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Today's News

  • Three of five schools fail to reach NCLB goals

    Just two of Anderson County’s five schools that are subject to state testing met the required No Child Left Behind goals for 2010, and the district as a whole also failed to meet its goals.

    NCLB goals are set by the state in an effort for all students to score proficient or higher on state assessments by the year 2014. In order to get to 100 percent by 2014, schools are required to reach a percentage, which increases each year.

    Emma B. Ward and Robert B. Turner elementary schools met all of their NCLB goals, according to data released Thursday.

  • One shot, one elk down

    Kate Wickizer, a senior at Anderson County High School, did not have to wait long to get her big prize Saturday.

    After less than an hour in the woods, Wickizer brought down a spike elk in Letcher County. She used a Sako 7mm gun.

    Wickizer won the chance to hunt elk in the annual drawing and spent many hours on the shooting range waiting for her big chance.

    It only took one shot for her to get the animal, which she got with the help of Mountain Guide Service, run by her uncle, Jim McAuley, of Letcher County.

  • J-town's Jackson burns Bearcats in district game

    LOUISVILLE – If you were to ask members of the Anderson County football team, chances are that some might say that Demichael Jackson could score a touchdown before you could say his whole name.

    He's not quite that speedy, but Jackson left Bearcat defenders tackling air, slapping the ground and generally watching him  from behind as he led Jeffersontown to a 42-20 win over the visiting Bearcats in Class 5A, District 4 action Friday night.

  • COLUMN: Places change but Field of Dreams lives on

    Even though I grew up on a farm, I can't really say that my personal Field of Dreams was carved out of a cornfield.

    There was none of that “If you build it, they will come.”

    It was more like “If I can get there, I will go.”

    Go to Findlay and Western on the west side of Cincinnati. Crosley Field. Go to that pristine white structure to catch Reds baseball. That, more than anywhere else is where I wanted to go and, when I grew up, wanted to work, driving balls above that white line for a home run.

  • J-town blitzes Bearcats for district win

    LOUISVILLE -- Jeffersontown scored twice in the first 3:35, then matched everything Anderson County could muster to score a major 42-20 victory in high school football action on Friday night.

    J-town's Demichael Jackson motored 52 yards on the game's second play, then after holding Anderson to a three-and-out, the Chargers drove 71 yards in just six plays to quickly take command.

  • Riley qualifies for state

    UPDATED: Kaitlyn Riley will tee off at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Bowling Green Country Club. She will start on the No. 10 hole.

     

    Kaitlyn Riley is off to quite a start in her high school golf career.

    The freshman at Anderson County High School shot an 84 at Monday's regional tournament to qualify for the state tournament, to be held Monday, Oct. 4 and Tuesday, Oct. 5 at Bowling Green Country Club.

  • Casey-Hicks engagement

    Anthony and Tonjua Casey of Lawrenceburg and Tina and Jimmie Hawkins of Salvisa announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Jade Victoria Casey and Shane Anthony Hicks.

    The bride-to-be is a granddaughter of the late Robert M. and Marguerite S. Green and Ervin and the late Betty Casey of Frankfort.

    She is a 2009 graduate of Anderson County High School and attends Bluegrass Community and Technical College.

    She is employed as an office support assistant II by the Department of Corrections in Frankfort.

  • Thornberry-Brandt engagement

    John and Angela Thornberry of Huntsville, Ala. announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Whitney Shea Thornberry, to Patrick Jason Brandt, son of Larry and the late Rhonda Brandt of Waterloo, Iowa.

    The bride-to-be is a granddaughter of Russ and Fran Williamson, the late Phyllis Williamson, and the late Clarice and Leon Thornberry, all of Lawrenceburg.

    She is a 2007 graduate of Auburn University where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in theatre performance.

  • COLUMN: Lack of rain making potatoes look like fries

    How about those sunsets?

    It’s like having our own personal drive-in screen, with a different show every night.

    Fall officially arrives tomorrow and I hope we have some leaves left on the trees. Rain would help.

    I was doing a little math the other day, adding up the recorded rain we’ve had, as recorded by the National Weather Service. They say we’ve had over 23 inches, since the beginning of May. My Oregon Weather Station tells me I’ve had just under 16 inches here on the farm, in the same time period. It’s dry.

  • Anderson boys' golf falls short in regional

    The Anderson County boys' golf team fell short of its own high hopes at the regional golf tournament, held at The Pines at Lindsey Wilson in Columbia.

    The Bearcats finished fifth in the tournament, won by West Jessamine. Adair County, playing on its home course, also advanced to the state as the second place team.

    No Anderson individual made the final state cut on a day when several golfers had hot rounds and all of the individual qualifiers shot par-72 or below. Anderson's Marcus Lake was two strokes off a possible state berth.