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Today's News

  • County patched potholes on private road

    County officials admitted during last Tuesday morning’s meeting of the Anderson County Fiscal Court to patching potholes on a private stretch of road off US 127.

    Patching material ranging between a “wheelbarrow” load and 2 tons was apparently used to fix potholes on the private portion of Chico Drive, a road that leads back toward Bauer’s Candies near Tony’s Barn.

  • Skate park half complete

    The Lawrenceburg Skate Park is scheduled to be complete even before school is out for the summer.

    Contractors broke ground at the Anderson County Community Park on March 29 and jumped right into the work the same week.

    Public Works Director Larry Hazlett told city council members Monday night that the park is already about 40 percent complete.

    “[Contractor Jonathan Upchurch] wants to be done around the first week of May,” Hazlett said.

  • COLUMN: Don't turn a blind eye to 'The Blind Side.'

    I finally got the chance to see "The Blind Side" on DVD last week. I realize that nearly every other person on the face of the earth had already seen the story of Baltimore Ravens tackle Micheal Oher so I won't talk much about the plot. And Heaven knows I am not qualified to critique the acting skills of Tim McGraw or Quinton Aaron or Sandra Bullock.

  • Glass emphasizes GPA over all other statistics for Anderson County softball team members

    You can talk about OPS, ERA or RBI, but if around the Anderson County High School softball team, you'd better be ready to talk about GPA.

    That is how Anderson coach Brian Glass wants it, at least.

    Glass has instituted a policy with the Lady Bearcats this year, raising the team's academic standard above that required by the school and by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association.

    “You have got to make good grades,” Glass said. “The school policy is that if you have two “F's,” you can't play.

  • Letters to the editor - 4.7

    Challenger league a great opportunity

    To the editor,  

    My wife and I share the privilege of raising a special child. Our ‘grand’ son is 10 years old. We recently read about the new Challenger Division of the Anderson County Little League in your paper. We tried to get him interested but he didn’t want to play.

    Then he heard that some of his friends were going to be on this baseball team and changed his mind. We have been to two practices, and they were fun.

  • Not up to a title this year? Not so fast!

    Remember all that talk about Anderson County baseball being way down in 2010? How this was to be the year to get Anderson and break its two-year stranglehold on the Eighth Region?

    Not so fast.

    At least that is what the Bearcats themselves seemed to be saying last week when they took four of five games in the Florida Beach Bash at Fort Walton Beach. Anderson is now 8-4 on the year.

  • This week in Anderson County Sports

    This week in Anderson County Sports

    Anderson County High School

    Baseball

    Thursday, April 15: Tates Creek at Anderson Co., 6 p.m.

    Friday, April 16: Capital City Classic at Western Hills, Anderson Co. vs. Louisville Holy Cross, 5:30 p.m.

    Saturday, April 17: Capital City Classic at Franklin Co., Anderson Co. vs. Beechwood, 11 a.m.

    Tuesday, April 20: Spencer Co. at Anderson Co, 5:30 p.m. 30th District seeding game..

    Junior varsity baseball

  • COLUMN: Perennials make yards a 'riot of color'

    It’s just so gorgeous outside I can hardly stand it. I had last Friday off and that morning, waiting for the sun to rise, I was almost quivering like a dog waiting for the ball to fly. So much to do, and so lovely to be able to do it.

    The best thing about working outside is being able to see immediate results. It just puts a smile on your face and keeps it there. The spud planting went well, but I’ll have lots more to do as the days move closer to summer.

  • COLUMN: To have a love like theirs

    Family is one thing over which we have zero control.

    Some of us are born into horrible situations and wish to escape as soon as we can. Some of us, however, are born into situations that, although less than perfect, we wouldn’t change even if God gave us the option.

    I’m thankful that I fall into the latter category.

  • Community calendar - 4.14 to 4.20

    Wednesday, April 14

    Education

    8 a.m. to noon, GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    Noon to 4 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, U.S. 127 campus.

    4:30 to 7:30 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    6:30 to 8:30 p.m., English as a Second Language, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

    City/county government