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Today's News

  • Sports Editor John Herndon's picks for the NCAA tourney

    Sports Editor John Herndon made his picks for this year's NCAA men's basketball tournament and so have many of our readers.

    Everyone who turned in a bracket to our office by 5 p.m. Thursday, March 18 will be going head-to-head to see who will take home the grand prize, a $100 Walmart gift card. Two second prize awards, a $50 Huddle House gift card and a $50 Tony's Barn gift card, will also be awarded.

    New this year, those who pick more winners than Herndon will be entered to win a $25 Ace Hardware gift card.

  • COLUMN: With spring looming, go ahead and rush summer along

    The birds are singing. The sun is shining. I’m coming out of hibernation. I have spring fever, bad.

    I got the bug the other day and went outside to play in the dirt. I didn’t stay long — it was 35 degrees. Soon those morning temps will be rising and I can’t wait.

  • Young caps career with national championship

    Not many people can make the claim Kelli Young can.

    Not Kareem or Walton or any other UCLA great of the past. Not Groza, Delk, Givens or any other Kentucky Wildcat. Not Jordan or Hansbrough or any North Carolina Tar Heel.

    Four years of varsity college basketball. Four national championships.

  • COLUMN: Lady Bearcat potential turns gloomy morning to sunshine

    When the alarm clocks went off in Bowling Green on Thursday morning, it was raining.

    Really only a drizzle, just nasty enough to make your joints ache.

    That's all it was. Nothing more than a gloomy feeling.

    What a fitting morning to follow Anderson County's ouster from the girls' state basketball tournament the night before. Clay County took the lead early, built it to 20 points, then turned back a furious Anderson rally to prevail 70-55.

    It really was not supposed to be that way.

  • Letters to the editor - 3.10

    Stop being wasteful and recycle

    To the editor:

    We all hear and say things about going green. Why are we not doing our part? 

    I would love to be able to recycle my garbage that can be recycled. I hate the thought of throwing all the things that could be reused into the garbage. We could save so much land if we would just invest, as the new garbage company has invested in the new trucks and containers, in a program that maybe could provide for recyclables pick-up.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings Nov. 23.

    Danny L. Curtsinger, arraignment, operating a motor vehicle under the influence (BAC .194) -- pleaded guilty, sentenced to 30 days, to serve four days (balance conditionally discharged), 30-day operator’s license suspension, $728, show cause/installment/deferred payment May 24.

    Robert J. Dennis, show cause, operating a motor vehicle under the influence, license to be in possession -- proof in file.

  • COLUMN: Remembering when Lawrenceburg first felt like home

    We arrived in Lawrenceburg in January 1996 and literally drove up to a house I hadn’t seen since I was a child and had little memory about it.

    Mike and the kids had only seen pictures. We had followed a bad snowstorm cross-country from California. It was a less than joyous trip fraught with mishaps, making for cranky children.

  • COLUMN: Bring on the sunny days

    Before Monday night’s meeting of the city council was called to order, my feet were the center of attention for at least a few seconds.

    Someone pointed out that I was clearly taking advantage of the sunshine and warmer temperatures because on March 8 — nearly two weeks before the official start of spring — I was already sporting sandals.

    I smiled, simply replying, “Yep, and there’s no turning back now.”

    “I hope it doesn’t snow again,” Mayor Edwinna Baker said.

  • Short stay at state not sweet

    BOWLING GREEN – Making the state tournament is supposed to be the dream ending of a basketball season, but for Anderson County's girls, the dream morphed into what had the Lady Bearcats' worst fears.

    Size. An abundance of physical strength. Clay County had it last Wednesday night, pounding the paint and the glass on its way to a 70-55 win over the Lady Bearcats in the first round of the Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls' Sweet 16 at Diddle Arena on the campus of Western Kentucky University.

  • Community calendar - 3.17 to 3.23

    Wednesday, March 17

    St. Patrick’s Day

    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.