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Today's News

  • Makeover not diminishing high expectations

    Three coaches in three years does not sound like the way to build a winning tradition in high school sports. Nevertheless, optimism is high around Anderson County volleyball in 2010.

    The Lady Bearcats made history with their first regional win two years ago, then matched that last year. But the team is full of new faces in 2010.

  • Anderson volleyball opens with win

    Many of the faces are new but Anderson County's volleyball team played like seasoned veterans in defeating Franklin County Tuesday night. The Lady Bearcats held on for a 25-23, 25-17 win in the season opener for both teams.

    After taking the first game, Anderson found itself tied at 11 in the second when coach Bob Hardin called time out. “Their faces were down,” he said. “I wanted their faces up.”

    The Lady Bearcats regrouped and pulled away down the stretch.

  • Flora scorches greens in Boyle tourney

    Jacob Flora showed why there is such optimism surrounding Anderson County boys' golf in the Boyle County Invitational, held Saturday at Old Bridge Golf Course in Danville.

    Flora birdied the first hole, then went on to a 3-under 69, leading the Bearcats to a fourth-place finish among 17 teams in the always strong early-season tournament.

    Flora finished in a four-way tie for the individual second place, three strokes behind Clay County's Todd McDaniel.

  • Lady Bearcats seek elusive state berth

    One thing should be made straight before the first kickoff of the season: Anderson County's girls' soccer team is loaded.

    “This is the most talented team I have ever had by far,” Anderson coach Jason Earnest says without hesitation.

  • Letters to the editor - 7.28

    Bourbon does more harm than good

    To the editor:

    I read the editorial in the July 31 issue of The Anderson News about the blessings of the bourbon to Anderson County. In reference to those who go to church and don’t drink being hypocrites, most of those that I know are not perfect but are not hypocrites. They just believe what the word of God says about strong drink. I know many hypocrites in other phases of life, perhaps there are some in the news media.

  • Tooker-Bertram wedding

    Melissa Marcella Tooker and Charles Justin Bertram, both of Killeen, Texas, were married July 9, 2010 in Houston.

    The bride is a daughter of Marcie and Jody Shelby and Ken and Paige Tooker, all of Houston.

    She is a 2002 graduate of Spring Woods High School in Houston.

    The groom is a son of Jeff and Kathy Bertram of Lawrenceburg.

    He is a 2002 graduate of Anderson County High School.

    He is currently a staff sergeant with the U.S. Army in the 1st Cavalry Division in Fort Hood.

    The couple will make their home in Killeen, Texas. 

  • Jacob Hunter Brown birth

    Amanda and Brandon Brown of Lawrenceburg announce the birth of their son, Jacob Hunter Brown, on July 16, 2010 at Frankfort Regional Medical Center in Frankfort.

    He weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and was 19 inches long.

    His maternal grandparents are Kerry and Barbie Markwell of Lawrenceburg. His maternal great-grandparents are Walter and Alpha Harley of Lawrenceburg.

    His paternal grandparents are Mark and Rhonda Brown of Lawrenceburg. His paternal great-grandparents are Bill and Nancy Brown and Brenda Wilhoite, all of Lawrenceburg. 

  • COLUMN: Will the next judge fire these people?

    Large women, gays, animal lovers and anyone with a reasonable sense of decency will likely feel like showering the next time they visit the judge-executive’s office on Main Street.

    Who could blame them?

    That office is where county employees have admitted in sworn depositions that they shared e-mails containing slurs against gays, pornographic videos featuring large women and stories about their private sex lives. This was done on county-owned computer equipment while you, the taxpayer, paid their salaries.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings May 24.

    Terry S. Allen, hearing, operating a motor vehicle under the influence (BAC .138) -- show cause.

    Melissa D. Bamberger, arraignment, license to be in possession, operating a vehicle with an expired operator’s license -- dismissed.

    Martin G. Begley, arraignment, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance -- pleaded guilty, $643, show cause/installment/deferred payment Dec. 6.

  • COLUMN: Three R's to take care of Mother Nature

    I know the heat index has been high, but haven’t the sunsets been beautiful? I love to watch the “spin out” in the evenings, after a long day. The streaks of rose red, inset among the blue sky, and wispy white clouds is a masterpiece to behold. It just makes you want to say thank you, even if you are sweating bullets.