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Today's News

  • Incumbent Carroll files for re-election

    State Sen. Julian M. Carroll, D-Frankfort filed Monday for re-election, his office announced.
    Carroll’s office made the announcement and cited his history of public service and a record of working for public employee benefits, significant progress in roads, education, and protection for senior citizens.

  • Church honors World War II veteran for military service

    Family and friends had been keeping a secret from World War II veteran Alvin “Huston” Perry for weeks: a day dedicated entirely to the 88-year-old for his years of military service.
    “I was really surprised, was really shocked,” Perry said of walking into his home congregation of Pigeon Fork Baptist Church, filled with family and friends, on Sunday morning.
    Pigeon Fork Deacon Ralph Kerry came up with the idea to honor Perry, according to Steve Mitchell, a relative of Perry’s by marriage.

  • Lawless to compete this weekend at Distinguished Young Woman contest

    From staff reports
    Lynsey Lawless, the 2012 Distinguished Young Woman for Anderson County, will compete at the state competition this weekend in Lexington.
    A daughter of Scott and Rebecca Lawless, she plans to study dermatology at the University of Louisville.
    Lawless competed in the countywide competition in March 2011.
    The Anderson High student was Overall Scholastic Achievement Winner and captured first place in her division in the Creative and Performing Arts category on her way to earning the top honor.

  • Carmichael has big game at Border Bowl

    Anderson County quarterback Seth Carmichael had a big game in the National Guard Border Bowl, played at the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg on Saturday.

    Carmichael completed 8-of-9 passes for 89 yards and a touchdown as he guided the Kentucky All-Stars during the first half of their game against Tennessee. Carmichael hit Eric Walker, of Covington Holy Cross, with a 37-yard scoring strike that tied the game with 3:50 to to in the first half. Carmichael was intercepted once in the second half.

  • Remembering 1994’s bitter winter blast

    We’ve complained in recent years about the single-digit temperatures we’ve seen from time to time during the winter months here in central Kentucky. So far this season, the 10-15 degree range is about as cold as we’ve gotten, but even at that you can hear grumblings from folks about how spring can’t show up fast enough.
    I thought I’d do a quick little write-up about the January we experienced here 18 years ago, just to jog our memories and remind us that it could be worse — a lot worse.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Lady Bearcats honor two

    The Anderson County High School girls' basketball program honored sophomores Eriel McKee and Makenzie Cann for a pair of milestones prior to last Tuesday's game with Henry Clay.

    McKee was honored for becoming the newest member of the Lady Bearcat 1,000-point club during the Mercer County Titan Christmas Clash. Through last week's games, McKee, who started playing varsity basketball as a seventh-grader, had 1,114 points.

  • BOYS' BASKETBALL: No stopping Smith and Bearcats at Collins

    SHELBYVILLE – There's not much that can stop Jay Smith. Especially a cut over his eye.

    The Anderson County junior set off a wild celebration as he banked in a 3-point shot as time expired to give the Bearcats a 50-47 win at 30th District rival Collins Friday night.

    Smith's game-winner was as improbable as the outcome itself.

  • The GOP’s ‘Amazing Race’

    I love reality shows.
    Especially presidential elections.
    For most of us who follow politics, it seems as though we’re beginning an unnecessary fifth season of “The Amazing Race Political Survivor: Iowa and New Hampshire,” not diving into the infancy of the 2012 presidential race.
    I’m already exhausted by the debates, the practiced on-camera smiles and blind predictions for the Republican Party nominee.  
    But somehow, I can’t look away, like one of those bug-eating episodes of “Fear Factor.”

  • Paying public has the right to know

    Column as I see ’em …
    The health board has created a committee to figure out how to financially salvage itself from itself, and it’s with no small amount of frustration that I’m unable to share with you how that process is going.
    When it met last week, the committee promptly went into a closed session, emerged and adjourned without so much as a peep.
    Public agencies have the right to discuss their business in private only when it involves property negotiations, or hiring, firing and disciplining employees.

  • GIRLS' BASKETBALL: Girls cruise past Collins, lock up district's top seed

    SHELBYVILLE – The rankings meant little.

    The standings? That is a different story.

    Anderson County, a team ranked among the state's Top 10 girls' basketball teams in the pre-season and still in the Top 20 in both major computer polls, looked anything but a team worthy of such a high ranking at Collins last Friday.

    It really didn't matter.