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Today's News

  • UPDATED: School board rules on day care dilemma

    The Anderson County Board of Education decided Tuesday night to keep its transportation policy in tact - meaning students will not be transported across attendance area lines - but changed a procedure, making the policy more flexible.

    The school system will not bus students across attendance area lines, but parents can request to have their child transferred to the school in the attendance area of their after-school care provider, the board decided.

  • No putters, drivers or wedges allowed

    Josh Winfrey, Jacob Spaulding and Rob Dillhoff are bringing something new to Lawrenceburg: disc golf.

    The trio, all natives of Anderson County, are pioneering what appears to be a growing obsession in the Bluegrass. After connecting with several other avid disc golfers in the area, Winfrey and Spaulding had an active role in founding the University of Kentucky Disc Golf Club, UK's newest intercollegiate club sport,.

    Winfrey, the club's vice-president, said that he hoped the group could spread interest in the sport to campus and the surrounding communities.

  • Mound gem from Pike highlights Florida trip

    Anderson County showed why it is considered one of the teams to beat in the Eighth Region with a strong 5-game showing in the Florida Beach Bash, held at Fort Walton Beach.

    The Bearcats won three of five, including an impressive 2-0 win over a previously unbeaten Barren County team Thursday.

    "Barren has very high expectations for this year and they were a very solid team. It is also my understanding that we beat their ace," said Anderson coach L.W. Barnes. "Barren turned some heads by beating both Lafayette and Lexington Christian their opening day in Florida."

  • Restaurant tax pushed

    A proposal to place a 3 percent tax on meals served in city restaurants had a wide airing Monday as a tourism official briefed city and chamber of commerce officials on what he says are the idea's benefits.

    The measure, if approved by the city council, would drive more customers to restaurants, pay to hire someone to direct tourism and economic development, and increase the number of visitors to Anderson County, according to Craig Stratton, chairman-elect of the Anderson County Tourism Commission.

  • ANTI-TAX STAND EARNS COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD FOR NEWS

    Great news and sports writing, outstanding design and a tough stance against a proposed countywide payroll tax earned The Anderson News a host of awards last Friday afternoon in Louisville.

    The paper was judged against other weekly newspapers across the country owned by Landmark Community Newspapers Inc.

    Sports Editor John Herndon won a pair of first place awards, including excellence in sports writing and best news/feature story series. He won a second place award for sports column writing.

    Creative Director Mary Madden Garrison won first place for front-page design.

  • Living proof that kids can survive transitions

    The first time I appeared in a newspaper, I was pictured with my best friend, Katie, standing by my side. At ages 7 and 8, respectively, we were part of a "man on the street" type section in The Pineville Sun, the weekly paper from my hometown.

    Below our picture were our answers to the question of the week for that issue, which was "What do you think about going to the new Lone Jack Elementary School?"

  • Shocking words music to our ears

    Revenue neutral are two words Anderson Countians are not accustomed to hearing these days from their city and county governments.

    At nearly every turn, one or the other seems intent on squeezing from residents every penny they can, be it through a county payroll tax or a 3 percent tax for those who patronize city restaurants.

    But those are the words that came out of the city's finance committee meeting Monday afternoon while discussing revisions to its unwieldy business license tax.

  • Gully washer crumbles Gilbert's Creek Road

    Last Friday's torrential downpour was the flood that broke Gilbert's Creek Road's back.

    By Saturday, a 100-yard section of the county road collapsed, forcing officials to close the road and residents on its east end to go to Mercer County to get to Lawrenceburg.

    The rain, which started Thursday night and continued into Friday, dumped nearly 5 inches of rain on Anderson County.

  • Lady Cats become better in 'Bama

    Spring break was not all about having a good time for the Anderson County softball team. The Lady Bearcats took on some of Alabama's best teams winning 2 of 3 games, including a team ranked in that state's top 10. It took a Division I college signee to shut the Lady Bearcats down in the final game of the trip.

    "We had many injuries at the Ballard tourney (held March 28-29), and during spring break week," said Anderson coach Brian Glass. "That caused us to play a lot of new kids. They played well and should improve our depth as we progress through the season."

  • Bearcat track team has strong showings at Shelby, LaRue

    As he strained in the final few strides of his heat in the 400-meter dash at Shelby County last Tuesday, Anderson County's Cody Dixon might have summed up the Bearcats' week.

    Not yet at the top, but mighty good.

    Dixon caught Franklin County's Willie Hogan to win that heat but he was only good enough for third overall at Shelby with a 54:40, a personal best to that time. Saturday, Dixon bested his Shelby showing by nearly a full second but finished fifth in the very competitive LaRue County Invitational.