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Today's News

  • UP AND DOWN

    A drive around Lawrenceburg reveals American flags being flown at government-run buildings at full staff, half-staff or not at all.

    For example, a driver heading south Monday morning on Main Street sees the flags flying at half-staff in front of the Early Childhood Center and the nearby library. Just up the street the driver sees the flag flying at full staff at City Hall.

    Keep cruising and the driver sees flags at full staff atop memorial markers at the American Legion Auxiliary's Healing Field on Broadway, the city's fire hall and police station.

  • Lilly scores major upset, but Mat Cats fall at Dunbar

    LEXINGTON - Anderson County wrestler Hunter Lilly was not supposed to have a chance last Wednesday.

    A sophomore wrestling in the 112-pound class, Lilly was intended to be the ceremonial whipping boy for Paul Dunbar's Abdul Aghil's Senior Night last Wednesday.

    Someone forgot to tell Lilly.

  • KABOOM!

    Stacy Simms was at her horse barn along Leathers Road going about her normal Monday chores when, at about 9 a.m., she endured quite a shocking experience.

    "I just turned around and saw this big flash of light," she said. "Then about two seconds later I heard a loud boom. Then it started to rain."

  • HOTTEST TICKET IN TOWN

    Tickets for the annual Anderson County Beast Feast will be available Saturday, Feb. 9, at Sand Spring Baptist Church.

    The doors will open at 8 a.m., and the tickets will be sold in the order of arrival, starting at 9.

    Price of the tickets will be $10 per person with a limit of five tickets per person. No tickets held for anyone, and Sand Spring Baptist Church is the only sales location, officials said.

  • Dancers are our best kept secret

    I tried several times to apologize to Lisa Winfrey, who only chucked each time and said don't worry about it.

    Although I've heard the high school dance team mentioned a time or two in passing and we've had an occasional bit of information about it in the paper, I felt horrible that I was so ignorant of the team's accomplishments, including consecutive national titles.

    As I typically do on Mondays, I was tossing story ideas around the office (aka bothering everyone), trying to gauge staff, and by proxy, reader reaction to what's going on around town.

  • Longtime rival looks to sting Bearcats on Friday

    Separated only by the Kentucky River and the state high school basketball alignment, Anderson County and Woodford County have had some memorable basketball battles over the years.

    When the teams meet Friday, Feb. 8, it should be no different.

    Woodford, with a 16-7 record through games of the weekend, visits Anderson with one of the Yellow Jackets' strongest teams in recent years.

    "They are very athletic," says Anderson coach Glen Drury. They will give us some problems with that."

  • At least one rule of Title IX needs to be deep-sixed

    There are times when I am convinced that the powers-that-be governing high school sports are in the same boat with the weekend wrench jockey who works on a perfectly good car and manages to get it sputtering in almost no time flat.

    Eventually, he has to take the auto to a certified mechanic to undo the damage and get the car working again.

    Such might be the case in Kentucky high school basketball when it comes to scheduling rules set by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association in an interpretation of the Title IX legislation of 1972.

  • Bearcats clinch top seed

    TAYLORSVILLE - Less than five minutes after twisting, yelling and jumping through the final stages of Anderson County's win at Spencer County last Tuesday, Joretta Russell was asked how her grandson, Jacob Russell, had stayed so calm on the basketball court.

    Mrs. Russell, who has seen more games than she can remember and is one of Anderson County's most loyal - and vocal - fans, could only laugh, "He gets it from the Russell side of the family, I guess."

  • Homecoming double-header game times changed

    Anderson County High School athletic director Rick Sallee announced Thursday afternoon that game times for the Anderson County versus South Oldham basketball double-header have been changed.

    The boys' teams, originally scheduled to play the late game, will be playing the first game. Tip off is set for 6 p.m., with the girls playing the second game at approximately 7:45.

    Sallee said the change had to be made to stay in accordance with Title IX regulations.

  • A peek outside Anderson's box

    No money. No aquatic center. Not even a skate park.

    The list of what Anderson County doesn't have often appears to dwarf the list of things it does.

    As a result, residents gripe and politicians grip over our perceived shortcomings and look to each other for solutions.

    "Think outside of the box" we often hear and say, but when was the last time any of us actually did so?

    The folks in Casey County, however, have what appears to be a whiz-bang group of thinkers who are so far outside the box it's a wonder if they can even see the box.