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Today's News

  • COLUMN: Strange CD a glimpse into judge's future?

    Given the contents of last week’s column about the pending trial of the woman suing the county on sexual harassment and other assorted vile allegations, it’s good to know the judge-executive has retained what I guess is a sense of humor.

    Or at least is planning for his future when he leaves office at the end of this year.

    When I showed up for work Monday morning, one of my coworkers brought me my mail including an envelope the judge had mailed from his home on Powell Taylor Road. It even had one of those ready-made return address stickers with his name on it.

  • Depot could become welcome center

    The man who helped save the old Lawrenceburg train depot and move it to the US 127 Bypass is back in action, this time to help turn the facility into a welcome center.

    C. Michael Davenport said he hopes to generate enough public interest in the project to have the old depot renovated and turn it not only into a welcome center, but a home for the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce and community facility.

  • Letters to the editor - 8.4

    ‘Embarrassed’ to live in Anderson County

    To the editor:

    Last Wednesday I was reading The Anderson News as I do every week and when I put the paper down, I was filled with disappointment and dread.

    I am so ashamed of our county government and angry at the waste. We pay these people from a “too-little budget” and provide them with computers so they can spend work time wasting our dollars.

    I consider this fraud.

  • COLUMN: Real world not like the major colleges

    Sometimes, it would be nice if the real world worked like major college sports.

    Think about it. Any time some person or some entity thinks more money is needed, just hit the faithful for more cash. And don't worry about competitive pricing or someone undercutting the price. If one does not like the hike, then so be it. Two are willing to take the hit instead.

  • 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.