Today's News

  • 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.

  • Letter: Is water to blame for bad drivers?

    To the editor:

    Being in a career that moves me around state to state every few years, we recently settled here in Anderson County.

    It's plain to see that the people are friendly and show a lot of manners when you run into them at church or in the stores around town.

  • EMS chief steps down

    The man who for the past four years has served both as Anderson County public safety director and Lawrenceburg's emergency medical services director has resigned from both positions effective Feb. 15.

    But Charlie O'Neal will continue to serve Anderson County, as well as all of the state's counties, in his new position. O'Neal has just been named executive director of the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services (KBEMS) with the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.

  • Slumber party ends as Bearcats jolt Grant County

    DRY RIDGE - The calendar said Friday, but you could have sworn Anderson County put together a Monday morning performance at Grant County.

    Anderson's 68-51 margin of victory suggests a routine day at the office for the Bearcats. But in reality, it was more like someone struggling to get out of bed after a long weekend, then finally getting the blood pumping after the first coffee break of the week.

  • Realizing sports are not everything, but they're close

    There comes a time when you realize it is time to say words you never thought possible: Sports aren't everything.

    You say the words, then kick yourself and pinch yourself. Just making sure you are still alive, you know.

    You even stand in front of a mirror, deliberately enunciating the words, then checking your pulse for good measure.

    "Sports aren't everything. Sports are not everything."