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Today's News

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during District Court proceedings July 26.

    Jessica M. Harris, hearing, possession of marijuana – to serve 30 days (credit time served).

    Thomas D. Jacobs, hearing, license to be in possession, trafficking in marijuana (less than eight ounces), use/possession of drug paraphernalia – to be released when proof filed of completion of treatment.

  • COLUMN: Cool temps, low humidity mean relaxation

    Oh, these cool nights are heaven. The dogs and I have been enjoying the moonlight and the quiet summer sounds. They chase critter smells and I watch the stars. There is something different about the air as summer comes to an end.

    The humidity has dropped, so that you don’t feel like you’re wearing the air. The mosquitoes aren’t swarming your ears, so you don’t have to constantly swat them away. In a word, it’s relaxing. The worries of the day go away and you find yourself just enjoying the moment.

  • COLUMN: To tax or not to tax?

    Our economy is not one to be envied these days, but perhaps the position the Anderson County school district is in is more enviable than you’d think.

    Taking off my journalist’s cap and slipping on the one where I’m simply an Anderson County resident, I can totally identify with the six or so residents attending last Thursday’s public hearing regarding the tax rate about to be levied by the school district.

    One lady, whose name I did not get, said, “There are no jobs. There is no money.”

    Ain’t that the truth?

  • ONLINE EXTRA: What those in the know say about Shawn Black

    Shawn Black has helped coach football and softball at Anderson County High School and football at Anderson County Middle School, often with little or no pay. He is currently assisting with the golf team at the high school. Some of those who have worked with him say he is a gem. Their comments are below.

  • Teens injured in head-on wreck

    Two Anderson County High School students were seriously injured last Wednesday in a head-on collision on Highway 53.

    The accident occurred around 6:30 p.m. about 1 mile from the Bluegrass Parkway.

    Arianne Weakley, 16, suffered a compound fracture to her right leg, and Chelsea Payne, 17, sustained a collapsed lung and other injuries. The driver of the other vehicle, Albert Leitenberger of Willisburg, was treated at the scene and released, according to a news release from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Always ready and able to help

    It would be easy to think that Shawn Black was born on the golf course, but it would not be entirely correct.

    He's just there several times a week, ran the lawn mower there as a kid, has become one of Anderson County's better players and even met his wife there.

    While they did not say “I do” on the 18th green, Shawn and Julie Black practically honeymooned on what was then known as Bob-O-Link Golf Course.

  • Judge hopeful announces broadband plans

    Broadband access in rural Anderson County could be just months away if an idea laid out by a candidate for judge-executive becomes reality.

    Chip Chambers announced last Wednesday in a news conference that he is working with Simpsonville-based Shelby Broadband to allow the company to install antennas on South Anderson Water District towers that will provide coverage for approximately 60 percent of the county’s rural area. He said that figure could be even higher if Shelby Broadband is allowed to install the antennas on other highpoints across the county.

  • Scoreless tie leaves many questions

    VERSAILLES – Half-full or half-empty? Smile or frown? Sunshine or rain?

    All might perfectly describe the choice of emotion after Anderson County's girls' soccer team fought to – or escaped with – a scoreless tie with long-time rival Woodford County last Wednesday night.

    Half-full? Anderson had periods of dominant play offensively, and withstood a barrage of Woodford attacks with some outstanding defense.

  • ONLINE EXTRA: Bearcats expect great challenge at Mercer

    It probably won't be one of those knock-down, drag-out district grudge matches that Anderson County and Mercer County football fans got used to in the 1980s and 90s, nor will it carry the same passion as some of those old Anderson County-Harrodsburg dogfights of the 50s, 60s, and early 70s.

    But that does not mean the juices won't be flowing when Anderson and Mercer tangle on the football field Friday night at Mercer.

    Anderson won this one last year, 42-21, but Mercer showed some big play capabilty and has some of that speed back.

  • COLUMN: A rivalry that should be played

    There is nothing like Friday nights when a rivalry is on the schedule.

    Anderson County vs. Mercer County. Friday, 7:30 at the Mercer field.

    You can forget about the fact that the Bearcats and Titans have only met once on the gridiron. That was last year, when Anderson delivered a 42-21 win. Jacob Russell threw for 292 yards and three touchdowns. He ran 75 yards for another score.