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Today's News

  • Make a positive difference in the world in 2011

    Well, this is my last column in The Anderson News for 2010. I should make it memorable. I should do a highlight of events that have affected our lives in the past year. I should, but my memory stinks.

  • Resolutions aren’t my thing

    With the year about to come to a close, I thought I would get brutally honest with myself — and with you, readers — and evaluate my “New Year’s resolutions” column from this time last year.
    Back then, I revealed four New Year’s resolutions and said, “by my calculations, with all the resolutions I’ve broken in the past, I’m due to make a resolution that will actually stick.”
    Well, if you want to look at it literally, I’m a success — I made a single resolution that actually stuck.

  • Eager to hear why Chambers is out

    Column as I see ’em …
    It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that judge-elect John Wayne Conway gave his opponent in November’s election the heave-ho as highway supervisor.
    Chip Chambers, who opposed Conway, didn’t exactly endear himself to the cagy political veteran by posting numerous videos on his website that picked apart Conway’s 20 years as a magistrate.

  • Mrs. Willard Hurt when coal stove explodes

    50 YEARS AGO
    December 22, 1960
    Mrs. Carl Willard was seriously injured at her home on North Main when a coal stove exploded.
    Mr. Willard and their son, Carl Willard Jr., were at the barn milking when the accident occurred.
    According to reports, Mrs. Willard had lighted the stove, which had been formerly used as a laundry stove but was used as a heating stove and had new connections. It was believed that water had collected in some parts of the connections, causing the explosion.

  • Mountain power gives lesson on reaching summit

    LEXINGTON – Perry Central’s win over Anderson County in the Republic Bank Classic last Wednesday was a lesson in how basketball used to be played and how it is played now all wrapped into one 32-minute lesson.

  • Hoops teams continue holiday play

    Both Anderson County basketball teams will be in action this week as they close out the December portion of their schedules in central Kentucky tournament play.

    The Lady Bearcats will be in action in the Mercer County Titan Christmas Clash through Thursday, Dec. 30. Anderson was to have played Monticello in the first round on Monday. Due to holiday publishing schedules, that game and a second-round game against Nelson County or Maysville St. Patrick was played after press deadlines for this edition of The Anderson News.

  • Bearcats upset Florida power in McCreary tourney

    Something clicked for Anderson County basketball last week.

    It happened over 100 miles from home, in the obscurity of McCreary County, down along the Tennessee border. And it clicked just when the Bearcats looked like they would be kicked and, perhaps, on the way to a disastrous season.

    No, Anderson did not win the Arby’s/KFC Classic at McCreary Central High School. Far from it. The Bearcats split four games and still were looking at a 3-4 record heading into last night’s game against Lexington Sayre.

  • Three named to all-state football team

    Three members of the Anderson County High School football team were listed as honorable mention selections on The Courier-Journal All-State team, announced in Sunday’s editions of the state’s largest newspaper.

    Offensive lineman Todd DeWoody, defensive lineman Steve Sims and place-kicker Bill Rose were honored in voting by the state’s coaches.

  • 100 years of basketball: Some of Anderson County's greatest coaches

    It might be a stretch to say that Anderson County has been a cradle of basketball coaches, but the county has had its share of people who have had a significant impact on the game. I have listed some coaches who have spent time at a school in the county. Feel free to add more in the comments section.

    Kavanaugh High School
    Earle Jones led the Tigers to a state runner-up finish in 1930. Later, he coached many years at Maysville High School, winning a state title.

  • Bearcats upset Florida power in McCreary tourney

    Updated, Friday, Dec. 24, 9:25 a.m.

    The Anderson County boys' basketball team pulled a huge upset when the Bearcats defeated Miami (Fla.) Senior, 58-54, in the KFC/Arby's Holiday Classic consolation round at McCreary Central.

    Anderson raced to a 15-point lead early, then made the plays down the stretch after Miami Senior cut the lead to one. No other details were available at press time. The Bearcats also defeated Clearwater (Fla.) Calvary Christian but lost to a pair of Kentucky teams, Wayne County and McCreary Central, in the tournament.