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Today's News

  • Education briefs

    White earns scholarship

    Hannah White, a homeschooled student in Lawrenceburg, was chosen to receive a $17,000 scholarship, renewable for four years, from the Saint Mother Theodore Guerin Scholarship Fund, the agency announced.

    White, a daughter of Melanie and John White, has volunteered as an equine intern, assisting in riding therapy with the mentally handicapped and assists with group riding lessons for beginning riders, according to a news release.

  • Complaint puts DOT in tough spot

    Column as I see ’em …

    Transportation officials are going to have a mighty hard time explaining to a judge why they’ve continued to allow heavy trucks to travel Highway 151, given what we’ve learned over the past couple of weeks. (See story, A1.)

  • Options exist for battling drug addiction

    Unfortunately, drug addiction and the consequences to individuals and their families have been in the forefront of our community news lately.

    My heart aches for those who are dealing with these issues. In the course of my duties as county attorney, I have opportunities to discuss these issues with families multiple times in a week and am able to share options with them in their attempt to help. My guess is that there are many families my office does not have the opportunity to talk with who could benefit from the knowledge that there are options.

  • ‘Harden off’ plants before transplanting

    I can’t believe how quickly April has passed. Didn’t it just start? With 80-degree temperatures popping up, our mind goes in to summer mode and our flip flop/sandal brigade begins.

    There are two warning points that I want to make here. It is not summer yet and chiggers and ticks are out in force.

  • News names Hodge new sales rep

    From staff reports

    Kim Hodge has re-joined The Anderson News as an advertising representative.

    Hodge had previously worked in the newspaper’s front office before taking a customer service representative at Associations International.

    Hodge, who has lived in Salvisa since 1986, is the person to see for all advertising needs.

    “My goal is to have good relations with businesses and the people of this community, and help them with any of their advertisement needs,” she said.

  • Changing times have made youth sports very different

    Things have certainly changed since that first time I got a check for writing something for publication.

    Ronald Reagan was about to be sworn in for a second term. The Cincinnati Reds were on an uptick. College basketball was a place where guys usually played four years. They made shots that counted two points, regardless of where it was launched.

  • Thompson edges older teammate Wayne for state archery title

    Henry Thompson was just wanting to make sure he didn’t mess up.

    Chance Wayne admits he was shaking.

    But when all the scores were tabulated, Thompson, a seventh-grader, and Wayne, a senior, had taken the top two spaces in the KHSAA state archery tournament last Thursday at the Kentucky Basketball Academy in Lexington.

    By a matter of inches, Thompson won the state championship in his first state tournament. Wayne finished second in his last.

  • Peach excited as Cats complete spring practice

    Entering his 12th year at the helm of Anderson County football, Mark Peach remains a combination of the old school work ethic and modern innovations.

    And he remains more positive than a roomful of protons.

    “I can’t remember being more excited after spring practice,” Peach said last week after the Bearcats conducted their annual spring game last Wednesday.

  • Lady Cats falter in Frankfort tourney

    FRANKFORT – Anderson County can only hope softball history repeats itself.

    The Lady Bearcats appeared ready to run roughshod through the Capital City Showcase at Frankfort’s Lakeview Park over the weekend but instead suffered the sting of a 7-1 loss to 30th District rival Collins in Saturday’s semifinal game.

    It was the same Collins team the Lady Bearcats had pounded, 12-4, less than two weeks before.

  • Hyatt second, Riley third at Mid-South tourney

    Anderson County residents Anna-Marie Hyatt and Kaitlyn Riley were among the best at the Mid-South Conference Championships held last week at Bowling Green Country Club.

    Hyatt, playing for Campbellsville University, sank a pair of birdies in the final nine holes to shoot a 73 on the third day of competition and finish second individually in the tournament. Hyatt carded the low round of the final day of competition. She finished with a three-day total of 224.