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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Only three weeks remain?

    Only three weeks remain?

    Three weeks left in the high school basketball season?

    Of course that depends on how long a team will be playing when everything gets down to the nitty-gritty in tournament time and the pretenders are separated from the contenders. Still, it has been a year that has gone by too fast.

    It seems like just a few days ago that I got an e-mail discussing girls' basketball in which the writer said, “I bet you are having a good time watching that Anderson girls' team, haven't you?”

  • Bearcats lose another squeaker

    Somewhere along the line, something will go right at the end of a basketball game for Anderson County.

    The Bearcats believe that. They have to believe it to fight through a stretch of misfortune that continued through last Tuesday. With the top seed in the 30th District Tournament on the line, the Bearcats came up just short.

    Again.

    For the sixth time in seven games, Anderson was on the wrong end of the score. Each time, the final margin was four points or less. The string continued Tuesday as heavily-favored Spencer County escaped with a 52-48 win on the Bearcats’ home court.

  • Basketball homecoming is Feb. 12

    Anderson County High School will be sponsoring its annual basketball homecoming on Saturday, Feb. 12 when the Bearcats will be taking on Grant County in boys' basketball action.
    The school is asking the local business community get involved as well.

  • Elite team wins Snow Angels Classic

    The Anderson Elite sixth-grade girls' basketball team won first place in the Snow Angels Classic, held at Lexington Christian Academy on Saturday and Sunday.

    The team defeated the Scott County Pride in the final, leading the entire game. The team went 3-0 in the tournament and has played more than 20 games in the current AAU season.
    All of the team members are students at Anderson County Middle School.

  • This week in Anderson County Sports, special edition, Jan. 31

    Anderson County High School

    Boys' basketball
    Wednesday, Feb. 2: Shelby Co. at Anderson Co., 7:30 p.m.
    Game broadcast at www.pegasussportsky.com.
    Friday, Feb. 4: Anderson Co. at Woodford Co., 7:30 p.m.
    Junior varsity game at 6 p.m.
    Saturday, Feb. 5: McCreary Central at Anderson Co., 7:30 p.m.
    Junior varsity game at 6 p.m.

    Boys' freshman basketball
    Wednesday, Feb. 2: Anderson Co. at Boyle Co., 7 p.m.
    Saturday, Feb. 5: Collins at Anderson Co., noon.

    Girls' basketball

    Tuesday, Feb. 1: Anderson Co. at Bardstown, 7:30 p.m.
    Junior varsity game at 6 p.m.

  • EDITORIAL: City, county merger deserves to be studied

    Only those afraid of what they might find will stand opposed to the creation of a committee to research the viability of merging city and county government.
    We support such a study, and will be mightily disappointed should the city council and fiscal court stand in the way. (Details, A1).
    No one — not the group of people assembled by attorney Walter Patrick or our elected officials — has clue one if such an idea makes practical, common sense.
    Nor does anyone know if the idea would actually save taxpayers one thin dime.

  • COLUMN: If taxing districts killed, merge all you like

    It doesn’t matter to me if merging city and county government would save money.
    Heck, I don’t care if it ends up costing more — well, a little more.
    Merging will be a hands-down winner with me if it accomplishes only one thing: kill the ridiculous taxing districts.
    As painful as it is to read and write, what this county needs more than anything right now is to “redistribute the wealth.” (President Barack Obama, 2008-present).

  • COLUMN: News — no matter the hour

    Wednesday morning my phone rang at 4:59, well ahead of my 7:30 alarm.
    Last Monday morning was much the same story, except the phone rang a little later — 5:26.
    Anderson County students have missed 10 days of school this winter (as of Wednesday night when I wrote this column), so it would be very easy to squeeze in a hyperbole and say this has happened to me 10 times this school year so far. But let’s be honest, sometimes school gets called off the day before.

  • COLUMN: If Richard’s right, only one more snow to come

    As January ends I wanted to remind you of a column I wrote at the beginning of the month. Remember the Poor Richard’s Almanac quote “As many days old as the moon is at the first snow, there will be as many snows before crop planting time?”
    I figured out that according to Poor Richard we should have eight snow events. Dustings don’t count. So, as of today, we’ve had seven events. That leaves only one more to go and that should put a smile on your face. I just hope it holds true.

  • COLUMN: ‘Ask and ye shall receive’ verse lost on state leaders

    I’ve never claimed to have all the answers, but I do have many questions about the world.
    Some involve personal annoyances:
    Why do so many people who go to Walmart enter through the exit doors and exit through the doors clearly marked enter?
    Why is it that so many gas stations now require you to prepay at the pump with your credit card, but then still make you go inside to get the receipt?