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Today's News

  • Online extra: UK spring practice updates

    My first look at the Wildcats this spring

    Updated, Saturday, April 3, 3:40 p.m.

    I have seen a report saying Joker Phillips did not like the pace of his workout today. If so, WOW!  They were moving a lot when I was there but I did leave before the rains came.  Going to be interesting.

    Updated Saturday, April 3, 12:10 p.m.

  • Middle School archery team third in state

    The Anderson County Middle School archery team placed third in the state during the state meet, held Tuesday in Louisville. The team put together a 3,293 score. Ethan Steele was fifth individually.

    The Anderson County High School team finished with a 3,266 but was not among the state's top five teams. Justin Mehs was fourth individually.

    The archery team participated in the tournament, sponsored by the National Archery in the schools program. For a complete report, see the March 31 edition of The Anderson News.

  • Letters to the editor - 3.24

    Deputies thank Burkhead for ad, support Young for sheriff

    To the editor:

    In response to a political ad that was addressed to “Anderson County Residents and Sheriff’s Deputies” in The Anderson News, March 17 edition, we, the undersigned deputies of your Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, would like to share the following with the people of Anderson County, our fellow citizens:

  • COLUMN: Tips to 'spring clean' your closet

    Spring is here — it’s finally official, and it’s finally time to switch out our sweaters and boots for T-shirts and sandals.

    OK, so I did this several weeks ago, but I didn’t get around to bringing out the summer clothes and cleaning out my closet until this past weekend.

    My closet is full — too full, if you ask my husband. For every article of clothing he has hanging up, I probably have five.

  • COLUMN: Has it already been a year?

    Where were you a year ago, March 31, 2009?

    Surely you remember how you tried to find way to check out the press conference being held at the University of Kentucky's Craft Center.

    There was anticipation that crossed into the realm of the ridiculous – I still can't decide which was kookier, that camera stationed outside John Calipari's office at Memphis or people that sat for hours watching it. And, of course, I would never admit to doing anything other than thinking it was a joke and clicking on the link to said camera after a friend e-mailed.

  • Community calendar - 3.31 to 4.6

    Wednesday, March 31

    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

  • COLUMN: Census only widens country's racial divide

    Guest columnist Joan Burke opined several weeks ago that the growing opposition to Barack Obama is based primarily on racism.

    Instead of casting racial slurs against those whose dissention is based in philosophical and constitutional belief, I propose we instead examine a topic that is essentially racist to its core: the ongoing census.

    Outrageous, you say? Not at all, particularly when one looks beyond the notion that the census is a benevolent attempt to simply count noses.

  • TENNIS: Bearcat netters looking for right chemistry

    To the average sports fan, tennis is an individual sport.

    Chemistry? Isn't that the subject where you would sweat profusely before taking a test on the periodic table?

    But Steve Rucker, a co-coach of the Anderson County boys' tennis team puts the concepts together as the Bearcats embark on their season. “We are still looking for our chemistry,” he says.

  • COLUMN: Historic vote on health care step in right direction

    Wherever you stand on health care reform, even if you don’t stand anywhere, this past Sunday’s vote to change our health care system was historic.

    It is no less than the bill that enacted Medicare, and all Americans should be paying attention to what is happening right now in Congress.

  • Highy regarded contender could jump-start new coach's career

    There is a distinct possibility that new Anderson County track coach Robert Meacham will have a jump-start to his career.

    Meacham took over the program after the highly successful Travis Gay resigned last spring, just days after 14 Anderson athletes had competed in the state meet. Gay left coaching for a job in the business world and relocated to Mississippi.

    Enter Meacham, who had been one of Gay's assistant coaches for two years and who has had head coaching experience with boys' track at a school just outside Nashville.