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Today's News

  • A good old border battle

    LOUISVILLE – Well, now. Look what we have here.

    It's a real live, hands-folded-in-prayer, crowd-yelling-to-the-top-of-its-lungs, packed-house (well, almost) RIVALRY.

    You know what I am talking about in basketball. Its the kind where a kid who might not even play hoops in college puts on a shooting exhibition that would make Reggie Miller proud. It's where a 90-79 lead with less than five minutes to go is not safe, but things are over until a game-tying 3-pointer bounces off the rim as the final horn is sounding.

  • LITTLE LEAGUE: Cubs break open tight game, advance to final

    Cubs manager Scott Boone didn’t feel comfortable as he paced back and forth in front of the dugout.

    He looked at the scoreboard, back at the ground and turned around to pace in the opposite direction. With his hands in his pockets and head looking down he could only shake his head and pray for more runs.

    In the fifth inning his team answered his prayers and broke open a tight 6-4 game with eight runs to take a 14-4 lead, and ultimately a 15-5 win to advance to the little league championship.

  • High school, middle school dance teams place third nationally

    The Anderson County High School and Anderson County Middle School dance teams recently got word of major awards to complete a highly successful year of competition.

    Both teams placed third in their respective divisions in the U.S. Finals competition, sponsored by JamFest.

    The high school team placed third nationally in the Varsity Hip Hop division while the middle school team was third in the Junior High Hip Hop division. Both teams had won first place in the Southwest Division. Videos of those performances were the basis for the national judging.

  • Rescued family's boat taken from dam, returned

    The man whose family nearly died when his boat became hung up on a dam in the Kentucky River is not only thankful to be alive, but also to have his boat returned.

    Travis Farley’s boat remained at Lock 5 in the river for several days after he and his family were rescued. Apparently someone came along, decided the boat was fair game, dragged it off the dam and hauled it away.

    A Frankfort man allegedly took the boat and offered to return it only after Farley paid a salvage fee, according to Sheriff Troy Young.

  • Community calendar - 6.16 to 6.22

    Wednesday, June 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

  • 9th annual Relay for Life kicks off Friday

     

    The ninth annual Anderson County Relay for Life is set to begin Friday night at 6.

    The event, which raises funds for the American Cancer Society, runs through 6 a.m. Saturday.

    Around 25 teams are confirmed to participate in this year’s event. Team members will walk around the track at the American Legion city park throughout the 12 hours in an effort to raise $90,300.

    Last year’s event raised $83,000 for the American Cancer Society.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings April 29.

    Tonya P. Franklin, arraignment, first-degree wanton endangerment -- pleaded not guilty, preliminary hearing May 6.

    David E. Stanfield, arraignment, operating a motor vehicle under the influence (BAC .162), operating on a suspended/revoked operator’s license -- pleaded not guilty, pretrial conference May 6.

    Chance D. Moody, hearing, no operator’s/moped license -- pleaded guilty, $243, show cause/installment/deferred payment Oct. 11.

  • LITTLE LEAGUE: Cubs, Boone overcome doubts to take little league crown

    The Chicago Cubs have not won a championship in over 100 years. Fortunately for Cubs manager Scott Boone and company, the supposed curse following the professional club doesn’t extend to the little league ranks.

    With the Cubs’ 16-11 win Saturday night, where they scored in every inning of play, an Anderson County Little League champion was crowned.

    “Our coaches told us we could win the rest of these things and we could come back and win it, and we did,” said Cubs third baseman and closer Jordan Adams.

  • LITTLE LEAGUE: Roundup 6.16

    Tuesday, June 8

    Cubs 4 – Reds 3

    With a berth to the final four on the line, the Cubs and Reds treated fans to a close ball game that almost saw the Reds complete the comeback and provide the tournament with its first upset.

    The Cubs tied the game in the third inning, and scored three more in the fourth, and held off a Reds rally in the game’s final frame to move on to the semifinals.

    The Reds got on the board in the top of the first when Lane Marquardt, the No. 2 batter, hit a double, the first of two on the day, and later stole home.

  • Kindergarten enrollment plummets

    Kindergarten enrollment has declined by roughly a third heading into the new school year, forcing the school district to cut three teaching positions and leaving it in a potential financial lurch.

    Derek Shouse, the district’s director of student services, confirmed last Friday that nearly 100 less kindergarten students are enrolled this year compared to last, and he isn’t exactly sure what has caused such a significant decline.

    “For whatever reason, they have not shown up,” said Shouse.