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Today's News

  • This week in Anderson County sports

    Anderson County High School

    Football

    Friday, Sept. 18: Anderson Co. at Henry Co., 7:30 p.m.

    Junior varsity football

    Monday, Sept. 21: Anderson Co. at Jeffersontown, 6 p.m.

    Freshman football

    Thursday, Sept. 17: Anderson Co. at Western Hills, 6 p.m.

    Girls' soccer

    Wednesday, Sept. 16: Anderson County vs. Tates Creek or South Laurel in the Boyle County Invitational Tournament, 6 p.m.

    Saturday, Sept. 19: Anderson Co. in Boyle Co. Invitational, TBA

  • COLUMN: Being in the mud doesn’t make you dirty

    Just because you’re in the mud, it doesn’t make you dirty. Have you ever heard that? What about don’t judge a book by its cover? That’s something we should all know, and something that brought a lot of meaning to me the Sunday before last at church.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings July 2.

    Amber Rummel, disposition, theft by deception (less than $300) -- show cause.

    Alfred A. Rutledge IV, pretrial conference, receiving stolen property (less than $300) -- show cause Aug. 6.

    Jay M. Seltsam, motion to revoke probation, second-degree possession of a controlled substance (drug unspecified) -- motion granted, to serve 10 days).

    Destry G. Sharp, disposition, operating a motor vehicle under the influence (BAC .166) -- continued to Aug. 6.

  • COLUMN: Pit bull owners have last laugh

    That laughing you hear (metaphorically speaking, at least) is coming from irresponsible pit bull owners who just finished reading this week’s front page.

    Yep, all the hubris and tough talk from the fiscal court earlier this year about making vicious dogs much more difficult to own now resembles what my dog leaves each morning in the back yard.

    A pile of you know what.

  • Walking for Emma: Team to support 2-year-old in Cincinnati

    Emma Napier's family and friends are walking with her during Cincinnati Walks for Kids next month.

    Emma, 2, suffered from a gastrointestinal disorder and the Cincinnati Children's Hospital helped her family find an effective and simple solution.

    For more information on this story, see this week's Anderson News, available on newsstands across the county.

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  • Letters to the editor - 9.9

    Septic tank ordinance a ‘public embarrassment’

    To the editor:

    In 2004, the board of health evidently enacted the septic tank ordinance for no valid reason, and now it is attempting to defend that action with such stalwart statements as “had to start somewhere” or it was based on “expert testimony.”

    Who were the experts? They must have been the septic tank pumpers since they are the only beneficiaries of the ordinance.

  • COLUMN: Learning about Joy

    There was not much joy in Taylor Gillis' game Saturday.

    At least there wasn't until someone reminded her about Joy.

    Struggling more than a little bit with an uncharacteristic 6-over at the turn of the Joy of Golf Invitational – being played on her home course at Wild Turkey Trace, at that – Gillis got a little pep talk from someone closest to Joy Mountjoy.

  • Big plays, small things lead Bearcats past Mercer

    Big plays. Take advantage of opportunities. Little things.

    Anderson County mixed them all together Friday night and came up with a 42-21 win over Mercer County before a standing room only crowd at Hollie Warford Stadium.

    Quarterback Jacob Russell found senior classmate Grant Cox for scoring passes of 47, 76 and 70 yards and broke off a 75-yard run to start the second half as the Bearcats moved to 3-0 on the year.

  • Dog ordinance dies in fiscal court

    An ordinance that would have tightened the leash on potentially vicious and vicious dogs was killed last Tuesday morning by the Anderson County Fiscal Court.

    Several magistrates said they were uncomfortable passing the ordinance because it contained what amounted to a leash law that would have required all dog owners to keep their dogs on a leash while off their property.

    Currently, dogs can roam free on their own property, but must only be under voice command of their owners when off.

  • Grades 6-8 hear Obama; K-5 don't

    Students at Anderson County Middle School joined students all around the country Tuesday afternoon as they logged on to hear President Barack Obama encourage them to take responsibility for their own education.

    Obama’s speech, delivered from a high school in Virginia, drew criticism locally and nationally beginning more than a week before it was broadcast live on the Internet and CSPAN.

    A transcript of the speech was released Monday, about 24 hours in advance of the webcast.