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Today's News

  • Note to fellow shoppers: Get out of my way!

    Is there anything worse than leaving the grocery store with a case of shopping rage?
    While I am thankful that the holiday rush is over for another 11 months, it still irritates me when fellow shoppers are just plain inconsiderate or when store management fails to enforce the law of shopperland.

  • Alton residents not taking no for answer

    Column as I see ’em …
    The political pundits and party bosses scratching their heads over insurgent presidential candidates like Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders should have been at Alton Christian Church on Monday night.
    There they would have found the answers that have eluded them as to why such fringe characters  — described by their detractors as the boorish billionaire and nutty socialist — have skyrocketed in popularity.

  • Making Lawrenceburg famous

    George Cummins knows a secret, but it’s not like he’s trying to keep it.
    From his home atop a ridge on McDonald Road just a few miles from town, Cummins has built a business that has a strong national reputation, is affiliated with one of the country’s largest sporting goods stores, has been featured on national television, pours hundreds of thousands of dollars directly into the local economy and has even expanded into another state.

  • Booth to celebrate 100th birthday

    There are birthdays and then there are milestones. On Feb. 8, Ruth Brecht Booth will mark her 100th birthday.
    “I don’t think we will have 100 candles on the cake,” Ruth’s granddaughter Carol Zupanic said. “It might make the fire alarm go off.”
    When Booth turns 100 years old, she will join more than 53,000 Americans, according to the 2010 U.S. Census. The U.S. currently has more 100-year-olds than any other country in the world.

  • The 12 months of Kentucky hunting and fishing

    By Lee McClellan, Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    The coldest temperatures since the last visit of the Polar Vortex late last winter dim prospects of hunting and fishing over the next week or so. During times of single-digit temperatures greeting you in the morning, a little planning of outdoor adventures for the coming year helps lift spirits during these darkest, coldest days of winter.

  • Lady Cats down but never out

    Not much went right on Anderson County's final possession last Tuesday, but the Lady Bearcats will take it.

    Shooting 31 percent for the game and trailing archrival Shelby County, 50-49, with 23 seconds to play, Anderson came out of a timeout with what seemed to be a game-winning strategy: Point guard Mia Aldridge was to drive the lane for a layup or get fouled. At least that was the first option.

  • We should know better than give up on Lady Cats

    With just over four minutes left, last Tuesday, I put my camera down.

    Thankfully, I didn’t pack it up, but I was tempted.

    Anderson County’s girls’ basketball team was trailing Shelby County, 44-34 and had been down by as many as 14 in the third quarter. Little was going right, Shelby was dominating and the Lady Rockets were well on their way to clinching the top seed in the 30th District Tournament.

    A few Anderson fans made their way to the exit.

  • Bearcats to host blazing South Oldham

    Anderson County will see where it stands in relation to the top of the Eighth Region Friday night when the Bearcats host South Oldham at 7:30 p.m.

    The Dragons were supposed to be good when the season started, but they have exceeded expectations. South stood at 15-1 at the end of last week – the one loss was to Somerset in Garrard County's Christmas Tournament – and had vaulted to the top of the region in the computer rankings.

  • Snow opens windows into the world of wildlife

    By Kevin Kelly, Ky. Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

    Newly fallen snow has a way of awakening the spirit of adventure in kids and grown-ups alike.

    It’s also nature’s tattletale.

    As such, a fresh blanket of snow opens a window to new discoveries by revealing which animals inhabit the landscape around us and how they use it during the winter months.

    Animal tracking in the snow exercises the body and mind, and it can be fun for the entire family.

  • Lady Bearcats, Collins try again Friday

    Anderson County’s quest for the top seed in the girls’ 30th District Tournament was put on hold by the snowstorm that pummeled the area last Friday.

    The Lady Bearcats’ game at Collins, which will likely determine the final seedings in the tournament, was rescheduled to this Friday, Jan. 29, at 7:30 p.m.

    The game was originally supposed to be the first game of a boy-girl double-header with the Collins boys playing Oldham County in the nightcap. With the rescheduling, the girls will be the only ones playing at Collins that night.