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Today's News

  • District's top seed on the line Tuesday at Spencer

    The top seed in the 30th District Tournament will be on the line when the Anderson County boys' basketball team travels to Spencer County on Tuesday, Jan. 29. Game time is 7:30 p.m.

    On paper, Anderson has established itself as a slight favorite in the Eight Region but will be facing a red-hot Spencer team that had won 6 straight before a three point loss at 12-1 LaRue County last week. The Bears came in at 9-9 on the season. They have won their only district game, a 71-33 mauling of Eminence on Jan. 8.

  • Paintsville scorches Cats in Classic

    MOUNT STERLING - For 32 minutes the Paintsville Tigers were on fire.

    Their lethal sharpshooting from long range and the free throw stripe led them past Anderson County in the 17th annual Kentucky Prep Classic at Montgomery County High School Saturday. Shooting 6-for-15 from 3-point land in the first half, Paintsville a top 20 team in the state, also was very feisty on the defensive end where they forced 17 Bearcat turnovers. Paintsville picked up the win with a final score of 79-58.

  • OORAH!

    PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. - Clad in a football helmet, neck brace and cartoon-sized protective gloves, Jennifer Cottrell raised her pugil stick high above her head, screamed and charged into the center of the fighting ring.

    Cottrell, an English teacher at Anderson County High School, received an A for effort, but couldn't withstand a series of "deadly" blows from her assailant.

  • A kinder, gentler Marine Corps?

    The Marines, I uttered under my breath, are turning soft.

    While touring the Marine Corps' recruit training depot last week with educators from across Kentucky and West Virginia, the Air Force veteran in me couldn't help but reflect on my own boot camp experiences while listening to drill instructors describe what they can - and can't - do to train recruits.

    The drill instructors said the days of yelling cuss words at recruits that would make, well, a Marine blush, are long gone.

    Running for miles in the rain and mud? Gone.

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  • Pioneers of sport should never be forgotten

    Some members of the current Anderson County girls basketball team underwent a little hoops history test.

    Do you know who Nancy Flynn is?

    No answer.

    How about Kay Birdwhistell?

    Still no answer.

    Do you know who Kathy Goins is?

    Still silence and puzzled looks.

    Last question, do you know who Anne Flynn is?

    Aha! One Lady Bearcat got a gleam in her eye. "Wasn't she the point guard on the (Anderson girls') team that made the state tournament?"

    Well, not exactly. But at least the connection to the Sweet 16 was correct.

  • Creating magic out of dust

    Wayne King chuckled when asked about the secret to Anne Flynn's success leading the Anderson County girls' basketball team to a pair of state tournament berths and a place among the state's elite programs 30 years ago.

    "She had two sisters that could play," King said with a smile. "You have to have talent to be good."

    There's little doubt that Anne Flynn's youngest sisters, Patty and Nancy, played huge roles for the earliest Lady Bearcats. Patty was the team leader in 1975, while Nancy was a 4-year starter who received some all-state recognition in her senior year, 1978.

  • Community Calendar 01/23/08

    To have your event or meeting listed in the community calendar, send the name, date, time, location and a contact number by mail to P.O. Box 410, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342, by e-mail to news@theandersonnews.com with the subject line "Community Calendar Event" or drop it off at The Anderson News offices at 133 S. Main St. in Lawrenceburg. For recurring events or meetings, indicate the weekly or monthly schedule in your submission. Calendar entries are due by Thursday at noon for the next week's edition.

    Wednesday, Jan. 23

    Education

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  • Mercer County audit reveals $23,000 overpayment

    An audit report made public at a meeting of the Mercer County Board of Health last week indicated that an unidentified staff member has been overpaid for 600 hours of combined annual and compensatory leave. The resulting after-tax overpayment totals $23,347.