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Today's News

  • COLUMN: ‘Hoops for Haiti’ a slam dunk

    Say what you want about Big Blue Nation — just don’t call us uncaring.

    Along with guiding the Wildcats to an 18-0 record, being the only unbeaten team left in the nation and propelling the team to (what will inevitably be) a No. 1 ranking, John Calipari and his behind-the-scenes team organized the “Hoops for Haiti” telethon that raised over $1 million for the Red Cross to provide help in Haiti.

    One. Million. Dollars.

  • Letters to the editor - 1.20

    Mary Peach obit was inspiring

    To the editor:

    After reading the obituary for Ms. Mary Peach, wife of Al Peach, I felt inspired to write this letter, which is a first for me.

    My hope is that when all is said and done in this life, those who knew us can say some of the things that were said about Ms. Peach.

    If your readers have not read her obituary, I encourage them to do so and consider as I have what our obituary might say.

  • Lady Cats, South Oldham go at it again

    The real basketball season does not get started for another month, when the district tournaments tip off, but Anderson County and South Oldham should give some insight about who really is at the top of the Eighth Region on Friday night.

    South Oldham, the pre-season favorite to dethrone Simon Kenton as regional champion comes to town to tangle with Anderson, the team sitting atop the computer rankings in both the Lexington Herald-Leader and Courier-Journal.

  • COLUMN: Read the label to change food’s role in your life

    By now we’ve all heard about the devastating earthquake in Haiti. It is a disaster for untold numbers of people and it should make us all stop and think. Is our house as prepared as it should be? What if we had no stores right now? Food means survival.

  • Little League looking to big summer

    It is not too early to be thinking about Little League baseball.

    Registrations for the Anderson County Little League baseball season will be taken beginning on Monday, Feb. 1 and running through Saturday, Feb. 20.

    Last summer, 247 children played Little League baseball in Anderson County, an increase of 91 from the year before, according to local Little League president Bart Lewis.

    Lewis says his goal for 2010 is to have 360 youth playing Little League baseball.

    Part of that increase could come from the newly formed Junior League for 13- and 14-year olds.

  • COLUMN: Drury at brink of another milestone

    Chances are that few, if any, of the current Anderson County Bearcats will know about what they will be playing for this weekend until they read this column.

    That would suit Coach Glen Drury just fine.

    In fact, he would be more than OK if I never mentioned that he is on the threshhold of 400 coaching victories. But that would be a disservice to you.

    And to Drury.

  • COLUMN: The Burke family trip from you-know-where

    Since this is my first column in The Anderson News, I wanted to tell how I ended up in Lawrenceburg. I was born in Kentucky, but after a few years in college I found my way to the West Coast. I spent 20 years in Northern California, met my husband and had my children there. In 1996, we decided to move back to Kentucky. We chose Lawrenceburg because we had a farm here.

  • Net result: Barosso honored for tennis work

    When Leony Barosso is recognized as Kentucky’s tennis Volunteer of the Year on Saturday night, there is little doubt that the award is well-deserved.

    And that it is probably inadequate to recognize what Barosso, who moved to Anderson County four years ago, has done for the local tennis scene.

  • Community calendar - 1.27 to 2.2

    Wednesday, Jan. 27

    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

  • Nothing fancy, just results for Bearcats

    GOSHEN — There was no macho chest bumping. No yapping. No arm marked with tattoos.

    Just results. Lots of results.

    Jacob Russell simply reached down and helped someone up. Of course, just a few seconds earlier, the poor soul had been trying to keep the 6-foot-4, 220-pound Russell from scoring last Thursday night.

    Unsuccessfully, of course.

    Russell powered, twisted, bulled, shot mid-range jumpers and did about anything else he pleased in leading Anderson County to a hard-fought 51-48 win at North Oldham last Tuesday night.