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  • COLUMN: Don’t let backstop sway spirit of Little League

    Word is that the mayor has asked each member of the city council to publicly apologize to the American Legion for remarks made at a recent meeting.

    Well I should say so.

    There was no cause to be disrespectful and hint that the Legion lacks compassion for physically challenged children because of its insistence that Little League cannot build a permanent backstop for a third field that will, among many other things, be used for a Challengers league.

  • 'I've got to get out of here'

    Steve Liles says he doesn’t remember the moment his van slammed roof-first into a swollen creek near the middle school.

    He does remember, though, water gushing into the van and thinking he could die.

    Liles, 59, said he is lucky to be alive after his mini-van collided with another car and was propelled into the creek at the intersection of Glensboro Road and Mustang Drive.

  • SWEET 16 BOUND! Confident Lady Bearcats seize regional crown

    Note:  For more photos, see a slideshow of the Lady Bearcats' win over Simon Kenton and another of the other regional tournament games on our homepage.

    INDEPENDENCE – No one gave them a chance.

    Except, of course, themselves.

    But you are not supposed to get to the Sweet 16 when most of your players are under, ahem, 16.

    "I think people thought (Anderson County would have a chance to make the Kentucky girls' state high school basketball tournament) in two or three years," Anderson coach Tony Kays said with a wry grin Saturday night.

  • This week in Anderson County sports

    This week in Anderson County Sports

    Anderson County High School

    Boys' basketball 

    Eighth Region Tournament

    At Henry County High School

    Wednesday, March 3: South Oldham vs. Anderson Co., 6:30 p.m.; Gallatin Co. vs. Walton-Verona, 8 p.m.

    Thursday, March 4: Shelby Co. vs. North Oldham, 6:30 p.m.; Simon Kenton vs. Owen Co., 8 p.m.

    Monday, March 8: Semifinals at 6 p.m. and 7:45 p.m.

    Tuesday, March 9: Championship game, 7 p.m.

    Girls basketball

    Eighth Region Tournament

  • Complete Girls' Sweet 16 pairings

    Girls' Sweet 16 Pairings

    March 10-13 at Diddle Arena, Bowling Green

    Al times Eastern

    (Bowling Green is on Central time)

    Wednesday, March 10

    Louisville Butler (21-8) vs. Henderson Co. (26-3), 1 p.m.

    Louisville Mercy (23-8) vs. Marion Co. (33-1), 2:30 p.m.

    Rowan Co. (20-8) vs. Breathitt Co. (22-7), 7:30 p.m.

    Clay Co. (27-6) vs. Anderson Co. (20-8), 9 p.m.

    Thursday, March 11

    Bowling Green (28-2) vs. Boone Co. (27-3), 1 p.m.

    Scott Co. (23-6) vs. Belfry (23-7), 2:30 p.m.

  • Directions to Simon Kenton High School

    Planning on heading to Simon Kenton High School to cheer the Anderson County Lady Bearcats on Saturday night? Not sure how to get there? We've got your back.

    Directions to Simon Kenton from Lawrenceburg, Ky.

    Allow at least an hour and 45 minutes driving time.

    1. Get on Interstate 75 at Georgetown or Lexington. Take 75 North toward Cincinnati.

    2. Take Exit 171 (Verona/Walton Exit)/KY-14/KY-16.

    3. Turn right on to Mary Grubbs Highway/KY14/KY16.

    4. Turn left onto South Main Street/US25/KY16, continue to follow US25/KY16.

  • COLUMN: Neither sport, nor life, is always fair

    They say that sports teaches so much about life.

    Hard work comes before success. Discipline. Character shows greatest in adversity. We accomplish more as a team than individuals. All time-worn cliches, but those cliches carry so much truth that Vince Lombardi is quoted more in corporate board rooms than locker rooms and John Wooden's Pyramid of Success is still considered a winning formula 35 years after he hung up the clipboard.

    But there is something else about sports and life: Neither one is fair.

    Just ask Will Ruggles.

  • COLUMN: Above all, Tea Party people dislike Obama's color

    It is strange to me that the Tea Party folks waited until after the presidential election to start marching around, even though they say they are just against bad government, which supposedly includes both the Republicans and the Democrats.

    They say way more other stuff, and it all looks loosely stitched together under a big banner of dislike for Obama.

  • Mustang wrestlers place third at state tournament

    The Anderson County Middle School wrestling team recorded its strongest finish ever when it captured third place in the school division of the Kentucky state middle school wrestling tournament, held Saturday at Montgomery County Arena in Mt. Sterling.

    Eleven wrestlers competed for Anderson with four placing in the top five.

    Anderson was third with 67 points, behind Campbell County (77) and Johnson County (69). East Oldham and Twenhoffel, from Kenton County, rounded out the top five.

  • Community calendar - 3.3 to 3.9

    Wednesday, March 3

    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 p.m., Anderson Middle School site-based decision making council meeting.

    4:30 to 7:30 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.