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  • From 'chooter' to winner

    The arc of the basketball is so accurate, the backspin so pristine that the net hardly moves even when it is disturbed.

    Always the same. Bounce. Bounce. Bounce. Will Ruggles spins the ball in his hands. He takes aim, rises on his tiptoes then releases.

    Swish. Well sort of. The arc through the net is so clean, the net snapping so suble that it is easy to miss.

    But Ruggles toils on at a solitary goal at the north end of the gym at Anderson County High School.

    On this day,  assistant coach Billy Squires tracks down loose balls. Fifty shots, every day.

  • Additional regional wrestling photos

    Additional photos from the regional wrestling tournament, held Feb. 13 at Anderson County High School.

  • Anderson County Schools closed Thursday

    Anderson County Schools will be closed for the fourth consecutive day Thursday, Feb. 18, according to Transportation Director Chuck Fletcher.

    Check back here for updated information as it becomes available.

  • COLUMN: Now’s the time to reconsider victory gardens

    As we gear up to grow our gardens, I thought it’d be a perfect time for a little history lesson. A walk down memory lane from a 1900s issues of Stars and Stripes provides a vast amount of facts.

    While our soldiers were fighting in World War II, the people of this country were called to do everything they could to help support them. One of those things were war gardens, better known as victory gardens.

  • Community calendar - 2.17 to 2.23

    Wednesday, Feb. 17

    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

  • Five Matcats headed for state

    As long as a wrestler's shoulders are not on the mat, there is always a chance.

    Blake Curtsinger is living proof of that after he might have pulled the biggest surprise, according to the rankings, at least, for Anderson County in the Region II wrestling tournament, held Saturday at Anderson County High School.

  • COLUMN: Tawdry tryst leaves taxpayers badly used

    You would think the fiscal court would have least given taxpayers a kiss on the cheek or cab fare home after taking such thorough advantage of them.

    The fiscal court used the timeless art of seduction exceptionally well in 2008, luring taxpayers into its parlor and whispering what now amount to sweet nothings in their ears.

    Those nothings included promises in the form of unanimous votes to reduce the county’s debt and sink additional money into its crumbling roads.

  • COLUMN: Websites offer array of ideas for Valentine's Day gifts

    Valentine’s Day is not for lovers — it’s for those who plan well and well in advance.

    But most of us — myself included — aren’t like that, yet we still have to come up with some gifting options.

    With the help of About.com, eHow.com and some good old-fashioned thinking of my own, I thought I’d share a few last minute gift ideas in case you are even further behind in your planning than me.

    E-gift cards

  • Anderson County schools closed Wednesday

    Anderson County schools will be closed for the third consecutive day on Wednesday, Feb. 17.

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

  • COLUMN: Texts offer health tips for expectant mothers

    Expectant mothers are getting a new tool to help keep themselves and their babies healthy: pregnancy tips sent directly to their cell phones.

    The so-called text4baby campaign is the first free, health education program in the country to harness the reach of mobile phones, according to its sponsors, which include Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, WellPoint and CareFirst BlueCross and Blue Shield. Wireless carriers including AT&T, Verizon and Sprint have agreed to waive all fees for receiving the texts.