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Today's News

  • FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Bearcats a heavy favorite in otherwise balanced district

    Trying to get a read on Class 5A, District 6 depends on who you ask.

    “There is not a team on our schedule that is not capable of beating us,” Anderson County head coach Mark Peach has said several times this off-season.”

    But ask the other coaches in the district about how things should go and the answer is almost unanimous: Anderson is the team to beat.

    “Anderson has a ton of talent returning,” Franklin County coach Chris Tracy said in the spring.

  • FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Duane Hammons, the last man standing

    Some call him, “The last man standing.”

    Anderson County football coach Mark Peach has called him many things since they started working together eight years ago.

    “Probably a lot of good and bad,” Bearcat assistant coach Duane Hammons says with his familiar laugh. “It depends on when he said it.”

    Nope. It's all good.

    For the record, Peach has referred to his defensive coordinator as, “The Genius” and “The Mad Scientist” over the years.

  • FOOTBALL PREVIEW: What to look for in Anderson County football in 2013

    The coming football season has the potential to be one of the most memorable in Anderson County history. Here are several reasons why.

    1. Anderson football could get over .500.

  • COLUMN: What happened to decency?

    Just when you think things can't go any lower, you realize they are.

    In case you missed it, the state of California recently passed a law that allows student-athletes who identify themselves as transgender to choose which sex-segregated athletic teams they desire.

    California Gov. Jerry Brown signed the bill into law last week.

    Really. I am not making this up. I wish I were.

    Athletics are not the only thing covered under the law as it allows transgender students to choose which school locker rooms and bathrooms to use.

  • Gilkerson and Gilkison family reunion to be held

    The Gilkerson and Gilkison family reunion will be held Sept. 7 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Legion Hall on Legion Road in Paris.
    Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m.
    Reunion organizers ask that attendees bring a covered dish to share and soft drinks of their choice. Utensils, plates, napkins, lemonade and coffee will be furnished.
    “Bring your family tree information and anything you’d like to display for others to enjoy,” organizers said.

  • Todd qualifies to perform at state fair

    Keaton Todd, a 16-year-old junior at Anderson County High School, recently qualified to compete with a vocal acoustic performance in the 2013 Coca-Cola Talent Classic Semi-Finals competition at the Kentucky State Fair on Aug. 17, according to a news release.

  • Anderson Public Library announces upcoming September classes

    The Anderson Public Library will be offering the following classes in September. All classes are subject to cancellation, and class space is limited to five students. Students will use the library’s laptops. Call the library at 839-6420 to sign up or contact Tami Elam at the library for more information.

    Windows 8 Basics  
    When: Sept. 3
    Time: 10-11:30 a.m.

    Intro to Computers  
    When: Sept. 3
    Time: 3-4:30 p.m.

    Intro to Internet  
    When: Sept. 5
    Time: 9:30-11 a.m.

  • Puckett to celebrate 90th birthday

    A reception is set to be held in honor of Ethel Robinson Puckett in celebration of her 90th birthday on Aug. 25 from 2-4 p.m. at the Anderson County park building.
    All friends and relatives are invited to come visit and join the celebration. Event organizers request no gifts.
     

  • Bryant marks 90 years with open house

    A celebration in honor of Elizabeth (Mrs. Willard) Bryant’s 90th birthday will be held Sept. 1 in the fellowship hall of the Lawrenceburg First Christian Church.
    Friends and well wishers may pay their respects from 2:30-4:30 p.m., event organizers said in a release, and cards and good wishes are also appreciated.

  • Auxiliary gives $2,000 for football field drainage project