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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Waggener’s last visit was special

    Eleven years really isn’t that long. It was in 1999 that The Nanny was heading off into the sunset, Toy Story 2 was a hit movie and Bill Clinton was getting ready for his last year in office.
    The Cincinnati Reds were good, but Dusty Baker was managing San Francisco to an 86-76 record.
    And Anderson County was buzzing about the start of the football season against Louisville Waggener.
    As in Big, Bad Waggener, the state powerhouse.
    Obviously, in sports, 11 years is longer than eternity.

  • ‘Burning feeling in gut’ drives Bearcats as playoffs begin

    Not many who were at Hollie Warford Stadium a year ago Friday will forget the night they never want to remember.

  • Salato Center celebrates deer hunting Saturday

    More than 200,000 Kentuckians hunt deer. Their purchase of hunting licenses and permits fund the conservation of all wildlife and contribute hundreds of thousands of dollars to the state’s economy each year.
    The public is invited to celebrate the sport of deer hunting at the Salato Wildlife Education Center from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6 for hunting tips and activities for all ages. Modern gun season opens Nov.13 statewide.

  • ‘They refused to lose’

    The Anderson County Middle School girls’ basketball A-team ran its record to 19-3 by defeating Shelby West, 40-33 in overtime, for the championship of the Paul Elliston Memorial Tournament, held Friday and Saturday at Bondurant Middle School in Frankfort.

  • Royalty wins season finale at Corbin Speedway

    Leading all the way, Brian Royalty of Cynthiana and a native of Anderson County, picked up his third straight Bee Creek Recycling Late Model Series feature win and fourth of the season in the KD Country Season Finale at Corbin Speedway on Oct. 2, according to a news release.

  • Sports briefs - 11/3

    Want to get the most Anderson County sports coverage?
    Although The Anderson News is a weekly paper, you don’t have to wait until Wednesday to get all the latest sports news.
    Just go online after the big games. Anderson News sports editor John Herndon will have a short story and photos posted at www.theandersonnews.com as soon as possible following a game.

  • Now, the charge is torture

    The man accused of stomping and setting his girlfriend’s puppy on fire is now being charged with a felony.
    Paul “Doobie” Dearinger was originally charged with misdemeanor cruelty to animals, but that charge has been upgraded to a felony after an ongoing investigation revealed he actually tortured the dog, according to Anderson County Attorney Bobbi Jo Lewis.

  • Teen saves choking grandmother

    Shelby Phillips is always happy to get a visit from her granddaughter, but Tuesday, Oct. 26 provided a visit neither will soon forget.
    Phillips and her 18-year-old granddaughter, Deanna Zeitz, were sitting around enjoying a snack, when Phillips started choking on a potato chip.
    Phillips is on oxygen and says she doesn’t have any teeth.
    “So I didn’t have any business eating them anyway,” she said.
    But one of the chips went down the wrong way, blocking her airway.

  • COLUMN: Nasty judge’s race finally comes to end

    Column as I see ’em …
    Between the flat-out lies that have been told and the cowards who have scurried around like disease-spreading rodents attempting to anonymously smear those they don’t like, this judge-executive election was among the nastiest I’ve ever seen.

  • COLUMN: An education celebration

    Friday afternoon I was lucky enough to be invited to a celebration at Emma B. Ward Elementary School.
    I received an invitation to the event in the mail at least a week ahead of time (who doesn’t love advance notification?) and looked forward to attending ever since putting the date in the calendar on my smart phone.