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Today's News

  • Hip, Hip, Hooray!

    The University of Kentucky cheerleading program continued its dominance of the Universal Cheerleading Association, winning the 2010 College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championships on Sunday at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla. It is UK's 18th national cheerleading title.

    Anderson County resident Courtney Childers, a senior at UK, is a member of the team, which won its third consecutive title and 14th in the last 16 years, according to a release.

  • COLUMN: Mid-term quiz in 'Hoopsology'

    Time for the mid-term quiz in Hoopsology 101.

    Your friendly professor does not have a lot of time to grade papers, so he made the quiz short just to see how well you have been paying attention.

    Question: With the high school basketball season slightly past the midway point, which of the following statements is correct?

    A. Anderson County's best chance of experiencing March Madness will be in seeing the NCAA tournament.

    B. Teams playing quite a few kids who have not even matriculated to high school have no chance of playing long in the post-season.

  • Enthusiasm can't overcome Dunbar's Ebony

    LEXINGTON – In the end, there was little that enthusiasm and competitive spirit could do. There were no coaching moves that could have been made.

    Dunbar was simply better than Anderson County as it claimed a 70-59 win over the Lady Bearcats in girls' basketball action last Friday night.

  • ONLINE EXTRA: Lady Bearcats thump Mercer

    The Anderson County girls' basketball team continued its stellar play with a 47-34 win at Mercer County last Tuesday night.

    While the perception is that Anderson is dominated by young players, it was the upperclassmen – senior Kara Yeaste, junior Caroline McDowell and sophomore Sydney Brown – that led Anderson to one of its most impressive wins of the season. The trio score all of Anderson's first half points as the Lady Bearcats went on a 13-5 spree in the second quarter to take control.

    The Lady Cats led 22-15 at the break.

  • Community calendar - 1.20 to 1.26

    Wednesday, Jan. 20

    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: Legislative sessions, like snowflakes, may look similar, but each is different

    Legislative sessions are much like snowflakes. They appear the same from a distance, but look closely and you’ll see each has a pattern all its own.

    Right now, the 2010 Regular Session that began in Frankfort Tuesday looks to the casual observer like most legislative sessions held in even-numbered years. It will last 60 legislative days. Its main purpose is to pass a state budget before a new two-year budget cycle begins in July. And legislative procedure will be the same, too.

  • Letters to the editor - 1.13

    Wise's lame political 'comics' are a joke

    To the editor:

    Every time I look at one of political cartoonist Terry Wise’s “comics” I get so mad at the lame political comments, I had to write.

    All your characters look the same — like Walmart shoppers zoned out on Mt. Dew and WWE TV shows.

    Obviously there are people who think you can draw since you are in The Anderson News. But to me, you are not funny. I just don’t get your stuff.

  • Dadisman inducted into walking horse hall of fame

    A daughter's desire to show what she called “the pretty horses” was all it took to send John Allen Dadisman on his way to becoming one of Kentucky's most respected people in the walking horse industry.

    Friday, Dadisman's journey was honored as he was inducted into the Kentukcy Walking Horse Association's Hall of Fame at the Embassy Suites hotel in Lexington. Dadisman's wife, Gayle, and children, Dana Holt and Doug Dadisman, accepted the award. John Dadisman died five years ago.

  • EDITORIAL: Original dog ordinance should be reconsidered

    History has made it clear that it’s impossible to legislate morality.

    Not even Moses zapping “Thou Shalt Not Kill” onto a slab of rock and throwing it at a bunch of heathen fornicators has been able to stop mankind from greasing each other by any means available, and probably never will.

    Gun laws have never prevented people from misusing them, and laws against robbing banks have never kept people from robbing them.

  • COLUMN: Welcome to the dark side

    Let me introduce you to two people:

    The first is a 15-year-old freshman in high school. She’s a cheerleader, and a little boy-crazy. She’s insecure, as most freshmen are, and she tries desperately to keep up with the latest trends, fashions, hairdos and hair-don’ts. She listens to pop music and can tell you anything and everything you could possibly want to know about Top 40 artists.