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Today's News

  • More gun control is not the answer

    I really try to stick to topic when writing my monthly column but when events occur like the Arizona shooting earlier this month it’s hard to not voice my concerns. Really, in my opinion, I’m still within the bounds of an outdoor column due to the gun-related issues at hand so I’ll ramble a minute. This also gives you the freedom to continue or move on to the next page and read something else.

  • What a night!

    Each person had a slightly different story.

    It cold have been Anita Waldridge, the first great girls' basketball player at Western High School, thinking of the proud little school located about 15 miles west of Lawrenceburg. From 1975-77, Waldridge was an honorable mention all-state selection three times. Her team was one of the better ones in the Eighth Region.

    But she never played beyond the district tournament. “Anderson was so good,” she remembered.

  • Anderson County Schools closed today, Jan. 26

    Anderson County Schools will be closed today, Wednesday, Jan. 26, due to ice and snow, according to a One Call announcement from the district.

    Check back here for more information as it becomes available.

  • Spencer edges Bearcats in district action

    Spencer County’s Trey Wyatt sank two free throws with 2.6 seconds remaining to seal his team’s 52-48 win at Anderson County on Tuesday night.

    Spencer, now 15-4, most likely clinched to top seed in the 30th District Tournament, to be played in late February at Spencer. The Bears are 3-0 in district play. An unlikely set of circumstances would have to occur for the Bears to not be the top seed. Anderson fell to 6-10 and 1-2. The Bearcats lost for the sixth time in seven games, with all six setbacks coming by four points or less.

  • Anderson students admitted free to Tuesday's game

    Anderson County High School students will be admitted free to Tuesday’s 30th District showdown with Spencer County on Tuesday night.

    The winner of the game will likely have the upper hand in the race for the top seed in the district tournament in late February.

    Tipoff is set for 7:30 p.m. The junior varsity game will begin at 6 p.m.

  • School year extended to May 26

    UPDATED on WEDNESDAY, JAN. 26 — After missing 10 days of school this winter, Anderson County students are still scheduled to have a summer that starts before Memorial Day.
    Day 9 was missed on Monday, Jan. 24, after a light band of snow blanketed roadways overnight. Day 10 was missed on Wednesday, Jan. 26, as another system of snow and rain made its way through the area.
    Students will be in the classroom on the following days to make up for the first nine days missed: Jan. 31, Feb. 21, March 7, March 21, May 20 and May 23-26.

  • County schools closed today, Jan. 24

    Anderson County Schools will be closed today, Monday, Jan. 24, according to a One Call Now announcement from the district.

    A band of snow made its way through the area overnight creating hazardous travel conditions, especially early this morning.

    Check back here for more information as it becomes available.

  • BLOG ENTRY: Remembering Rex from Herndon Road is enough to say "GO JETS!"

    Under normal circumstances, I pull for a team from New York about as often as Alex Rodriguez has to apply for food stamps. But these are far from normal circumstances.

    It’s not often I turn on an NFL game that I see someone walking the sidelines that I have stretched barbed wire fence with. Or one that I sat across from in a lawn chair, chatting and sipping a glass of iced tea.

    Meet Rex Ryan, head coach of the New York Jets.

  • Anderson-Western Hills game is on as scheduled

    The Anderson County vs. Western Hills boys’ basketball game Friday night is on, according to a message sent to Anderson News sports editor John Herndon.

    The junior varsity game begins at 6 p.m. with the varsity game set for 7:30 p.m.

    The Anderson County All-Time team, as selected by readers of The Anderson News, will be honored between games.

  • I would not want to be in a high school athletic director's shoes

    I would not want to have the responsibility that has fallen on high school administrations during this winter.

    While we have not had a major winter storm – think 8-12 inches of snow – yet this winter, what we have seen is long stretches of bad weather that have had people scratching their heads and school administrators juggling schedules to try to get athletic events in.

    And no matter what you decide, you know someone is not going to be happy.