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Today's News

  • Anderson County Schools closed Thursday

    UPDATED 2:15 P.M. THURSDAY — Anderson County Schools are closed today, but no decision has been announced regarding Friday, Jan. 8.

    According to a special weather statement issued this afternoon by the National Weather Service, as the snow tapers off, high winds may become the main threat in the area.

    "As the snow ends a cold front will usher in west winds of 15 to 25 mph with higher gusts," according to the statement from the weather service. "These winds will cause significant blowing and drifting snow."

  • Student encourages safe driving

    Chelsea Whittle is trying to convince others to “Drive to Stay Alive.”

    Whittle, a junior at Anderson County High School, participated in the Kentucky State Police program, “Drive to Stay Alive,” last year.

    For more about the program and what Whittle is doing to spread the word, see this week's Anderson News, available on newsstands across the county.

    Subscribe online or by calling 502-839-6906.

  • Lady Bearcats have busy week

    The Anderson County girls' basketball team will have a pair of tests sandwiched around what looks to be a district mismatch in the coming week.

    Anderson will host Oldham County in the first game of a girl-boy doubleheader Friday, Jan. 8 at 6 p.m. in what Anderson coach Tony Kays feels will be a major test for his team. “They have a new coach, a new system and they are playing well,” Kays says.

  • Anderson, Shelby need to rethink series scheduling

    SHELBYVILLE -- There was a strange sight at Shelby County High School on Saturday night.

    Empty seats. Lots of empty seats.

    There was a time when I thought you would have to worry about the heat index in January before you could walk in after tipoff and get a seat -- a decent one at that -- when Anderson County and Shelby County got together for their annual border love fest.

    So that bone-chiller Saturday night was just a figment of our imagination. It must have been at least 110 degrees outside.

  • District court proceedings

    Judge Donna Dutton heard the following cases during Anderson District Court proceedings Sept. 28.

    Allen G. Wilson, review, operating a motor vehicle under the influence -- show cause.

    Cassandra L. Wolfe, disposition, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security -- dismissed.

    Robert D. Woods, arraignment, license to be in possession, failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security, failure to notify Department of Transportation of change of address -- pleaded not guilty, continued to Oct. 12.

  • Letters to the editor - 12.30

    Fox News offers both sides of stories

    To the editor:

    I must respond to the letter last week that said those who watch Fox News are uninformed. That person is wrong, and here’s why.

    A little over a year ago I was happily watching the CBS Nightly News with Katie Couric. Even though her ratings were low, I stood behind Katie every night.

    If I didn’t watch CBS, I watched CNN.

    My last night of watching CBS happened this way:

  • Community calendar - 1.6 to 1.12

    Wednesday, Jan. 6

    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 p.m., Anderson Middle School site-based decision making council meeting.

    4:30 to 7:30 p.m., GED instruction and college preparation, Anderson Community Education building, 219 E. Woodford St.

  • COLUMN: Good-for-nothing horse owner should face prosecution

    Last Wednesday, Judge-Executive Steve Cornish called our office and asked if we would like to do a “heartbreaking” story.

    I cautiously replied “maybe,” not knowing that my heart would actually end up broken.

    Cornish began to tell me about three horses, at least one of which can be seen on the front page, which had been abandoned in the Birdie area.

    “Altogether, they probably didn’t weigh 800 pounds,” Cornish said.

  • Shelby rallies to slip past Bearcats

    SHELBYVILLE – Only the uninitiated  would have foreseen a different scenario to Saturday's annual Anderson County-Shelby County border war.

    The scoreboard showed that Shelby came away with a 32-30 win and the likely No. 1 seed in the 30th District Tournament. To many, it was the epitome of ugly basketball.

    There were frustrations, missed open shots and crucial turnovers.

  • Lady Bearcats hold off Henry Clay rally

    The Anderson County Lady Bearcats built a big lead, then held off a spirited Henry Clay rally to post a 49-40 win in girls' high school basketball action Tuesday night at Anderson.

    The Lady Bearcats had overcome some sloppy play to go up 45-30 with five minutes to play but Henry  Clay ran off 10 straight points over the next 2:35 to get within 45-40.

    Anderson survived a turnover, its fifth straight possession without a shot, when Eriel McKee blocked a shot, then hit four of six free throws inside the final minute to preserve the win.