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Today's News

  • THE SPORTS BUZZ FOR DEC. 16: Shelby girls' coach continuing long run of class

    Most Anderson County fans find it strange that I list Shelby County as one of my favorite places to go on the road.

    Some think it is because my wife, while not a Shelby County native, almost considers herself from Shelbyville and her uncle, Sam Chandler, was the principal at Shelby County High School for years. Plus, Stephanie teaches at Clear Creek Elementary School and, as many of our readers know, we have lived in Shelbyville since we married over three years ago.

  • COLUMN: Things learned this weekend

    Occasionally, I write a serious column about things I learn or about how important learning is in general. This is not one of those columns. I learned a few fun things this weekend, so I’ll share those.

    Thing #1

    I love my mother, but she is almost impossible to tolerate when watching a University of Kentucky basketball game.

    She is a UK fan, as in she wants the team to win and win by about 60 if at all possible.

  • This week in Anderson County Sports

    Anderson County High School

    Boys' basketball

    Hoopin' it Up Holiday Classic at London, Ky.

    Saturday, Dec. 19: Anderson Co. vs. Whitley Co. at North Laurel High School, 6:30  p.m.   

    Sunday, Dec. 20: Anderson Co.-Whitley Co. winner vs. Pleasure Ridge Park at North Laurel High School, 6:30 p.m.

    Monday, Dec. 21: TBA

    Tuesday, Dec. 22: TBA

    Tournament updates and game times will be posted at www.theandersonnews.com.

    Boys' freshman basketball

  • COLUMN: Woodstove ashes make next year's garden great

    December just whizzes by, doesn’t it?

    In a hurry is the state of being everyone is in right now. When we do stop for a breather, we realize all the things we need to do and get cranking all over again.

    On the bright side, this warp speed means spring will get here before we know it. In the meantime, I’m getting my gardening fix by watching my carrots grow. I have an indoor window box and I planted seeds awhile back. Looks like I’ll be harvesting fresh carrots for Christmas.

  • COLUMN: DUI conviction rate allows us to feel safer

    Anderson County just keeps proving how great it is.

    So far this year we’ve had so many things to be happy about, including sports victories, shooting a film and we’re among the toughest on drunk driving in the state.

    Although some of us can’t drive, we still ride in cars.

    With Christmas a few weeks away there will be lots of traveling to various places. We all know the roads aren’t always the safest places, but knowing Anderson County law enforcement is very watchful of the roads makes you feel safer.

  • Letters to the editor - 12.9

    Thankful Fox has ‘the guts to tell the truth’

    To the editor:

    I truly appreciate Mr. Schraub’s letter last week giving voice to my letter from the week before.

    Isn’t it great that we still have freedom of speech? I take my freedom and that of my family very serious, as all Americans should.

    I noticed you counted my paragraphs and I also noticed you feel I have no facts to back up my opinion. You seem to blame Fox News, Limbaugh, Hannity, and let’s not forget Glenn Beck.

  • COLUMN: Vote seekers not only sinners in parade

    Column as I see ’em ...

    Did it bother you to see campaign floats during Saturday’s Christmas parade?

    I make a living commenting and writing about local politics, so when I saw those floats go by I knew right away that some folks were going to object.

    That’s fine, but let’s keep some perspective on this.

    Yes, a Christmas parade is supposed to be about Christmas and, by proxy, celebrating the birth of Christ.

  • KET, state leaders visit Turner Elementary

    Representatives from Kentucky Educational Television joined state Rep. Kent Stevens, Superintendent Kim Shaw and other Anderson County educators Thursday to witness technology in use in the classrooms at Robert B. Turner Elementary.

    For more on this story, including examples of technology used by students, see this week's Anderson News, available on newsstands across the county.

    Subscribe online or by calling 502-839-6906.

  • Community calendar - 12.16 to 12.22

    Wednesday, Dec. 16

    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

  • Land wins spelling bee

    Whether it was his lucky pants or a lucky guess, Clayton Land earned a first place trophy at the Anderson County Championship Spelling Bee.

    Clayton, a fourth-grader at Emma B. Ward Elementary School, has worn his “lucky” pants at every level of competition leading up to Thursday night — and he plans to wear them when representing Anderson County at the state competition as well.