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  • This week in Anderson County Sports

    This week in Anderson County sports

    Anderson County High School

    Boys' basketball

    Friday, Feb. 12: Paul L. Dunbar. at Anderson Co., 7:30 p.m. Coaches vs. Cancer game

        Junior varsity game at 6 p.m.

    Saturday, Feb. 13 Anderson Co. at Grant Co., 7:30 p.m.

        Junior varsity game at 6 p.m.

    Tuesday, Feb. 9: Henry Co. at Anderson Co., 7:30 p.m.

        Junior varsity game at 6 p.m.

    Girls' basketball

  • COLUMN: Going through computer withdrawal no easy task

    My computer went belly up three days ago. I’ve had to revert to my yellow legal pad and black felt-tip pen, or whatever kind of tip it may be nowadays. This was, in the past, the only way I could write anything until I started working on my computer.

    Now trying to go cold turkey from my machine for me is like withdrawal from tobacco. My hands flitter about with nothing to click. I can’t open up anything. My fingers yearn to delete the forwards in my e-mail, and not being able to check that is like a starvation diet.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Linda Armstrong heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings Nov. 2.

    Daniel J. Catlett, arraignment, three counts of third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor -- pleaded guilty, sentencing Nov. 5.

    Michael S. Cummins, arraignment, third-degree possession of a controlled substance (drug unspecified), possession of marijuana, failure to surrender a revoked operator’s license -- pleaded not guilty, pretrial conference Nov. 5.

  • Bearcats overcome early Woodford punch

    Anderson County absorbed an early punch, then put on a defensive clinic to defeat visiting Woodford County 51-42 in boys' basketball action Friday night.

    Tyler Hyatt came off the bench to spark the Bearcats with 18 points, 11 in the first quarter after Woodford had smoked the nets on the way to a 13-5 lead. Woodford senior Dominique Johnson scored 10 of his team's first 13 points.

    Anderson coach Glen Drury made a defensive switch in the first quarter that held Woodford to 14 points over the next 20 minutes.

  • 'I'm a preacher'

    For more than 25 years, Gene Koons told people they need to be ready.

    Since Nov. 20, Koons has been living and breathing ready at a level he never envisioned when he uttered those words while preaching to his congregation at Corinth Christian Church.

    “Oh, yeah. Big time,” he said, using one of his favorite phrases.

    Already legally blind, Koons suffered a major heart attack at his home on that fateful Friday. The next day he suffered a stroke that has, for the time being at least, cost him the use of his left arm and leg.

  • Officers admit not reading judge's order in murdered toddler case

    The Lawrenceburg police officers who took a 21-month-old child away from its mother and gave it to its father last year have admitted under oath that they didn’t read in its entirety a document they thought gave them to authority to do so.

    The child, Cole Frazier, was later shot to death by his father in a murder-suicide, touching off a firestorm of criticism against Lawrenceburg police and a resulting federal lawsuit.

  • No homeless, but 18 families 'precariously housed'

    No truly homeless families were uncovered during a count last Thursday conducted by Bluegrass Community Action, but organizers say that doesn’t mean problems don’t exist.

    Becky Stratton, a community developer who works for the agency in Lawrenceburg, said the count revealed that Anderson County has 18 “homeless” families that are “precariously housed.”

    Asked what that term means, Stratton said it includes multiple families living on single-family homes.

  • Candidates set for May primaries, November elections

    The filing period for this year’s election cycle ended last Tuesday, and there will be no shortage of candidates from which voters will be able to choose.

    Judge-Executive

    Incumbent Democrat Steve Cornish will square off in May with challenger John Wayne Conway, magistrate for the county’s 6th District. The winner will be challenged in November by Republican Chip Chambers, the county’s highway supervisor, and Donna Drury, an independent candidate.

    Magistrate

  • Wrestling event to benefit ailing Turner student

    Is there a better way to benefit an ailing 8-year-old wrestling fan than to host a benefit wrestling event in his honor?

    Russell Schweighardt doesn’t think so.

    Schweighardt, on behalf of Salt River Landing and in conjunction with the Southern Wrestling Alliance, is planning an event to benefit Caleb Pack, a student at Robert B. Turner Elementary School, who is currently in a coma at Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville.

  • Anderson County Schools closed today

    Anderson County Schools are closed today, Feb. 9, school officials announced this morning.

    A blanket of snow covered the area overnight, and Anderson and surrounding counties are under a winter storm warning until 1 p.m.

    Check back here for more information as it becomes available.