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  • Letters to the editor - 3.31

    Challenge to health care reform should continue

    To the editor:

    As most people are aware, opponents to the health care reform legislation have been a growing majority in America.

    On the one hand, there are many good things about the reform: more people in need will be covered under government aid similar to Medicaid. People will not lose coverage just because they have changed jobs. And those with preexisting conditions will have access to health insurance.

  • Bakery brings taste of New York to Anderson County

    Betsy Horton was working just a couple doors away when an opportunity knocked that she just couldn’t ignore.

    Horton, the owner and baker of Heaven’s to Betsy, said she was working at the nearby Café on Main when the opportunity came up to purchase bakery cases and equipment from a grocery store going out of business.

    Horton had a longstanding dream, she said, of opening a bakery in the downtown area.

    She had been told before by her peers to open her own bakery, and unexpectedly, she said, she was given the chance to do something special.

  • COLUMN: NCAA has problems but tourney does not need fixing

    Not that the NCAA has been asking, but I think I have some answers for the Big Brother of college sports.

    Namely, I have some answers for the NCAA, but I doubt they will listen.

    First, eliminate any talk of NCAA tournament expansion. You know that they are talking 96 teams now.

    Say that real slowly.

    N-i-n-e-t-y  s-i-x.

    And I thought the people who are leading universities were smart. Ninety-six teams in the NCAA tournament?

  • COLUMN: Taking my own ad-'vice'

    A very good friend of mine recently stopped smoking only to turn around and start again six months later.

    “I quit for six months, so I know, if I need to, I can quit again,” she said. “I have to have a vice, Shannon.”

    I love her reasoning (please, sense the sarcasm), because to me, that says, “I quit, but realized six months later, I still needed a cigarette.”

    I only pester her because I love her and because I want her to be around as long as possible.

  • EDITORIAL: Public evaluations are best for students

    It’s impossible to even begin doubting state Rep. Kent Stevens’ sincerity when he discusses his passion for doing what’s right for Kentucky’s students.

    Stevens claims that his vote to overturn a long-standing law that requires school boards to evaluate superintendents in public is for the “betterment of students,” but on that count we disagree.

    Instead, allowing school board members to discuss their thoughts about a superintendent in private does nothing to serve students, their parents or the taxpayers who keep schools afloat.

  • Bearcats see potential in win over Top 10 team

    Anderson County knew it had potential. The Bearcats had known long before baseball practice started on Feb. 15 that they had the tools to turn back-to-back regional championships into a three-peat.

    But there had also been early-season inconsistency, questions about pitching depth and the corner outfielders.

    For one night, at least, Anderson put some of those questions to rest with a 5-3 home-field win over highly-touted Bullitt East, a team that had been ranked in the state's Top 10 in the pre-season and boasted two of Kentucky's top 50 players.

  • Reality Store gives middle-schoolers a taste of the real world

    Students at Anderson County Middle School have probably seen The Amazing Race, Survivor or other reality shows.

    But last Friday, they experienced The Reality Store.

    Unlike television, the program administered by the Cooperative Extension Service was in fact, reality.

    Working on different scenarios that put them in the real world, eighth-graders were forced to deal with the ups-and-downs of real life. Some had high-paying jobs. Others barely got by. Some joined the National Guard and a few even went AWOL.

  • An unfortunate lesson in giving

    There was a crucial softball lesson emerging from Anderson County's 8-5 loss to visiting Lafayette last Wednesday.

    “You can't make the kind of mistakes we made against a great team and still expect to win,” Lady Bearcat coach Brian Glass said with a smile that defied how his team, ranked 18th in the state, had seen one slip through its gloves.

  • Dance team to participate in national event

    The Anderson County High School dance team totally understands how important the University of Kentucky’s basketball win over North Carolina was back in December.

    On the same day the Wildcats were putting a bit of distance between themselves and their closest challenger for reaching 2,000 wins first, the Dance Cats were making a bit of history of their own next door in Lexington’s Heritage Hall.

    Anderson took first place in the JamFest Winter Jam, earning a spot in the U.S. Finals, to be held this weekend in Baton Rouge, La.

  • This week in Anderson County Sports

    This week in Anderson County Sports

    Anderson County High School

    Baseball

    Florida Beach Bash at Fort Walton Beach, Fla.

    Wednesday, April 7: Anderson Co. vs. Owensboro, 3 p.m.

    Friday, April 9: Anderson Co. vs. Campbellsville, noon

    Games in Kentucky

    Monday, April 12: Anderson Co. at Nelson Co.m, 5:30 p.m.

    Junior varsity baseball

    Monday, April 12: Nelson Co. at Anderson Co, 6 p.m.

    Softball

    Gulf Shores, Ala. spring break trip