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Today's News

  • Lady Cats get preview of country star's eatery

    Country music?

    Check.

    Enough televisions to watch any sporting event, especially the Kentucky Wildcats?

    Check. After all, the owner is the Wildcats' top celebrity fan. Eat your heart out, Ashley.

    A ribeye so tender you can eat it with a fork?

    Check again.

  • Former Lady Cat hoops star Milam injured, out for season

    Former Anderson County Lady Bearcat basketball player Courtney Milam had an abrupt end to her season when she suffered a knee injury while playing for St. Catharine College against Centre on Dec. 19.

    St. Catharine College is located near Springfield.

    Milam suffered damage to her right anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments.

    “I have a torn ACL, torn meniscus and a partially torn MCL on my right knee,” Milam said in a message from her Facebook account. “I am obviously out for the rest of the season.”

  • COLUMN: Get through winter by planning for warmer times

    Here’s a happy thought. Spring will be here in just a little over two months. With that in mind I thought this would be a good time to start planning the garden. We’ve got all of those gardening catalogues arriving in our mailbox almost daily. All you need is paper and pen to get started.

    I love to page through the catalogues and circle the item and the page numbers of those things that I’m interested in possibly growing. Don’t hold back. You never know what the next catalogue will bring and you may want to plant several varieties of the same thing.

  • COLUMN: Resolutions for the New Year

    New Year’s resolutions are made to be broken.

    It’s a negative outlook, I know, but usually it’s true. And, that’s why I typically don’t make resolutions.

    But hey, it’s a new year and by my calculations, with all the resolutions I’ve broken in the past, I’m due to make a resolution that will actually stick.

    So, to increase my chances of making one I’ll actually go through with, I’ve made four for 2010, ranging from small and specific to large and broad.

  • 'They are ruining my property'

    Water spilling from a South Anderson Water District tower on Lanes Mill Road has a homeowner there hopping mad and demanding that the district fix damage it has caused to his property.

    Monty Collingsworth says the recent spillover has flooded his septic system, washed out his driveway and has left “miniature lakes” on his frozen yard.

    “I’ve spent thousands of dollars trying to keep my land from disappearing, but the water comes so fast I can’t stop it,” Collingsworth said. “They are ruining my property.”

  • Feared snow produces only couple of inches

    They were too prepared, but that’s a good thing.

    County highway foreman Chip Chambers said his crews were prepared for significantly more snow that the 1 ½ to 2 inches that fell Thursday in Anderson County, but is happy those preparations proved unnecessary.

    “It’s a blessing, really,” Chambers said by phone around 1:30 p.m.

  • Pit bull bites 2-year-old in face

    A pit bull attack on a 2-year-old has the Anderson County Fiscal Court reconsidering an ordinance that deals with potentially vicious and vicious dogs.

    The 2-year-old suffered facial lacerations when bitten last week by a pit bull while the child was visiting a family member in the Glensboro area, according to animal control officer Jason Chesser.

    Chesser said a nephew of the woman who owns the home and his 2-year-old son were visiting her when the child was attacked. He said the child was hospitalized with facial wounds, but has since returned home.

  • Scrap operator facing $10K fine, jail time

    A Fox Creek Road resident is facing nearly $10,000 in fines and 90 days in jail for operating what amounts to a junkyard near his home.

    Kenneth Peach, of 1820 Fox Creek Road, was found guilty during a Dec. 28 bench trial for violating a county zoning ordinance by operating a junkyard on property zoned A-1 (agricultural), according to documents on file in Anderson District Court.

    Peach can avoid all but $100 of the fine and the jail time if he cleans up his property by May 6, District Court Judge Linda Armstrong ruled.

  • 2000-2009: A decade in review

    It all seemed simple enough.

    Anderson News general manager Ben Carlson needed someone to compile a list of the top stories making the news in Anderson County over the past 10 years.

    As a former editor/publisher of the News before retiring in 2006, he felt I might be interested in undertaking the project.

    He mentioned coming up with a top five or top 10.

    I hadn’t made much progress on an attempt to review the front pages of some 520 issues before reaching a decision.

    Limiting the stories to five or 10 wasn’t going to be an easy task.

  • Anderson, Christian Academy games canceled; ACMS games called off

    Tonight's basketball doubleheader between Anderson County and Oldham County has been canceled, school officials announced today. No makeup dates have been set.

    The Lady Bearcats' game with Eminence, originally scheduled for Saturday afternoon, has been postponed and will now be played on Jan. 19 at 6 p.m.

    The Bearcats' game with highly-regarded Lafayette, set for Saturday night, has also been canceled. No makeup date has been announced.