.

    “This team has the potential to be better than last year’s team,” says CAL coach Cory Robinson, who is also thinking of the state championship. “It will be tough but we have the potential to win it.”

    Most of the ingredients have been around for a while and Robinson says the onus is on the Rams to finish the job they almost took last year.

  • Lady Bearcats ready to open season at Thomas Nelson

    The Anderson County High School girls’ basketball team opens the 2016-17 season next Tuesday, Nov. 29, when the Lady Bearcats travel to Thomas Nelson.

    Tip off is set for 7:30 p.m.

    Anderson, which went 22-10 a year ago and won the 30th District Tournament for the seventh time in the last eight years, has some question marks going into the season. First on the Lady Bearcats’ mind is how to replace last season’s Eighth Region Player of the Year, Kaci Currens, now at Georgetown College.