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Today's News

  • Anderson County Grand Jury indicts six on abuse, drug charges

    The following people were indicted recently by the Anderson County Grand Jury, according to documents available at the Anderson Circuit Clerk’s office.

    Derek N. Hartley, 26, of 1016 Anderson City Road, was indicted on two counts of first-degree criminal abuse on January 19 by the Anderson County Grand Jury.

    The following people were indicted February 2 by the Anderson County Grand Jury.

  • COLUMN: Wannabes making hay at incumbent's expense

    People in communities founded in the agrarian ethos such as ours certainly understand the old adage that calls on them to “make hay when the sun shines.”

    Even city folks here know that means hay should be baled and stored when dry, less the farmer risk rotting his haul or setting his hay loft ablaze via spontaneous combustion.

    In other words, don’t bale wet hay.

    That adage is not lost on politicians, national or otherwise.

  • Letters to the editor - 2.3

    Anderson News is ‘best small-town newspaper’

    To the editor:

    My warmest congratulations to the staff of The Anderson News for the skills and hard work that always characterize the earning of any worthwhile achievement or recognition. 

    The Kentucky Press Association’s awards were indeed earned in the purest sense of that word.

  • 'Disgusted' Bearcats disrupt Woodford for Drury's 400th

    The look was disgust.

    The actual mood when Anderson County coach Glen Drury demonstratively signaled for a timeout with 3:48 to go in the first quarter of Friday's game with Woodford County? It depends on who you ask.

    The only certainty was that Woodford had come to a court where Anderson had not lost in over three years and raced to a 13-5 lead. The Yellow Jackets were threatening to blow things open before the near-capacity crowd had settled in at the Anderson gym.

  • Bearcats' game with Henry canceled

    The Anderson County boys' basketball game with Henry County, scheduled for Tuesday night, Feb. 9, has been canceled. No makeup date has been set at this time. Previous reports that the game would definitely not be made up were premature. The Anderson News will update any possible make up dates as soon as the information is received.

    Anderson is scheduled to host Dunbar on Friday and travel to Grant County on Saturday. Tipoff for both games is 7:30 p.m. with junior varsity action tipping off at 6 p.m.

  • Anderson County Schools closed Wednesday

    Anderson County Schools will be closed Wednesday, Feb. 10, school officials announced Tuesday evening.

    Schools were also closed Tuesday after a winter storm swept through and blanketed the area with several inches of snow.

    Very cold temperatures, burst of snow showers and wind gusts up to 35 mph are expected overnight, according to the National Weather Service.

    Check back here for more information as it becomes available.

  • COLUMN: Students pave the way with fundraising efforts

    With each day that passes, students here find a new way to make me proud to cover education in Anderson County.

    In a few short weeks, students all across the district donated enough (whether monetarily or with tangible items) to send over $2,500 and a truck load of supplies to earthquake victims in Haiti.

    And because I’m fairly certain I’m not aware of all of the existing projects, the grand totals are sure to be much more than that.

  • Lady Bearcats surge past Meade

    It must have been some halftime speech Tony Kays delivered Monday night.

    “I told them they were going to have to play better,” Kays deadpanned after his Anderson County team had dispatched of Meade County, 65-52.

    The Lady Bearcats apparently listened, outscoring the visitors 32-18 over the final 12:05 to recored their 15th win in 21 tries.

    Meade, which had won seven straight and eight of its first nine after Christmas, dropped its third straight to fall to 11-11.

  • Community calendar - 2.10 to 2.16

    Wednesday, Feb. 10

    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.

    City/county government

  • Wrestlers look for state berths, to host Region Two tourney

    Anderson County will try to defend the home mats Saturday, Feb. 13, as the Bearcats host the Region Two high school wrestling tournament beginning at 10:30 a.m.

    Admission is $5 per person.

    The regional meet was last held at Anderson in 2002 and produced a regional champion, Sean McDonald. No Bearcat is favored to take a gold medal home Saturday but several are expected to place high.