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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Thanks for a great experience in a foreign town

    I am not a Kentuckian.

    I hail from little Crozet, Va., just outside of Charlottesville, Va., at the foot of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.

    I came to Kentucky to get a journalism degree at the University of Kentucky and have enjoyed the experience along the way. After being awarded the opportunity to intern here at The Anderson News I was really excited, but also quite nervous.

    After all, I was going to be spending my first summer away from my home in Virginia, I was going to be working in a foreign town, and I didn’t want to mess anything up.

  • COLUMN: Socially acceptable football talk

    Scouring through old editions of The Anderson News looking for completely unrelated information, I ran across one of my columns from almost exactly a year ago.

    “Is it football season yet?” the headline asked.

    Oddly enough, my thoughts have been walking a similar path this year, but at least now I know why.

    The obvious answer is that I’m a football junkie, which is most certainly true, but it has only been true for two years.

    So pardon me if I’m slow to this conclusion, or if it’s an obvious one.

  • Letters to the editor - 7.21

    America is caught up in ‘out-of-kilter’ times

    To the editor:

    Lindsay Lohan’s probationary violations received live television coverage and made the front pages in New York.

    Thousands of words were devoted to her, but little attention was paid to the three American soldiers killed in Afghanistan the day she appeared in court.

  • Collins-Peach engagement

    Melony and Troy Stephenson of Frankfort announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jessica Carol Collins, to Justin Lee Peach, son of Ellie and Roger Peach of Frankfort.

    The bride-to-be is a granddaughter of Janet and Steve Skelton and Judy and Jerry Stephenson, all of Frankfort, and Missy and Danny Collins of Lawrenceburg.

    She is a 2008 graduate of Western Hills High School and is employed at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center and the law office of Christopher M. Hill and Associates.

  • Cops nab paddle boat bandits

    Charges are pending against two teenagers who police say went on a theft spree by paddle boat over the Fourth of July weekend.

    The two juveniles — males ages 15 and 17 — apparently stole a paddle boat and used it as a means of transportation around Beaver Lake while stealing fishing equipment and other items from several locations, said Deputy Matt Rogers, with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department.

    The teenagers then loaded the stolen items into the bed of a pickup truck, he said.

  • More trouble for tourism?

    A budget passed last month by the county’s tourism commission could be declared invalid because one of the people who voted for it might not have had legal authority to do so.

    David Montgomery, who earlier this year was elected to the fiscal court as magistrate in the 5th District, voted to approve tourism’s budget as well as an $11,000 annual contract for its director. However, the fiscal court can’t find any record of him being appointed to tourism by the judge-executive, which is required under the ordinance by which the commission was created.

  • Anderson reports no heat-related sports problems

    The oppressive heat that enveloped Anderson County at the end of last week caused few problems for students preparing for the upcoming seasons.

    “So far, so good,” Anderson athletic director Rick Sallee said in an e-mail.

  • Drummond finishes in Top 10

    Kelly Drummond, a junior at Anderson County High School, placed ninth out of 80 participants in the pole bending competition at the state 4-H horse show, held recently at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. She was the only entrant from Anderson County to place in the Top 10 in the Western Horse classes.

    Kelly competed aboard her quarter horse gelding, Tonto. Her pole bending time was 22.461 and she was clocked at 16.728 in barrel racing, which put her in the top 20.

  • ONLINE EXTRA: How they stack up

    With the Cincinnati Reds being contenders with a lot of young talent, talk around Reds Country has been how the current Reds measure up to some of the great Reds teams of the past. I have seen the Reds win the World Series three times in my lifetime and I won't insult your intelligence by comparing the 2010 Reds with the Big Red Machine of 1975 and 1976 other than to say no current Reds' every day player would crack that lineup at the same position.

  • COLUMN: Local Reds fans relishing pennant race

    There is joy in Reds Country again.

    At least for now there is.

    Being in a pennant race 100 games into the baseball season for the first time in more than a decade will do that to you, you know.

    If some conversations at the Anderson County Invitational for youth league baseball teams are correct, Anderson County is still the territory of the Cincinnati Reds. The passion for professional baseball's oldest franchise is alive and well locally and it has been energized by what is going on in the National League's Central Division.