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Today's News

  • Magistrates stall county's land-swap deal with developer

    An ongoing discussion about trading county-owned land with a developer hit a snag last Tuesday when magistrates rejected Judge-Executive Steve Cornish’s attempt to have the land surveyed.

    Developer Doug Dadisman apparently approached the fiscal court several months ago to purchase a strip of land near the Farmers Market on US 127 Bypass, just north of the city.

  • Lady Bearcats - Lexington Christian game canceled for second time

    The Anderson County High School girls' basketball game at Lexington Christian, scheduled for Monday night, has been canceled for the second time. The teams were hoping to play Tuesday night, Feb. 16, but that has been canceled as well.

    Any possible make-up date later this week will be posted as soon as it is announced. If games are made up, it must be done before Saturday, Feb. 20 because of district tournament action beginning next week.

    Check back for more weather-related information as it becomes available.

  • 'I'm for the coaches!'

    Colin Kays is onto something.

    He’s only 6 and loves basketball, but realizes that the opponent the Anderson County coaches are taking on is tougher than a full-court press.

    The schedule says Lexington’s Paul L. Dunbar is coming to town to try to knock off the Bearcats. But this is one night when the opponent will be one that does not wear baggy shorts and Nikes.

    It’s cancer, a foe just as apt to hit Anderson County or Dunbar, or any other team, for that matter, with an equi-lethal blow.

  • Constable charged with using blue light

    Being cited late last month for alleged illegal use of a blue light apparently isn’t the only problem facing an Anderson County constable.

    Charles Imel, 40, of 2124 Indian Trail was elected constable in 2006 in the county’s 2nd District, which is where Indian Trail is located. But earlier this year Imel used his Indian Trail address when he filed for election in the county’s 1st District, according to copies of election filing documents obtained by The Anderson News through an open records request.

  • Anderson County Schools closed again Tuesday

    Anderson County Schools will be closed for the second consecutive day on Tuesday, Feb. 16.

    Anderson and surrounding counties remain under a winter storm warning until 7 p.m. Monday.

    Check back here for updated information as it becomes available.

  • Singing their way to the top

    Never mind that the songs BCB performs were originally written several decades before its members were born.

    Never mind that some of the songs were reworked and parodied in feature films several years before group members could even cry, let alone croon.

    The three boys of BCB — Benjamin Pinkston, Evan Cornett and Benjamin Black, all sixth-graders at the Christian Academy of Lawrenceburg — belt out the tunes of Motown and the hits from the Sister Act films like they are their own.

  • COLUMN: It all started with Little League

    My introduction to the Anderson County High School Class of 2010 could not have come with a bigger bang. Here's one that hope they go out with even a bigger one.

    It was back in July of 2002 when I first heard of some of the kids that are scheduled to be stepping onto Glen Drury court for their final home game on Friday night.

    July. Baseball.

    And these kids could already play that game, advancing to the final four of the Little League state tournament for 9- and 10- year olds.

    It was only a taste of what was to come.

  • Corinth Christian minister has setback

    A front-page story in last week’s Anderson News, “I’m a Preacher,” chronicled the return of Corinth Christian Church minister Gene Koons to the pulpit after suffering both a heart attack and stroke just before Thanksgiving.

    After the story had gone to press, but before it hit the newsstands, The Anderson News received word that Koons had suffered a setback and had been taken to the Frankfort Regional Medical Center.

  • Anderson County Schools closed today

    Anderson County Schools will be closed today, Feb. 15, according to a One Call Now announcement from school officials.

    Anderson and surrounding counties are under a winter storm warning until 7 this evening, and according to the National Weather Service, several inches of snow are expected.

    Check back here for more information as it becomes available.

  • COLUMN: 'I am glad he's my coach'

    Jacob Russell has been in Anderson County's starting lineup almost his entire four years as a Bearcat, so he knows that his coach, Glen Drury, is quick to deflect accolades heading his way.

    Such was the case Friday night after the Bearcats had dispatched of Woodford County. To those of us who follow statistics and records, it was the 400th time that Drury had emerged victorious as a high school basketball coach. To others, it was his 14th win in 18 games this season.

    To Drury, it was simply a reflection of those who have been around him the last 24 years.