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Today's News

  • Lady Bearcat softball drops in latest poll

    After winning just one of its first four games, Anderson County dropped five spots in the latest Kentucky Prep Softball poll, released Tuesday. Anderson fell from 13th to 18th, one spot behind 30th District foe Shelby County.

    The entire poll:

    Kentucky Softball Coaches' Association Poll

    First place votes in parentheses

    1. Owensboro Catholic (24)

    2. Ballard (3)

    3. Mercy (2)

    4. Christian Co.

    5. North Laurel

    6. Reidland

    7. Allen Co.-Scottsville

    8. Scott Co.

    9. Meade Co.

  • Corinth minister succumbs

    Gene Koons, whose fight back from devastating health problems was recently chronicled in The Anderson News, died early Tuesday at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center.

    Koons turned 55 on Monday.

    His battle to return to the pulpit after a major heart attack and paralyzing stroke was the subject of a feature story, “I’m a preacher,” which appeared in the Feb. 3 edition of The Anderson News.

  • Mayor says she's 'sorry'

    Mayor Edwinna Baker has responded to demands from American Legion officials to apologize for recent remarks by doing just that last Thursday.

    A day after The Anderson News printed portions of letters exchanged between the mayor and Legion member and attorney Walter Patrick, Baker delivered a letter to the newspaper that includes an apology for her roll in a dispute between the city and Legion about Little League’s efforts to build a third field at Legion Park.

  • Off to see the Wizard

    Complete with Dorothy, the Wicked Witch of the West and, yes, even a yellow-brick road, the Anderson County High School Act Cats will open their spring musical, “The Wizard of Oz,” this Friday, March 26 at 7 p.m.

    Other performances are scheduled for March 27 at 7 p.m., March 28 at 2:30 p.m., and April 1 and 2 at 7 p.m.

    All performances will be in the high school’s Bearcat Theater, under the direction of Jaclyn Haddix.

    Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for students and children ages 6 and up, and children under age 5 are admitted free.

  • Alton Station man indicted for child porn

    An Alton man has been indicted on three counts of possession child pornography by the Anderson County Grand Jury, according to information on file at the Anderson County Courthouse.

    Mark Curtis Whitaker, 54, of 1140 Alton Station Road, faces three Class D felony charges after being indicted March 16.

    He was charged on three separate counts, the first dating back to Feb. 27, 2007. The second charge is from July 28 to Dec. 19, 2009, and the third is from Jan. 3 of this year.

  • Submit your questions for sheriff, judge-executive candidates

    Do you have a question you would like to ask the Democratic candidates for sheriff? How about the Democrats running for judge-executive?

    Submit your question to The Anderson News, and you just might get an answer.

    The Anderson News and Anderson County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a political forum featuring those candidates on Thursday, April 22 at the Anderson County Middle School auditorium from 6 to 8:15 p.m.

    Sheriff candidates will answer questions from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by judge-executive questions from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m.

  • TOURNEY TIME ONLINE: My NCAA round of 16 picks

    (Editor's Note: March Madness is officially here. Anderson County's girls made the Sweet 16. The boys had a nice run. Kentucky is now the favorite in the NCAA tourney. Tourney Time is your spot for frequent updates on the goings on around the tournaments. Check back often.)

    Updated, Thursday, March 25, 5:30 p.m.

    My NCAA third round picks

    East Region

    Washington over West Virginia by two. A healthy West Virginia is the better team but the Mountaineers do not have Darryl Bryant. Washington is red hot.

  • This week in Anderson County Sports

    Anderson Co. High School

    Baseball

    Thursday, March 25: Anderson Co. at Danville, 5:30 p.m.

        Varsity and junior varsity games.

    Saturday, March 27: Eighth Region Showdown at Shelby Co.

        Anderson Co. vs. North Oldham, 2:30 p.m.

        Anderson Co. vs. Oldham Co., 5 p.m.

    Monday, March 29: Lou. Ballard at Anderson Co, 6 p.m.

    Tuesday, March 30: Bullitt East at Anderson Co., 5:30 p.m.

  • Young, but ready

    Never mind that his team is ranked 13th in the preseason poll of the state's softball coaches.

    And pay no attention to the fact that Anderson County is considered by some as the team to beat in the Eighth Region and boasts a Miss Softball candidate.

    Anderson County coach Brian Glass sees that he will have to be penciling a new catcher into the lineup for the first time in over five years and has some other holes caused by graduation, injuries and players deciding not to play this season.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings Dec. 3.

    Tyler Chrisman, disposition, theft by unlawful taking -- failed to appear, show cause, continued to Dec. 17.

    Jennifer L. Corman, arraignment, theft by deception (less than $500) -- pleaded guilty, $183, installment/deferred payment Jan. 14.

    Terry Covington, review, theft by deception (less than $300) -- dismissed.

    Benjamin T. Cox, arraignment, theft by deception (less than $500) -- pleaded not guilty, pretrial conference Dec. 17.