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Today's News

  • Fall ball champs
  • GIRLS' SOCCER: Jubilant Lady Bearcats celebrate 30th District title

    SHELBYVILLE – It’s only been three years since Anderson County had tasted the sweetness of a district soccer championship, but the jubilation branded on the Lady Bearcats’ faces emphasized the fact that it had been too long.
    Much too long.
    Anderson used a pair of first half goals to defeat Spencer County, 2-0, in the 30th District Tournament championship game last Wednesday at Collins High School.
    The Lady Bearcats, raced to midfield to receive their trophy and rejoiced like a team that knew it was better than its pedestrian 9-10-3 record.

  • Life’s a ‘drag’ for local racer

    Tom Borgia did not have to show up in Cleves, Ohio, on Saturday night, but the Anderson County drag racer would not have missed the trip to Edgewater Sports Park, located just outside Cincinnati, for anything.
    The local drag racer only had to formalize his championship in the United Manual Transmission Racers South in the final race of the 2012 season Saturday. Borgia already had an insurmountable lead in the Street Stick division even before Saturday’s racing card.
    “I compete in everything,” Borgia said with a laugh.

  • COLUMN: Timmons a real Franklin Flyer

    All you could do was tip your hat to Ryan Timmons.
    By now, everybody who knows that a touchdown is worth six points knows who Timmons is. Even people who wouldn’t know a football is filled with air know about the guy who really is a Franklin County Flyer.
    He really is that fast.
    Ask every major college football coach in the country. Timmons will have more than enough places willing to give him a free education in exchange for making other teams look at the back of his uniform on a more than regular basis.

  • Fourteen ticks from district title

    FRANKFORT – Anderson County had done everything it could.
    For 47 minutes and 46 seconds, the Bearcats went toe-to-toe with unbeaten Franklin County. The Bearcats ran 84 offensive plays. They gained 618 yards. They even held the football for nearly 36 minutes.
    They practically moved the ball at will – 36 first downs, apparently a school record – and matched everything Franklin County could throw at them.
    Except Ryan Timmons.

  • Grill Off overall winners
  • News briefs: 10-17-12

    Anderson County
    Homemakers sponsor
    ‘Blue to Green’ Denim Drive
    The Anderson County Homemakers are now accepting donations of old, worn out jeans through Oct. 30 at noon through the “Blue to Green” Denim Drive at the Anderson County Extension Office.
    Habitat for Humanity will be recycling all 100 percent cotton denim to be converted into insulation for homes; one home can be insulated with 500 pairs of jeans, according to the homemakers’ press release.
    Donations will also be accepted.

  • Use app, common sense to determine food safety

    “4 Day Throw Away” is a great media program and app for protecting yourself from bad leftovers.
    This reliable program is sponsored by Iowa State University Extension and the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.
    I learned about it at a recent professional conference, The National Association of Extension Family and Consumer Science Agents.
    Three myths about food safety and leftovers need to be discarded. Food that looks, smells, and tastes OK is safe to eat. This is false. Bacteria may still be present.  

  • Give love to Mother Earth this fall

    You know it’s fall when your laundry pile doubles in a week!
    So far, the mercury has dropped to a low of 24 here at the farm. This being Kentucky, the next morning it was 42. I think Mother Nature gets dyslexic in the fall. The temperatures are going to waffle back and forth between mild to Brrrrr, until it’s all Brrrr. That means wearing layers of clothing to keep from shivering. Hence, the doubling of the pile. Thankfully, I just made eight gallons of laundry soap!

  • Public officials more skilled at hiding than transparency

    Don’t ask me to make you look good.
    That question has fallen from the mouths of many well-meaning public officials and municipal employees I’ve interacted with since coming to work and report in Lawrenceburg.  
    Unfortunately for them, making public officials look good is not in my job description.
    Not that making them look bad is. But I suppose in certain circles, that’s debatable.
    I sit with a notebook in a public room as the representatives of our city and county speak. Simple as that.