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Today's News

  • Get ‘blanking’ signs off intersections

    Column as I see ’em …

    I ranted a bit last week about the non-existent enforcement of the new city/county sign ordinance and should have mentioned the following: those campaign signs candidates and their supporters are putting up all over the county aren’t supposed to be traffic hazards, are they? Several in particular are getting way under my skin, not because of who they represent but because they block the view of an already sketchy intersection.

  • Football team’s hazing went entirely too far

    The details of the most bizarre high school hazing event I have ever heard of were recently reported at Sayreville War Memorial High School in New Jersey, where upperclassmen reportedly sexually assaulted freshman football players by lifting the victims by their feet “while a finger was force into his rectum,” according to NJ Advance Media.

    So far, six have been charged in connection to the locker room assault, according to NJ Advance Media. The remainder of the football season has been suspended.

  • Teen’s friends can have positive, negative impact

    The teenage years can be rough on teens and parents, as young people strive for independence and parents learn how and when to let go.

    One of the most common stresses teens feel is influence from their friends. While teens want to be independent, they also seek acceptance and advice from their friends.

    As children move from middle elementary into pre-teen years, they begin to devote more time to their friends than their family members.

  • A lesson learned in being prepared

    Tiller saved the farm. It started out as a typical evening. I came home, fed the dogs, loaded and started the dishwasher and then went out and dug sweet potatoes. I came in about dusk, changed into my lounge pajamas, loaded a DVD and ate a bowl of chili. That’s when Tiller started talking.

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  • Evans-Hanks wedding

    Cory Hanks, 29, and Michelle Evans, 36, of Lexington were married Oct. 5, 2014 at Waveland State Historic Site.  

    The ceremony was officiated by Eric Bolander of Universal Life Ministries. The wedding party consisted of mutual friends of the bride and groom, Derek (Doc) Feldman of Lexington and Michael Jett of Louisville.  

    Bridal support was also provided by Jessica Scarberry of Lexington.

    The bride is a daughter of John and Gwendolyn Evans and granddaughter of  

  • A good old rivalry with all at stake

    There’s nothing like a good ole knock-down, drag-out rivalry to get the juices going.

    Think Cats vs. Cards. Duke vs. UNC. Packers-Bears. Yankees-Red Sox. Colonels vs. Pacers.

    Guess I got carried away a bit. I guess those of us old enough to remember that last one can only hope it revives sometime soon.

    And then there is the little shindig scheduled for Franklin County’s Benny Watkins Field Friday night. Anderson County vs. Franklin County.

  • Mud fun as Bearcats blank Colts

    NICHOLASVILLE – As the scoreboard clock ticked off the final moments of Anderson County’s 36-0 romp at West Jessamine Friday night, some Bearcat players decided it was time to look like they’d seen plenty of action during the alternating drizzle and downpours.

    They dove in the muck along their bench, sliding several feet and being covered with mud in the process.

    Such is life when a football team wins its fourth straight game and does so even more handily than the scoreboard could indicate.

  • Lady Cat rally falls short in season finale

    Anderson County’s rally came up just short.

    The Lady Bearcats spotted Bethlehem a 3-0 lead, then put together a spirited comeback only to fall 3-2 in girls’ soccer action last Wednesday.

    It was the regular-season finale for the Lady Bearcats, who entered 30th District Tournament play at 9-10-1 against a rugged schedule.

    Bethlehem, also capping its regular season, entered 19th District play at 12-6.

  • Bearcats rock at right time, defeat Station, Spencer

    Whether a late season surge translates into tournament success remained to be seen, but there was little doubt about the happiness engulfing the Anderson County High School boys’ soccer team Thursday night.

    The Bearcats had just beaten 30th District rival Spencer County for their second win in as many nights. The 3-1 victory over Spencer and a 4-0 whipping of Bryan Station the night before were also the only victories for the Bearcats during the regular season.