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Today's News

  • Lady Bearcats clinch district top seed with win over Collins

    Anderson County overcame an early 10-point deficit then turned back two Collins rallies to post a 56-49 win in girls' basketball action Saturday afternoon.

    The host Lady Bearcats, down 15-5 at the end of the first quarter, scored the first 10 points of the second stanza, then took the lead for good on Sydney Brown's layup with 2:21 left in the first half.


    Anderson led by as many as 12 points in the third frame before Collins cut the lead to two with a minute to go before the quarter break.

  • Cobb, the person, made us love Cobb, the great player, even more

    Every now and then in this business, you run across someone that makes you step back, pause and really wonder.

    “Is this person real?”

    I can't say that I know Randall Cobb well. Two conversations at media opportunities provided by the University of Kentucky and following him on Twitter isn't really a friendship, you know. Yet, like many who follow the Wildcats, I feel like I got to know Cobb in a small way.

    And I am a better person for it.

  • Bearcats erupt in third quarter for district win

    Anderson County used a 30-11 advantage in the third quarter to roar past host Eminence in a 30th District seeding game on Thursday night.

    Leading 34-25 at the half, Anderson went on an 18-4 spree in the first four minutes of the third quarter to put things away. Logan Woodside did most of the damage scoring 10 of Anderson’s first 12 points after halftime.
    Woodside led Anderson with 21 points.

    “We needed a game like that out of Logan,” said Anderson coach Glen Drury. Erik Newton added 14 points and Lowell Gordon scored 11 for Anderson.

  • Anderson boys' basketball game reset for Thursday night

    The Anderson County High School boys' basketball game at Eminence, postponed Tuesday night because of the snow, has been rescheduled for Thursday, Jan. 13. Tip-off for the varsity game is set for 7:15 p.m. The contest is a crucial 30th District seeding game. If you are unable to attend the game, follow Anderson News sports editor John Herndon on Twitter for updates.

  • ONLINE ONLY: District to honor school board members

    The Anderson County School system will join public school systems across the commonwealth in honoring a group of local leaders during the January observation of School Board Member Recognition Month in Kentucky, according to a news release.

  • COLUMN: Conway ends example of wasteful spending

    Column as I see ’em …

    Props go to new Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway for the move he made in axing the electrical inspector’s position in favor of contracting the job out to a private contractor.

    The move will save taxpayers at least $15,000 annually that was being wasted on salary and benefits during this protracted economic down turn. The inspection fees collected during the past several years didn’t come close to paying for the position, yet for some unexplained reason taxpayers were forced to continue shelling out money.

  • COLUMN: Good company meets good writing

    If you want to be a good writer, you have to read good writing.

    Professors and advisers preached this message over and over throughout my four years at the University of Kentucky.

    It makes total sense. Kind of like how the saying, “You’re only as good as the company you keep,” makes sense.

    Surrounding yourself with good people makes you want to be a good person or, at the very least, lets you see good examples on a regular basis.

  • COLUMN: Too early to plant, but not too early to plan

    Well, the bug has hit. Even though it’s freezing cold outside this bug survives, some might say it thrives, during the cold winter months. It’s the gardening bug.

    I know, because I have it and many of you do as well. The questions have started coming in about when to start seeds and my answer is that it’s too early.

    Now is the time to plan, though. The seed starting will come soon. Planning your seed starting time starts with what you want to grow. As promised, I’m going to lay out the agronomics of the basic vegetables we grow.

  • COLUMN: Diabetes creates high risk for flu, pneumonia

    Having the flu can be dangerous for anyone. But it is extra risky for people with diabetes or other chronic health problems.

    In general, every person with diabetes needs a flu shot each year. Talk with your doctor about having a flu shot. Flu shots do not give 100 percent protection, but they do make it much harder for you to catch the flu for about 6 months.

    For extra safety, it’s a good idea for the people you live with or spend a lot of time with to get a flu shot, too. You are less likely to get the flu if the people around you don’t have it.

  • COLUMN: Clerk offers more connections to county office

    As we begin a new year, the Anderson County Clerk’s Office will begin using additional means of informing the public of valuable information that pertains to our office.